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Applying from Kuwait?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

If you’re from Kuwait and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.

On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.

Entry requirements for students from Kuwait

If you're joining us from Kuwait , the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive from Kuwait. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:

Foundation courses

If you have a Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with a grade of 60% or higher, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP)

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed a foundation course, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

If you have a 2 year diploma from a recognised institution (e.g. PAAET / ACK), you may be considered for 1st or 2nd year entry, depending on the areas you have covered and the grades you've achieved.

Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme.

You can also apply with:

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with an average GPA of 2.6/4 from a recognised Higher Education institution.

Many of our other postgraduate courses will ask for relevant work experience, and some will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.


We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

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English language requirements

When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.

We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Kuwait, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As an international student, you may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages.  

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in Kuwait:

Agents in Kuwait

JNS Education Consultant Ltd

Burj behbehani, 2nd Floor,
Block 10,
Street 11,

Tel: (+965) 2562 0031 | (+955) 9900 5584
Email: admissions.kw@jnsedu.com

Website: jnsedu.com

Easy Apply Education Consultancy – Kuwait Office

Sahood Tower
8th Floor
Office 3
Abdullah Al Mubarak Street
Al Mirqab
Kuwait City

Email: ask@easyapplyuk.com
Tel: (+965) 512 22276
Tel: (+965) 512 22279

Website: easyapplyuk.com

Eurostudies – Kuwait Office

Moultaqa Tower
9th Floor
Al Farwaniya Commercial Center
PO Box 554
Code No.81016

Email: eurostudies4u@hotmail.com
Tel: (+965) 9754 2343
Fax: (+965) 474 0450

Website: eurostudies.co.uk


Saqar Al Jazira Gen Trdg & Contracting Co
Office 205
Al-Rabea Building
Salem Al-Mubarak Street Salmiya
PO Box 35199

Email: info.kuwait@idp.com
Tel: (+965) 2574 3843

Student Center Agency- Kuwait

Al-Tijaria Tower
Floor 35
Soor street

Email: Info@sckw.org
Tel: (+965) 6683 0010 | (+965) 5158 6525 | (+965) 5134 4562

Study in UK - Studygram Inc.

323 Sulaiman Al Luhaib bld 
3 Salhiya St Block 11
Kuwait City

Email: counselor@studygram.me
Tel: (+44) 204 577 1502

Website: studygram.me

TCL Global

niu - Business District One,
Ali Al-Salem St,
Kuwait City

Email: kwt@tclglobal.co.uk / aziz@tclglobal.co.uk
Tel: (+965) 551 52822

Website: tclglobal.co.uk

Eurostudies – UK OFFICE

Clarendon EnterpriseCentre
Bristol & West House
2nd Floor
Post Office Road

Tel: (+44) 012 0231 3634
Fax: (+44) 012 0231 3601
Email: info@eurostudies.co.uk

Website: eurostudies.co.uk

JNS Education Consultant Ltd

Canary Wharf
E14 5AA

Tel: (+44) 20 7387 3768
Skype ID: jns-edu

Website: jnsedu.com

Future Graduates Ltd. – Step Into Success

Global educational services providers
Future Graduates Ltd.
188 Freshfield Avenue

Tel: (+44) 074 7788 0085
Email: info@futuregraduates.org.uk

Website: futuregraduates.org.uk


Y Bron Y Dyffryn
Dynea Road
South Wales

Tel: (+44) 77 7951 4264
WhatsApp:(+44) 77 7951 4264 Email: shakkeeb@moisons.com

Website: moisons.com

Assakaf Education Services – UK Office

47–61 City Road
CF24 3BL

Email: dns_f@hotmail.com
Tel: (+44) 029 2132 1098 | (+44) 078 8633 2207

Website: ta3leeminuk.com

Global Study – UK Office

22 Gilbert Street

Tel: (+44) 020 7486 4762
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Events in Kuwait

We don't have any current events planned in Kuwait, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact us, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.