Northumbria has a long history of accepting Kuwaiti students on to its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Art, Architectural Engineering, Business, Computing, Design, Health, Community and Education Studies, Electrical Engineering, International Foundation Programme, Mechanical Engineering and many more.

Northumbria University has been approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education for funding in a wide variety of subject categories. Information on applying for funding from the MOHE can be found on their website.

Please see the table below for country-specific entry requirements for our pathway programmes. If you are not sure if your qualifications will be suitable for entry, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.

You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 70% or above Students not progressing to Law: IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Students progressing to Law: IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Graduate Diploma Bachelor Degree (4 years) GPA of 2.0/4 or 2.5/5 IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 years) GPA of 2.0/4 or 2.5/5 IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Please note that the above are general guidelines. Actual requirements will vary depending on your chosen course of study. Decisions will also be made on personal statements, additional application information, the actual institution where you studied, the courses you studied and not just your final course grading.

The below table details the bursaries that are available for Kuwaiti students.

Tuition fee Bursary available
Graduate Diploma £11,500 £1,000

When we receive your completed course application our team will be able to confirm how much you are eligible to receive and this will be automatically applied so there’s no need to complete a separate application.

Immy Rashid

Imran recruits and provides support for international students across the Middle East and North Africa region. Imran received his education in the North East of England and lives locally to Newcastle, which has given him valuable experience and insight into living and studying in Newcastle as a full-time student.

As an International Recruitment Officer, Imran is extremely passionate about education and is therefore dedicated to delivering a professional service, providing students with support and advice around the opportunity of studying and living in the UK.

Guy Robson

Guy is Head of International Recruitment for our students from the Middle East, North Africa, China and East Asia.

He has over 10 years’ experience working in Higher Education and has experience in international recruitment. He is passionate about the benefits of higher education and is constantly working to improve student experience.

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“I chose Northumbria because of the sponsorship that the Kuwaiti Embassy provided and my friends who highly recommended the University to me. The studying facilities are fantastic and the timetabling is great because it allows me to take advantage of my free time here, which is often filled with extra-curricular activities on campus.”

Saleh T S A M Aldamkhi
International Foundation Programme - Engineering



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