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Aqaba Branch

On October 9, 2008, UJ signed an agreement with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Au­thority (ASEZA) to establish a branch for UJ in Aqaba. His Majesty King Abdullah II laid the foundation stone for the Branch on April 30, 2009.

The ASEZA will allocate 438 dunums of its land for the Aqaba Branch, which will start receiving students beginning with the 2009/2010 academic year. The first phase of the project will include the faculties of Lan­guages, Management and Finance, Tourism and Hospitality, Information Technology and Systems, and Marine Sciences, as well as a model school. The infrastructure of the Marine Science Station will be developed to accommodate the Faculty of Marine Sci­ences.

A Faculty of Medicine, a hospital, sports halls and fields, a conference palace and an investment building are planned for the second phase.

Students in the Aqaba Branch will be sub­ject to the same tuition fees as those in the Amman Branch.