If you are from Libya and thinking about studying at Brighton you can find information to help you decide, and make your application on this page.
Students from Libya choose the University of Brighton because of our strong standing in key subject areas of interest.
- Business studies students benefit from the training and consultancy work of our academics. Students gain practical and leadership skills in a research active community.
- Management studies courses provide entrepreneurial skills training and connection with a network of industry partners. You can become an independent thinker through collaboration with experienced lecturers who share real world knowledge with students.
We have a number of registered and approved representatives in Libya. They can help you with information about the university and the UK, and assist you with your application.
Tel: +21821 729 88 44
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Libya to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require a Secondary Education Certificate plus an acceptable international foundation year or equivalent.
We require a bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or medicine (from a university) OR a master’s degree (equivalent to a British Postgraduate Diploma standard) in any subject from a Libyan university.
Bachelor’s degree courses offered at universities are four to six years in duration. The master’s degree (MA or MSc) is awarded after two years of study beyond the first degree.
There are two main forms of grading system used in Libya. Firstly, a percentage system is used, although there may be slight variations depending on the institution. Secondly, a grade point system (GPS) is used, with 4.0 as the highest mark and 1.0 as the minimum pass-mark at the undergraduate level. The scale is as follows:
|Libyan degree classification (%)
||Libyan degree classification (GPS)
||English translation or equivalent
|85–100 per cent
|75–84 per cent
|65–74 per cent
English language requirements
We will not accept a Libyan 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.
Degree preparation courses at the International College
If you complete your pathway course at the International College at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to a degree at the University of Brighton. Available degree subject areas include accounting and finance, art and design, business management, law with business, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
Immigration and visas
Generally, students coming from Libya 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 Libya, 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 Libya.
Students from Libya are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships: