Intensive English Program

If you would like to improve your English language skills in a friendly, multicultural environment, our IEP program is for you.

The program is open to students of all ages, and professional and educational backgrounds, based in the UAE or coming from overseas.

It offers international students the opportunity to study English on a university-sponsored residence visa* and to experience life in Dubai for a semester. Courses are run in conjunction with the University Academic Calendar.

Program Overview

Participants work collaboratively with their instructors and peers to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English through a number of up-to-date teaching methodologies. You will also study academic skills such as note-taking, presentation delivery, and critical thinking.

IEP students are encouraged to become involved in University life and to feel part of the learning community. A computer lab component allows students to apply what is taught in classroom, to interactive exercises online.

Unique opportunities for IEP students include:

  • A pen pal system with instructors and existing students at Canadian University Dubai to practice fluency in writing.
  • Access to the IEP course website and online forum, where additional language practice and class updates are available (i.e. Moodle).
  • An extensive reading program for students who enjoy English literature.
  • Use of state-of-art resources and technology.
  • Certificate of completion upon successfully passing course.

The IEP course you take will depend upon your English language skills at the time of entry. You will need to provide a valid IELTS or TOEFL test score prior to registering for IEP, to ensure that you enter the appropriate program. Without a valid test score, you will be assessed by the Program Coordinator.

The following courses are offered for the 2018/2019 academic year:

Program Course Duration/Days of Classroom instruction per week Hours per week/class Pre-requisite Target
IELTS score
IEP 100 15 weeks
5 days/wk (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs)
20 hrs/wk
4 hrs per class
Below IELTS 3.0 or TOEFL 300 4.0
IEP 200 15 weeks
5 days/wk (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs)
20 hrs/wk
4 hrs per class
IELTS 3.0-3.5 or TOEFL 300-399 4.5
IEP 300 15 weeks
5 days/wk (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs)
20 hrs/wk
4 hrs per class
IELTS 4.0 or TOEFL 400-449 5.0
IEP 400 15 weeks
5 days/wk (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs)
20 hrs/wk
4 hrs per class
IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 450-499 5.5


Students can register through the Admissions Office. Please contact us directly for more information regarding registration by emailing or by calling the recruitment office on +971 (0)4 3219090.

Intensive English Language Program Tuition

Fall and Spring Semesters
Tuition AED 25,000 per semester

Summer Sessions
Tuition AED 12,500 per semester

Student Residence Visa (optional)

Students enrolled and accepted into full time IEP are eligible for a university sponsored student residency visa. Visa charges apply.

*Registration and visa fees must be paid in full and in advance for visa sponsorship eligibility.