According to a report in the National, the first guidebook offering students advice on choosing from the region’s plethora of universities has been launched by the American University of Sharjah.
There are 107 universities and colleges in the UAE alone, but it can be hard for students to choose between them because only three – UAE University, AUS and Abu Dhabi University – are featured on any of the world’s international rankings tables.
To address the problem, AUS, as part of its community service remit, has produced an on-line manual offering students guidance in selecting the best university for them.
The free ebook does not refer to specific institutions, but instead identifies seven key areas students should consider when selecting a university: application deadlines, academic accreditation, recruitment history, tuition fees, curriculum, location and global reputation. The guide also urges students to consider an institution’s relationship with employers and graduate recruitment.