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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.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email UEL International at seasia@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification to those listed above.

    What if I do not meet the entry requirements? 
    If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for an undergraduate programme, you may be able to apply for the International Foundation Programme
    If you need additional academic qualifications for a postgraduate programme, you may be able to join our Pre-Master's Course
     

    English language requirements
    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with exceptions of Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

    Undergraduate standard requirements
    Your programme will specify the exact English language requirements you need at the time of offer, however in general you will need to have one of the following:
    • IELTS 5.5 overall (5.5 all components)
    • IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 writing and speaking; 5.5 reading and listening)
    What if I do not meet English language requirements?
    If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply for one of our pre-sessional English courses, which are specifically designed to give you the language and study skills needed for academic study. If you pass the assessments on the pre-sessional English language programme, you will be accepted onto your degree course without the need to take IELTS or another SELT.

    Undergraduate


    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.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email UEL International at seasia@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification to those listed above.

    English language requirements
    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements with exceptions of Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

    Postgraduate standard requirements
    Your programme will specify the exact English language requirements you need at the time of offer, however in general you will need to have one of the following:
    • IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 writing and speaking; 5.5 reading and listening)
    • IELTS 6.5 overall (6.0 all components)
    What if I do not meet English language requirements?
    If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply for one of our pre-sessional English courses, which are specifically designed to give you the language and study skills needed for academic study. If you pass the assessments on the pre-sessional English language programme, you will be accepted onto your degree course without the need to take IELTS or another SELT.

    Postgraduate

    2016/17 Fees

    2016/17 Fees

    All applicants are asked to provide fee assessment information in order to determine whether you pay international tuition fees.

     

     

    International Foundation Programme (IFP):

     
     1 Semester (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
     2 Semester (avg. length: 6 months)  £6500
     Pre-Masters (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
       

     

    15% discount off your UEL degree when you complete a Foundation or Premasters programme.

    We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.  

     

    Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years)   £11,100 
    Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year)  £12,100
    MBA (avg. length: 1 year) £15,000

     

    To help you with your finances we are offering the following scholarships of up to £4,000.

    *Payment plans are available, for more information contact international@uel.ac.uk

     

    2017/18 Fees

    All applicants are asked to provide fee assessment information in order to determine whether you pay international tuition fees.

     

    International Foundation Programme (IFP):

     
     1 Semester (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
     2 Semester (avg. length: 6 months)  £6500
     Pre-Masters (avg. length: 3 months)  £4000
       

    15% discount off your UEL degree when you complete a Foundation or Premasters programme.

     We will also provide all undergraduates with a free Samsung tablet loaded with e-Books.  

     

    Undergraduate courses (avg. length:3 years)   £11,440 
    Postgraduate courses (avg. length: 1 year)  £12,480
    MBA (avg. length: 1 year) £15,450

     

    *Payment plans are available, for more information contact international@uel.ac.uk

    Visas

    If you are not a citizen of a European Economic Area member state, it is compulsory to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to come to the UK for a course of study of longer than 6 months.  If you are a citizen of Visa required country you will need to apply for and obtain a visa to come to the UK and study at UEL for courses of any length.  However, if you are a citizen of a Non-Visa country and you are coming to study a short course of less than six months it is not compulsory that you apply for a visa to enter the UK, instead you can enter the UK as a Student Visitor. To check your countries visa status go to GOV.UK.

      If your course at UEL lasts longer than six months, you will need to apply for and obtain a Tier 4 General Student visa to enter the UK and begin your studies at UEL.
      • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS): You require a CAS from your Tier 4 sponsor (UEL) as this contains information required in the Tier 4 application. This is provided to you by UEL after you have received an unconditional offer to study.
      • Finances (Maintenance): You should have sufficient finances available to you to cover your outstanding tuition fees and living costs. This is known as the maintenance requirement
      • Online Visa Application: complete the online Tier 4 General application and provide the requested supporting documents as specified in the Tier 4 guidance 
      • Biometrics: Following online submission and fee payment of your Tier 4 visa application, you will be invited to visit a Visa Application Centre or other designated centre to provide your biometric details (10-digit finger scans and a digital photograph).
      • Interview: You will also be required to attend a short interview about your study plans.
      Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Tier 4 General Student.

      Tier 4 General Student Visa

      Visa-required nationals studying shorter than six months

      If you plan to study a course at UEL of less than six months and do not intend to work during your studies or extend your stay, you may be able to enter the UK as a Short Term Student by applying for and obtaining a Short Term Study visa.

      As part of your Short Term Study visa application, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
      • you are over 18 years of age
      • you have been accepted onto a programme of study with UEL and have an official Student Visitor Letter issued by UEL admissions
      • you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK.
      • details of your accommodation in the UK
      • you do not intend to stay in the UK more than six months.

      You can make an application for a Student Visitor visa online.

      UEL’s International Student Advice pages contain detailed information on coming to the UK as a Student Visitor.

      Short Term Study Visa

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