This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Egyptian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificate
    You can undertake a foundation certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Egypt and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have successfully completed UK A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB). If you have completed the Certificate of General Secondary Education, you will need to complete a foundation certificate before you can progress to undergraduate study.
  • Top-up courses
    You will need a minimum of two to three years of tertiary study in a relevant subject to be considered for a top-up course. Please contact our International Admissions Team to discuss your qualifications and whether they are suitable.
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have a Bachelor's degree you can apply for a taught postgraduate degree at BU.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BY research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.