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.

Firas Ibrahim

Firas Ibrahim

Regional Director
Middle East

Based in Edinburgh, Firas raises the University’s profile in the Middle East in order to increase student recruitment from the region and explore potential research partnerships.

Student recruitment

Firas Ibrahim leads student recruitment in addition to devising the strategic direction for the region.

Entry requirements

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


We regularly meet with prospective students and partners in the Middle East. View an up-to-date list of our next trips.


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.