provide women’s access schemes

Canadian University Dubai gives women an important role in the workplace, in this case the admissions department has two women who handle the applicant processes for future CUD students. The university also maintains gender equity in the vacancies it constantly offers. For the admissions department, the director of admissions and registration and the admissions assistant have the task of ensuring honesty in the university's admission processes.

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  • Scholarships are open to all students of any citizenship who have met all the admission requirements

  • Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in four academic courses or more per semester. For Financial Hardship and Special Needs Scholarships, the number of academic courses students must enroll in will be considered on a case-by-case basis, although, where possible, a minimum of four academic courses is recommended. Please note that scholarships can be granted for credit-bearing courses only

  • Students must maintain the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) necessary in order to continue receiving scholarship funding. The specific CGPA requirements vary according to the type of scholarship applied for. These details are outlined in the specific scholarship descriptions

  • Scholarships are not valid for summer semesters

  • Scholarships are only valid for current tuition fees

  • Students can apply for more than one scholarship, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. In case a student qualifies for more than one reduction, scholarship or discount, the student will be given the chance to choose the scholarship with the highest value

  • All remaining fees (tuition and housing) must be paid promptly in order to receive and maintain the scholarship

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Overall Terms and Conditions

  • To be considered eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hour

  • Scholarships awarded for the fall semester are valid for one year, provided that the CGPA is maintained as per the information below and provided the student registers for at least 12 credit hours per semester

  • Scholarships awarded for the spring semester are valid for one semester only

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • Applicants must email their scholarship application forms along with all supporting documentation to scholarship@cud.ac.ae by July 7th (fall intake) or December 20th (spring intake)

  • Late or incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered by the scholarship committee

Academic Excellence Scholarship Allocations

  • 50% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of 99%* or above to apply for a 50% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be 3.98 or higher to continue receiving a 50% tuition waiver

  • 40% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 95 – 98.9%* to apply for a 40% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.95 – 3.97 to continue receiving a 40% tuition waiver

  • 30% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 90 – 94.9%* to apply for a 30% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.9 – 3.94 to continue receiving a 30% tuition waiver

  • 20% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 85 – 89.9%* to apply for a 20% tuition waiver.

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.85 – 3.89 to continue receiving a 20% tuition waiver

  • 10% tuition waiver (returning students only)

High school students who were granted an automatic 20% tuition waiver for their first semester at CUD and have maintained a 3.8 – 3.84 CGPA, may be eligible for a 10% tuition waiver on the subsequent semester

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* UAE Secondary School Certificate or equivalent

This scholarship is meant for elite and talented athletes from any sport who have competed and achieved success at least at a city level. Sports Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s sports achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Sports Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met

  • Sports Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Sports Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to support the sports department in different events and will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Sports Scholarship must include:

      • Completed application form

      • Brief bio including relevant sport accomplishments

      • Scanned copies of references from the applicant's coach and/or PE teacher on institutional letterhead

      • Scanned copies of certificates relevant to the sport the applicant is applying for

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The objective of these scholarships is to promote access to higher education to students facing financial hardship. A tuition waiver of up-to 40% can be applied as evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th 2022) and spring semester (December 20th 2022) must be met

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 75%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 2.8 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Financial Hardship Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Financial Hardship Scholarship must include:

        • o Completed application form

        • o Current rental contract

        • o Bank statements

        • o Employee certificate and salary statement for each employed family member

        • o Copy of passport and visa for all working family members (or both parents)

        • o Certificates of educational tuition fees for each sibling

All documentation will be kept confidential. Any application with incomplete documentation cannot be considered by the scholarship committee when awarding the Financial Hardship Scholarships.

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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 40%.

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

  • The scholarship application is reviewed by and subject to the scholarship committee’s discretion

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This scholarship is meant for elite and talented individuals from any field who have competed and achieved success at a city level or beyond. Special Talent Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Special Talent Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th 2022) and spring semester (December 20th 2022) must be met

  • Special Talent Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Special Talent Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Special Talent Scholarship must include:

      • Completed application form

      • Documents supporting accomplishment within the applicant's talent field

      • Certificates relevant to the applicant's talent

      • Recommendations from teachers, trainers or professionals from within the applicant's talent field

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Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor Jeanette Teh has revealed that 'double standards and gender stereotypes' are still significant barriers to women's progression in the workplace, in a recent article published by industry magazine, Gulf Business. The opinion piece, entitled "Held To Higher Standards: Why The Glass Ceiling Still Exists", is the latest in a series of commentaries by professor Teh to feature in the leading business publication. In it she discusses the recent research findings issued by American independent research organization, Pew Research Center, on the subject of 'Women in Leadership'.

