Middle East

Key contacts for Middle Eastern partnerships and activities.

Mona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui

International Dean
Middle East

Based in Edinburgh, Professor Siddiqui works to establish academic and cultural links with universities and organisations across the Middle –East and North Africa.

Student Recruitment

Firas Ibrahim

Firas Ibrahim

Deputy Head of International Recruitment
Middle East

Based in Edinburgh, Firas assists in the leadership of the International Student Recruitment team (based in Student Recruitment and Admissions). He is the key contact for student recruitment in the Middle East.

Regional brief

Learn more about our Middle Eastern community, connections and research by reading our regional brief (PDF).


The Global Partnerships Team provide support and advice around partnership development in the Middle East.

Entry requirements

We have a dedicated area for entry requirements, which translates UK requirements into local qualifications.

Visits & Online events

We regularly meet with prospective students in the Middle East.

Find out more.


With a growing number of students from the Middle East choosing to come to Edinburgh, we are keen to grow our networks in the region.

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Our internationally recognised teaching centre leads the UK in quality of its teaching and research in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre

The Centre encourages a better understanding of Islam and Islamic Culture through ground-breaking research and innovative outreach projects.