International Student

Entry requirements: Saudi Arabia

At Kent we consider all applications on their individual merit and welcome students from Saudi Arabia with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. Please note that some departments may have slightly different entry criteria.

If you have any specific queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at international@kent.ac.uk.


Foundation programme entry requirements

Students who have taken the Tawjihiyah will be considered for foundation entry. We typically require students to achieve a minimum grade average of 80% to qualify for our foundation programmes.

We offer 1-year subject-specific foundation programmes in Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Physics.

We also have an International Foundation Programme which gives you a year’s preparation in academic subjects, English language and study skills up to the level required for entry to a degree programme. The programme provides entry into a wide range of Bachelor degrees in our faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.


Undergraduate entry requirements

For entry to year 1 of our undergraduate degree programmes, we usually require students from Saudi Arabia to have already successfully completed a suitable foundation programme at a recognised institution.

The University considers students for undergraduate study who have completed A levels or International Baccalaureate diplomas or who have US high school diplomas supplemented with APs. We have a standard IB Diploma offer of 34 points overall across all programmes of study including any specific subjects at higher or standard level required by the particular degree programme. As an alternative to achieving 34 points, the University will also make offers for most programmes of study of passing the IB Diploma with specific achievement in higher/standard level subjects.

Offer levels vary depending on the course and some courses may state specific required subjects. 'Maths GCSE' may be required which means that students must achieve high scores in maths.

Students may also gain entry to year 1 of our undergraduate degree programmes if they have successfully completed 1 or 2 years of an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) and seek to transfer to Kent for the remainder of their degree.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability. Please see our page on minimum English language entry requirements for more details.

For students who do not meet our English language requirements, please see our Pre-Sessional English courses information.

How to apply

All students applying for undergraduate programmes (Bachelors) at Kent must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions System). For further guidance on how to apply through UCAS, please click here.

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Second year entry

The University will consider students on an individual basis for second year entry if they have successfully completed a course of academic study from a reputable institution, with studies of a similar content and level to Year 1 of the relevant Kent degree.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability. Please see our page on minimum English language entry requirements for more details.

For students who do not meet our English language requirements, please see our Pre-Sessional English courses information.

How to apply

All students applying for undergraduate programmes (Bachelors) at Kent must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions System). For further guidance on how to apply through UCAS, please click here.

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Postgraduate entry requirements

The University considers students for postgraduate study who have completed a four year honours degree achieving a good result (GPA 3.0/4 or 3.6/5) from a reputable overseas institution or a good UK honours degree.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability. Please see our page on minimum English language entry requirements for more details.

For students who do not meet our English language requirements, please see our Pre-Sessional English courses information.

How to apply

For postgraduate programmes (Masters, MPhil, Doctorate etc), application is online.

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MBA programme

For details of our MBA programme, please see the Kent Business School site.


PhD

If you would like to pursue a PhD at Kent, you should visit the relevant department website to identify potential supervisors for your research and thesis. You are encouraged to then make direct contact with the appropriate academic to discuss your research proposal.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability. Please see our page on minimum English language entry requirements for more details.

 

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Last Updated: 03/10/2017