Undergraduate entry requirements by region

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from Saudi Arabia.

Applicants from Saudi Arabia would normally be required to meet our minimum requirements in one of the following qualifications:

Applicants with the Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate) will usually be required to complete a foundation year.

Foundation year

College of Science and Engineering

However, applicants to undergraduate degree programmes in the College of Science and Engineering with high school qualifications can be considered for entry. Applicants must have:

  • passed the General Secondary Education Certificate with an 85% average including 85% in required subjects.
  • successfully completed our internal admissions tests.

Internal admissions test

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance:

Undergraduate admissions contact form

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Applicant support

Our representative for Saudi Arabia is Aly Stewart. You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:


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Student Immigration Service

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We currently work with education agents in many different countries and regions globally:

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There are over 560 students from countries across the Middle East currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.