Canadian University Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is a leading private university in Dubai offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of disciplines. It has been ranked 7th worldwide for International Students and 8th for International Faculty according to official QS rankings for 2023.

International students from 120 different countries come together to experience a first-class Canadian education that prepares them for a successful career in their chosen field.

What is the Canadian University Dubai acceptance rate for International Students?

The Canadian University Dubai acceptance rate is 85%.

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Campus Life

An architecturally unique building, CUD offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities for students enhancing their learning in the different faculties. The research facilities at the university are a stand-out feature as you can find a nanotechnology laboratory, sustainability and clean energy research center and even a cybersecurity research center located all on campus. The library has an impressive wealth of resources to empower students in their studies and there are a number of tempting treats or meal options in the many dining options around campus.

The sports facilities are surplus and designed to help students stay fit and healthy. Students can use the gym in town or participate in many of the sports clubs that are designed to get students involved in group activities such as using the volleyball court or football field.

City Life

Dubai is a popular destination due to its many recreational activities, diverse landscape, unspoilt beaches and sunny climate. The crime rate is consistently low and the tax-free status appeals to many professionals residing in the area.

UAE is culturally diverse and Islamic traditions take place throughout the area. Local markets and festivals are in abundance throughout Dubai and the nightlife is known for providing plenty of opportunity to indulge in a little fun!


Employability is a key focus for Canadian University Dubai as they want to prepare students for a fruitful career. Career workshops show students how to create a CV, cover letter and develop their interview skills. Advice on career matters are also available in the form of attaining job search strategies, setting career goals and providing assistance in providing internships that will form the stepping stone towards full-time employment after graduation. An annual career fair is held so students can meet companies and organizations, with networking opportunities available.


The Canadian University Dubai is ranked 541-550th in the QS World University Rankings.

CUD is highly respected and recognised in Canada. Many students transfer their credits to study at highly rated Canadian institutions like McGill University or the University or Toronto.
CUD offers a variety of programs at different levels, including engineering, environmental health and safety, business and more.
Various scholarships are available for international students who meet the specific criteria. International Academic Excellence Scholarships are partially funded scholarships that cover up to 50% of the tuition fee waiver. Alternatively, students can apply for financial hardship scholarships, International Sports Scholarships if they are athletically gifted, International Cultural Diversity Scholarships or International Alumni Scholarships.


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