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Canadian University Dubai

Canadian University Dubai Dubai,
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United Arab Emirates


The Canadian University Dubai has a new location at City Walk in the heart of downtown Dubai. The university now offers hi-tech classrooms, an incubator lab and innovative subject specific labs, with a primary focus on entrepreneurship, research and a non-conventional approach to teaching and learning. 

A wide range of laboratories and research facilities are among the new amenities. Students will benefit from flexible and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. 

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is the first licensed Canadian university outside of Canada. CUD offers an education based on the Canadian curriculum, giving students an internationally recognized degree. Students can start their degree with CUD and transfer to one of their partner universities in Canada to graduate. Studying at CUD provides a gateway for students to pursue higher education, research, and employment opportunities in Canada and around the world.  

CUD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education, accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), holds program accreditations such as, PSRA and IAA, and leading industry certifications such as CIMA, CFA, ACCA. 

The main language of instruction at CUD is English but: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sociology are offered in Arabic. 

To find out more about CUD, please visit its social media platforms: Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; TikTok; YouTube

With its expansion to City Walk in 2020, CUD now holds two campuses in downtown Dubai. 

Student support services include: 


There are over 100 student nationalities represented at CUD.  

Popular extracurricular activities at CUD include: 

  • Student Life & Engagement, Athletics and Sport
  • CUD's got talent (dance & music competition) 
  • E-games and gaming tournaments
  • Weekly exercise & fitness activities
  • Social media platforms 
  • Music & Dance competitions  

Students live on and off campus. Find out about accommodation here

Find out about the facilities at CUD here

Usual entry requirements for admission at CUD includes: 

  • UAE High School Certificate, or its equivalent  with an average score of 60 percent or more (see Program Specific Requirements for more information).

A holder of the National High School Certificate of a foreign country is eligible for admission if:

  • The certificate is valid for admission to a public university of the Country in which it was issued.
  • The certificate was obtained on completion of at least 12 years of schooling.
  • The certificate includes at least six (6) subjects covering the four core fields of: Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, and the Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts. 

A holder of High School Certificates from any country that has two levels of High School Certificates must submit the higher level of the two certificates. 

Additional requirements for all programs delivered in the Arabic language: 

  • EmSAT Arabic Language (Minimum score 1000) 

International students must also provide: 

  • All certificates and transcripts must be attested by the Ministry of Education where the issuing High School is based
  • Students need certificates and transcripts attested by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country. To find out more, prospective students should  speak to an Admissions officer.

Foreign Equivalents 

CUD has a select list of international equivalent admission requirements available on their website; if you do not see your educational system listed there, contact the Admissions Department for more information. 

Scholarships are open to all students who have met all the admission requirements. 

Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in four academic courses or more per semester: 

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Financial Hardship Scholarship
  • Special Needs Scholarship
  • Special Talent Scholarship 

CUD’s Career Services Center is available to all students. Regular career workshops are held where students can learn how to create a professional CV, design a cover letter, develop interview skills, network and negotiate an offer. Other services include:  

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Social media networking 
  • Internships, part-time or volunteer opportunities
  • Annual Career Fair  

University Highlights

Total students - 1,141


International students - 795


Total faculty staff - 91


Total students - 1,141


International students - 795


Total faculty staff - 91

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This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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