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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 Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate)  60% or above
1st Year Undergraduate  College of Technology Diploma Higher Technology Diploma Junior Health College Diploma  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5
Associate Degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5
Entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Saudi degree Average of 60%, and having completed around 30 credit hours 
Advanced Undergraduate Associate Degree (depending on course) GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Saudi degree Average of 60%, and having completed around 60 credit hours 
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Saudi degree  Average of 60%, and having completed around 90 credit hours 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5 for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

GPA 3.2/4 or 4/5 for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree   GPA 2.0/4 or 2.5/5

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.

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

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 Zone fz llc

  • Phone: 971 4 3910257

Cayenne Education

Qobolak For Commercial Services LLC

6239 King Abdulaziz Rd | Al Yasmeen Dist. | Unit No 6241| Riyadh | Saudi Arabia | 13326 - 2821

  • Phone: +966 11 26 300 26
  • Mobile Tel: +966 56 3322 123 

SAT Travel and Tourism

2649 Al Amir Nayif St. Alkhaldiyah | Unit 8 | Al Hufuf | Saudi Arabia | 36364 – 7575

  • Phone: 00966 55 366 6914

SAT Agency For Travel and Tourism

Office Number 10 | 4516 Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Road | Al Muruj Dist | Riyadh | 12282 - 6849 | Saudi Arabia

  • Phone: 00966 55 366 6914

Talib Consultancy (UK) Limited

6528 Al Ulaya | Al Olaya Dist | Unit No 66 | Riyadh | Saudi Arabia | 12211-3856

UK United Co (trading as UKuni)

Al Mughrizat | King Abdullah Branch Road 3144 | Riyadh 6181-12481 | PO Box 19312 | Saudi Arabia

  • Phone: +966 11 275 4606

I’m Jim Fraser and I am the Regional Manager for Northumbria University activity in the GCC region.

Jim Fraser

I have travelled to the region quite extensively and have a reasonably good understanding of the various ways in which potential students will look to come to study with us. These include the range of high school study options (Thanawiya, IB, A Levels, CBSE etc) as well as other options for advanced entry and Masters and PhD study.

I have met and work closely with most of the Education Consultants that act as our Agents in the region, so if you have any queries about applying to study with us or life as a student in Newcastle for example, if I can’t answer them then I am sure that I can pass you onto someone that can.

I look forward to meeting you either here in Newcastle or in your home country in the Gulf region.

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