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The Arabic Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Bahrain, and organises social events throughout the year. The Arabic Society also has a Facebook group.

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Bahrain for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.

  • Foundation

    Students taking the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis), or the International Baccalaureate Certificate qualifications are usually required to take a Foundation course.

    Students require at least a 80% Tawjahiya average with 80% in relevant subjects (e.g. Physics, Maths, Chemistry) for Engineering and Science subjects or 75% with 75% in relevant subjects for Arts, Social Sciences or Business courses.

    All students require at least 75% in Maths.

    Students taking the American High School Diploma require a minimum 3.2 GPA (unless SAT IIs or Aps have been taken - see undergraduate guidance for further information).

    Students taking International Baccalaureate Certificate will be considered for Foundation courses where scores of 5 or above have been achieved in relevant standard level IB subjects.

    For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • Undergraduate

    Students taking the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis) are usually required to take a foundation course.

    Students who have completed one or two years of University study may be eligible for Bachelors admission, if relevant subjects have been studied and strong grades achieved.

    Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

    Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

    Find out how to apply


  • Masters

    Students must have taken a relevant Bachelors degree.

    Some courses at the University of Nottingham have higher entry requirements than others and these can be determined by the equivalent UK degree requirements for the courses advertised on our website.

    Courses requiring a UK 2.1 require Bahraini students to have achieved:

    • CGPA 3.0/4.0 or B or 75%
    • 3.2/4.0 for University College of Bahrain
    • ‘good’ University of Bahrain
    • ‘very good’ Arabian Gulf University

    Courses requiring a UK 2.2 equivalencies require Bahraini students to have achieved:

    • CGPA 2.8/4.0 or grade C or 70%
    • 3.0/4 for University College of Bahrain
    • ‘satisfactory’ University of Bahrain
    • ‘very good’ Arabian Gulf University

    Students who have studied in other countries should check our pages relevant to that country or contact the University's International Office for clarification about their qualifications.

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • PhD & research

    A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry, although exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.

    Typical minimum GPA requirements from Bahraini universities are GPA 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.

    For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application. 

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from Bahrain. 

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information.

Staff from The University of Nottingham make regular visits to countries around the world. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

Our overseas representatives in Bahrain are:

You can also connect with us through social media:

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Your International Officer

Our International Officer for Bahrain is Luke Atkins.

Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University.

If you have already applied to study at Nottingham, please send your enquries to the Middle East Team by email on:

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