Syrian Arab Republic

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Entry requirements


If you graduate from High School with the Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Ämma or Baccalauréat (High School leaving certificate) 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 further information about entry requirements.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a four-year Bachelors degree with an average of over 65% from a recognised University in Syria (depending on the subject that you wish to study) you can 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 a four-year Bachelors degree from a recognised Syrian university, usually in a related subject area, with an average of over 65% (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


  • President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
  • The British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, are prestigious awards enabling overseas students to study in the United Kingdom at Masters level. These usually cover full tuition and living costs.
  • The University of Leicester is a partner university of the Saïd Foundation, which offers around 20 scholarships each year to future leaders for postgraduate study (Masters or Research).
  • Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Scholarships support students who want to study for a Masters degree in health, education, architecture or other areas relevant to Syria's economic and social development. These cover tuition and living costs and are given in the form of 50% grant, 50% loan.
  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

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