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Entry Requirements

We know it can be hard to find a course in a different country. That’s why we’ll help walk you through every stage of the application process - from your personal statement, to your qualifications, to any specific course requirements. Whatever your choice, we’ll help you reach your goal.

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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.

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