Middle East and North Africa

Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates

What level of English do I need?

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate that your level of English is adequate to succeed on your course. For Bachelor degrees, you will normally require IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with no score below 5.5, For Master’s programmes you will normally require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no score below 5.5. Some courses may have different requirements and you should check on the Course Information pages for your chosen programme. See full details of English language equivalences on our English Language Requirements webpage.

What if my qualifications are lower?

If you apply for a Bachelor degree but your qualifications fall below the required level for year 1 entry, we may offer you a 4-year option, including Foundation Study Framework Year, or we may recommend a pathway programme with University of Northampton International College (UNIC).

If your academic qualifications are satisfactory but your English is below the necessary standard we offer Pre-sessional English programmes to prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Does the University offer Scholarships or Bursaries?

Students from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates are eligible for the University of Northampton International Scholarship, worth up to 30% reduction in tuition fees. Many University-wide scholarships are also open to International students and we offer what we believe to be the most competitive Student Benefits Package of any university in England. Full details can be found on our scholarships and bursaries page.

How can I get more help?

Our approved representatives in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates listed in the accordions below, will give you information about our University, our courses and entry requirements and can provide help when it comes to applying.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Thanaweya A’ama and successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • Al Azhar and successful completion of a recognised foundation programme,
    • Successful completion of at least one year of university study in Egypt
    • Two-year Egyptian diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a public or private university,
    • 4 year Bachelor’s degree award by the American University in Cairo,
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme.

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for Egypt.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Tawjahiya and successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • Two-year associate degree / community college diploma (occasional Year 2 entry may be granted depending on qualification and modules studied),
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university,
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme.

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for Jordan.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Al Thanawaya Al-Aama and successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university,
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme.

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for Kuwait.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Thanawiya Amma and successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university,
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme.

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for Oman.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Higher College of Technology Diploma
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualification(s):

    • Bachelor’s degree with a 2:2 or equivalent

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for UAE.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • College of the North Atlantic Qatar Diploma
    • Community College Diploma
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualification(s):

    • Bachelor’s degree with a 2:2 or equivalent

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Chris Neville is the International Officer responsible for Qatar.

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