Saudi Arabia

At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.

Entry requirements - Saudi Arabia

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The experienced UWE Bristol International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen course.

Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements to that level of study. This is not a guarantee of an offer of a place, which is at the University’s discretion.

Entry onto foundation courses

If you do not meet the requirements for our undergraduate degree courses, you may wish to be considered for a foundation degree.

Holders of the Tawjihiya/High School Diploma with 80% are eligible to apply for the UWE Bristol Art and Design foundation degrees.

For other courses, students have the option to undertake an international foundation or international year one course at our International College. Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol degree course.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

Holders of an Associate Degree are eligible to apply for undergraduate entry with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.

If you have studied A-levels or International Baccalaureate, further information on entry requirements can be found on course listings.

If you have studied the American High School Curriculum, please refer to the USA country page.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirement for entrance to UWE Bristol; competitive courses may have higher requirements.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of a bachelor's degree from a recognised university are eligible to apply for postgraduate study with a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0 or 3.4 out of 5.0.

Lower requirements may be considered where students have suitable work experience.

Holders of a master's degree from a recognised institution are eligible to apply for PhD study.

Please note: Where UWE Bristol has an academic agreement in place with an institution, greater flexibility in entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate courses may apply as outlined in those agreements.

English language requirements

To study at UWE Bristol you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.

Please visit our English language pages for the list of other acceptable English language qualifications.

What to do if you don't meet our entry requirements

If you do not quite meet our entry requirements, our International College offers a range of university preparation courses to teach you all you need to progress to UWE Bristol. We also have a pre-sessional English language course to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.


Country managers

For UWE Bristol enquiries please contact our UK-based experts:

Sophie Grice, Regional Manager, Middle East and North AfricaSophie Grice
Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa
Based in Bristol

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Country representatives

Below you will find the contact details for our representatives in your country. They can provide you with further information and assist with the submission of your application to UWE Bristol. They can also offer advice on visas, accommodation, scholarships, travel and more.

Representative name Contact details
Jubail Industrial City
AlKhaleej Estate, Road No 6
P.O. Box 9469
Jubail 4059 - 35718
Contact: Dr Ibrahim Ahmadelrayah
Telephone: +966 (0)541 259 980/+966 (0)535 234 118
IDP Education Pty Ltd- Saudi Arabia
Floor 3, Silver Tower
King Abdulaziz Street
P.O. Box 4031
Al Khobar 31952
Contact: Al Khobar Office
Telephone: +966 92 0001709
IDP Education Pty Ltd- Saudi Arabia
Office No. 208, second floor
Arabian Business Centre King Abdulallah Road
NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square
Contact: Jeddah Office
Telephone: +966 92 0001705
IDP Education Pty Ltd- Saudi Arabia
Al Rabiea Tower –Al Fahd Hotel Building, 6th floor –office 601
Olaya main road (South ) cross with Kherais
PO Box 51104
Riyadh 11543
Contact: Riyadh Office
Telephone: +966112015010/12/13 - 920001704
IEC Abroad LTD
38, Third Floor
Khalid Business Center
King Khalid Street, Cross 19
Near Almana General Hospital
Alkhobar, Eastern Province, KSA
Contact: Alkhobar Office
Telephone: 00966 (013) 8035010/11
IEC Abroad LTD
28 Office, Zahran Tower
Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road
Contact: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Telephone: +966 (01) 2682 12 85
IEC Abroad LTD
Office No. 23, 2nd Floor
Alqada Center
Al-Takhasusi Street (Opposite to Euromarche Hypermarket)
Contact: Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
Telephone: +966 (011) 810 4444
IG for Education Services (IGES)
Aldahab road
Second floor Alamoudi building
Contact: Jeddah Office
Telephone: 00966 550540333
SI-UK Dammam Office
Arab Cultural Institute
CR: 2050018638
Prince Mohammed Road, opposite to AlOthaim mall
Prince Mohammed Building for Youth Development Program - second floor
Telephone: +966-138154244
TCL Global
Unit 9,
St Georges Business Centre
St Georges Square
Contact: Mr Sayed Ahmed
University Admission Center/New Way
Chamber of commerce building, 2nd Floor
Makkah-Jeddah Expressway
Contact: Dr Sameer Malaeb
Telephone: +966-576492737

UKuni Riyadh
6195 King Abdullah Branch Rd
Riyadh 1248
PO Box 19312
Riyadh 11435

Contact: Taha Ahmed
Telephone: +966 (0) 11 275 4606
UKuni Jeddah

City Center Shopping Mall
Madina Road
First floor
Shop #7
Jeddah 23332 2485

Contact: Fuad Hariz
Telephone: +966 (0) 12 609 1141

Global visits and events

If you are interested in studying at UWE Bristol you may be able to come and meet us through one of our global visits. View all upcoming events.

International scholarships

Every year we offer a large number of scholarships to international students. Take a look at the full list of UWE Bristol International scholarships to find out more.

You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE Bristol.