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Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the country information for students from Saudi Arabia.

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 develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community.

We have several in-country representatives in Saudi Arabia 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 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.

Language requirements

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

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

Academic requirements

Level of EntryGeneral qualification requirement
Undergraduate General Secondary Education Certificate:
  • International Foundation Year will be required
Postgraduate Bachelors degree (4 years) or bachelors degree from military institution (3–5 years):
  • UK 2:1 equivalent: 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 
  • UK 2:2 equivalent: 2.5/4.0 or 3.0/5.0

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:

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Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411