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We have a large community of international students here at Solent University and understand that the process of relocating to a new country can be challenging. Students coming from the United Arab Emirates can find advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website.

For more specific advice about coming from the United Arab Emirates to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's UAE offices or our own international advice team.

Find out more about studying at Solent

Entry requirements

As a general guide, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels. A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses.  

Students with a Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate) may be considered for a foundation year (level 0 of a bachelor's degree)

For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree.

Visa information

As a UAE national, you will need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK. When you have met all the conditions of entry for a full-time course at Solent University (including payment of deposit and course acceptance), you will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number. You will need this document to apply for a student visa.

You should make your application for a visa at the local visa application centre.

Speak with an official representative

Solent has a number of official representatives around the world. They give you the chance to talk about opportunities here at Solent with someone in your own country. 

Al-Tumooh Educational Consultancy
Tel: +971 554 433 681
Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Brighter Admission and GoToUniversity
Tel: +971 521397506 
Locations: Territories include all Gulf States.

BTEC Universities  
Tel: +971528997871
Locations: UAE and India

Education Basket
Tel: +961 70 363 813

Education Consortium UK Ltd
Tel: +44 141 4165595
Locations: UK, Pakistan and Dubai

Global Study UK
Tel: +968 9521 2672 (based in Oman)

International Group for Educational Consultancy (IGEC)
Tel: +971 42 3985
Location: Dubai

Knowledge Zone
Contact: Shoroq Fandi
Tel: +971 4 705 0419
Location: Dubai

PFL Group International Ltd
Contact: Kirsty Christopherson
Tel: +971 4 355 9573
Location: Dubai

Qobolak for Higher Education Services (previously Alqhtani Education & Consultancy Services)
Tel: +971 555 777 395
Location: UAE

SMS Higher Education Group
Tel: +44 20 7265 8478

Uniserv Dubai
Tel: +971 4 277 6943
Mob: +971 54 592 1098
Location: Dubai

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