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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 Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)   60%
1st Year Undergraduate   Higher College of Technology – Certificate  GPA of 2.75 with around 50-60 credits per year 
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Emirati degree   Average of 75%, 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 
Associate Degree  75% 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 
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 
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.

Meet us in your country

To find out when we are visiting your country, please visit our Where are we visiting page

To get more information, contact: er.international@northumbria.ac.uk

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.

Education Zone fc llc

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

IDP Education UK

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

IDP Education UK

Union National Bank Building | 1802 Airport Road | Abu Dubai

Intelligent Partners

Office 1705 | Mazaya Business Avenue | BB1 Jumeirah Lake Towers | P.O. Box 114423 | Dubai

Intelligent Partners

Office 1004 | C2 Tower | Albateen | Baynunah St.| Abu Dhabi

IQ Education Consultants

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

 

Meet Jim Fraser, Northumbria's Country Manager for The United Arab Emirates

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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