5.3.2 Does your university as a body have a policy (e.g. an Access and Participation plan) addressing women’s applications, acceptance/entry, and participation at the university?

Whether you’re a high school student looking for university options or a working professional looking for career development, the CUD Admissions team is here to help you make the right choice.

We can provide you with all the information you need about our undergraduate and graduate programs, your options for transfer to Canada, and our student services to help enhance your university experience, as well as answer any questions you may have about our admission requirements, fees and scholarships.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and admissions are open for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible before your preferred semester start date, to ensure that it can be reviewed and processed in good time.

Please contact us online or call our dedicated admissions team on +971 (0)4 3219090 to have your questions answered or to start the application process. We look forward to welcoming you to Canadian University Dubai.


To enrol in an undergraduate program at Canadian University Dubai you will need to meet the general requirements for admission and provide a certificate of English language proficiency. Some other prerequisites apply to specific programs.


1. General University Admission Requirements

Completion of secondary education or an equivalent level with the required average. Applicants are accepted in different majors according to the student’s preference and her/his grade average and depending on the capacity of each program

A High School Certificate obtained abroad must be processed in accordance with decrees No. 199/2019 and 883 /2019 of His Excellency the Minister of Education UAE, as follows:

Broadly, a holder of secondary certificates from foreign countries and/or systems 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

Equivalency Certificate, Issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE.

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 Certificate must submit the higher level of certificate


2. English Proficiency Requirements

All students are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency, such as TOEFL (minimum score of PBT 500/61 iBT), IELTS (minimum band 5.0), EMSAT (Minimum Score 1100) or their equivalents on another standardized national, or internationally, recognized testthat is approved by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

This condition of the admission policy applies to all students of all programs whose medium of instruction is English.

Stuent who would like to join the program of Bachelor of Arts in Creative Industries are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency, such as IELTS (minimum band 5.5), EMSAT (Minimum Score 1250) or an equivalent standardized English language test that is internationally recognized and approved by the ministry of education in the UAE.

The minimum Score of English proficiency test is TOEFL score of 450 or its equivalent for programs whose medium of instructions is Arabic. Students should note that in order to transfer to a university in Canada a higher TOEFL score (normally a minimum of TOEFL 550) or its standardized equivalent may be required, depending on the admission conditions of our partner.

Exceptions:

A transfer student admitted to an undergraduate course in an English-medium institution that is recognized by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE), who can also provide evidence of having achieved a TOEFL score of 500 (or its standardized equivalent approved by the MOE) upon admission to the sending institution’s undergraduate program. A verified true copy of the test result held by the sending institution may be sent directly to the University

Arabic Proficiency Requirements


Admission to Programs offered in Arabic Language requires a minimum score of 1000 in Emsat Arabic Language test.

For the Programs of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration, students are required to provide EmSAT in Arabic with a minimum Score of 600/ equivalent.

Alternatively, non-native Arabic speakers students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at CUD.


3. Placement Tests

3.1 English

Only admitted students who have achieved the minimum English proficiency requirement will be allowed to register for courses as per their study plan without any further intensive pre-university English courses.

Admitted students with a TOEFL/IELTS score less than the specified minimum requirement will need to register for the University’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program to help them attain the required higher TOEFL/IELTS score. (EAP courses are not transferable). Students will be placed in the appropriate level of the EAP program based on their IELTS or TOEFL score.

Registered students in EAP are allowed to enroll in general education courses, in conjunction with the corresponding level of EAP.

3.2 Math

All students admitted to any of the accredited programs, with the exception of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Applied Sociology, are required to fulfill the Mathematics requirement. The math requirement may be met by passing the Math Placement Test OR providing a Grade 12 minimum Math score of 70% Advanced Stream OR SAT test minimum math score of 450/ Minimum EmSAT Math Score of 600.

Any student who has not met the mathematics requirement or achieved the required pass mark in the Mathematics Placement Test may be granted conditional admission - but such students will not be permitted to register in any Math or Statistics courses, or any course that has a math Prerequisite, until the successful completion of the necessary remedial-math course.


5. Admission Requirements and Procedures

Prospective students can apply to any of our programs online at Apply online. Students are more than welcome to visit our campus for a personal tour, and one of our officers would be pleased to address any questions with their online application. Alternatively, inquiries can be sent to apply@cud.ac.ae.However, prospective students are obliged to abide by the endorsed health and safety measures as per the directives of the Ministry of Education, and Dubai Health Authority to access the Campus.

Once a student has submitted their completed application, they are assigned an Applicant ID by the Admissions Department. (This Applicant ID # should not be confused with the Student ID #, which is given only after a student has accepted an offer of admission).

5.1 Steps and Required Documents

General Documents

Complete an application online at Apply online

Certified copy of Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.

Copy of student passport (valid).

Copy of residence visa for non-local students (valid).

Copy of Emirates ID

Copy of UAE National Family Registry for local students.

A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS or EmSAT)

Proof of successful completion or a letter of exemption of military service from the National & Reserve Service Authority (UAE nationals male only)

Recent passport-size colored photograph.

Applications from holders of High School Certificates are processed after payment of the non-refundable fee of 525 AED.

Additional Requirements for Students holding Foreign Certificates

Document proving that the student completed 12 years of school.

Certified copy of grades 10,11, 12 certificates and Graduation certificate ( Diploma ).

Equivalent certificate from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

Additional Requirements for Kuwait Students

Kuwaiti Nationals applicants must attach a copy of Kuwaiti Embassy Approval.

Additional Requirements for Visiting Students

Approval letter from student's home university with a list of courses allowed to be taken at CUD.

5.2 Attestation of Documents and Certificates

Students who have graduated from High Schools within the UAE

UAE High School certificates are attested by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. In addition to obtain Equivalency Certificate from Ministry of Education in the UAE.

Students who have graduated from High Schools outside the UAE

High School certificates must be attested by the Ministry of Education in the country where the issuing High School is based.

Certificates and transcripts must be attested by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country.

If the student is not able to have the attestation completed by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country, they may also be able to obtain the same attestation or equalization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Consulate of the particular country they studied in.

Students must obtain Equivalency Certificate from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

5.3 Students who have studied at Colleges/Universities Outside of the UAE

All Certificates and transcripts must be attested by the Ministry of Education in the country where the issuing institution is based.

Following that, the student also needs to have the certificates and transcripts attested by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country.

If the student is not able to have the attestation completed by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country, they may also be able to obtain the same attestation or equalization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Consulate of the particular country they studied in.

The student will also be required to obtain an equivalency document of all attested certificates from the Equivalency Department at the Ministry of Higher Education.