Canadian University of Dubai

In pursuit of academic excellence, Canadian University Dubai was founded as a visionary initiative. Determined to leverage on North American and European diverse learning culture, the University is committed to provide a plethora of opportunities in work, research, and learning. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Canadian University Dubai, founded in 2006, is located in the heart of Dubai. Each of our academic programs is based on Canadian Curriculum and education principles. This gives students the opportunity of a Canadian education while respecting the culture and values of the United Arab Emirates.


At the Canadian University Dubai we offer the ability to study a Canadian based curriculum within the culture and values of the United Arab Emirates. Academic programs at the Canadian University Dubai are housed within:

  • School of Architecture & Design
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Communication & Media Studies
  • School of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
  • School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate Studies


Canadian University of Dubai is a research-focussed institution, with a broad portfolio of academic expertise. Across our seven academic Schools – Architecture & Design; Business Administration; Communication and Media Studies; Engineering & Applied Science & Technology; Environment & Health Sciences; Liberal Arts & Sciences; and Graduate Studies – the University has made a significant contribution to the wider research community.


In the UAE, the development needs are changing all the time. This rapid pace makes many demands on the new graduate who is seeking a gratifying place in the world of work. Our staff is current in trends in the UAE and, together with the Canadian University Dubai, links to the academic world and the workplace. We endeavor to keep our students informed.

Career workshops and study days assist students in finding a career and preparing for life in the workforce. Although this service is aimed primarily at finishing students, all students are welcome to attend. In career workshops, students will learn how to create a professional CV, design a cover letter, advance interview skills, and negotiate an offer.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Students at Canadian University Dubai are taught by world class faculty who are specialists in their fields.

Faculty members come from a diverse multicultural background with higher degrees from renowned universities in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe, bringing their innovative teaching styles and philosophies to the classroom.

Many faculty members are involved in ongoing research and publications within their field of instruction. We take pride in our University’s contribution to the academic community, and we believe the reflects well on the caliber of our instructors.

Housing services

Canadian University Dubai Student Accommodations offers a clean, safe, and cost-effective living option in Dubai. Whether you're a UAE resident or an international student, living alongside your University peers can help you to integrate into campus life, and experience a unique multi-cultural environment, conducive to academic success, personal growth, and social development.

Our Accommodations are overseen by resident Officers and are available to undergraduates, graduates, and students studying English, in separate areas for male and female occupants. Private and family facilities are not available.

Medical services

Canadian University Dubai Health Centre is committed to promoting good health, safety and wellness for all students, faculty and staff in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Professional, licensed Nurses are available to provide first aid and medical care for minor acute illness and injuries, as well as to address other health concerns, provide health education and focus on disease prevention.

Student Life

Campus life

The Canadian University Dubai campus is steps away from Sheikh Zayed Road, the main thoroughfare of downtown Dubai and the hub of the financial district. The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and many of Dubai's premier attractions surround our facilities, and the Financial Centre metro station is walking distance from the University campus, ensuring an easy commute. There are also many selections of shops and restaurants nearby.

The Canadian University Dubai campus is an architecturally unique building. Our four Halls are surrounded by lush vegetation, providing the perfect backdrop in any of our courtyards for quiet conversation or studying.

Sports facilities

We offer a number of sports activities to all students and encourage them to take an active role in our sports development.

“Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy future”

At the Canadian University Dubai we recognise the importance of sports to student life. Apart from having a balanced diet, active participation in sports will assist in maintaining our health; if we do not exercise regularly our bodies become easy targets for illness and disease.

Sports teach us many other benefits too – such as team work, discipline, sportsmanship, cooperation, dedication and decision making.

Student clubs

  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Music Club
  • Robotics Club.


Canadian University Dubai is licensed to award degrees by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. In addition, all of our degree granting programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs through the Commission for Academic Accreditation.

Student Reviews

My education
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm graduated from Madda Walabu University with BSc degree in Information Systems with high distinction. I have got more knowledge in programming language and computer and Technology related skills.

Chose wisely
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university is a great university based on their education and everything but I guess if the university had an international accreditation it would be great since it deserves it.

My life story
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a nice experience

Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates

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