How to apply
International students apply to the university in the same way as UK students, but there are different application procedures for different types of courses:
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Kuwait to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require students taking the شهادة ال ثان وي ة ال عامة (General Secondary Education Certificate) to take and successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
Students taking a دب لوم / شهادة من ك ل يات ال ه ي ئة ال عامة ل ل ت ع ل يم ال تط ب ي قي و ال تدري ب (Diploma / Certificate from PAEET College) with an overall grade of Good (C+ or 2.5/4.0) may be accepted onto Year 1 of an undergraduate degree. Year 2 entry may be appropriate for students that have studied appropriate modules and achieved a GPA of 3/4 (or 3.75/5).
We require a bachelor degree earned after a minimum of four years of study from a recognised Kuwaiti university.
|Kuwaiti degree classification
||English translation or equivalent
English language requirements
We will not accept a Kuwaiti English language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Kuwait.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, students coming from Kuwait require prior entry clearance (ie a visa). To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in Kuwait, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in Kuwait.
Students from Kuwait are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships:
If you have any questions about studying at the University of Brighton or need more information contact us online