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Middle East


King's College London visits the Middle East a few times a year to meet with prospective students, offer holders and maintains strong links with alumni in the region.

Strand Campus, King's College London

Students from your region

Husain Dawani (Bahrain) - Politics, Philosophy & Law

'My name is Husain Dawani and I am a Bahraini undergraduate student reading Politics, Philosophy and Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law.

I previously studied at the International Foundation Program at KCL with the aim of studying Law and discovered PPL and made the decision to study it as opposed to Law. This is because I personally found the course structure and content very enriching in comparison to a mere Law degree because it enables a student to expand their mindset in a range of disciplines. Moreover, students and faculty in the university are very friendly and helpful to international students such as myself.

Choosing to study here is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made because it is both challenging and fun. Not only does it have a remarkable reputation but also a great social environment with a vast diversity of students and societies and is based in the heart of such a culturally diverse, active and inspiring city, London.

Living in London definitely has its perks as well, as there are a range of opportunities available to students to entertain themselves all the way from exciting nightlife to travel all around Europe at their fingertips.'

Lana Ahmad (Saudi Arabia) - International Relations BA

'King’s College London has been the institution of my choice ever since I started paying earnest attention to where I wanted my undergraduate studies to be. My choice has been determined by the reputation of the institution, its location and the undisputed quality of its lecturers and academics.

I took up International Relations because of its multidisciplinary structure, offering as it does modules ranging from economics and diplomacy, to history and philosophy. Students are also encouraged to attend lectures offered by other departments and indeed by other equally reputable academic institutions within the University of London, to further widen their spectrum of learning.

As an international student from Saudi Arabia, I have been impressed by the diversity of the student body and excited to meet people from different countries and to learn first hand about their respective cultures and individual experiences. This has prompted me to take up a foreign language and to join a number of societies such as UN World Food Program, MENA Forum, and Women in Politics. As such, KCL is a genuinely forward-looking institution that does not only offer an unrivalled quality of education, but which also fosters in its students true leadership qualities, a pre-requisite for a successful professional career in their respective fields of endeavour.'

Omar AlZaim (Saudi Arabia) - Engineering with Business Management

I graduated from King’s College London in 2011 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering with Business Management. During my time at King’s, I was an active member of the King’s College Arabic Society and the King’s College London Engineering Society.

In addition to my role as the Co-Head of the King’s College London Saudi Alumni, I was previously part of the King’s College London Dubai Alumni. I remain in touch and coordinated with the activities of other Alumni groups across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council.) I am also part of King’s Connect Mentoring programme, offering online advice and guidance to prospective, current and past students of King’s College London.

I am currently based in Riyadh and have built a career in the Finance industry. I am also involved with various other local societies including the CFA (Commercial Finance Association) Society of Saudi Arabia.

Mariam El Wakeel (Egypt) - Pharmacy MPharm

I’ve always been told that university is going to be the best time of my life. And it truly is. I’ve experienced things I have never come across before. And this is all thanks to the diverse communities present at KCL; providing ample opportunities for its students to encounter and experience new cultures through the presence of more than 300 clubs and societies. I can describe my journey, so far, as being challenging but equally inspiring and rewarding. Having Egyptian roots myself, I found it particularly enjoyable getting involved with the Egyptian Society, organising events, bringing students together, to have a taste of what Egypt has to offer and forming a community for students to share their experiences.

Ahmed Omran (Egypt) - Political Economy

My undergraduate degree years were among the most formative and interesting, and a truly unique and interesting experience. Situated in the very heart of London, few universities can boast such an incredible, central location, with campuses dotted around the capital. With many societies and clubs available, as well as excellent academic support both by staff and the student union, I never felt lost or bored, nor more than an email away from any help required! Having graduated from KCL, I will be looking to pursue further study here, with a fantastic variety of part time and full time Masters and PhD options available.

Michael Cassis (Egypt) - Business Management

One of the strongest points about King's is its presence in London. It has always surprised me how cosmopolitan this city is and how much Londoners enjoyed living and learning about so many different and various cultures. At King's, one can really feel the diversity in this international environment considering the numerous Student Clubs and Societies with the huge range of different interests. For me, working with for the Egyptian Society is a great privilege and an amazing experience. Not only do we aim at getting groups of people together, but also making Egyptian students in London feel at home while giving everyone a realistic image of what our home country is.


International entry requirements

Select your level of study

English language requirements

Due to visa requirements, you will usually be required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies and this requirement is waived only if the College is satisfied that your previous academic record clearly demonstrates your ability to study and be examined in the English language. 

King's accepts a number of different English language tests for entry onto our programmes of study with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject. 

  • Pre-sessional English Programmes (5, 10, 15, or 20 weeks) - Our British Council accredited English Language Centre offers pre-sessional english programmes to non-native English speakers who already hold an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at King's. It is also open to students who wish to improve their current level before taking up their offer of study in September.

  • Undergraduate Study - Click to see a table of entry requirements

  • Postgraduate Study - Click to see a table of entry requirements

This information should be used as a general guideline and entry requirements can vary depending on course.  


Scholarships for students from the Middle East

The list below is guide to bursaries, scholarships and funding to students from some Middle Eastern countries. This is not a comprehensive list but a start to helping you research possible funding opportunities. Please also refer to our fees and funding pages for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Saudi Arabia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Overseas Scholarship Program - (Also known as My Job, My Scholarship.) Each year, King's welcomes scholars from this programme to study at all levels.

Saudi Aramco scholars are welcome to apply to King's with the Saudi Aramco College Degree Program for Non-Employees (CDPNE) 


King's welcomes a number of scholars each year receiving sponsorship from the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. Please refer to the Kuwait Cultural Office website for details on the list of approved courses for King's.  

United Arab Emirates

King's welcomes a number of scholars each year receiving sponsorship from the UAE Ministry of Education. Please refer to the UAE MOE website for details. 

Palestinian Territories

HESPAL - Higher Education Scholarship Palestine 

Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening Scholarship is a scholarship or fellowship award for emerging global leaders funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Check your eligibility and apply online.


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