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The University of Sharjah offers the largest number of accredited programs in the United Arab Emirates. The programs cover a wide range of academic and professional disciplines including literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, natural and life sciences, medical sciences and healthcare, law and Islamic studies, fine arts and design, communications and journalism and business administration. The University currently offers a total of 86 academic degree programs including 50 bachelor degrees, 17 master's degrees, seven PhD degrees, one graduate and 11 associate diploma degrees.

National Accreditation
The University is fully licensed and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates.
International Accreditation and Recognition
The general policy of the University of Sharjah is to ensure that all its programs are offered in accordance with the highest of international standards in terms of quality and content. For this reason, the University aims to obtain full accreditation and recognition from prominent international organizations as applicable to various programs of study.
ABET Accreditation
The following programs offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET , :


Medical and Health Sciences Campus

The Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI) offers training program for surgeons from the region, in cooperation with international partners, including Johnson and Johnson and Olympus.

The Clinical Training Center (CTC) is accredited as a medical training and testing center by the:

  • Royal College of Surgeons in England
  • International Federation of Surgery and Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • American Heart Association
  • Ministry of Health in United Arab Emirates

Programs offered by CTC are accredited by the International Federation of Surgery and Obesity, Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES).


AACSB Accreditation
Accreditation is currently in progress for programs in the College of Business Administration by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The University of Sharjah is licensed and accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the United Arab Emirates.