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George Mason University RAK in Ras Al Khaimah

University name George Mason University RAK
Director's name Dr Sharon Siverts (Vice-President)
Executive body or owner GMU Virginia and RAK Education (EDRAK)
Date founded 2005
Number of students (approx) 120
Number of staff (approx) 20
Type of institute private profit-making university
University location / area (no map)
Postal address PO Box 10021, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Telephone closed
Email zansari@gmu.edu
Website rak.gmu.edu
Curriculum US
Qualifications BSc
University fees 21,000-52,000 dhs per year (2008-2009)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
2 stars from 1 vote.
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Lecturer job satisfaction rating
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1 star from 1 vote.

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17 August 2009
  • GMU RAK now closed. This page left here for reference archive purposes.
  • GMURAK contact details were tel +971-7-2210500, fax +971-7-2210638.
  • The ex-RAK GMU boss, Sharon Siverts, is now the President of the new RAK American University (according to a press release 10 August 2009).
27 February 2009
  • George Mason University RAK Campus (GMU-RAK or GMURAK) will close in May 2009 due to "budget and control" issues according to a GMU statement. Reportedly, EdRak, the funding partner, wanted to reduce funding by 50% and change the reporting structure in a way that might not have been acceptable to the US accrediting body.
  • Student numbers unknown but the university started with about 40 students.
  • GMU will assist students with transfers to GMU main campus in Virginia, USA, or to another university in the area. Bolton University RAK has apparently offered to assist.
  • EdRak is reportedly considering establishing a new university, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, and GMU take on the role of a consultant.
GMU RAK courses offered - 2008-2009

Undergraduate Degree Programs and Minor

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - (Pre-Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering - (Engineering and Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources (Concentration in Tourism and Events Management)
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • Minor Geographic Information Systems

Special Programs

  • English Language Program (ELP)
Fees information 2008-2009
  • Add 1000 dhs security deposit, 3000 dhs admission and application fees, allow another 2000 dhs UAE student visa fee, and another 1000-2000 for various other fees.
  • Graduate programs AED 26,000 per semester tuition fees
  • Undergraduate programs AED 23,000 per semester tuition fees
  • English Language program AED 10,500 per semester tuition fees
  • Shared accommodation available at AED 6,500 per semester and AED 2,600 for the summer program.
Last update 17 August 2009
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