University of Jordan Amman, Jordan

Anisa Rohaman, SIS student, poses in front of Amman, skyline with views of building and the Jordan flag

Since its founding in 1962, the University of Jordan (UJ) has grown to become one of Jordan’s largest, and most highly regarded institutions of higher education. Located in Jordan’s capital city, Amman, UJ’s campus is nestled in the city among Roman ruins and modernized districts with cafes and galleries. Established in 2008, UJ’s Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies is the only academic institution specializing in politics and international affairs in Jordan taught entirely in English. UJ's courses invoke a multidisciplinary approach to International Relations and develop a broad understanding of the fields as well as subject related skills. Exchange students from AU will have the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at UJ for one semester with UJ degree seeking students.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester
September - December
Spring Semester
January - June
Note: The Academic Calendar at UJ may vary slightly depending on the year. Please review UJ's Academic Calendar to see the most up-to-date information.


Students will enroll full-time for one semester alongside UJ graduate students and earn up to 9 credits toward their graduate degree from AU. Students may enroll in courses in the Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II School of International Studies. Courses may also be available in other schools, as well. Subject areas include:

  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Political Science
  • Human Rights and Human Development
  • International Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • America in the Arab World

Language Requirement

Courses are taught in English.

It is recommended that students study Arabic before going to Jordan in order to gain communication skills for daily life in Amman.

Arabic language courses are available at UJ, but credits can not be applied to AU transcripts. To learn more about opportunities to study Arabic at UJ, please contact SIS Abroad.

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 15
Fall: March 15

Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee.

You will be notified by email with a decision regarding your nomination for study abroad.

Please note: This program is competitive and submitting an application does not guarantee admission.

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Suggested Program Match

This program is compatible with Comparative and Regional Studies; International Peace and Conflict Resolution; Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights; International Development; International Economics, Global Governance, Politics and Security; Intercultural and International Communication; and United States Foreign Policy and National Security.

Students may take courses in any of the Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah School of International Studies.

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