schemes to support poor students from low income countries

Palestinian national, Nada Anan, is hoping to bring the stories of her homeland and its people to the international platform as she starts out on a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism programme with a full one-year scholarship, awarded by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).

Nada and fellow communications student Marwa Jumah are recipients of the 4th annual Canada Day Scholarships, awarded by CUD in coordination with the Canadian Embassy and the Consulate General in Dubai.

The pair will embark on an international education experience, as they take up the unique opportunity to transfer their credits to one of CUD's partner institutions and complete their higher education in Canada.

With a passion for storytelling and an urge to share her experiences, Nada said: "Growing up in a conflict zone has had a powerful effect on my ambitions. My hope is that one day I will be able to tell the stories of the Palestinian people all around the world, and getting a top-class international education will be the first step to achieving this goal.

"I am honoured to receive this scholarship and grateful for the welcome I have received at CUD. The university already feels like home and ultimately I'm looking forward to making a home in Canada in the future."

Fellow scholarship awardee Marwa is excited about expressing her creativity through a major in advertising. She said: "I love being imaginative and inventive, and CUD was always my first choice to study advertising because I knew that the Canadian perspectives of learning would promote that freedom of expression.

"I have always wanted to study in Canada and this scholarship will give me the opportunity to start my university journey and benefit from a strong curriculum in the UAE before I make the transition to study overseas."

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ISIC-CUD card

  • International student discount card

Discounts page

To apply visit the university Studio C1-08

For more info email at reza@cud.ac.ae

Price: 60 AED

Audience:

  • Alumni

  • Student

  • CUD International Student Card ID – Benefits

The benefits of the Student Card ID are in food, transportation, medical care and housing as well as other benefits in different stores that allow students in this situation who come from another country to enjoy academic life in Dubai.

International students who come from vulnerable countries and in difficult economic situations, can also opt for the benefits offered by the University to students who need support in transportation, food and housing, these supports are mentioned below:

With the purpose of providing University students with the ease of moving to their university, CUD in collaboration with public transport RTA reached an agreement in which a discount, subsidized service will be given to students who are in low-income while students who have this service maintain an outstanding academic average.

The University has a route published on its web portal, of the bus schedules for the student service, the pick-up location as well, this service helps low-income students to arrive on time for their academic days.

Canadian University Dubai Health Center provides primary healthcare services and supports the safety and wellness of students, faculty and staff on campus.

Professional, licensed nurses are available to offer first aid and medical care for minor illnesses and injuries, provide health education and promote disease prevention.

The Health Center services are free of charge and available on a walk-in basis or by appointment for doctor's consultation. Information regarding the health insurance benefits, coverage and networks is also available.

The Center is equipped with a range of equipment to help maintain and monitor your health. Emergency cases are referred to the ambulance service.

The Health Center regularly collaborates with community organizations to conduct awareness raising activities such as no smoking campaigns, cancer awareness events and blood donation drives.

Students with medical needs or disabilities who require regular assistance on the campus may submit a medical report from their physician stating their health condition and special requirements.

All health records, forms and documentations are securely stored. The release or transfer of medical Information requires patient's approval, unless legally authorized, or in a life-threatening situation.

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At the University there are external services that offer discounts for students who need glasses for an eye disease that does not prevent them from performing well in academic activities.

20% Discount on selected frames & sunglasses, 15% Discount on optical lenses, 10% Discount on contact lenses & care solution

Audience

  • Alumni

  • Student

  • Staff

Food Service Discount

For university students who are in a situation of low economic resources, the university has collaborations with different restaurants in the city where discounts and food subsidies are offered depending on the economic status of the student. Below are the options:

20% Discount for dine & takeaway

Terms and Conditions:

  • Present the University ID CARD

Audience:

  • Alumni

  • Staff

  • Student

20% of the total bill

Terms and Conditions

Avail the discount upon showing the University ID (Staff, Student)

20% Discount for dine & takeaway

Terms and Conditions

  • Present the university ID

Audience:

  • Alumni

  • Student

  • Staff

In order to help students who are in a low-income situation, the university has dormitories on campus that allow these students to live while they study their academic days, this service is free for low-income students.

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