United Arab Emirates

If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from the United Arab Emirates, this page has all the information you need.

If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at international.office@plymouth.ac.uk, or by phoning +44 (0) 1752 588049.

International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


To apply from the United Arab Emirates for our undergraduate courses, you'll need either a Secondary School Certificate (Tawijihiyya) plus an acceptable International Foundation Year or equivalent. Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses. 


We require applicants to have completed a البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree) when awarded after four years of study with the following classification:

UAE Degree classification - GPA out of 4.00 UAE Degree classification - alphabetical UAE Degree classification - percentage UK Degree equivalent
3.60 – 4.00 A 90 – 100% 1st
3.00 – 3.59 B+/B 80 – 89% 2:1
2.50 – 2.99 C+ 75 – 79% 2:2

English language requirements

A recognised  English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English language courses

Agents in the United Arab Emirates

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agents in the United Arab Emirates — they'll be happy to help.

Education Zone
Email: hello@ezone.ae
Website: www.ezone.ae
Knowledge Village Block 2B, Office F30, Dubai
214592, United Arab Emirates

Global Connections
Email: info@gconnections.eu
Website: www.gconnections.eu
Second Floor, Building 250, Khalda Wasfi Al Tal Street, Opposite Midas For Furniture, Amman, 11821, Jordan

IDP Abu Dhabi
Email: info.abudhabi@idp.co
Website:  https://www.idp.com/uae/
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (Old Airport Road), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

IDP Dubai
Email: info.dubai@idp.com
Website: https://www.idp.com/uae/
Office No.104, Century Plaza Building, Jumeirah 1, P.O.Box 50085, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Intelligent Partners - Abu Dhabi
Email: info@intelligentpartners.com
Website: www.intelligentpartners.com
Office 1004, C2 Tower, Albateen, Baynunah St. Abu Dhabi

Intelligent Partners - Dubai
Email: info@intelligentpartners.com
Website: www.intelligentpartners.com
Office 1705, Mazaya Business Avenue – BB1 Jumeirah Lake Towers, P.O. Box 114423, Dubai.

JnS Education
Email: admisssion.ae@jnsedu.com
Website: www.jnsedu.com
Grosvenor Business Bay Office 1903 Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

TCL Global - Head Office
Email: info@talibconsultancy.co.uk
Web: www.talibconsultancy.co.uk
Unit 9, St Georges business centre, PO1 3EZ, Portsmouth, UK

Uniserv (Dubai)
Email: dubai@uniserveducation.com
Website: www.uniserveducation.com
Office F37; Block 2B, Knowledge village, Dubai
P.O. Box 501730, United Arab Emirates

Yes Atlas (Abu Dhabi)
Email: wessam@yesatlas.com
Website: www.yesatlas.com
Office 410, Level 4, Rotana Building (near Rotana Hotel) Park Khalifa, twofour54 free Zone, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates