Entry requirements for Saudi Arabia

We welcome students from all religions and have a Muslim Student Guide (Arabic) or Muslim Student Guide (English) with information about the Muslim community here in Oxford and at the university.

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.

Undergraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • شهادة الثانوية العامة (Thawawaya/General Secondary Education Certificate) PLUS a recognised foundation course.

Equivalencies

Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

Programme A-level requirement شهادة الثانوية العامة (Thawawaya/General Secondary Education Certificate)
Integrated 4-year foundation programmes CCD 80% overall
International Foundation Diploma EE 70% overall

GCSE equivalencies:

  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 equivalent: شهادة الثانوية العامة (Thawawaya/General Secondary Education Certificate) 60%

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.

Postgraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK bachelor degree

  • البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree)

Minimum entry requirements

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.

Equivalencies

Bachelor degree requirement البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree)
2:1 (for direct entry) GPA 3.5/5 or GPA 3.0/4 or 80%
2:2 (for direct entry) GPA 3.0/5 or GPA 2.7/4 or 70%
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course) GPA 2.0/5 or GPA 1.0/4 or 60%

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements


One of the following:

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.