If you would like to study the International Year One or a Pre-master's course at the International Study Centre, you need to meet the course entry requirements listed below.

International Year One entry requirements

Entry requirements
International Year One
3 semesters
2.5 semesters
2 semesters
Academic IELTS for UKVI* 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in writing)
5.5 overall (with minimum 5.0 in writing)
5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing) 
Academic Top high school graduation grades
Top high school graduation grades
Top high school graduation grades
Age 17 years of age or above
17 years of age or above
17 years of age or above
Nationality Available to international and EU students
Available to international and EU students
Available to international and EU students

Country-specific entry requirements

Country
Qualification
International Year One
3 and 2.5 semesters
International Year One 
2 semesters
Bangladesh Successful completion of Higher School Certificate/Immediate Certificate/Polytechnic Diploma - passes in 4 subjects (HSC grades 3.0-5.0 (60%) Successful completion of first year of degree/Diploma level studies at 50% in relevant subjects 
China (Mainland) SH2 (Gao Er): 75% average across the academic year in 5 academic subjects. SH3 (Gao San): 70% average across the academic year in 4 academic subjects
SH3/Senior High 3 with 80% or above in 4 or more subjects
China (Hong Kong) 3 x D and 1 x E grades at HKALE in academic subjects (excludes Chinese (language), Chinese Literature, Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art and Home Economics) Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) 2 x E, (Chinese language AS level not to be included for UCAS points). Higher Certificate, Honours Diploma and Higher Diploma
China (Macau) Successful completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grade 65%-75% in relevant subjects or iGCSE/"O" Levels - Grade C in 5 relevant subjects including English Cambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), part study of Diploma, Higher Diploma or Associate degree
China (Taiwan) Successful completion of Senior High School Leaving Certificate (SH3) with an average grade of 60% or Senior High School Year 3 pass at 70% SH3 plus evidence of further study. Part study of Junior College Diploma / Technical College / Institute or Polytechnic Diploma / Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate grades 1-6 (A - C) in 4 or more subjects. OND/West African Higher School Certificate/Ghanaian A Level/Polytechnic Diploma
India Standard 10 + 1 at 70% or above or Standard 10 + 2 at 50% or above 10+2 (60% or above) or part study of College/Polytechnic Diplomas
Indonesia SMU 3 average of 7.5 in 5 relevant academic subjects or 1st Year university study with grade 2.0 and above High School certificate (SMA/SMU) plus evidence of further study/SKN = NVQ or diploma (D1 - D4)
Iran Transcript of High School Diploma (3 years) required with a minimum GPA of 14 including relevant subjects
4 yrs High School Diploma, Pre-University Certificate, Associate Degree or Kardani
Japan Successful completion of Year 11 (Senior 2) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 or 75%
High school plus further year of study or High school only with minimum GPA 3.5
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 80% High School certificate (Tawjihi) plus evidence of further study. Community College Certificate / Diploma / General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate
Kazakhstan Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education (grade 11) with an average grade of 4 Certificate of Secondary Education plus evidence of further study. Part study of Specialist Diploma. Diplom o srednem spetsialnom obrazovanii
Korea Successful completion of SH3 (4th grade average) or SH2 (3rd grade average)
High School Diploma or Junior Vocational College Diploma
Libya Successful completion Secondary Education Certificate with average of 80% or above
Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 80% or above plus evidence of further study post completion of secondary school
Malaysia SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
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Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with average grade 75% or IB 22 points Bachillerato 85% or 70% + 1 year Higher Educations (pass). IB : 24 points
Nigeria Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with an average grade of 1-6 (A-C) West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - WAEC grades A1/2 (1 Exc/2 v good), B3/4 (3 good/4 credit), C5/6 (credit) in 4 or more subjects. Plus evidence further study e.g. National Diploma/Certificate or 160 UCAS points for A levels
Pakistan Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate with passes in 4 or more subjects with an average of 60% HSC grades 3.0-5.0 (60%/A&B) plus completion of 1st year of degree / diploma level studies
Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 70% in relevant subjects
High School certificate plus evidence of further study. Part study of Vocational Secondary Diploma/Secondary Technical Certificate/Diploma in Technology/Bachelor Degree
Russia Successful completion of ATTESTAT/11th grade with minimum GPA 4.0. Attestat with minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 3.0)
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 80% or above in relevant subjects
Part study of diploma level studies - Diploma provided by Higher Institutes and Technical Colleges / Technical College Certificate / Higher Technical Institute Diploma / College of Technology Diploma / Higher Diploma
Singapore Secondary 4: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths  -
South Africa Must have a National Senior Certificate in 5 subjects at grade 3 or above or Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement with 5 E grades in relevant subjects
National Senior Certificate in 5 relevant subjects at grade 5 or Senior Certification with Matriculation Endorsements with 5 Cs in relevant subjects
Thailand Successful completion Mathayom Suska 5 with GPA 2.5 or MAW 6.0 with GPA 2.0 in last two years in 6 relevant subjects
High School certificate (MAW6) plus evidence of further study. International Baccalaureat from an International School. Diploma in Vocational Education / Higher Certificate (Technician Level) or part study at associate/degree level.
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects
Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 70% overall
UAE Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 80% including relevant subjects High School certificate (Tawjihiyya) plus evidence of further study. Part study of Specialist/University Diploma or Associate Degree
Ukraine Successful completion of ATTESTAT/11th Grade with minimum GPA 7.0 Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with average grade 7.0 Completed Year 12 plus further study (University, College or standard foundation).
Other qualifications
International Year One 3 semesters The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme
Course (IB Certificate), or A/AS levels
22 / 100 UCAS points
International Year One 2.5 and 2 semesters
The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma)
24 / 140 UCAS points

Pre-master's entry requirements

Entry requirements
Pre-master's
Academic IELTS for UKVI* 6.0 overall (min 5.5 or equivalent in each component)
Academic Recognised higher/advanced diploma in related subject area, or recognised degree in related field, or Honours degree in any subject
Age 20 years of age or above
Nationality Available to international and EU students

Country-specific entry requirements

Country Qualification
Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 50% or 3 year diploma at 65%
China (Mainland) 3 year Vocational Diploma at 70% or above / recognised first degree (4 years) at 60% or above
China (Hong Kong) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
China (Macau) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) with a minimum GPA of 2.0
China (Taiwan) Recognised first degree/Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Ghana Bachelor degree or HND (in related subject)
India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or 3 year Diploma at 60%
Indonesia Recognised first degreeof D3/D4 with a minimum GPA of 2.5
Iran Recognised first degree
Japan Recognised first degree with 55% or above
Jordan Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Kazakhstan Recognised first degree/Bakalavar/Specialist Diploma/Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years) with grades 3/4/5
Korea Recognised first degree with 60% or above or Ordinary Bachelors at 70% or above
Libya Higher Diploma in a related subject
Malaysia Recognised first degree or Advanced Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+)
Mexico Recognised Bachelor Degree in related field at 80% or above
Nigeria Recognised first degree or HND (in related subject)
Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate (hons) at 50% or above
Qatar Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Russia Bakalavar or Specialist Diploma (4/5 years) with a minimum GPA of 4.0
Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Thailand Recognised Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 2.3
Turkey Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi at GPA 2.1 or above
UAE Recognised first degree,GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Ukraine Recognised first degree/Bakavalar/Ukrainian Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0
Vietnam Recognised first degree with GPA 6.5 or above

* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.