The University of Roehampton has undoubtedly the most beautiful campus in London, which means the pathway programmes available are taught in the ideal setting for you to experience London’s student life, whilst enjoying the close and friendly study environment.

Entry Requirements

At the University of Roehampton, we accept a range of international qualifications for entry to our programmes.

For Qatari students joining one of our pathway programmes, we accept the qualifications in the table below.

If you are unsure regarding your eligibility, please contact us and one of our team will be able to discuss your qualifications with you.

Programme Qualifications English language requirement
International Foundation Programme
  • General Secondary Education School Certificate with grades 60% or above (GCSE equivalent).
  • 12 years of schooling or the local equivalent to meet the same standard
  • Where a UCAS tariff is applicable or relevant, applicants should have an equivalent 100 UCAS points at A Level or 120 UCAS points at AS Level
  • The lower entry requirement shall apply if both a country specific and UCAS equivalent apply
  • iGCSE with pass grades is accepted for direct entry – a SELT is required in addition
3 term programme: IELTS 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0) from a UKVI Approved centre


2 term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with no single element below 4.5) from a UKVI Approved centre

International Year One (Business) General Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum grade average of 70% IELTS 5.5 (with no single band below 5.5)
Entry Requirement Equivalences


Meet us in Qatar

Throughout the year our regional team travel to Qatar on multiple occasions to meet with prospective students. Once the traveling dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in your country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact a member of your regional team – found below.

Your regional team

Abdel. R Hamid – Regional Manager for Middle East and North Africa

I have extensive experience of working in the education sector – both at national and international level, working for several universities in the UK, managing recruitment and partnerships at various well-known institutions. With over 12 years’ experience in business development, marketing, customer relationship management, partnership development and student recruitment management, I provide comprehensive insights into developing a student application journey with a great focus on service.

I studied BSc Business Management, MA Marketing Management and also hold a professional qualification in Project Management (PRINCE2).

Stephen Neil – International Officer

After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2017, I began my journey in higher education. The thing I love most about working in higher education is that you can make a real difference to people’s lives! I was raised in London and I am based in the London Campus – it would be great to speak with you or even see you at one of our campuses!

Smail El-Moize – International Officer

I am a higher education specialist and have worked in the field of higher education for the last decade. I have a comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience of working within international schools and universities in the UK and overseas. As an International Officer, one of my responsibilities is to manage International student and stakeholder networks in the MENA region.

Studying in London

As a University of Roehampton pathway student, you will be studying on a parkland campus, with great facilities, in the middle of south-west London. Studying with us will give you the best of both worlds: the community feel and safety of a traditional university campus, with the fantastic job opportunities, culture, and nightlight of one of the greatest cities in the world.

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Whether you prefer a high-end room, or a more affordable option, there is something for everyone at Roehampton. The halls of residence include some of the best value and most affordable options in London.

Click below to see our accommodation options and how to apply.

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Places of worship

London is a multicultural city and has a wide selection of places to worship. In addition to that, the University maintains its own multi-faith quiet rooms and prayer rooms on the ground floor of Queen’s Building (QB). The prayer rooms are accessible with your ID card throughout the day, and people of all faiths are very welcome to use them.

Find out more about Southlands Chaplaincy services

Alternatively, London is home to many different cultures, races and religions and those who are looking to join a local faith community have several options available to them. Many places of worship near to the University of Roehampton campus hold special student events and services, so meeting new people will be easy.

Visa & Immigration Information

For further specific guidance about coming from Qatar to study, please visit our Visas and Immigration page below.

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Alternatively, you can contact the British Council’s Qatar offices or our own international advice team.

Useful resources

There are several online resources available to students from the Middle East wishing to study in the UK:

  • The British Council provides country-specific advice on studying in the UK, from English language standards to funding your studies. Their Study UK website is a resource of practical information and insight on UK education for international students.
  • For official information on visas and immigration, please visit UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
  • The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) offers information and advice on all matters related to studying in the UK.
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