Entry requirements for United Arab Emirates

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.


Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • Thawawaya/General Secondary Education Certificate PLUS a recognised foundation course.

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

Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

ProgrammeA-level requirementGeneral Secondary Education Certificate equivalency 
Integrated 4-year foundation programmesCCD80% overall 
International Foundation DiplomaEE70% overall


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.


Bachelor degree requirement Equivalent grading
2:1 (for direct entry) B, 80%, GPA 3.0 
2:2 (for direct entry) C, 70%, GPA 2.7 
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course) D, 60%, GPA 1.0 

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.