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United Arab Emirates

The University has a long history of accepting students from the UAE onto its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Computing, Engineering, Information Sciences, International Business Management, International Foundation Programme, Law, Sport Management, Sport And Exercise Science and many more.Uae

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.

For details of our forthcoming visits please check our UAE Travel Schedule section.

Entry Requirements and Scholarship Information

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:

Grade Required for £2500 Scholarship 

International Foundation Programme Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)   60%  
1st Year Undergraduate   Higher College of Technology – Certificate  GPA of 2.75 with around 50-60 credits per year   3.5/4
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Emirati degree   Average of 75%, and having completed around 30 credit hours    85% and having completed around 30 credit hours  
2nd Year Undergraduate   Higher College of Technology - Diploma  GPA of 2.75 with around 50-60 credits per year   3.5/4
Associate Degree  75% with around 50-60 credits per year   85% with around 50-60 credits per year 
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Emirati degree  Average of 75%, and having completed around 60 credit hours   85% with around 60 credits per year 
3rd Year Undergraduate  Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Emirati degree  Average of 75%, and having completed around 90 credit hours   85% with around 90 credits per year 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree  CGPA 2.6-2.9/4 for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

CGPA 3.0/4 for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree  GPA 2.0  

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.

United Arab Emirates 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.

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Knowledge Village | Building 2B | Office F30 | PO Box 214592 | UAE

  •  Email:
  • Phone: 971 4 391 0257
  • Fax: 971 4 3664 512

IDP Education UK

Office no 104 | Century Plaza Building | Jumeira 1 | Jumeira | Dubai | UAE

IDP Education UK

Union National Bank Building | 1802 Airport Road | Abu Dubai

Intelligent Partners

1705 Mazaya Business Avenue | BB1 | Jumeirah Lakes Towers | Dubai | UAE

Intelligent Partners

Office 933 | C2 Tower | Albateen | Baynunah St. | Abu Dhabi | UAE

IQ Education Consultants

Suite M02 | Al Zarooni Building | Opposite ADBC | P.O. Box 300759 | Al Rigga Road | Deira | Dubai | UAE


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