University of Birmingham and Saudi Arabia

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Saudi Arabia. We have Saudi Arabian students studying a range of courses at the University including a number sponsored by prestigious organisations such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The student experience

Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.


Find out more about scholarships and financial support.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Foundation Pathways

The University will consider applications to the foundation programme from students who are at least 17 years of age and have obtained an overall minimum average of 85% in the Thanawiyah. Where specific subjects are required for entry to a degree programme you need a minimum of 85% in these subjects including 85% in Biology for our MLGS pathway that progressed onto a Biology focused degree

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as the Birmingham International Academy, for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 


Holders of a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised university will be considered for postgraduate study at Birmingham.

English Language

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

How to apply

How to apply video

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!


Accommodation at the University of Birmingham

Find out more about student accommodation. The University has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every need making Birmingham feel like a home away from home.

Alumni in Saudi Arabia


The University has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Find out more about Birmingham alumni activities in Saudi Arabia by clicking on the picture above.

Our students from the Middle East tell you more about what it is like to study at the University of Birmingham!   

Contact us

There are various ways to contact us, whether you need support with your application, information on living and studying in Birmingham, or visa and immigration advice.

Birmingham representatives in Saudi Arabia

The University of Birmingham contact for Saudi Arabia is Chris Taylor. 

To contact Chris with your questions, please email or you can 'Like' our Facebook page at

The University of Birmingham's representatives in Saudi Arabia can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process. 

IDP Education Riyadh 
Al Rabiea Tower – Al Fahd Hotel Building
6th Floor – Office 601
Olaya main road (South ) cross with Kherais
PO Box 51104
Riyadh 11543
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +9661 201 5010 /12/13
Fax: +9661 201 5011

IDP Education Jeddah
Office No. 208, 2nd Floor
Arabian Business Centre
King Abdulallah Road
NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2 6143294 / +966 2 6143295
Fax: + 966 2 6143297

IDP Education Al Khobar
Floor 3, Silver Tower 
King Abdulaziz Street
Ad Dammam
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 920001709
Fax: + 966 3 8983839

Global Connections 
P.O. Box 1115
Amman 11821
Tel: +962 779729665 / +962 779729668

The British Council

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.


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