As the first accredited Canadian university outside of Canada, Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has established itself as a portal to Canadian education, employment and residency. Each of our undergraduate programs provides unique opportunities to start a degree in the UAE, then transfer with credit to one of our 25 Canadian partner institutions. In recognition of its global connections, CUD has been awarded the Forbes Middle East Higher Education Award 2019 for International Collaboration of the Year.
With a reputation for academic excellence, CUD also presents the perfect opportunity to gain a world-class education in a world-renowned city. Students can choose to complete their entire program in Dubai and benefit from an education ranked 42nd overall, 8th in the UAE and 2nd in Dubai, based on the 2019 QS Ranking for the Arab Region.
A unique grouping of academic schools combined with industry-experienced, international faculty have established the University’s position as an exceptional institution for teaching, research, scholarship and entrepreneurship. Alongside accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, CUD is the only university outside of Canada to award a dual degree from Dubai and Canada in certain academic programs.
Across each of our undergraduate faculties – Management; Architecture & Interior Design; Communication, Arts & Sciences; and Engineering, Applied Science & Technology – students benefit from an education grounded in Canadian curriculum, practices and principles and set in a vibrant, multicultural environment. These factors combine to make CUD a leaders in graduate employability.
At graduate studies level, our flagship MBA program and unique Master in Information Technology Management and Governance offer students the opportunity to specialize in discreet business disciplines at executive professional level. Our campus location in the heart of Dubai’s downtown business district means that our graduate students can develop their workplace skills in a dynamic place of work.
CUD is committed to upholding the strong Canadian principles of inclusive education and our scholarship programs offer assistance to those with individual educational needs and financial challenges, as well as supporting students with special talents and high academic achievers.
This inclusive approach is reflected in both academic and extracurricular activities. Each of our programs is offered on a flexible schedule and our multicultural campus community promotes a diverse program of extracurricular activities that combine with our academic credentials to deliver an outstanding student experience.