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Entry requirements for Qatar

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

Foundation courses

"Cardiff is a compact city, so I usually walk everywhere. You can buy halal food easily and there are lots of Arabic restaurants."

Mohammed Mubarak Al-Mesaifri IFP Engineering

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 Thanawayiah Aama 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

Entrance requirements for undergraduate courses (ie. bachelor's courses) vary according to the course applied for and the background of the applicant. As a general rule, for entry on to our undergraduate programmes, admissions tutors would typically ask that one of the following conditions be met:

  • students have taken GCE A-level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB), achieving good grades
  • students have completed the International Foundation Programme
  • students have successfully completed a 2-year College Diploma
  • students have completed one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Qatari university.

Postgraduate taught courses

Entrance requirements for taught postgraduate courses (ie master's courses) vary according to the course applied for and the background of the applicant.

As a general rule, admissions tutors would require students who have completed a first degree with a GPA of 2.8 (out of 4) from a recognised university in Qatar will normally be considered for admission onto a one-year master's degree.

Postgraduate research courses

As a general rule, students applying for research courses from Qatar should be able to provide evidence that they have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

Holders of a good master's degree from a recognised university in Qatar will be considered.

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. Find more information about our English language requirements.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.