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Entry requirements for Bahrain

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

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

Saleh Aldahsh, Doctor of Philosophy

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the Tawjahiya School Leaving Certificate with an overall average of 85% and at least 85% in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

Undergraduate courses

If you have A-levels or the International Baccalaureate with good grades, you will be considered for direct entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

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

"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

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

We will generally require a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4) for entry to postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research courses

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 us.