"The findings were interesting," reveals professor Teh, "While the American public generally felt women were equally capable as leaders, women were held to a higher standard than men and these gender stereotypes will continue to prevent true equality." She continues, "While men were perceived to be stronger at risk-taking and negotiating profitable deals, women were seen by the majority as being more compassionate and organized. Female business leaders were also generally seen as better at compromising, being honest and ethical, mentoring, and providing fair pay than their male counterparts.

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Canadian University Dubai students have started a campaign called #SheforShe, which aims to not only draw attention to the popular global campaign #HeforShe, but also aims to highlight the need for women to support each other in order to achieve their goals for gender equality. The students, who are both male and female, decided to start the campaign as part of their Media Impact class with Dr. Franziska Apprich.

During a class discussion the students realized that there are large gaps when it comes to women helping women achieve their goals. “There’s a lot of negative energy between women,” explains student Ulla Al-Jabri. “In many ways we put each other down through judgement, competition, nasty comments, and we don’t support each other to achieve our goals. #HeforShe is great, but it we felt that it also needed to encompass women supporting women”.

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As part of CUD’s community engagement, we have teamed up with the LINK Organization. The LINK,’ is a non-profit UAE initiative providing an active community platform where women from different ages and backgrounds can find support to advance professionally and to share workplace challenges, After hosting the Induction Session, CUD has started its sixth cohort of the Programme.

Professors from the University including Ms. Orsi, Dr. Louise, Ms. Dima and Dr. Fran have offered their services as Mentors and are then matched up through the LINK organization who then allocates them to Mentees according to their needs. The LINK aims to empower women through learning and developmental initiatives, nurturing female talent and strengthening their leadership capacity. Ultimately, the LINK’s vision is to encourage and support women in different stages of their lives and careers.

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March 25th, 2015: Raha Moharrak, the youngest Arab and the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest, has revealed how her father's refusal to allow her to take on the immense challenge fuelled her determination to succeed. Raha was speaking among a line-up of inspiring women at a recent event to celebrate International Women's Day, held at Canadian University Dubai (CUD).

Speaking of her childhood growing up in Jeddah, Raha described how she felt the walls of gender rising up around her, and how she had always yearned for adventure, but was increasingly aware that, in the eyes of many, the colour of her passport was going to dictate her capabilities.

"Ultimately I found myself at a crossroads - marriage or adventure - and at that point I chose to listen to my heart and follow my dream", she revealed, "But it was only when my father told me 'no' that I knew I could actually do it. I discovered that my love of adventure exceeded my fear of rejection. I raised the courage to confront my family and eventually, they told me to go for it."

Raha's adventure first took her to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro where, after a grueling ascent, she was inspired by the landscape to take on the next leg of her momentous journey. Having climbed Mount Vinson, Mount Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kala Pattar, Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl, she moved on to the world's highest peak, simply because, she says, 'I believed I could do it', and in 2013 she stood shoulder to shoulder with a group of men on the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first Saudi woman to reach the top of the world.

The Women's Day event, organized to celebrate international womanhood, also heard from another inspiring Saudi female, Summer Nasief, who, as a healthcare and life sciences executive, has recently been ranked number 47 amongst the Most Powerful Arab Women of 2015. Drawing on her life experiences, including becoming the first female executive for IBM in Saudi Arabia, she assured the audience of young women and men that, with the right tools and attitude, anything is attainable.

Alongside the two inspiring life stories, representatives of the University community provided their own perspectives on the past and future of womanhood. Students Asma Ghanem and Lavender Sheshe profiled a range of inspiring UAE women from Olympic athletes Latifa Al Maktoum and Sheikha Maitha Al Maktoum, to the first woman appointed to the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi.

Student Kazem Aboudan paid his own tribute to womankind through a recital of his self-penned poetry, while the event culminated with a spectacular celebration of fashion as ladies from a whole spectrum of nationalities took to the stage in a colorful display that celebrated their traditional dress.

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'Feel the fear and do it anyway' was the message to dozens of women seeking inspiration to take their first steps on the road to leadership at a recent workshop hosted by Canadian University Dubai in collaboration with coaching and consulting firm, Global Minds. Introducing the first step of a six-stage initiative that supports and empowers women to explore their full potential and become mindful leaders, Ms. Suraya Turk, Coach and Founder of Global Minds, encouraged the audience to challenge conventions, learn about themselves and take responsibility for their own destiny. Throughout the interactive session, Ms. Turk demonstrated how - having a purpose and a vision - the human mind could change direction, and even 'un-learn' certain notions that might ultimately be the barriers to progress and success. Citing examples of inspirational women across generations, including the late Benazir Bhutto, Malala Yousafzi, and Oprah Winfrey, Ms. Turk challenged the participants to overcome their doubts and fears and commit to a purpose, as the initial step on their pathway to leadership.

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