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Kuwait

We are well equipped to meet the academic, religious and dietary needs of Kuwaiti students.

The International Officer responsible is Lani Allan. For further information or assistance with making an application please contact  lani.allan@royalholloway.ac.uk.

The qualifications we accept

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Kuwait.

Entry requirements for each course might be slightly different. Click here to search for a course.

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya)

If you have completed your Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya) in Kuwait, you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE)

Students who have completed the Indian CBSE will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. The entry requirement will depend on on the subject you are planning to study at Royal Holloway, but most departments will require an overall grade of 80% to 85% with 85% in any subjects specified in GCE A-level entry requirements for the course.  

Students who have completed their Diploma of Secondary will need to take our one year International Foundation Year, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

Bachelor's Degree

If you have completed one year of a Bachelor's degree at a reputable university in Kuwait and your grades are good, then we’ll consider you for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.

A Levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB Diploma you will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes.  Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Master’s Degree

If you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject, with good grades at a reputable university, you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme but departments will usually ask for either a lower (2:2) or upper (2:1) second class Bachelor (Honours) degree, or an upper second class (2:1) or First class (1st) Bachelor (Ordinary) degree.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.

Undergraduate students applications are made online via UCAS. But if you are applying to a University preparation course or a postgraduate course, then apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

We make regular trips to Kuwait to meet with prospective students. To find out more details please email lani.allan@rhul.ac.uk

We have agent representation in Kuwait.

MECstudygroup

Qibla,
Fahad Alsalem Street,
Al Rashed Complex,
Floor 1, office 7
Kuwait

Mobile Number: +965 50272509

Email: admissions@mecstudygroup.com

Website: https://mecstudygroup.com/

Education Basket

Qibla,
Ali Alsalem Street,
Business District One,
Block 1, Building 4B, Floor 1
Kuwait

Mobile Number: +965 65756205

Email: info@education-basket.com

Website: https://education-basket.com/

IDP Education

Saqar Al Jazira Gen Trdg & Contracting Co Office # 205,
Al-Rabea Building,
Salem Al-Mubarak Street,
Salmiya, Kuwait

Tel: +965 25743843

Email: info.kuwait@idp.com

Website: https://www.idp.com/middleeast/

If you are in receipt of a government scholarship please follow this link for further information to make sure you understand what documentation you need to provide before, and during, your time at Royal Holloway.

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.

The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the College's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women.

There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and The Store on Campus.

Royal Holloway has close links with the Islamic Welfare Association of West Surrey, which was formed in 1986, to serve the Muslim community in and around Royal Holloway University of London.

The British Council in Kuwait provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain

RHUL Islamic Society

Islamic Welfare Association of West Surrey

The Arab British Centre

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK

 

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