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Abu Dhabi University

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Founded in 2003, the Abu Dhabi University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Abu Dhabi (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Al Ain. Officially licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Emirati higher education institution. Abu Dhabi University (ADU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 20-year-old Emirati higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ADU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Abu Dhabi University's Control Typeprivate


Abu Dhabi University's Entity Typefor-profit


Abu Dhabi University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Abu Dhabi University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) جامعة أبو ظبي
Acronym ADU
Founded 2003
Motto Today we create tomorrow's success
Colours Green, red and black

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University Location

Address Khalifa city A
Abu Dhabi
59911 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Abu Dhabi University Phone Number +971 (2) 501 5555
Abu Dhabi University Fax Number +971 (2) 501 5990
Other locations Al Ain

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Abu Dhabi University's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Abu Dhabi University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Abu Dhabi University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Abu Dhabi University.

Abu Dhabi University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our Introduction to University Admissions article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Abu Dhabi University's admission information.

Abu Dhabi University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Abu Dhabi University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Abu Dhabi University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Abu Dhabi University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Abu Dhabi University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Abu Dhabi University has more than 2300 international students.

Abu Dhabi University's Admission Office Admission Office

Khalifa City (B)
Abu Dhabi 009712
(2) 501 5555
800 23968

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Abu Dhabi University.

Abu Dhabi University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Abu Dhabi University has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Abu Dhabi University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Abu Dhabi University's Control Type Control Type

Abu Dhabi University is a private higher education institution.

Abu Dhabi University's Entity Type Entity Type

Abu Dhabi University is a for-profit higher education institution.

Abu Dhabi University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Abu Dhabi University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Abu Dhabi University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Abu Dhabi University's main facilities:

Abu Dhabi University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Abu Dhabi University's Library

Abu Dhabi University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Abu Dhabi University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Abu Dhabi University's main services:

Abu Dhabi University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Abu Dhabi University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Abu Dhabi University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Abu Dhabi University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Abu Dhabi University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Abu Dhabi University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Abu Dhabi University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Abu Dhabi University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

Not available; please use the Feedback/Error report form at the end of this page to submit a list of Abu Dhabi University's official affiliations and memberships to higher education-related organizations. If you are an official representative of this university you can also claim and update this entire university profile free of charge (UPDATE ALL).

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Abu Dhabi University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


Video Presentation

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