The American University of Ras Al Khaimah values the importance of access to quality education. We also realize that enrolling at a university often has an enormous impact on personal finances. AURAK exists to dismantle those obstacles between you and your future career and therefore offers various academic scholarships and financial aid programs to fit your specific needs.

AURAK’s merit scholarships are offered to eligible full-time students of all nationalities. The academic merit scholarships aim to recognize high-achieving students who go above and beyond and to encourage students from Ras Al Khaimah, the region, and abroad to join its academic programs.

Office Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
Contact Information
Admissions Office – Building D Student Affairs
Tel: +971 7 246 8888
Scholarship & Financial Aid Office – Building D Office D5
Tel: +971 7 246 8851

The university provide scholarship and tuition reduction to qualified full time students of all nationalities toward academic excellence and to encourage qualified students from Ras Al Khaimah, the region and overseas to join its academic programs.

The following scholarships and tuition reductions are currently available to eligible students on a competitive basis:

Undergraduate Program Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements Min. CGPA to maintain

One year Grant – 15%

Granted Upon Review


Faculty Scholarship – 20%

Highschool – Min. 90%


Deans Scholarship – 30%

Highschool – Min. 94%


Provost Scholarship – 40%

Highschool – Min. 97%


Presidential Scholarship – 70%

Highschool – Min. 99%

English Proficiency – 7.0 IELTS score (or Equivalent)


Graduate Program Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements Min. CGPA to maintain

AURAK Scholarship – 20%

Bachelor’s – Min. 3.25 CGPA


For more info regarding eligibility please reach us at +971 7 246 8888

One of AURAK’s goals is to develop and maintain physical fitness among all members of the University community. For many AURAK students sports activities are an essential component of their student experience. Students participating in these sports activities can develop leadership skills, teamwork, discipline, as well as a competitive spirit! Participation in sports positively contributes to the physical and mental health of student athletes.

The following guidelines are expected to be followed by applicants in preparing the portfolio for being considered for the Athletic Scholarship:

1. Athletic Scholarships providing a 30% reduction in tuition are limited to 1 to 2 scholarships per budget year.

2. Athletic Scholarships are awarded to entering undergraduate students who are highly talented and skilled athletes. In the application portfolio, you must:

  • Provide the name(s) of the sport or sports in which you excel (for example, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Indoor games and Athletics, etc.).
  • Provide a summary of your achievements in sports, including documentation which may include videos, pictures, certificates, and dates and locations of your sports accomplishments.
  • Describe any leadership roles or responsibilities held during your secondary school experience in athletics.
  • Share a written reference letter from a coach/PE teacher to validate your participation in athletics.
  • Provide the contact information for references should we require additional information from them.

How can I Apply for AURAK Athletic Scholarship?

  • Fill the AURAK Athletic Scholarship from link:
  • The deadline for the athletic scholarship application is 5th August 2024.
  • The final assessments of the applications will be conducted by the athletics staff in the Department of Student Life.
  • The Office of Admissions will inform applicants of the status of their athletic scholarship application by 12th August 2024.

Criteria for maintaining the Athletic scholarship

1. Athletics scholarships are for a period of one year and will be renewed if:

  • the CGPA is 2.75 and above.
  • the student participated during the year as a member of a university team
  • there are no disciplinary actions against the scholarship recipient

2. If the student is injured playing for a university team, the student can still retain the scholarship for the following year.

American University of Ras Al Khaimah values quality. AURAK exists to dismantle those obstacles standing between you and your dreams. You are important to us. The University actively recruits the quality of student capable of raising the institution to a higher level. If your academic performance meets our standards, we need you as part of the AURAK family. To facilitate your entry into the university, we offer a host of scholarships to fit your specific need. Please examine the following types of assistance. You are free to explore the many options available to assist you to achieve your educational dreams. We will help put your future within your reach.

For more info please reach us at or +971 7 246 8888

At AURAK, we believe that finances should never be a barrier to a student pursuing their academic dreams. AURAK is therefore excited to offer eligible undergraduate students with limited financial resources an opportunity to realize their educational goals.

We understand that investing in your child's education is a significant financial commitment. To ensure that financial constraints do not hinder their academic journey, AURAK has designated funds specifically for students who meet our admission criteria but face financial challenges. Our Need-Based Financial Grants Program aims to alleviate the financial burden and provide a pathway to educational excellence.


To be eligible for a Financial Grant, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Official letter of admission: Students must have received an official letter of admission to AURAK.
  2. Limited financial resources: Students should demonstrate limited financial resources, indicating a need for financial assistance.
  3. GPA and enrollment status: Enrolled students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and be full-time students (minimum of 12 credits).

A Need-Based Financial Grant can be combined with a scholastic achievement scholarship or a talent/skill-based scholarship if the scholarship recipient can demonstrate that the family is unable to pay the tuition and fees not covered by the scholarship.

At AURAK, we are committed to diversity and inclusivity. Our Financial Grants are awarded regardless of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin. We believe every student deserves an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and to excel academically.

The amount of the Financial Grant awarded will be determined based on the student's financial need.

To apply, please complete the application form.

Grants will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so please complete your application today by clicking the link: Need Based Financial Grant Application Form.

Incomplete application will be on hold.

The deadline to apply for a need based grant is:

  • Current Students: 5th August 2024
  • New Students: 12th August 2024


  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have questions about the Need-Based Financial Grants Program, please contact :

AURAK has partnered with renowned organizations to offer scholarships for aspiring individuals like you. These scholarships present an excellent opportunity to pursue your academic goals and unlock a world of possibilities.

Tailored to support talented individuals like you, these scholarship programs are designed to enable you to pursue your educational aspirations and make a meaningful impact in your chosen field. By exploring these scholarship opportunities and applying through their respective websites, you can take the initial stride toward a brighter future.

TDRA Scholarship

One of our esteemed scholarship partners is TDRA (Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority). They provide scholarships under their education funding category, supporting students in their educational journey

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit:

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Scholarship

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Foundation offers another exceptional scholarship opportunity. They are dedicated to empowering students and making higher education accessible.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit:

We wish you the best of luck in your scholarship applications and look forward to welcoming you to AURAK

AURAK is committed to providing incentives in the form of scholarships and financial grants to attract and retain high academic achievers. In addition to meeting the expectations set for each scholarship/grant, students must meet other conditions set including, at a minimum, meeting all requirements for admission to the program of interest.

Sibling Scholarships
  • AURAK provides a 20% tuition discount for the second, or more sibling of an existing fully enrolled student in any academic program at the university (continuing and new).
  • This scholarship is valid with the condition that all siblings are enrolled at AURAK at the same time.
Partnership Scholarships

For students admitted who are employees of entities that have been designated as “AURAK Scholarship Partners” will be granted a 20% tuition discount.

Faculty / Staff Scholarships
  • Faculty: 100% tuition waiver for self, spouse, children.
  • Staff: 30% tuition discount for self, spouse, children.
Alumni Scholarships

For AURAK alumni admitted to pursue an additional graduate degree will be granted 20% tuition discount.

Last Updated: 05 Jun 2024

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