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Middle East & North Africa

Located in one of the most well-connected areas in London. Close to Oxford Street, East London is a hub of; art, culture and innovation. This is reflected in our programmes and career services, as we ensure students are prepared for the rapidly-changing world and the digital future. Ranked Top 50 for Student Satisfaction - it's not hard to see why. The university boasts well-ranked programmes, beautiful waterfront accommodation and memorable experience. Our growing Arab community will ensure you never feel like home is too far from home.

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Entry requirements


Saudi Arabia
For Entry requirements please visit the Saudi Arabia page

Bahrain
Undergraduate
Students must have passed the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with at least 60% AND one of the following:

  • A  recognised Foundation/Access Course – Including:
    British School of Bahrain UFP
  • RCSI-Bahrain Foundation Year (pass with 60 credits)
    The first year of a recognised degree with a classification of ‘good’ or above.

Iran
Undergraduate
One of the following:

  • Students must have passed a PUC (Pre-University Certificate - Peeshdaneshgahe) with a CGPA of 14 or above.
  • Equivalent grades in the National Entrance Exam (Kunkur)  or the vocational 2 year post High School Baccalaureate [Fogh-e-diplom or Kārdāni] can be considered         

Iraq
Undergraduate
Students must have completed:

  • A recognised UK Foundation/Access Course.
  • 2 year Technical Diploma with 65% and/or top quarter of the graduates of the year (this is usually written on transcripts), provided overall percentage is not lower than 55%.
  • First year of degree and/or top quarter of the graduates of the year (this is usually written on transcripts), provided overall percentage is not lower than 55%.

Jordan
Undergraduate
Students must have passed one of the following:

  • A recognised UK Foundation/Access Course.
  • A Community College Certificate or Diploma (may also be called Intermediate Diploma or an Associate Degree) with an overall average of 60% or above.
  • First year of a Bachelors Degree with CGPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (if CGPA not stated: “good” is acceptable)

Kuwait
Undergraduate
Students must have one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • A diploma from the Australian College of Kuwait, Box Hill Institute (BHCK) OR Public Authority of Applied Education and Training (also may be eligible for advanced entry – see below)

Lebanon
Undergraduate
Students must have passed:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • The Diplome de Technicien Superieur with good grades
  • First year of a bachelor’s degree/Licence with good OR GPA of 2.5 (AUB/LAU)
  • A diploma from a recognised institution
 

Oman
Undergraduate
One of the following is required:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • A diploma from a recognised institution with ‘good’ (usually equates to grade C+ - check transcripts)

Palestine
Undergraduate
Students must have completed:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • The first year of a recognised degree with average grades equivalent to a classification of ‘good’ or above (C/70%, but check institutional grading system).

Qatar
Undergraduate
Students must have passed one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • A Certificate or Diploma from the College of the North Atlantic (Canadian College with Campus in Qatar) with a CGPA 3.0 or 70%
  • 1st Year of a degree from a recognised institution with ‘good’

United Arab Emirates
Undergraduate
Students must have passed one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • A Levels which meet the UCAS tariff requirement
  • US High School Diploma and SAT composite score 1600 or ACT, AP equivalent
  • Diploma / Leaving Certificate from a 13 year International School with satisfactory grades (since grading systems vary, diplomas will be considered on a case by case basis – ‘International School Diplomas’ in the Global qualifications section)
  • A University Diploma or other recognised 1 year certificate or diploma course.
  • Associate Degree from the American University in Dubai.
  • The first year of a recognised degree with CGPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (if CGPA not stated: ‘good’ is generally acceptable)

Yemen
Undergraduate
Students must have passed their General Secondary Education Certificate 'Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama' AND one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course.
  • University or Community College Diploma.
  • A Levels or equivalent.
English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.


Saudi Arabia
For Entry requirements please visit the Saudi Arabia page

Bahrain
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 year Bachelors Degree with a classification of ‘good’ or above

Iran
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a Licence or Karshenasi Bachelors Degree with an overall average of 12 or above (and no mark lower than 10) or As, Bs and Cs, or a CGPA of 2.7 or above.               

Iraq
Postgraduate

  • Students must have over 65% in their Bachelors degree AND/OR top quarter of the graduates of the year (this is usually written on transcripts), provided overall percentage is not lower than 55%.

Jordan
Postgraduate

Students must hold one of the following:

  • A 4 year Bachelors Degree (Darajat al-Bakalorius) with CGPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (if CGPA not stated: “good” is acceptable)

Kuwait
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 year Bachelors Degree with a classification of ‘good’ or above or equivalent.

 

Lebanon
Postgraduate

Students must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree/Licence with good OR GPA of 2.5 (AUB/LAU)
  • Diplome d’Etudes Superieures/Attestation d’Etudes Approfondies (awarded as a postgraduate qualification).
  • Maitrise (awarded as a postgraduate qualification).
 

Oman
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 year Bachelors Degree with an overall classification of ‘good’ (usually equates to grade C+ - check transcripts) or better (or CGPA 2.3 if from Sultan Qaboos University)

Palestine
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a Bachelors Degree from a recognised institution with a classification of ‘good’ (generally around C/70%, but check institutional grading system) or above

Qatar
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 year Bachelors Degree with ‘good’ or above or equivalent.

United Arab Emirates
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 year Bachelors Degree with CGPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (if CGPA not stated: “good” is generally acceptable)

Yemen
Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a Masters Degree with 77% or above or equivalent.
English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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“It is a career-focused university and I really feel that I have benefited from this. Alongside the theoretical, practical, & coaching aspects of my course, I have also had first-hand experience of working with global companies. It's been a real pleasure representing the university.”

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Jonathan Dudley

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Like a lot of my students, I moved to London for my bachelor's degree to broaden my horizon and I have now been here for 12 years! Needless to say, I fell in love with East London's vibrant art and culture scene, diversity and the endless amount of things to do. Moving to a new city not only gave me confidence but allowed me to make lots of international friends, and is one of the reasons why I highly recommend students experience it for themselves.

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