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Welcome to the country information for students from Bahrain.

Kingston University is home to over 3,000 international students, from over 140 countries. Whichever pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate programme you choose, studying with us is an opportunity to develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community.

We have several in-country representatives in Bahrain ready to assist on your journey to Kingston University. You can also meet us at one of our regional events or webinars to find out more. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on

Studying in the UK

Most bachelors degrees in the UK are three years in duration and masters degrees are one year. The teaching style here means that students focus more closely on their subject of study and complete fewer general education classes and electives. This is an advantage to Bahraini students because it means you can complete your degree in a shorter amount of time and therefore pay one year's less tuition. Degrees from UK universities are recognised around the world and are considered to be of the highest quality.

Safe and central location

We're located in Kingston upon Thames, a safe, attractive and lively riverside town in south-west London. Kingston is only 30 minutes by train from central London, and about an hour by public transport from Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Kingston is consistently rated the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police Service, 2017) and the happiest place to live in London (Rightmove, 2016).

Academic requirements

Level of EntryGeneral qualification requirement
Postgraduate GPA 2.5/4 or GPA 3.2/5 or 75%

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Overseas educational representatives in Bahrain

Below is a list of university representatives in Bahrain. Please contact your nearest representative if you would like further information:

IDP Education

Level 12,West Tower
Bahrain Financial Harbour,
King Faisal Highway,
Manama, Bahrain
Tel: +973 1710 1143

Global Vision for Academic Services

Office 11, 1st floor, Building 247
Block 0336, Road 3605, Near Alumni Club
Al Adliyah, Bahrain
Tel: +973 1361 7216
Email: and Cc:

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International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411