Egyptian students are well represented amongst our international student community. Each year many students come over to the UK from Egypt to study their programme with us in Newcastle.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, travel information and extra suggestions for Egyptian students thinking about studying with Northumbria University in Newcastle.

Meet your regional team

Ummar Youssaf
Regional Manager

Imran Rashid
International Officer

Lynn Wong
International Officer

Entry requirements

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Egyptian students applying for our programmes.

Please see the details below for the current qualifications and the equivalencies we accept.

For entry to You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme Thanaweya A’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 60% 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 from recognised University 2.00 GPA IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree from recognised University 2.00 GPA IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Full entry requirements, by country, can be seen here.

Depending which pathway programme you choose to study at Northumbria University and your previous qualifications, you may be eligible for a bursary and/or scholarship.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility. Check back here regularly to see the latest scholarships we have available.

Country bursaries for September 2018

The below applies for the International Foundation Programme (2 semester)

Country Bursary Tuition fee with bursary applied
Egypt £4,000 £9,500 – International Foundation Programme

Throughout the year our team travel to Egypt for events and to meet with students.

Once any further dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Our regional team make regular visits to Egypt throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you might have about our pathway programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.

Ummar Youssaf
Regional Manager
Email: ummar.youssaf@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)746 915 5448
Imran Rashid Imran Rashid
International Officer
Email: imran.rashid@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)191 231 6029
Lynn Wong

Email: lynn.wong@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 741143261

As one of the UK’s top student cities, Newcastle offers a vibrant and lively location, whether you are on-campus or exploring the city and the surrounding areas.

On-campus

Our Students’ Union plays a large part in university life on campus, with a large range of clubs and societies that you can join, making new friends outside of your course. You can find a full list of our current societies here.

You’ll also find numerous places to eat and drink on-campus for when you have a break between classes.

For those in to sport, we have invested significantly to ensure that you have access to our excellent sporting facilities.

Off-campus

Newcastle is full of things to do while you’re here.

In the city centre, you’ll find lots to do, from shopping at the intu Eldon Square (one of the UK’s largest city centre shopping complexes), or in some of the many boutiques, to visiting the Quayside with its many restaurants.

If you want to explore further afield, only a short train or bus journey will take you to preserved sections of the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall, set in beautiful countryside dotted with castles and stately homes.

Head further north and you’ll find Kielder Water and Forest Park, which includes the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the largest working forest in England.

Places to eat

Newcastle has lots of options of places to eat, with restaurants of almost every different cuisine to sample. For those students who are looking for places serving halal food, you can check a list online here.

Places of worship

At Northumbria University, we provide spiritual and pastoral support to students of all faiths and beliefs. There are also regular trips and activities organised to help you meet new friends.

On-campus, we have a Peace Room, a Quiet Room and a Muslim Prayer Facility. Speak to our Chaplains to find out how to register.

Off-campus, there are a range of places of worship for you to join – you can click here for a full list.

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“I like the mix of cultures on campus, the facilities and the staff. The staff are really friendly and helpful, which makes me feel comfortable even though I am away from home. It’s like a home away from home, I love it here!”

Ahmed Ali
International Foundation Programme - Business

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DOWNLOAD OUR INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

DOWNLOAD OUR INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

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STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

We know that it is a big step to move to a new country and we offer a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking to socialise and meet new friends from the UK and around the world, or prefer a quieter environment, we have something for you.

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