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The University has a long history of accepting students from Bahrain onto its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Architecture, Art & Design, Business Management, Computer Science, Fashion Marketing, Finance And Investment Management, Law, Logistics And Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Mechanical Engineering and many more.Bahrain

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us. 

Entry Requirements

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Programme  Tawjahiya/High School Diploma  60% or above
1st Year Undergraduate  Associate Degree  GPA 2.75 
Entry after year 1 of Bahraini degree  GPA 2.75 and having completed around 30 credit hours 
Bahrain Diploma -  when studied for 2-3 years GPA 2.75 
Advanced Entry Advanced entry to year 2 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Bahraini degree  GPA 2.75 and having completed around 60 credit hours 
Advanced entry to year 3 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Bahraini degree  GPA 2.75 and having completed around 90 credit hours 
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor Degree (4 Years) GPA of around 2.75/4.0  for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 for courses requiring a 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 Years) GPA of  2.0/4.0 

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.


Bahrain Country Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

Education Links

Flat 118 | Building 106 | Road 20 | Block 331 | Mahooz | PO Box 54329

Education Zone

Flat 24 | Building 3784 | Road 2835 | Block 42B | Al Seef Area | P.O. Box 18519 | Manama | Bahrain

  • Phone: 973 1743 1777

IDP Education UK

Office 4122 |Level 12 | West Tower | Bahrain Financial Harbour | King Faisal Highway | Manama | Bahrain

Events for International Students

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page. 



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