International students

Saudi Arabia

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Saudi Arabia.

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

The Future Students Office Team

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Students are welcome to contact us to schedule a digital conversation with our staff, or can chat with our current students online. If you would like to speak directly to our Global Recruitment & Conversion Officer please contact Mariam Adel ( directly and he will be happy to answer your questions. So please get in touch!

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

Students completing the General Secondary Certificate (Al Thanawiya) are eligible to apply for a Foundation or International Year One degree run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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 specific entry requirements.

We also accept students taking the Standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE or another recognised state exam board. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will usually need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects.

If you are taking another curriculum, please get in touch with us to discuss entry requirements.

We do accept students transferring from an undergraduate degree at a recognised Saudi institution, subject to assessment. Please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

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

Applicants should also meet our English Language requirements as detailed below.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you have completed a four-year undergraduate degree (with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.00 or 3.5/5.0 depending on institution) from a recognised institution in Saudi 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) you must have a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognised institution in Saudi, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.00 or 3.5/5.0 (depending on institution and 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.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agent in Saudi Arabia:

Saudi student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2019-2020 this included over 280 students from Saudi Arabia.

students walking around Oadby Student Village

Discover what it’s like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles.

Student societies

Other sources of information

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