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Information for applicants from Kuwait

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 36 students from Kuwait studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Kuwait 3 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements


Students who have successfully completed the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama School Leaving Certificate with a minimum score of 80% will be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.

Students who have successfully completed A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate degrees.  For individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website.

Students with a Diploma from a Technical Institute or have studied one or more years at a Kuwait University may be considered for a transfer onto year one of a science and engineering degree programme, with the exception of medicine.

For more detailed information on Medicine and Dentistry requirements and how to apply please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry section of our website.


Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

For entry onto our Masters level courses students should normally have achieved an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised Kuwaiti institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

For some courses, a good 2.2 Bachelors degree may be acceptable.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: three years)

For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have a Masters degree from a good university.  Students are initially registered on an MPhil which subsequently leads to PhD.

Applicants are strongly advised to make initial enquiries with the potential  supervisor or school prior to submitting an application.

English language requirements

  • Please refer to for full details.
  • Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Language Centre programmes for full details.

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

In country representatives

Queen Mary has appointed representatives in Kuwait who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the College.

Global Vision for Academic Services

Makkawi Academy for University Affairs,
Fahad Al-Salem St, Al-Bassam Tower Building,
Beside Muthana Complex
Adidas Building, Salem Aal Mubark Street
PO Box 35199,
Shaab, 36052,

Tel: 00965 2424884, 00965 2345677
Fax: 00965 2426069


Global Study UK

One Great Cumberland Place,
2nd Floor,
Tel: +44 (0)20 74864762

IDP Education Pty Ltd
Dalal Complex 9th Floor
Salem Al Mubarak Street
P O Box 35199
Shaab 36052
Phone, Fax & Email
Tel:+965 22288094 +965 22288096
+965 22288095
Fax:+965 22288095

246 Creighton Avenue
London N2 9BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7175 0197

Easy Apply
Abdullah Al Mubarak Street
Al Murqab, Floor 8, Block 1
Office Number 3
Kuwait City

Tel: +96594007001

Visits to your country

CountryCityDateFurther informationAppointments
Kuwait Kuwait City 23 April 2018
17:00 - 20:00

Mark Holloway will be attending the Global Study UK Exhibition at the Holiday Inn Salmiya, 140 Hamad Al Mubarak Street, Gulf Road PO Box 234

Please contact Mark Holloway.

Country manager

Joanne Waller is the International Officer for the Middle East and North Africa and is happy to help you with any questions you may have about the university.

Joanne Waller
International Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6520
Facebook: Joanne Waller QMUL

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