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The University has a long history of accepting Qatari students onto its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Built Environment, Business Management, Computer Science, Electrical And Electronic Engineering, Finance And Investment Management, International Business Management, Logistics And Supply Chain Management, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Quantity Surveying, Sport Management and many more.

Northumbria University has been approved by the Qatar Supreme Education Council for funding in all subjects. Information on applying for funding from the SEC 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 Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah (General Education Secondary Certificate) 70% or above + IELTS of 5.0
1st Year Undergraduate Associate Degree C / 2.75 GPA
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Qatari degree  2.75 GPA, and having completed around 30 credit hours 
Advanced Undergraduate

Level 5
2 year Diploma

2.75 GPA+

Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Qatari degree 2.75 GPA, and having completed around 60 credit hours

Level 6
3 year Advanced Diploma

2.75 GPA+

Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Qatari degree 2.75 GPA, and having completed around 90 credit hours
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor Degree 2.75/4.0 GPA for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree 2.00 GPA 

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.

Events for International Students

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

Qatar 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 Basket

Izghawa Area | Zone 51 Gharrafat Al-Rayyan Street | Doha | Qatar

Study in Qatar (QFBA)

Northumbria University are proud to be working in partnership with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) to deliver Northumbria degrees in Qatar. Currently the following programmes are being offered:


  • International Foundation Programme (Business)
  • BA (Hons) Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Finance and Investment Management
  • BA (Hons) International Banking and Finance (top-up)

For more information please contact QFBA or visit the QFBA/Northumbria website:


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