Asian University for Women (AUW) is based on the firm belief that education—especially higher education—provides a critical pathway to leadership development, economic progress, and social and political equality.
Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW provides a world-class education to promising young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds from Asia and the Middle East. AUW currently has around 600 students from 15 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Vietnam.
The University is international in its vision and scope, while being rooted in the unique context of the region. Asian University for Women offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Its admissions, academics, faculty and organizational structure are predicated on American educational values of critical thinking and interdisciplinary learning. The University provides an American-style education that is relevant to the concerns and issues of the region it serves.
At the heart of the University is the civic and academic goal to cultivate successive generations of women leaders who possess the skills and resources to address the challenges of social and economic advancement of their communities. AUW adheres to the belief that no group has a monopoly on talent and is committed to providing a superior quality higher education to the region’s most outstanding women, regardless of background. The majority of AUW students are on full, need-based scholarships to attend the University.
The Asian University for Women seeks to graduate students who will pursue paths as skilled and innovative individuals and professionals, service-oriented leaders, and promoters of tolerance and understanding throughout the world.