Flag of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Our students from Saudi Arabia will receive a warm welcome in Birmingham, a multicultural city home to 65,000 students.


Students from Saudi Arabia regularly study at Birmingham City University with a scholarship or sponsorship from their home country. We have previously had students studying with scholarships from the SACB or the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) and other private companies. For further information please see the SACB website or MoHESR BCU webpage. You can also contact BCU’s International Officer Mr Mizan Ahmed.

Birmingham City University and Saudi Arabia

We have many students from Saudi Arabia studying at Birmingham City University on some of our most popular programmes including BEng/MEng Engineering, BA (Hons) Business Management and MSc Construction Project Management.

Birmingham is a popular study destination for students from the Middle East region and has many of your home comforts including mosques, halal supermarkets and restaurants and a very active Islamic Society in our Students Union. Birmingham has its very own international airport which is located a 10 minute train journey from our City Centre Campus. Modern, safe and perfectly located on-campus accommodation is available to all international students on a first-come, first-served basis. .

BCU’s International Officer Mizan Ahmed. understands the study needs of Saudi Arabian students and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying here. We also have growing partnerships in your home country including strong links with the Global School of Technology and Management and TVTC.

Al Khobar
  • IDP Education Ltd.
  • Hussain Saeed
  • Office No. 208, 2nd Floor Arabian Business Centre King Abdulallah Road,
  • NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square
  • Jeddah
  • Phone: +966 2 6143294 / 5
  • Email: info.jeddah@idp.com
  • Web: http://www.idp.com
Jeddah 6786
  • GMC Studies
  • The Office Manager
  • Unit 22, 2818 Althqafah Street,
  • Mushrefa Avenue,
  • Jeddah 6786
  • 6786
  • Mobile: +966 (0) 540 694 616
  • Email: Saudi@gmc-studies.com
  • IDP Education Ltd
  • Al Rabiea Tower – Al Fahd Hotel Building,
  • 6th floor –office 601 Olaya main road (South ) cross with Kherais
  • PO Box 51104
  • Riyadh
  • 11543
  • Phone: +96612015010
  • Email: info.riyadh@idp.com
  • Web: http://www.idp.com
  • Dr Ahmed H Badhris
  • Unit 7 / Bldg 6621
  • Olaya Main Street
  • Alghadeer District
  • Riyadh
  • 13311-3019
  • Mobile: +966112004587 and +966566750000
  • Email: ahmed.badhris@pillarsandbloom.com
  • Talib Consultancy Ltd (TCL Global)
  • First Floor - Office No. 6
  • Sima Building No. 184
  • Al Olaya Street - opposite Samba Bank
  • Riyadh
  • Phone: +966114621717 or +966114646802
  • Email: m.miah@talibconsultancy.co.uk
Saudi Arabia


General Secondary Education Certificate Grade 60 - 74/ Good PLUS Diploma from Technical College/Vocational Institute Grade 70-79 / Good

Higher qualifications may be considered for Stage 2 or Stage 3 undergraduate entry. Please contact the MENA Admissions team for further information.


We are happy to consider a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a minimum grade of 70-75 / 3.0 / C / Good on a 5.0 scale OR 2.5 / C+ / Above average on a 4.0 scale

Some postgraduate courses require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry for example, Law, Computing, Social Sciences, Engineering, etc. Please check the website for this information.

International Foundation Programme

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) offer subject specific Foundation programmes to students after completion of General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with 60% and IELTS (or equivalent). Completion of a BCUIC Foundation course guarantees entry to your chosen degree. For a list of Undergraduate Foundation programmes and entry requirements please visit the BCUIC site.

International qualifications

If you live in the Middle East and study an international qualification such as a Bachelors Degree, A Levels, IB or CBSE, you can see our international entry requirements here:

If your education system is not listed here, please visit our country pages and click on the country of your education system. For any other questions please contact: mena@bcu.ac.uk

Special requirements

Arts, Design and Media (ADM) 

All undergraduate courses in ADM require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check the course pages for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)

All undergraduate programmes in the CEBE Faculty require a minimum of Mathematics at O Level. For some programmes Mathematics is required at AS or A Level at Grade C or the equivalent. Please check the course pages for specific requirements.

Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) 

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent

Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS)

Most courses offered by the HELS Faculty require qualifications in Maths, Sciences and/or related subjects. Please individual course pages for further information

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

January 2018 Scholarships:

All self-funded applicants are eligible for an automatic £1,500 tuition fee scholarship. For our January 2018 programmes please see here.

Please note: ACCA, Distance Learning and Pre-Sessional courses are not included.

September 2018 Scholarships:

To be confirmed.

We regularly visit the Middle East to meet students, agents and our university partners. During our trips to the Middle East we are always prepared to meet current, future and alumni students. All visits will be posted in this section of the website. If there are no visits listed you can contact Regional Partnerships Manager, Mark Pell to ask any questions or see when we’re next visiting the region.

Country contact

Do you have a question?

Mizan Ahmed

International Regional Manager

Tel: +44 7725752230
Email: Mizan.Ahmed@bcu.ac.uk