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.

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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

Pre-Masters Bachelor Degree from recognised University 2.00 GPA 2 semester: IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
1 semester: IELTS 6.0 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 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.

Email: QAHE.MENA@qa.com

At Northumbria, we understand that where you live is a big aspect of your student life. That’s why we make sure you shape your experience from start to finish.

When applying for accommodation, you can select the exact building, flat and room based on real online availability. Once you’ve found the perfect room for you, you can confirm your booking online within minutes.

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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.


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.


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.

As an International student, you will need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK.

When you have met all the conditions of entry for your pathway programme at Northumbria University and provided all your pre-CAS documents (including accepting your place and payment of deposit), you will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number. This is an electronic record, and you will need this document to apply for a student visa to study in the UK.

There are several online resources available to students from the Middle East wishing to study in the UK:

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