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Information for students from Saudi Arabia

Unlock your potential at a world-leading university with a truly international student community.

Entry requirements

Our foundation courses

Students taking the Thanawaya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) are usually required to take a foundation course.

Our foundation courses

We offer a variety foundation courses for students who do not qualify for direct entry.

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at the University of Nottingham International College
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science, taught at the University of Nottingham International College

Please contact the University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

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Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

If you have taken the Thanawaya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), you must complete a foundation course for entry to our undergraduate programmes. As well as our own foundation courses, we accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK and Saudi Arabia.

If you have taken one or two years of relevant university study at a Saudi Arabian university, we may be able to accept this for direct entry onto a course.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Saudi Arabia can vary depending on your university and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance (but requirements may vary):

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

GPA 0-4

 3.0

 2.8

GPA 0-5

 3.75

 3.0

Percentage

75%

60%

Letter Grades (A-D)

B

C

 

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Saudi Arabian universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

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Scholarships and funding

 

Saudi Arabian students at Nottingham

  • A vibrant multi-cultural community with over 150 different nationalities represented in our student body
  • Over 200 societies on campus offering celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year, including the Arab Society
  • Outstanding sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • Excellent careers support including work placements, part-time work opportunities and regular careers fairs on campus
  • The Nottingham Advantage Award offers students the chance to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular modules designed to enhance employability, personal and professional development
  • A range of Support Services for students, including Chaplaincy and Faith Support and prayer facilities on campus
  • Middle Eastern cuisine is widely available in Nottingham’s many cafés, restaurants and dessert shops; special diets, such as halal or vegetarian/vegan, are also well catered for both on and off campus
  • With its numerous museums, theatres, art galleries, and world-famous music and sports venues, the city of Nottingham is vibrant, affordable and only 15 minutes from campus

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Luke Atkins

LukeAtkinsInternational Relations Manager for Saudi Arabia

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Offical representatives

Our official representatives in Saudi Arabia can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

About our overseas representatives

 Meet us 

In Saudi Arabia

We regularly travel to Saudi Arabia to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in Saudi Arabia

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham

 

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International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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