Student Handbook



Dear AUAF students,

We would like to warmly welcome you to the university community. We hope your time as students here is fun, exciting, educational, and very rewarding. Make sure to use your time here wisely to learn, grow, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Try to get to know your professors and other staff members here as they can serve as great resources for you in many ways. Being a student at AUAF is a privilege and an honour. You have an amazing opportunity to receive a world-class education if you are prepared to work hard and challenge yourselves each day. You need to keep an open mind and be prepared to have your personal views challenged as members of an international learning community.

The Office of Student Affairs oversees many of the programs and services for students outside of the classroom environment. The office also oversees student housing, student conduct, career planning, sports activities, many campus events, and student clubs including the Student Government Association. In addition, we teach the UNV 100 class which is required for all new undergraduate students in their first semester, and we provide academic advising for all students under 30 completed credits. Our office is a great resource for students who have questions or concerns. Many times we listen to student issues and if it is something we can’t fix ourselves, we refer students to the appropriate office(s) who can.

It is important that all students get involved on campus in any way possible. For day students this is much easier than for evening students. However, there are lots of student clubs, events, guest lectures, and on-campus volunteer opportunities to choose from which meet at different days and times. It has been proven that a person’s success, not only while they are university students, but for the rest of their lives, is determined in great part by how engaged they are during their college years. Other ways to get involved on campus include joining an existing student club, starting a new student club, participating in the Student Government Association, working as a student employee on campus, or participating in various internships available through our office.

We wish you all good luck and I hope to see you in the near future being both active and involved students on our campus. Please feel free to stop by our office if you need anything or if you just want to talk.


The Office of Student Affairs


The American University of Afghanistan is dedicated to providing world-class higher education that prepares leaders to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region.


The American University of Afghanistan will rank among the outstanding American international universities, serving as a model for private not-for-profit higher education in the country and the region. The university will be known for academic and professional programs that build on liberal studies and provide enlightened instruction in key areas that serve the development of the country and promote the aspirations of its students.

AUAF will operate from a spacious, attractive campus that is equipped with excellent, up-to-date facilities and technical capacity. The university will employ a diverse, highly educated international faculty to attract and instruct the finest male and female students in the country in a thriving environment of social and scientific inquiry.

Graduates will be able to think critically, meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, be competitive with graduates of other universities globally, achieve technical and electronic expertise, develop new enterprises and employment opportunities, and assume leadership positions in business, education, social services, government, law, international relations, and other sectors. Together, the university and its constituents will contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country and the region.

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Last updated: August 20, 2019



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