There are many reasons why you may want to study in Canada – excellent academic levels, internationally recognized degrees, a high standard of living, affordable tuition, multicultural communities and state-of-the-art technology. The benefits are obvious, however, you may not have the opportunity or the means to live abroad as a student for the time it takes to complete your degree. This is where Canadian University Dubai (CUD) comes in!

Why Canadian University Dubai?

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CUD has an extensive network of partner universities in Canada, so they are uniquely positioned to offer you the best of what both Canada and the United Arab Emirates have to offer. CUD’s academic levels are on par with universities based in Canada, however, the tuition fees are lower and the weather is much warmer.  

CUD is a top-notch academic institution in Dubai that follows a Canadian curriculum and boasts highly qualified faculty from all around the world. The university has an extremely diverse environment, with over 100 different nationalities on campus, and it also practices a student-centered approach in all its programs. Canadian University Dubai offers you all this and more, including the amazing experience of living and studying in warm, sunny and exciting Dubai.  

Choose Your Path to Canada  

Canadian University Dubai has numerous partner agreements with academic institutions all across Canada and they are continuously working to acquire new partnerships and agreements to benefit its students. There are many different ways to leverage CUD’s partnership platform as a stepping stone to experiencing higher education in Canada.

Options include transferring your academic credits during the first or second year at CUD to one of their transfer partners to complete your degree in Canada. CUD students can also participate in a student exchange or summer program with the school’s exchange partners. Lastly, CUD students can spend a semester or a year in Canada, and then return to CUD to complete their degree in Dubai.  

Eligibility Requirements

All students must meet each partner university’s admission requirements, such as their minimum GPA and pre-requisite course and language stipulations. Canadian University Dubai’s International Office is on-hand to help you choose a partner school and program that is right for you. The International Office will also inform you of the specific admission requirements for each academic course.

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CUD’s Transfer Partners in Canada

Here is the list of schools that CUD students can choose to transfer to (for student exchange and summer program partners, please refer to the university website):

Brock University in Southern Ontario: Transfer programs in Communications, Popular Culture and Film

Interesting info: In 2017-19, Brock University offered over $4 million in scholarships and awards  to students and 90% of Brock undergraduate students are employed within six months of graduating.

Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario: Transfer program in Information Technology (Computer and Communication Networks)

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Interesting info: Centennial is a community college that offers certificates, diplomas and some four-year applied degrees to students. It is widely known as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada with almost 100 ethno-cultural groups represented on its campus.

Douglas College in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: Transfer program in Financial Services and Administration

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Interesting info: Douglas College has a rich and diverse campus community as it is home to over 2,000 international students from more than 85 different countries around the world.

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario: Transfer programs in Forestry, Honors Bachelor of Commerce

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Interesting info: Lakehead University has an employment rate of over 94% within two  years of graduation, which is ahead of the provincial average.

University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta: Transfer program in Management

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Interesting info: University of Lethbridge has held a top-five position in  the Maclean’s University Rankings for the past six years. It has also been recognized as one of the top research universities in Canada by RE$EARCH Infosource Inc in 2017.   

University of New Brunswick in New Brunswick: Transfer program in Business Administration

Interesting info: University of New Brunswick has the prestigious position as the oldest English-language university in Canada. It boasts a diverse population of 10,000 students and one in two high school students receives scholarships at this institution.

Niagara College in the Niagara Falls region of Ontario: Transfer program in Bachelor of Applied Business Degree in International Commerce & Global Development, Bachelor of Applied Business Degree in Hospitality Operations Management Degree

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Interesting info: Niagara College offers applied degree programs and over 1,500 students participate every year in internships, field placements, apprenticeships and other hands-on learning opportunities.  

University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario: Transfer program in Communication & Digital Media Studies, Forensic Psychology

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Interesting info: University of Ontario Institute of Technology has over 70 specialized research laboratories and facilities, reflecting its strong dedication to research opportunities and experiential learning.

Vancouver Island University in Vancouver Island: Transfer program in Interior Design (The Council for Interior Design Accreditation – CIDA), Business Administration

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Interesting info: Not only does Vancouver Island University boast a small student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, it is also home to international students from over 92 countries around the globe.  

Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (USA): Transfer program in Architecture (National Architectural Accrediting Board - NAAB)

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Interesting info: Undergraduate students at Lawrence Technological University are provided with a laptop or tablet and 85% of incoming undergrads receive financial aid.

Queen's University located in Kingston, Ontario: Transfer program in Bachelor of Computing in Biomedical Computing, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Computing and Mathematics, Software Design

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Interesting info: According to Maclean’s University Rankings, Queen’s University has the highest graduation rate in the country and is ranked second in Canada for student satisfaction.   

Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and Brantford: Transfer programs in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work

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Interesting info: With over 4,500 employers who recruit at Wilfrid Laurier University annually, 97% of graduates have attained employment or started higher studies after graduation.

Ryerson University: Transfer program in Bachelor of Creative Industries – FCAD

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Interesting info: Ryerson University has Canada’s largest undergraduate business school as well as a diverse student community with students from more than 146 countries speaking 80 different languages.

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