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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  Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al’ama (General Secondary School Certificate)  60%
1st Year Undergraduate  Technical Diploma / Certificate from PAEET Institute GPA 2.75 or over
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Kuwaiti degree GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 30 credit hours
Advanced Undergraduate Entry to year 1 with Diploma from PAEET College GPA 2.75 or 3.5/5
Entry to year 2 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Kuwaiti degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 60 credit hours 
Entry to year 3 from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Kuwaiti degree  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5, and having completed around 90 credit hours 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree(4 years)  GPA 2.75/4 or 3.5/5  for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 for courses which require a 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree(4 years)  GPA 2.0/4

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..

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page. 



For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

JnS Education Consultant

Kuwait City

  • Phone: +965 97549427 

Student Center

3rd Floor | Sharq | Abeer Tower | Kuwait City | Kuwait

  • Phone: +965 97999704 

Tajdid Education Consutants

Floor 10 | Shayma Tower | Omar bin Al-Khattab Street, Mirqab | Kuwait City | Kuwait

  • Phone: +965 99060316

Ulearn Student Services

10th Floor | City Tower | Ahmed Aljaber Street | Sharq | Kuwait

  • Phone: +965 98768272 


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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