For UAE Students

The United Arab Emirates Cultural Bureau in Ottawa was established at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to meet the educational needs of UAE students wishing to continue their higher education in Canadian Universities and Colleges.


The Cultural Bureau’s general mission is:
1. To manage and administer scholarships for UAE students sponsored by different UAE governmental agencies.
2. To serve as a liaison between all the UAE sponsors agencies, the students and the Canadian Educational Institutes and as a resource concerning academic matters for all UAE students studying in Canada.
The Cultural Bureau in Ottawa does its best to provide each scholar with the best possible educational opportunities at the best educational Canadian institutions. It supports each scholar academically and financially according to his/her sponsor’s decree and benefits with the collaboration of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).
The Cultural Bureau in Ottawa provides MOHESR the following:
• A list of accredited Canadian institutions of higher education, which have distinguished accredited programs/majors, in order to benefit from these institutions and enroll the scholarship students into them.
• Copies of academic reports for review of students’ academic statuses and progress.
• Replies to MOHESR’s inquiries related to students graduation degrees, transcripts, and letters of completion. 
 We are pleased to offer you in this section information and guidance that can help you to be prepared to your study in Canada.
For all students please review:

Pre departure Guide 


Student Forms

UAE students may fill out and print or download the forms below.

•    General Information Form

•     Scholar Registration Form

•     Pledge

•     Enrolment Form

•     Change of Major Form

•     Academic Study Plan Form

•     Release of Information Form

•     Consent for Married


Useful links:

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research:


Students’ Guide for Scholarships:


Certificate Equivalency Guide:


List of Canadian universities recommended by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research:




General Contact Information


Acting Cultural Attaché - Mr. Jamal Alzaabi




General Contact Information


125 Boteler St.

Ottawa, ON

K1N 0A4


Tel: +16135657272 

Fax: +16138601235 
Toll free, Emergency Number: 18773222779 


Hours of Operation


Cultural Bureau

Monday – Friday: 09:00 to 16:00