Academic Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Country/Region Undergraduate Pathway Postgraduate Pathway
 

Stage 1: University Foundation (2 semesters)

Stage 1: University Foundation (1 semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 1: Pre-Masters

UK

5 GCSE passes at grade 3 or above. For GCSE taken prior to 2017 a grade E or above will be accepted Or a minimum of 19 points in the International Baccalaureate

2 AS level passes with a minimum of 6 points points in each. For AS levels taken prior to 2017 the requirement is 2 grade E or above

40 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level. For A levels taken prior to 2017 the requirement is 100 tariff points Minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completion of a recognised foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade, or successful completion of 15 years of education

Albania Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 5 average Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 8 average Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) with grade 5 average Successful completion of a degree or 3 year diploma
Angola Habilitação Literárias with grade 10 overall Habilitação Literárias with grade 11 overall Grade 10 at Pre-university Certificate Completion of Licenciado
Armenia Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with 4/10 or 8/20   Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pas

Austria    

Reifeprüfung / Matura with grade 4 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Bangladesh Completion of HSC with GPA of 2.0 or 50% Completion of HSC with GPA of 2.5 or 55% Completion of HSC with grade average of 3.0 or 60% Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: GPA 2.0 or 50%
Belarus Certificate of Completed Secondary Education Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with 5.0 average

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 5.0 - 6.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass
Belgium    

Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (German- speaking Community) with 60% average

Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur (French-speaking Community) with grade 10/20

Diploma van secundair onderwijs (Flemish-speaking Community) with grade 10/20

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Botswana 5 passes at grade E BGSCE or COSC 4 passes at grade C BGSCE or COSC 100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or completion of a recognised foundation programme Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade, or 3 year Diploma from an affiliated institute of the University of Botswana
Bulgaria Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education with grade 3 average Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education with grade 5 average Completed Secondary Education OR Diploma za Zavarsheno Poluvisshe Obrazovanie (DZPO) with grade 3 average Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree
Cambodia Upper Secondary Diploma grade C Upper Secondary Diploma grade B Upper Secondary Diploma grade A Completion of degree with a pass
Cameroon 5 E grades at O Level or grade 12 in the Baccalaureat 4 passes at O Level or grade 10 in the Baccalaureat 100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) or grade 15 in the Baccalaureat Licenc with a minimum grade 10, or completion of a degree with GPA of 2.0
China Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with at least 60% Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with at least 80% Successful completion of Senior Middle School 3 with 60% average over 4 subjects Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree or Diploma (DaZhuan) from a recognized institution
Canada Completion of grade 11 Case by case Completion of grade 12: 50% average (or equivalent depending on province) Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade
Croatia

Svjedodžba o Završnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) with grade 2 average

Svjedodžba o Završnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) with grade 4 average

Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with grade 2 average

 
Cyprus  

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 10 average

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 12 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade

Czech Republic Completion of 2 years of Matura, Gymnasium or Stredni with grade 4 (pass)  

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade

Denmark

Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprøve / Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve (10th Form Advanced Leaving Examination) with grade 7 average

Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprøve / Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve (10th Form Advanced Leaving Examination) with grade 02 average

Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) at General upper secondary schools (gymnasium)

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade

Egypt

Thanaweya A'ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education) OR the Al-Azher Secondary School Certificate with 50%

Thanaweya A'ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education) OR the Al-Azher Secondary School Certificate with 70%

Completion of Advanced Certificate or Al Azhar Training Diploma

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade
Estonia

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate)

Or Lõputunnistus põhihariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (post-basic education))

With grade 3 average

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate)

Or Lõputunnistus põhihariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (post-basic education))

With grade 5 average

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

OR Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate)

With grade 3 average

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

Finland

Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen (Vocational Upper Secondary Award) with grade 2 average

Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen (Vocational Upper Secondary Award) with grade 5 average

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) with grade 2 average

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

France

Brevet de Technicien / Brevet Professionnel / Brevet des Métiers d'Art / Brevet de Maîtrise / Brevet Technique des Métiers

With grade 10 average

Brevet de Technicien / Brevet Professionnel / Brevet des Métiers d'Art / Brevet de Maîtrise / Brevet Technique des Métiers

With grade 16 average

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général / Diplôme du Baccalauréat Professionnel / Diplôme du Baccalauréat Technologique / Option Internationale du Baccalauréat With grade 10 average

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

Georgia

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

 

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 5.0 - 6.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Germany

Hauptschulabschluss (awarded on completion of year 10)

OR Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1

OR Berufsfachschulabschluss (Assistentenberufe / Vollqualifizierende Berufsausbildung) (from 2013)

With grade 5 average

Hauptschulabschluss (awarded on completion of year 10)

OR Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1

OR Berufsfachschulabschluss (Assistentenberufe / Vollqualifizierende Berufsausbildung) (from 2013)

With grade 2 average

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur

OR Fachgebundene Hochschulreife / Fachhochschulreife

With grade 5 average

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

Ghana WAEC or SSCE 5 E grades WAEC or SSCE 4 C grades WAEC or SSCE 6 C grades Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade
Greece  

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 10 average

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 12 average

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

Gulf 50% in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah, Thanawiya, Thanawaya) or 5 E grades at GCSE 2 AS level passes grade E

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade
Hong Kong 40% in Form 4 and 5
Or
5 HKDSE tariff points including 5 subjects at level 1, 2 or a combination of both.
50% in Form 4 and 5
Or
7 HKDSE tariff points including 5 subjects at level 1, 2 or a combination of both.

