The UAE refers to the people with disabilities as ‘people of determination’ in recognition of their achievements in different fields. This page provides information about how people of determination are protected and empowered through services and facilities in the areas of education, health, jobs and more.
CUD assists and supports in the process of assisting people with disabilities and has specific policies and services within the university to assist any student or member of the university who has a disability.
HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SERVICES
Every disabled UAE national has the right to benefit from health, rehabilitation and support services at the expense of the UAE, including all surgical operations, whether performed due to disability or not: transplantation, treatment of sores, orthodontics, and hospitalization in specialized centers and others for intensive or regular treatment, including:
Providing all equipment, tools, aids and other necessities for the success of the surgical operations, whether they are permanent or temporary.
Providing consultation and treatment with general practitioners, specialists, consultants, dentists as well as psychological evaluation, audiometry, X-rays, laboratory testing and dispensing of medicines.
Rehabilitation and specialized treatment internal and external physical therapy, work therapy, and speech therapy as well as audio and psychological therapy.
Technical aids and assistive devices including fixed and mobile compensatory devices, earphones, artificial limbs, glass eyes, etc. (orthodontic forms, mobility aids, wheelchairs, sticks, walkers, crutches, sores protection aids and all surgical instruments).
The country guarantees people of determination equal opportunities in education within all educational, vocational training, adult education and continuing education institutions in regular classes or special classes with the availability of curriculum in sign language or Braille or and any other methods as appropriate.
Canadian University Dubai pledges to provide an inclusive learning environment and to support the cognitive, emotional and creative development of students with special needs.
Canadian University Dubai ensures that reasonable effort is made to accommodate students with special needs such that their program learning objectives are met. Special Needs Services are provided equally through programs and services.
If a student is scheduled for more than two examinations in one day, or has overlapping examinations, the student must report to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the first week after the final exam schedule has been released to make the necessary adjustments to his/her schedule. A student with special needs that requires specific arrangements to enable the writing of exams must submit their requests at least three weeks prior to the examination date to their Academic Advisor. Changes in the dates or times of scheduled examinations cannot be approved.
We at Canadian University Dubai pledge to provide an inclusive learning environment and to support the cognitive, emotional and creative development of students with disabilities. Special needs may be justified by physical or other disabilities. Students eligible for a Special Needs Scholarship will benefit from a tuition reduction of up to 30%.
Overall Terms and Conditions
For students applying for the Special Needs Scholarship at the point of admission to the University, the academic average will be considered by the scholarship committee on a case-by-case basis.
For current students, a minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.
Special Needs Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.
Students are required to provide an up-to-date professionally documented diagnosis that will be kept confidentially.