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Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the country information for students from Saudi Arabia.

Meet us in the Middle East

We visit many countries in the Middle East throughout the year, especially in the autumn and spring months. Find out about our scheduled visits.

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 Saudi 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).

Top-quality teaching

Students from Saudi Arabia are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality, supportive learning environment and proximity to London. Kingston is one of the top universities for teaching in the UK and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality. Kingston has some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK. We ensure that our courses teach you work-related skills and are relevant to today's work environment.

Kingston University has welcomed students from Bahrain into many of the degree courses across our four faculties including Business and Social Sciences; Art Design and Architecture; Science, Engineering and Computing; and Health, Social Care and Education.

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.

What our students say

"The staff at Kingston were determined to help me to achieve.  If I had not taken my masters at Kingston I would not have had the international standing and expertise that enabled me to achieve my current position and function in my role." Mutaib Al Otaibi, MSc Human Resource Management (Saudi Arabia)

Study abroad

If you are interested in studying at Kingston University as part of your degree in Saudi Arabia (for either a semester or a year), please visit the Study Abroad site. Kingston University also hosts a summer school each year, which welcomes undergraduate students from around the world who earn credits to take back home.

Overseas educational representatives in Saudi Arabia

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

Al Khobar

IDP Education

Floor 3, Silver Tower,
King Abdulaziz Street
Al Khobar. Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 3898 3836

IEC Abroad
Office 38, 3rd floor, Khalid Buisness Centre 
King Khalid Street, Cross 19
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (013) 803 5010


SI-UK Dammam Office
Arab Cultural Institute
Prince Mohammed Road, opposite to Al Othaim mall
Prince Mohammed Building for Youth Development Program - second floor
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966-138154244


Global Vision for Academic Services

Office no. 11, third floor
Badr Al Tahlia Building
Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Street (Al Tahlia Street)
Zip code: 23432
Tel: (966) (2) 2611202/ (966) (2) 2614122
Mobile: (966) 540082215
Country Director: Adnan Al-Jarrah (Saudi Arabia)
Head of Female Department: Mrs Inas Kayyali
Email: or

IDP Education

Office 208, 2nd floor,
Arabian Business Centre, Wali Al Ahd Street
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2614 3294/95

IEC Abroad

Office 23, Zahran Tower,
Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2682 1285


Global Vision for Academic Services (Riyadh)
1st Floor, Above 3M Autocare centre
Prince Muhammad Ibn Abdulaziz Street
Al Sulaimaniah
Tel: +966 565556265
Email: and Cc

IEC Abroad
Office 23, 2nd Floor, Alqada Centre 
Al Takhasusi Street
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (0) 118104444

IDP Education

Al Rabiea Tower, Al Fahd Hotel Building, 6th floor, office 601
Olaya Main Road (South) cross with Kherais
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 1 201 5010

UK office

IEC Abroad
Murray House
85 Piccadilly
M1 2DA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 161 233 4295
Fax: +44 (0) 161 233 4296
Facebook: www.facebook/iecabroad

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

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