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Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Bahrain

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.



Students taking the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis) are usually required to take a Foundation Certificate.

Students who have completed one or two years of university study may be eligible for Bachelors admission, if relevant subjects have been studied and strong grades achieved.

Students taking A levels or the IB will be eligible to apply directly to our programs. Please refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for individual entry requirements.

Postgraduate Taught


Students must have taken a relevant Bachelors degree.

Postgraduate taught courses at the University of Liverpool, require GPA 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or B or 75%.

A student who has a GPA of below 2.8 can still progress to the Master’s program of their choice, but will need to undergo a Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) certification from University of Liverpool International College, before they can proceed to a master's.

Postgraduate Research


A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Typical minimum GPA requirements from Bahraini universities are GPA 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.

For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Liverpool school/department before applying. A research proposal is required when submitting your application, which will form the basis when it comes to making decisions.

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries which provide tuition fee discounts and help with living expenses for eligible international students.

New from September 2024, check out our Advancement Scholarships. These offer fee discounts of up to £7,500 for eligible master's students and up to £5,000 for eligible undergraduate students.

Browse our full range of scholarships and bursaries.

Tuition fees and other costs

Fees for international applicants

To check the tuition fees for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, select a course from our A-Z and go to the fees and funding section.

Other costs to be aware of:

How to apply

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