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:
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Saudi Arabia to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
Students studying the Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
We may also consider a Technical College/Institute Diploma, Health College/Institute Diploma or Associate Degree, subject to admissions assessment.
We require applicants to hold either a bachelors degree or a masters degree with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 2.8 out of 5.0 from a recognised university.
If you have any questions, please message our International team who will be happy to help.
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, international hospitality management, law with business, international event management, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
English language preparation courses at our Language Centre
The University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development 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, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia, contact the British High Commission.
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 in Arabic about studying in the UK and at Brighton, please contact the British Council in Saudi Arabia.
Students from Saudia Arabia are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships: