English for Academic Purposes

Program Overview

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed for students:

  • Whose first spoken language or language of study is not English.
  • Are seeking an English language immersion experience.
  • Are seeking to attain an IELTS band of 5 or a TOEFL score of 500.
  • Are interested in pursuing studies at Canadian University Dubai and/or further studies in Canada.

Our EAP program consists of 4 courses, each designed to accommodate your English language proficiency level to help you develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and reach your targeted IELTS or TOEFL score. The curriculum is run in conjunction with the University Academic Calendar and requires students' active participation and collaboration with instructors and peers. You will also study academic skills such as note-taking, presentation delivery, and critical thinking to help you succeed in your academic journey. 

Student Experience 

EAP classes are not only beneficial for academic success – they can help broaden your world by enabling you to access more job opportunities, enhance your success in interviews, improve your spoken and written communication skills, and increase your confidence when expressing yourself. This is because our EAP curriculum is closely aligned with University life. All classes are delivered in the morning and early afternoon and involve active EAP student engagement in sports, student clubs, music, and/or career services. EAP students also have access to the Student Success Center, the Learning Resource Center, and practice exams. 

Small class sizes provide a dynamic classroom experience and more interaction with the instructor. Canadian University Dubai’s EAP courses bring classmates from a range of cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds together in a cross-cultural environment. As first-year students, language should not prevent you from being involved in student activities, having access to resources, pursuing your hobbies, familiarizing yourself with Dubai, and making new friends.

Placement in EAP Level 

In order to determine your starting point in the program, you must take the IELTS exam, TOEFL exam, or Placement Test. Your score will determine the EAP course you need to take. Students who want to enrol in the EAP program without taking a test are automatically placed in EAP 101. Course duration, contact hours, and test scores for placement are outlined below:

Program Number in Weeks Hours per week Pre-requisite Allowed Enrolment in General Education Credits  Price
EAP - 101 6.5 18 Below IELTS 4 or TOEFL 400 3 credits (one course) 5,600.00 AED 
EAP - 201 6.5 18 IELTS 4 to 4.4 or TOEFL 400-449 6 credits (two courses) 5,600.00 AED 
EAP - 301 6.5 12 IELTS 4.5 to 4.9 or TOEFL 450-499 9 credits (three courses) 4,380.00 AED
EAP - 401 6.5 12 IELTS 5-5.9 or TOEFL 500-599 TBD 4,380.00 AED

EAP Program Registration & Incidental Fees

Description Rate (Pre-VAT) VAT VAT Amount Total Amount
Registration Fee  100.00  5%  5.00  105.00
SRFID  165.00  5%  8.25  173.25
                                                                                       Total  278.25



Students can register through the Admissions Office. Please contact us directly for more information by emailing lisa@cud.ac.ae,or by calling +971 (0)4 3219090 or +971 (0)4 7096872.