40 UCAS tariff points in HKDSE

(except Optometry, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Architecture) 

Completion of a recognised Degree
Hungary

Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 2 average

Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 average

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) with grade 2 average

Completion of a recognised Degree

India Completion of all India or State SSC (X) with 40% average Completion of all India or State SSC (X) with 50% average Completion of All India or State Board HSC (XII) with 50% Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: Pass class
Indonesia Completion of all SMA II with average grade 6.0 Completion of all SMA II with average grade 7.0 Completion of SMA III with grade 7.0 in 4 academic subjects Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree
Iran

Completion of High School Diploma with grade 10

Completion of High School Diploma with grade 12

Completion of High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate with a grade average of 10 or above

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree or 3 year Diploma equivalent from a recognised institution: grade 10/20

Ireland (Eire)

Leaving Certificate with 5 x D1/D3 at ordinary level

Leaving Certificate with 5 x A1/C3 at ordinary level

Leaving certificate with 5 x D3 at higher level

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: Pass

Italy     Diploma di Esame di Stato 60%

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: Pass

Jordan

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 50% average

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 60% average

100 UCAS tariff or see USE requirement

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Kazakhstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Attestat/Diploma with average of 3.5

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5 - 4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalava: pass grade

Kyrgyzstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

 

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5 - 4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

 

Kenya

Completion of KCSE/CSE with grades E or above in 5 subjects

Completion of KCSE/CSE with grades C or above in 4 subjects

Completion of KCSE/CSE with 6 grades C or above, or East Africa Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) 2 subjects at grade E or above.

Completion of a recognised Degree: pass grade

Korea

High school 2nd year (Year 11) Average D or Rank 8 or less

High school graduation completion (Year 12)

High school graduation with average Rank 6 or less

Equivalent to completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Latin America

Equivalent to 5 passes at GCSE

2 AS level passes grade E

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bacharel / Licenciado: pass grade

Latvia

Diploms par videjo arodizglitibu (Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education) with 40% average

 

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) with 40% average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Lithuania

Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) with grade 5 average

Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) with grade 8 average

Brandos Atestatas Grade 5

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Luxembourg

Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires (secondary education completion diploma)

OR Diplôme de technicien / Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires techniques

With 30/60 points

   

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Macau

5 passes at grade E Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) / GCE O Level / HKCEE or Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with at least 60%

4 passes at grade C Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) / GCE O Level / HKCEE or Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with at least 60%

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme, or Successful completion of

Senior Middle School 3 with 60% average over 4 subjects

Completion of recognised Bachelor Degree: GPA 2.0 or Diploma (DaZhuan) from a recognized institution

Malaysia

4 passes at SPM at grade E, or pass in the UEC (forecast results are accepted)

6 passes at SPM at grade C, or pass in the UEC (forecast results are accepted)

2 passes at STPM at grade E, or in the UEC 3 passes at grade A1/A2 and 75% overall

Completion of recognised Bachelor Degree: Class 3

Malawi 5 passes at Malawi Certificate of Secondary Education at grade E

4 passes at Malawi Certificate of Secondary Education at grade C

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme

Completion of recognised Bachelor Degree: GPA 2.0

Malta Secondary Education Certificate at Grade 7

Secondary Education Certificate with grade 5 average

Secondary Education Certificate at Grade 5 or Matriculation/Advanced Matriculation Grade E

Completion of recognised Bachelor Degree

Mauritius 5 GCSE/O Level/ COSC passes, minimum Grade E 4 GCSE/O Level/ COSC passes, minimum Grade C

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completion of recognised Bachelor Degree: GPA 2.0

Moldova

Successful completion of Year 11 with a minimum of five grades of 5

 

Successful completion of the Diplomă de Bacalaureat with an average of 5

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Mongolia

Completion of Certificate of Secondary Education with pass overall (60%)

 

Gerchilgee with pass

 

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree
Mozambique 

Completion of Certificado De Habilitacoes with minimum 5 subjects at grade 10 or above

     
Myanmar

5 passes (40%) at Basic Education High School Examinations

75% at Basic Education High School Examinations

Pass in Technical High School Diploma

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Namibia

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) minimum of 4 passes at Ordinary level grade A-E

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) minimum of 2 Higher levels grade 2 or higher and 4 Ordinary levels A-C

Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (with Matriculation Endorsement), or 100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree, pass grade

Nepal

Successful completion of School Leaving Certificate SLC/Upper Secondary School Certificate (3 years) with a minimum average of Division I

 

Completion of HSEC 12 with grade average of 55%

Completion of a recognised Bachelor
of Engineering, Architecture, Technology, Medicine, Surgery: pass grade

Netherlands

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma with grade 6 average

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma with grade 8 average

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) OR MBO Middenkaderopleiding with grade 6 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Nigeria

5 E grades from Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations

4 C grades from Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations

6 C grades from Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations or pass in National Diploma

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Pakistan

Successful completion of SSC (10) with a grade average of 50% or HSC (II) with 40% average

 

Completion of HSC (10+2) with grade average of 65%

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: GPA 2.6

Poland

Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 2 average

Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 4 average

Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with grade 2 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Portugal

Completion of Year 11 with grade 12 average

Completion of Year 12 with grade average 12, without final Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação awarded

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with grade 12 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Romania

Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Compulsory Education /Junior High School Graduation Certificate) with grade 5 average

Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Compulsory Education /Junior High School Graduation Certificate) with grade 8 average

Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) with grade 6 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Russia/CIS

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Completion of “Atestat” with 3.5 average

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5-4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 average

 

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate - Secondary School Leaving Examination) with grade 2 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Slovenia

Spričevalo o poklicni maturi (Vocational Matura) with grade 2 average

Spričevalo o poklicni maturi (Vocational Matura) with grade 4 average

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate - Secondary School Leaving Examination) with grade 2 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 11 or The National Senior Certificate with 2- Elementary – 30-39%

The Senior Certificate with 4 – Adequate – 50-59%

The National Senior Certificate with 6 – Meritorious – 70-79%

Completion of an Advanced Diploma: 2nd class or a Bachelor Degree: 3rd class/50%

Singapore

Successful completion of O Level, 5 passes

2 AS level passes grade E

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or approved foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass

Spain

Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) with grade 5 average

Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) with grade 7 average

Título de Bachiller with grade 5 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass

Sri Lanka

5 O Level passes at grade E

4 O Level passes at grade C

100 UCAS Tariff points at A/AS level or a minimum of 22 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), or completion of a recognised foundation programme

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: 55%

Sweden

Slutbetyg från Grundskola (Compulsory Education Leaving Certificate) with grade 10/E average

Slutbetyg från Grundskola (Compulsory Education Leaving Certificate) with grade 15/C average

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) OR Högskoleförberedande examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma)

With grade E/10 average

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass

Taiwan

Senior Middle 2 60% average (pass)

Senior Middle 2 80% average

Senior Middle 3 60% OR GSAT 50%

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass

Tajikistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Completion of “Atestat” with 3.5 average

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5 - 4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Tanzania

Certificate in Secondary Education 5 passes at grade E

Certificate in Secondary Education 5 passes at grade C

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)/East Africa Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE): 2 subjects at grade E

or above.
National Form VI Examination /Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE): grade S or above in 2 subjects

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Thailand Successful completion of Matayom 5 with a minimum average of 65% Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a minimum average of 50%

Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a minimum average of 65% or above

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Turkey

Completion of Devlet Lisesi Diplomasi with average grade of 50% (2.0)

Completion of Devlet Lisesi Diplomasi with average grade of 55% (2.5)

Completion of Devlet Lise Diplomasi with average grade of 60% (3.0) or completion of Diploma level studies

Completion of a Lisans Diplomasi: pass grade

Turkmenistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Completion of “Atestat” with 3.5 average

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5 - 4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Uganda

5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) grade 8 or above

4 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) grade 6 or above

2 passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) when grades 1-6 are obtained. Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)/East Africa Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) 2 subjects at grade E

or above.

 

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree

Ukraine

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Successful completion of Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) with an average grade of 6.0

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 7.0 - 8.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

USA

High School Graduation Certificate, pass grade E

High School Graduation Certificate, pass grade D

High School Graduation Certificate with grade C

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Uzbekistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Completion of “Atestat” with 3.5 average

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education GPA 3.5 - 4.0 or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education

Completion of Bakalavr: pass

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11 with 6.0 average

Successful completion of Year 12 with 5.0 average

Successful completion of Year 12 with 6.0

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass grade

Zambia

5 passes at ZSC with minimum grade 8

4 passes at ZSC with minimum grade 6

6 passes at ZSC with minimum grade 4

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: pass

Zimbabwe

5 passes in ZGCE O Level at grade E

4 passes in ZGCE O Level at grade C

2 passes in ZIMSEC A Level grade E, or 1 A Level and 2 AS Level passes

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree: 3rd division

1.

Students presenting with UCAS tariff points must have taken at least 1 A Level.

2.

Entry requirements are subject to change. Admission to the College will also be subject to other factors (eg financial background, study profile etc.)