English for Academic Purposes

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

  • Interested in studying in English but whose first language or language of study is not English.
  • Looking for an English language immersion experience.
  • Aiming to attain an IELTS band of 5 or a TOEFL score of 500 for undergraduate studies, or an IELTS band of 6 or a TOEFL score of 550 or more for graduate studies.
  • Interested in pursuing studies at Canadian University Dubai and/or further studies in Canada.

Program Overview

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 to reach your target IELTS or TOEFL score.

The curriculum is run alongside the University Academic Calendar and requires students’ active participation and collaboration with instructors and fellow students. 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 achievements by helping you to access more job opportunities, improve your performance 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.

Most 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. Our small class sizes provide a dynamic classroom experience and more interaction with the instructor.

The EAP courses bring together classmates from a range of cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds 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

To establish your starting point in the program, you need to take the IELTS exam, TOEFL exam, or the free Placement Test. Your placement in one of the 4 levels is based on your test score. Course duration, contact hours, cost, and test scores for placement are outlined below:

Program Number in Weeks Hours per week Pre-requisite Allowed Enrolment in General Education Credits Price Hours of Instruction
EAP - 101 6.5 20 Below IELTS 4 or TOEFL 400 3 credits (one course) 6,160.00 AED 130 hours
EAP - 201 6.5 20 IELTS 4 to 4.4 or TOEFL 400-449 6 credits (two courses) 6,160.00 AED 130 hours
EAP - 301 6.5 12 IELTS 4.5 to 4.9 or TOEFL 450-499 9 credits (three courses) 4,818.66 AED 78 hours
EAP - 401 6.5 12 IELTS 5-5.9 or TOEFL 500-599 No limit 4,818.66 AED 78 hours

*Course fees include textbooks and unlimited access to MyEnglishLab* 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 apply@cud.ac.ae, or by calling +971 (4) 321 9090.