Saudi Arabia

Robert Gordon University has a long established relationship with Saudi Arabia, largely due to our specialist courses we provide for the Energy industry.

Saudia Arabia flag 152We are planning to strengthen our links with Saudi Arabia in the future and are working closely with the government and scholarship bodies to make sure our courses are as attractive and relevant as possible to Saudi students. 

More and more Saudi students are choosing Robert Gordon University and we look forward to encouraging more to join us in the future.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the information contained here is intended as a guideline and allows you to broadly compare your qualifications to the British qualifications specified on the course pages of this website.


  • Students applying from Saudi Arabia for an undergraduate course with qualifications from any international high school (i.e. A levels or International Baccalaureate) are expected to have results comparable to students from UK institutions.  Visit the course page for Entry Requirements
  • Students with a General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya) with 70% or higher will be required undertake a pathway programme at our International College (ICRGU). 
  • We will also consider applications from students who have completed a two year associate degree from a recognised institution.

*Entry requirements to some courses may be higher and require specific subjects.  Applications will be considered on a case by case basis *


  • Students applying from Saudi Arabia for a postgraduate course, a 4 year Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 3.0/5.0 is required for courses which ask for a 2.2 award.
    For courses which ask for a 2.1, GPA 3.0/4.0 or 3.75/5.0 or better is required.
  • We will also consider applications from students who have completed a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution. 
  • Students applying from Saudi Arabia who do not meet our direct entry requirements may be able to undertake a pre-masters programme at our International College (ICRGU).  

Representatives in Saudi Arabia

We have excellent relationships with our education agents from Saudi Arabia who are responsible for handling enquiries and assisting you with the submission of your application to Robert Gordon University.

Download a list of our university approved agents in Saudi Arabia.

Visits to Saudi Arabia

Find here details of our next visit.

Forthcoming visits can be found on the International Visits page.

If you have any queries please use our International Enquiries form

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