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  Confucius Institute at the University of Dubai (CIUD)


The Confucius Institute at the University of Dubai, (CIUD) under the authorization of Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters), was established in 2011 jointly by the University of Dubai in the UAE and Ningxia University (one of the 100 key universities) in China. It is the first Confucius Institute established in the UAE and also the first in the GCC countries. It has a professional license issued by the Department of Economic Development and KHDA. CIUD is the only center authorized by Hanban to host the HSK tests of Chinese language in Dubai. It possesses a certificate as an HSK administrator and is certified by Chinese Testing International (CTI). CIUD is also the 140th Host Institute for the Confucius Institute Scholarship authorized by Hanban.

Since it was established, CIUD has successfully undertaken Chinese language training for various government departments in the UAE, such as the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Customs, and Dubai International Airport and has also held cultural activities, which have been highly appreciated by the UAE Government and related management authorities. The former Consul General Zhan Jinbao and Consul General Tang Weibin have visited CIUD and participated in cultural activities several times. We are very grateful to them and appreciate their acknowledgment of our accomplishments.

CIUD offers an accessible curriculum with convenient schedules. Chinese classes are conducted by professional Chinese teachers who can facilitate the teaching of Chinese in either English or Arabic. The textbooks provided by Hanban are adapted to the local environment and of top quality. Students studying in Chinese courses will get certificates granted by the University of Dubai after each Chinese language level attained. In addition, CIUD students who meet the requirements may have the opportunity to enter the yearly Summer Camp sponsored by Hanban and to apply for a scholarship to study Chinese at a university in China.

CIUD admits students all year round and provides 6 levels of Chinese language courses.

CIUD also designs professional training plans for individuals and teams, offers lectures on Chinese culture, furnishes information and organizes certain cultural activities.

Chinese Courses offered:

General Chinese language courses level 1 to level 6. The tuition fee for each level is AED 2520, which includes registration, books and other learning materials.

Chinese Language for Special Purposes, which focuses on specific language for the workplace in various fields. The price for this type of course is negotiable.

Registration and location:

Registration Department on the 6th floor of the University of Dubai, Al Masaood Building.

The general Chinese language training courses are given at the University of Dubai.

Contact Information:
Please call at +971 4 207 2775, +971 4 207 2678, +971 4 207 2688; or send email to , ,