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Information and entry requirements for students from Saudi Arabia

Hamzah Ikram

Welcome to NTU

Hello, my name’s Hamzah Ikram and I'm the NTU Representative for Saudi Arabia. I’m delighted you’re considering studying with us and if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help.

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All Colleges at Nottingham Trent University are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOE) in Saudi Arabia.

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study

Secondary School Certificate (TAWJIHIYYA)

Grade 65%+

Foundation course at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)

Secondary School Certificate (TAWJIHIYYA)

Grade 80%+

International Year One course at NTIC
Two year Post Tawjihiyah from Higher Technical Institutes or Commercial InstitutesBachelors degrees

Higher diploma (four years / eight semesters) from a recognised university

  • 2.2 = Average of Good or 2.5/4 or 3.0/5 or 65%
  • 2.1 = Average of Very Good or 3.0/4 or 3.5/5 or 75%
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

Bachelors degree (four years) from recognised university in Saudi Arabia

  • 2.2 = Average grade of Good or 2.5/4 or 3.0/5 or 65%
  • 2.1 = Average of Very Good or 3.0/4 or 3.5/5 or 75%

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

Masters degree (two years)

Postgraduate research

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us for advice.

International qualifications

If you’ve studied an international qualification please refer to the relevant country page for the entry requirements. For example if you studied the American High School Diploma in Saudi Arabia you need to check on the USA page.

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

We offer pre-sessional English (PEAP) courses which – if successfully completed – lead directly to your academic course. Depending on your IELTS score you can study English from 6 to 20 weeks.

NTU Education Counsellors

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8175