The Study Abroad Unit was established in May 2022. The Study Abroad Unit encourages emirati students enrolled at the University of Sharjah with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. This program was an initiative of the Ministry of Education in the UAE for students to study abroad and who meet the program's criteria and conditions for one to two consecutive semesters, provided that the credit hours will be transferred later to the academic program at the University of Sharjah. The program is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry bears all financial expenses that cover the study period outside the country.
The Study Abroad Program helps students gain different and new experiences, which creates awareness in the Emirati society that motivates others to aspire and plan towards completing postgraduate studies in various scholarship countries.