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Here you'll find all you need to know about applying to AUB as an international student.

Middle East and North Africa

Hi, my name is Sarah. There is a lot to think about when deciding on your university and you may have lots of questions along the way. No matter if you’re just thinking about applying or you’ve accepted an offer, I am here to support you all the way, from initial enquiry and throughout your studies.

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How to Apply

The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below

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Foundation

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's foundation courses

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Undergraduate

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of our Undergraduate courses

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Postgraduate

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's postgraduate courses

I chose AUB because of the atmosphere, the course structure, and the local area which is friendly and safe - I have never felt homesick. I studied the International Foundation Diploma (IFD) at AUB before I joined the BA course, and have loved the experience so far. The tutors and student community are very supportive and friendly, it feels like we are all part of the same family.

Mohamed Alsaloom | Manama, Bahrain | BA (Hons) Film Production

Entry Requirements

We have broken down the entry requirements from each country below. It's also important to note that entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you're choosing to study.

Bahrain

Foundation
Applicants from Bahrain are welcome to apply for the foundation courses at AUB and should present the Tawjihiya/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama/General Secondary Education Certificate/ شهادة الثانوية العامة with a result equivalent to 75% on a 60% pass scale. Transcripts should include Maths to the last year of study. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Bahrain are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Bahrain who have completed the Tawjihiya/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the Tawjihiya/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised Level 3 UK qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Bahrain

Applicants educated in Bahrain will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate studies
Students holding a Bahraini bachelor degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of B/3.0 or better are welcome to apply for AUB’s postgraduate courses.

Applicants educated in Bahrain will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Egypt

Foundation
Applicants who have completed their Certificate of General Secondary Education (شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة) with a result of 70%-75% or better are welcome to apply for the foundation diploma at AUB. The Certificate of General Secondary Education should contain a Maths course to the highest year. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Egypt are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Egypt who have completed the Certificate of General Secondary Education are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the Certificate of General Secondary Education for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised Level 3 UK qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Egypt

Applicants educated in Egypt will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Applicants educated in Egypt should have completed a Bachelor Degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of at least B.

Applicants educated in Egypt will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Iran

We are happy to receive applications for our courses from students educated in Iran. Please contact us at admissions@aub.ac.uk for more details on scores and qualifications that will be required.

Jordan

Foundation
Applicants from Jordan are welcome to apply for the foundation courses at AUB and should present شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة (Certificate of General Secondary Education) with a result equivalent to a B grade (or 75%). Where possible, students are encouraged to present fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Jordan are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Jordan who have completed the Certificate of General Secondary Education are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the Certificate of General Secondary Education for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised Level 3 UK qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Jordan

Applicants educated in Jordan will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Students holding a Jordanian bachelor degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of B/3.0 or better are welcome to apply for AUB’s postgraduate courses.

Kuwait

Foundation
Applicants from Kuwait are welcome to apply for the foundation courses at AUB and should present Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama/General Secondary Education Certificate/شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة with a result of 75% on a 60% pass scale. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Kuwait are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Kuwait who have completed the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised Level 3 UK qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Kuwait

Applicants educated in Kuwait will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Students holding a Kuwaiti bachelor degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of B/3.0 or better are welcome to apply for AUB’s postgraduate courses.

Applicants educated in Kuwait will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Lebanon

Foundation
Applicants who have completed their General Secondary Certificate (formerly the Baccalauréat Libanais) with a result of 80% (or 16/20) or better are welcome to apply for the foundation diploma at AUB. The General Secondary Certificate should contain a Maths course to the highest year. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their senior secondary certificate.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Lebanon who have completed the General Secondary Certificate are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the General Secondary Certificate for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised British Level 3 qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Lebanon

Applicants educated in Lebanon will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Applicants educated in Lebanon should have completed a Bachelor Degree/Licence with a grade of at least 80%.

Applicants educated in Lebanon will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Qatar

We are happy to receive applications for our courses from students educated in Qatar. Please contact us at admissions@aub.ac.uk for more details on scores and qualifications that will be required.

Oman

Foundation
Applicants from Oman are welcome to apply for the foundation courses at AUB and should present دبلوم التعليم العام (General Education Diploma) with a result of 70%. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Oman are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate
Applicants from Oman who have completed the دبلوم التعليم العام (General Education Diploma) are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the دبلوم التعليم العام (General Education Diploma) for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised Level 3 UK qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Oman

Applicants educated in Oman will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Students holding a Omani bachelor degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of B/3.0 or better are welcome to apply for AUB’s postgraduate courses.

Applicants educated in Oman will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Saudi Arabia

Foundation
Applicants from Saudi Arabia are welcome to apply for the foundation courses at AUB and should present General Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الثانوية العامة) with a result equivalent to 70%. Transcripts should include Maths to the last year of study. Where possible, students are encouraged to present a fine art, performance art, or media studies related subject in their studies.

Applicants from Saudi Arabia are expected to present proof of English proficiency to a suitable standard. You can find further details on accepted English tests on our English proficiency webpage.

Undergraduate

Applicants from Saudi Arabia who have completed the General Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الثانوية العامة) are not eligible to apply for a degree course without additional study. Applicants are encouraged to consider the AUB Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma which offers guaranteed progression to an AUB degree course and will accept the General Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الثانوية العامة) for admission. Other accepted qualifications for admission include:

  • Recognised foundation diploma
  • Recognised UK Level 3 qualifications (such as A Levels, BTEC diploma, etc.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Successful completion of first year university in Saudi Arabia

Applicants educated in Saudi Arabia will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

Postgraduate
Students holding a Saudi bachelor degree (البكالوريوس) with a grade of B/3.0 or better are welcome to apply for AUB’s postgraduate courses.

Applicants educated in Saudi Arabia will be expected to provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an accepted English test. You can find further details on accepted English tests or our English proficiency webpage.

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English Language

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Please contact the International team if you have any concerns about studying in the UK