Kuwait

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Kuwait.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Kuwaiti student community.


Your International Officer

portrait of Shaid Hussain

The International Officer for Kuwait is Shahid Hussain.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you take the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama  (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), the American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis), or the International Baccalaureate Certificate qualifications you  will usually need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

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 one or two years of an undergraduate degree at a Kuwaiti university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelor's degree with an approximate grade of B, CGPA of 3/4 or 6/9 or ‘very good’ (depending on the subject that you wish to study) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

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 Kuwaiti university, usually in a related subject area, with an approximate grade of B, CGPA of 3/4 or 6/9 or ‘very good’ (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.


Kuwaiti student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 10 students from Kuwait.

students walking around Oadby Student VillageDiscover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles.


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