We welcome students from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! 

flag of Jordanجامعة ليستر ترحب بالطلاب من المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية

Entry requirements


If you graduate with the General Certificate of Secondary Education Exam -Tawjihi with an average of 80% you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a recognised Jordanian university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.
  • It is sometimes possible to transfer into the second year of a Bachelors degree.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised Jordanian university (usually with a grade of 'very good’ jayyid jiddan) you will be considered for postgraduate study. A GPA score of 3.0 out of 4.00, or 80% and above, is usually required.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Jordanian university, usually in a related subject area,with a grade of 'very good’ jayyid jiddan. A GPA score of 3.0 out of 4.00, or 80% and above, is usually required (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations.


Visits to your country

No visits planned at present

Partnerships with Jordanian institutions

The University of Leicester is actively pursuing partnerships with education institutions in Jordan. Please contact Dr Michael Green or Shahid Hussain for further

Student Societies


We have two official overseas contacts for Jordan. Contact details can be found on our Alumni Website.

Other sources of information