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

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

Meet your regional team

Ummar Youssaf
Regional Manager

Imran Rashid
International Officer

Ali Alahwig
Conversion Officer

Lynn Wong
International Officer

Entry requirements

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Kuwaiti 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 Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 60% 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 year) GPA 2.0 IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 year) GPA 2.0 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.

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

Once 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 Kuwait 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
Ali Alahwig
Conversion Officer
Email: ali.alahwig@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)203 954 3053
  Lynn Wong

Email: lynn.wong@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 741143261

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

Newcastle is a compact city, which means that it’s large enough to ensure that there’s always something to do, but equally small enough to help you feel like part of the community. There are over 45,000 students in the city, that’s one in every six people in Newcastle. So it’s no surprise that it’s been voted the best student city 5 times in the last 7 years.

If you like to shop, Newcastle has one of the UK’s largest city centre shopping complexes, Eldon Square, plus there are numerous boutiques and markets worth visiting too.

For those who would like to travel a little further afield to see more of the region, Newcastle is only an hour’s drive from Scotland, or the coastline is also nearby with some of the best surfing beaches in the north of the UK.

Places to eat

Newcastle has lots of options of places to eat, with restaurants of almost every different cuisine to sample. Many of the restaurants in Newcastle and Gateshead serve 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 – we’ve included a short list below, you can click here for a full list.

Islam

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“I chose Northumbria because of the sponsorship that the 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

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

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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DOWNLOAD OUR INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

DOWNLOAD OUR INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

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