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Africa and Middle East

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, with over one third of our students coming from an international background.

Currently over 400 of our students are from across Africa and Middle East.
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Support for Applicants

We understand that it can be challenging knowing where to start when applying to an overseas University. At Durham there is a wide range of support available to students who live in Middle East & Africa and are considering applying to Durham. We have a dedicated team who are on hand to answer any questions you have. 

 

Information for Middle East & Africa Applicants

Meet your Representatives

Get in touch with the Middle East & Africa Student Recruitment Team
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Events

See our upcoming events to find out more about Durham
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Africa Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements for applicants from Africa
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Middle East Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements for the Middle East
Saudi Arabi

English Language Requirements

English Language requirements for applicants from Africa and Middle East
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Scholarships

Our scholarships support students from around the world
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Africa and Middle East Partnerships

Find out more about our partnerships in Africa and Middle East Partnerships
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International Study Centre

If you do not meet the direct requirements, you have the option to study pathway programmes at the Durham University International Study Centre. Find out more.
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Meet your Representatives

The Africa and Middle East student recruitment team are there to help with any aspect of the application process. They would be happy to hear from you to assist with any questions you have. 

Dr Liadi (Kola) Mudashiru - Regional Manager

Kola is responsible for international student recruitment and marketing operations in the Middle East and Africa.

Mishal Dattani - Regional Manager (Gulf)

Mish is the regional manager for student recruitment across Europe, Gulf & UKI
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Africa & Middle East Events

Meet the team at a recruitment event near you or online and find out more about Durham. 

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The academic and personal experience that I acquired at Durham University provided me with a great foundation and skill set to develop my leadership qualities and manage a business in the Education sector.

Maryam Hussain
BSc/BA: PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, from Qatar

 

 

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Visit Durham University

You can book one of our personalised Campus Visits to find out more about our academic degree programmes and student life on campus. Visits start with a presentation from a member of staff from the International Office, followed by a guided tour from one of our student ambassadors.

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Africa Entry Requirements

Algeria

Undergraduate

The Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry. 

Postgraduate 

Licence Diplome d’Ingenieur / d’Architecte d’Etat, or Diplome d’Etudes Superieures, or Diplome (in a professional field) with a minimum of 15/20.

 

 

Bahrain

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate 

A Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

 

Cameroon

Undergraduate

A*A*A Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
A*AA Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
AAA Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
AAB Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAB.
ABB Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAB.

The Baccalauréat or a Certificat de Probation are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Diplôme d'Etudes Superieures de Commerce (DESC) or a Diplôme d'Ingénieur with a minimum of 16/20.

 

Egypt

Undergraduate

The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from a recognised university with scores of 75% or better.

 

Ghana

Undergraduate

The Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSEC/WAEC/NECO) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum class of 2:1 and a minimum GPA of 3.5/5.0.

 

Morocco

Undergraduate

The Diplôme du Baccalaureat is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

Licence/ Licence d'Etudes Fondametales/Licence Professionnelle, Diplome du Cycle Normal or Diplome d'Ingenieur d'Etat with a minimum of 15/20.

 

Kenya

Undergraduate

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 (65% or B+ average) on the International Office's list.

 

Nigeria

Undergraduate

The Senior School Certificate (SSCE/WAEC/ NECO) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 or 3.5/5.0 GPA from a recognised institution. Some exceptions can be made for students with relevant work experience or with high a 2:2 (58%) or GPA 2.8 from prestigious Nigerian universities on the International Office's list.

 

Tanzania

Undergraduate

A*A*A Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with AAA.
A*AA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 86% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 85% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 84% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
ABB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 83% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).

The Certificate of Secondary Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

Bachelor degree from a recognised Tanzanian university with a 2.1.

 

Tunisia

Undergraduate

The Baccalaureat is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Matrise, Licence or Diploma National with a minimum 14/20.

 

South Africa

Undergraduate

A*A*A Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77776 / AAAAB.
A*AA Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77766 / AAABB.
AAA Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77766 / AAABB.
AAB Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 76666 / ABBBB.
ABB Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 76666 / ABBBB.


Postgraduate

A Bachelors (Honours) degree with a 2:1 or 70-74% or better depending on the institution.

 

Uganda

Undergraduate

A*A*A Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
A*AA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
AAA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
AAB Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAB.
ABB Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAB.

The Uganda Certificate of Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Bachelors degree with a minimum of GPA 4.0/5.0 (Honours Upper).

 

Zimbabwe

Undergraduate

A*A*A ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
A*AA ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
AAA ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
AAB ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAB.
ABB ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAB.

Postgraduate

Bachelors degree (Honours) with a minimum of 2:1.

 

 

 

Iraq

Undergraduate

The Certificate of Preparatory Education or Sixth Form Baccalaureat are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A master’s degree from a recognised university with 75% or better.

 

Israel

Undergraduate

Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut)

A*A*A

Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with minimum scores of 80% each
A*AA Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 80% each.
AAA Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

AAB

Overall score of 85% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

ABB Overall score of 80% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

 

Kuwait

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a GPA of 2.75/4 or higher.

 

Lebanon

Undergraduate

The Lebanese Baccalaureate or Baccalauréat Général are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor degree, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures / Attestation d'Etudes Approfondies, or Maîtrise with at 16/20 or 80%/B average or a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

 

Libya

Undergraduate

The Secondary Education Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A 4-year Bachelors degree with a 65% or GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Qatar

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 or GPA of 3.2 or better.

 

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A good Bachelors degree from a recognised Saudi university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5 or 2.75 out of 4.

 

United Arab Emirates

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A 4-year Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.