Pilot Training Programme

Emirates Aviation University

Program Description

Pilot Training Programme

Emirates Aviation University

Pilot Training Programme

The EAU EASA Cadet Pilot Programme is delivered in the UAE and Portugal within 18 months. The programme is structured as Theory, in Dubai, Practical, in Portugal. Upon successful completion of the programme cadets will receive an EASA, ATPL (A) Frozen Licence and also a Higher Diploma in Aviation Science. This is a unique academic award in the UAE and permits cadets to undertake a further one year top up degree resulting in a BSc (Hons.) in Air Transport Management (awarded by Coventry University, UK).

Successful completion of the course will lead to:

  • EASA Frozen ATLP Licence (theory)
  • EASA CPL Licence with ME , IR Ratings
  • MCC Training
  • Higher Diploma in Aviation Science

Graduates of the programme will have the option to enroll in the university's one year Top Up Degree Programme and obtain a BSc (Hons.) in Air Transport Management.

Screening / Foundation

The EASA cadet pilot programme is delivered in the UAE and Portugal within of 18 months. Candidates are first required to undergo a thorough screening process in Dubai, at Emirates Aviation University’s Campus, in order to assess motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, maths & physics and psychological review. Suitable candidates are accepted to proceed either conditionally or unconditionally subject to performance.

Candidates who do not pass the initial maths & physics exams/ or who manage only average scores, are required to undergo our Foundation Programme to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the technical level of the programme. At the end of the Foundation all candidates are re-tested and a final assessment is made.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements


  • Age : 17 – 35 years old
  • High School Certificate or equivalent
  • Math & Physics entry test
  • Aptitude test
  • English test
  • Personal interview
  • Foundation Maths & Physics exam


  • Clear Class1 Medical examinations
  • Flight Grading


We advise candidates to have a minimum of 3 years validity from the point of entry to ensure that their training is not disrupted and that they do not face issues with the European Schengen process.

Please also note, whilst EAU will apply for visas for the UAE and assist for the Schengen visa, for all nationalities, we cannot guarantee that these will be issued and is subject to the UAE/ European Immigration rules and procedures.

Last updated March 9, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
18 months
Full time
565,000 AED
Start date Sept. 2017
United Arab Emirates Dubai
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Portugal Lisbon
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 18 months
Price 565,000 AED
Full programme