The University of Warwick is pleased to welcome over 440 students from the Middle East and North Africa, studying from foundation programme to our research degrees. We currently have 76 students from Saudi Arabia studying on our campus. All the information you need on making your application to Warwick can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Warwick IFP: Complete the General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya) with a minimum of 80% overall in the final year.
UndergraduateLink opens in a new window: Warwick IFP required. Alternatively IB, A-Levels, and American APs/SAT IIs will be considered.
PostgraduateLink opens in a new window: A 4-year bachelors degree from a recognised institution with the following minimum score:
First class: 85% or GPA 3.5 (out of 4.0) or GPA 4.5 (out of 5.0)
2:1: 75% or GPA 3.0 (out of 4) or GPA 3.5 (out of 5.0)
2:2: 70% or 2.75 (out of 4.0) or GPA 3.0 (out of 5.0)
You need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency to meet the entry requirements for Warwick. Please see more here.Link opens in a new window
Visa Information for Saudi Arabia
Immigration summary for nationals of Saudi Arabia
The immigration summary below is for nationals of Saudi Arabia applying from their home country. If you are a national of another country but living in Saudi Arabia, please contact your local visa application centre for further advice or refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website. The information provided should be used as guidance only. It has been taken from the UK Visas and Immigration website, which should be referred to in all immigration matters.
Please note from 31 July 2015, individuals applying from Saudi Arabia for UK entry clearance of more than 6 months duration will no longer receive a visa vignette (sticker) inside their passport. Successful visa applicants will instead be issued with an official Home Office decision letter and their passport endorsed with a single-entry travel visa valid for 30 days which should be used to enter the UK. After arriving in the UK individuals will be required to collect a biometric residence card which features the full length of your visa.
When completing the Tier 4 (General) Student online application, you will be asked to provide an approximate date of travel and the postal code for the address where you will stay once in the UK. Your CAS will contain information as to how to use the ACL code to have your BRP card delivered to the University of Warwick (if you do not use the code, your BRP card will be delivered to a designated Post Office nearest to the post code provided). Your 30-day travel visa will be valid 7 days before the 'expected date of travel' you put on your visa application form, and you can arrive in the UK up to 1 month prior to your course start date. The Home Office decision letter will provide information on the full length of your visa, and details of where to collect the residence permit. You should carry this letter in hand luggage when you travel to the UK.
You can find more information about how to prepare for a Tier 4 visa application, including how to complete the online application form, what documents to prepare, and what documents to submit here: www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/tier4
Is a visa required?
If you want to study in the UK, you must obtain a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system before you travel here.
Is a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required?
No, not required.
Am I considered a ‘low risk’ national by the UK Home Office?
No, you are not considered a 'low risk' national by the Home Office UKVI and so you should submit full documentation in support of a Student visa application.
Will I need to have a credibility interview?
You may be asked to attend a short interview or take part in a telephone interview which will focus on your reasons for coming to the UK; this is known as a credibility interview. If asked to attend an interview you will be offered the first available interview date. The interview is usually conducted at the Visa Application Centre via Skype with an officer in the UK. A report of the interview will be sent to the visa officer who will consider it alongside your visa application and supporting documents.
Are you applying with dependants?
If you are considering bringing your family to Warwick, you should read this guidance www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/dependants/
If you require further guidance or information, including advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration
Visits to your country
The University of Warwick visits the Middle East and North Africa each year. Future visits will be advertised hereLink opens in a new window when available.
ScholarshipsWe offer a range of scholarships for EU and International applicants. You can find a further information on those on our Scholarships website. All fees for Home/EU and International students are listed here You can also find information on living costs here.
We have over 300 clubs and societies for you to get involved with and meet other students from your country and across the world. Societies include Academic, Activities & Games, Campaigning, Cultural, Film & Media, Food & Drink, Halls, Music, Performance, Religious & Belief and Welfare, Charity & Action. You can find the full list of clubs and societies hereLink opens in a new window.
Applying to Warwick
Our representatives in Saudi Arabia, IDP EducationLink opens in a new window, can provide advice and guidance on applying to, and studying at the University of Warwick. You may also find the Education UK global websiteLink opens in a new window useful for information on studying in the UK.
Apply for Undergraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window via UCAS or apply Direct for our International FoundationLink opens in a new window or Postgraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window.
Arriving at Warwick
For guidance on arriving at the University of Warwick, including information on Airport transfers, please view our Welcome to Warwick pages.
Contact the MENA Team
Questions about studying with us? Tom Parker and Vici Andrews are your dedicated contacts for Saudi Arabia. They are happy to answer any queries or questions you may have. You can contact them on the information below, or feel free to join us on an upcoming Live Chat.
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 8300 or Email: MENA@warwick.ac.uk