United Arab Emirates

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 - United Arab Emirates

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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 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

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.

If you have studied the Indian School Curriculum, please refer to the India 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 with a GPA of 2.7 out of 4 or more will be considered for postgraduate study.

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

Holders of a master's degree 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
1209, Goldcrest Executive
Cluster C
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Contact: Owais Sheikh Muhammad
Telephone: +971 4 580 8214
Email: info@edorbis.com

Education Resource Network
Office Number 05, 33rd Floor
Prime Tower
Alabraj St.
Business Bay

Contact: Basima Damanpak
Telephone: 971 43685697
Email: info@ern-dubai.com
IDP Education PTY Ltd – Abu Dhabi (UAE)
404 Union National Bank Building
Airport Road (Near Corniche)
P.O.Box 32919
Abu Dhabi
Contact: Abu Dhabi Office
Telephone: +971 2 6228367
Email: info.abudhabi@idp.com

IDP Education PTY Ltd - Dubai
Office No.104
Century Plaza Building
Jumeirah 1
P.O.Box 50085

Contact: Dubai Office
Telephone: +971 4 344 6814
Email: info.dubai@idp.com
Intelligent Partners
Office 1705
Mazaya Business Avenue - BB1
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Contact: Cynthia Ekanem
Telephone: +971 4 3686087/97/36
Website: www.intelligentpartners.com

International Placewell Consultants - IPC Dubai
Block 13, Office No. F18
Dubai Knowledge Village
PO Box 46875

Contact: Pujan Mittal
Telephone: 97143911178
Email: ipcgulf@unidirection.com
JNS Education Consultants
Grosvenor Business Bay Office
1903 Business Bay
Telephone: +971 56 994 0084
Email: admission.ae@jnsedu.com

Office 1609, Gold Crest Executive building
Cluster C
Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Contact: Ambuj Khare
Telephone: 0097145548137 or 0097145548156
Email: info@proedworld.com
Uniserv Education
Office F37, Block 2B
Knowledge Park
PO Box 501730
Contact: Amin Esmail
Telephone: +971 4 277 6943
Email: dubai@uniserveducation.com
Website: www.uniserveducation.com
Wiser Study
Premises No SD 1-105
Ground Floor, Building 9
Telephone: +971 561676497
Email: hello@wiserstudy.com
Website: www.wiserstudy.com

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.