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The University has a long history of accepting Kuwaiti students onto its Kuwaitdegree programmes; examples in recent years include Art, Architectural Engineering, Business, Computing, Design, Health, Community and Education Studies, Electrical Engineering, International Foundation Programme, Mechanical Engineering and many more.

Northumbria University has been approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education for funding in a wide variety of subject categories. Information on applying for funding from the MOHE can be found on their website.

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  Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al’ama (General Secondary School Certificate)  60%
1st Year Undergraduate  Technical Diploma / Certificate from PAEET Institute GPA 2.75 or over
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Kuwaiti degree GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 30 credit hours
Advanced Undergraduate Entry to year 1 with Diploma from PAEET College GPA 2.75 or 3.5/5
Entry to year 2 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Kuwaiti degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 60 credit hours 
Entry to year 3 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Kuwaiti degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 90 credit hours 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree(4 years)  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5  for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 for courses which require a 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree(4 years)  GPA 2.0/4

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..

Kuwait 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.

IDP Education Ltd

9th Floor | Dalal Complex | Salem Al Mubarak Street | Salmiya | Kuwait

Student Center Agency

Al-Tijaria Tower | Floor 35 | Soor Street | Sharq | Kuwait City

  • Email:
  • Phone: 00965 66830010
  • Phone: 00965 51586525
  • Phone: 00965 51344562

TCL Global

niu | Business District One | Ali Al-Salem St | Kuwait City,

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