Arabic as a Foreign Language

Arabic as a Foreign Language Program (AFL) : Yarmouk University

Studying at Yarmouk University
Yarmouk University (YU) is distinguished as the second oldest and largest state university in Jordan, and it is considered one of the prestigious Jordanian universities. It was established by a royal decree in 1976. It is located within the city of Irbid, north of the Jordanian capital city, Amman, which facilitates access to all the services that the student and his family need. There are 16 faculties in YU, two deanships, nine scientific centers, and five scientific chairs. It offers various academic programs in various degrees; 65 bachelor's programs, 67 masters’ programs, 16 PhD programs, and three higher diploma programs. The university includes about 40,000 students from 45 different nationalities, 1,100 faculty members who are graduates of the most prestigious international universities, and 1,400 administrative staff. Since its inception, YU has graduated more than 210,000 students. Inside YU, there is the largest library in Jordan, three museums, sports and commercial complexes, and many sports, cultural and artistic activities, art exhibitions and musical performances are held in it.
Academic programs & applications

There are 151 academic programs at Yarmouk University; 65 bachelor's programs, 67 masters’ programs, 16 PhD programs, and three higher diploma programs. For more information about the different programs and their tuition fees, please visit the Admission and Registration Department (for bachelor's programs), and the Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies (for master's and doctoral programs).

Students can submit an online application for all parallel and international programs’ students (outside of Unified Admission Unit) through the following links:

International Rankings

In 2023, Yarmouk University obtained a 5-star rating in the QS-Stars evaluation from the British QS Foundation, as it achieved a 5-star rating in the axes: teaching environment, job reputation, academic development, facilities and support services, culture and arts, and inclusiveness in services for people with needs own.

  • Yarmouk University advanced 200 ranks in the QS World University Rankings in the 2024 edition, to become ranked 1001-1200.
  • Information systems and computer sciences subject was ranked 551-600 according to the QS classification of subjects at the level of international universities, and archeology was ranked 201-240 in the same ranking.
  • Computer Sciences subject is ranked 601-800, Arts and Humanities is ranked 601+, Engineering is ranked 801-1000, Business is ranked 801+, Social Sciences is ranked 801+, and Physical Sciences is ranked 1000+, according to the Times Higher Education classification of subjects at the level of international universities.
  • Yarmouk University was ranked 351-400 in the 2023 Times Ranking of Asian Universities, advanced 50 places compared to 2022.
  • Yarmouk University was ranked 301-350 in the 2023 Times Ranking of Emerging Universities, advancing 50 places compared to 2022.
International Accreditations
  • Faculty of Tourism - TedQal UNWTO International Accreditation
  • Some bachelor programs of Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Some bachelor programs of the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Some bachelor programs of Faculty of Science - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Faculty of Medicine – World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)
  • Faculty of Business – Membership of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (AACSB)
Library, Museums and Activities
Library, Museums and Activities
Health Insurance

The Insurance Department at the Student Services Department/Deanship of Student Affairs provides health insurance services. Subscription in health insurance is obligatory for all undergraduate students enrolled in the university, with the exception of evening studies, diploma and postgraduate students who work if they prove that they are covered by health insurance at the authorities in which they work. Treatment includes clinics, centers and hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Jordanian university hospitals, Royal Medical Services, contracted private sector hospitals and private sector clinics.

University Heath Center

YU has a health center within the university, which aims to provide free health services to the university community of students, members of the teaching and administrative staff, and their families.

Students with Special Needs

The Deanship of Student Affairs has a special department for the care of students with special needs. The department assists them in admission and registration and provides many aids, services and academic counseling for them. The university provides a computer laboratory for students with visual impairments, which contains special devices and Braille printers, and is supervised by specialists. It also provides female and male translators to translate sign language for its students and visitors who suffer from hearing impairment.

University's Geographical Location
You can navigate the university's units through the university's electronic map, in addition to the university's map for students with special needs.
Yarmouk University

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Yarmouk university, Irbid - Jordan

 009627211111 (4150)


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