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Cardiff University has a long tradition of welcoming students from Bahrain. Students are enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and English language programmes within the University.

The University has developed a good understanding of the Bahraini education system and is a recognised institution by the major sponsors in Bahrain.

Foundation courses

If you graduated from the Bahraini High School system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will need an overall average of 85% or above in the Tawjahiya School Leaving Certificate, with at least 85% in key subject areas to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

If you have A levels or the International Baccalaureate with good grades, you will be considered for direct entry on to Cardiff University's undergraduate degree programmes.

If you have graduated with the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), you will normally be required to complete the International Foundation Programme

Postgraduate taught courses

If you hold a four year bachelor's degree, you will normally be considered for admission on to a one year master's degree.

Cardiff University will generally reuiqre a GPA of 3.2 (out of 4) for entry to postgraduate taught programmes.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you have a master's degree from a recognised university, you will be considered for PhD Study.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit Bahrain regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at

Isa Town

IDP Education
Office Manager: Lito Doblado

Isa Town Mall, Shop 20 next to Housing Bank
Building 3324, Road 1012, Block 810
Isa Town

Tel: +973 17689960

Student views

The UK education system has global respect and a well-deserved reputation for quality and high standards.

Saleh Aldahsh, Doctor of Philosophy

The city of Cardiff is amazing, you can find anything you are looking for; the latest brands and merchandise - only five minutes away from the University!

Shaima Bukeli, MSc International Relations

Patrick Cosh
Cardiff Contact - Patrick Cosh

Hello. I’m Patrick Cosh and I’ve been Country Manager for Bahrain since 2012. I’m a Cardiff University alumnus and studied Modern History and Politics at the University, graduating in 2004.

I visit Bahrain several times a year, and my role involves guiding and assisting Bahraini students applying to Cardiff. As well as meeting with prospective students on my trips to Bahrain, I work closely with Embassies and other partner organisations of the University

Please do feel free to let me know if you have any questions about studying at Cardiff University, as I will be very happy to advise further.

Clubs & societies

Cardiff University Islamic Society

The Cardiff University Islamic Society (Cardiff ISoc) is an organisation formed by students, for students to increase understanding about the religion of Islam. Cardiff ISoc runs events throughout the year, ranging from socials to sporting events, open to all.

Cardiff University Islamic Society



2013 International brochure

Download or request our prospectus for International students.

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