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Entry requirements for Kuwaiti students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Kuwaiti education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you successful complete your SPM with an average grade of C. You’ll also need to have achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have successfully completed UK A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB). If you have completed a Kuwaiti Secondary School Leaving Certificate, you will need to complete a foundation certificate before you can progress to undergraduate study. 
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have completed Kuwaiti Bachelor's degree you can apply for a taught postgraduate degree at BU. 
  • Research programmes
    ​You need a good postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme. Please see more detail on the postgraduate research page.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page. Full information about preparatory courses is available on the Bournemouth University International College website.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.