If you would like to study the International Foundation Year, 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 Foundation Year entry requirements

Entry requirements
International Foundation Year
Academic IELTS for UKVI* 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in writing and reading and minimum 4.0 in other skills)
Academic Top high school graduation grades
Age 17 years of age or above
Nationality Available to international and EU students

Country-specific entry requirements

Country Qualification
Albania Secondary school Leaving Certificate (year 11) overall average grade 7 including 7 in relevant subjects. Diploma of State Maturita (year 12) overall grade 6
Angola Secondary school Certificate (Grade 12) with overall GPA at least 10 with at least 10 in relevant subjects 
Azerbaijan 11th Grade - passes in 4 or more subjects
Bahrain Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving Certificate) - average grade of 60% or above, including relevant subjects
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - HSC 45% overall or SSC 55% overall. Passes in 4 or more subjects with pass required for relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
Belarus Attestat/11th grade - minimum GPA 5.5
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects
Brazil Ensino Medio - 4 subjects  minimum grades 6.9 - 5.0/regular/C 
Brunei Cambridge O level -  A-C required 4 or more subjects
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary school - 4 subjects minimum grade D including relevant subjects. Grade C in Maths required for Business students
Cameroon Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation - minimum overall Grade of 10/20 with minimum 10 in all relevant subjects
Canada Completion of Year 11 - with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements - 4 Subject passes at A- C in relevant subjects /minimum 60% achieved
China SH2 (Gao Er) - 65% average across the academic year, minimum 4 academic subjects
SH3 (Gao San) - 60% average across the academic year to include relevant subjects
Colombia Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (A) Acceptable or above
Ethiopia Grade 12 HE Entrance Qualification Certificate - grade over 251 average, including relevant subjects 
Gambia West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1- 8 in 4 or more subjects
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Sashualo Skolis Atestat) - successfully completed
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1-8 (A-E)  in 4 or more subjects
Hong Kong

Form 5 - Successful completion of Form (pass)
HKDSE: 211 

HKDSE - minimum 3 relevant subjects - 222. Must have Maths
India 10 + 0 - 65% overall. Minimum 50% relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
10 + 1 - 55% overall. Minimum 50% relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
10 + 2 - 40% overall. Minimum 50% relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
Indonesia SMU 2 - grade 6.5 overall. 4 relevant subjects required
SMU 3 - grade 6.0 overall.  4 relevant subjects required
Iran High School Diploma - 3 Years - passes in 4 or more subjects. Overall GPA requirement 11/20 including relevant subjects
Iraq Certificate of Preparatory Education (Adadiyah) or Secondary School Certificate or Sixth Form Baccalaureat - minimum of  50% in 4 relevant subjects
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate  - Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3
Passes in 4 or more subjects GPA 2.0
Upper Secondary School Certificate Year 11 / Senior 2  - passes in 4 or more subjects GPA 2.0
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) - minimum 50% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11) - passes in 4 or more subjects
Kenya East African School Certificate or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or Kenyan Certificate  (KCSE) - grades 1- 8 in 4 or more subjects
Korea

SH3: : 6th Grade average in rank, with at least 6th grade in relevant/prerequisite subjects

SH2: 5th grade average in rank.
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) - 60% passes in 4 or more subjects
Laos Baccalaureat/11th grade - 4 subjects combining C and D including relevant subjects
Lebanon Baccalaureate - minimum 10 points inc relevant subjects or 50% in General secondary certificate with 50%  in relevant subjects
Macau iGCSE/'O' Levels  - grade C in 4 relevant subjects including English 
Completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 - with 60-65% average
Malaysia SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 4 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths. SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with 4 C grades or above in relevant subjects, to include English and Maths.
Mexico Bachillerato - 65%+ overall
Moldova Attestat/11th grade - minimum GPA 5.5
Myanmar Basic Education High school Matriculation of 11 years - minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 4 relevant subjects
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) - 55% or above
School Leaving Certificate - 65%
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - WAEC - grades 1- 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects
Oman Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) - 60% or above in a minimum of 4 relevant subjects
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - passes in 4 or more subjects. HSC grades 50%, year 11 60% or SSC grades 65% .40% min. required for relevant subjects 
Philippines High School Diploma - 75% pass from Top Schools or 80% all other schools     
Qatar Thanawaya Aam Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) - average pass mark of 60%, including relevant subjects     
QSSC - minimum 5 subjects including Advanced level , grades A - Ds     
Russia (and Chechnya) Attestat/11th grade – passes in 4 or more subjects. Attestat/11th grade - Minimum GPA 3     
Rwanda Rwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 40% (Grade D)   
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) - 60% Passes in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects     
Singapore Secondary 4 (O or A Level programme, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 4 subjects to include English and Maths. 4 x O levels grades A -C, includng English and Maths.
South Africa

Senior Cert with Matriculation Endorsement = Four E's (relevant subjects) or National Senior Certificate = four subjects grade 3 or above (relevant subjects) 

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) - 5 x O Levels at Grade C or above. 2 x A levels at E or above.     
Taiwan Senior High School Year 3 - average 55% with passes in 4 or more subjects
Senior High School Year 2 - average 60% with passes in 4 or more subjects     
Tanzania East Africa Certificate or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or Certificate of Secondary Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects  
Thailand

Year 11 (MAW 5) completion with GPA 2.0

Year 12 (MAW 6) completion with GPA 2.0 in last two years.

At least 2.0 in academic subjects inc Maths and Science.     
Turkey Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 50% overall inc relevant subjects     
UAE Tawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate) - minimum 60% in 4 or more subjects to include relevant subjects     
Uganda Ugandan Certificate of Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects  
Ukraine Attestat/11th grade - GPA 4.5    
USA High School Diploma - minimum GPA 2.0 / Grade C- / 70%     
Uzbekistan Attestat/11th grade - grade 3 or above in 4 or more subjects     
Venezuela Titulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica) - 4 subjects minimum 12/20  
Vietnam Year 12 (Bang Tu Tai) - completion report with GPA 6.0 overall, and 6.0+ for Maths and Science subjects     
Year 11 - GPA 6.5 in Year 10 and 11  with 6.5+ for Maths and Science subjects  
Zambia Zambian School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects  
Other qualifications

IGSCE / GCSE / O-Level: 4 passes at 9-4 (A-C) in relevant subjects (excluding native language) 

IB Diploma Programme 20 points (IB Certificate accepted)  
A/AS levels: 12 UCAS points (formerly 40 UCAS tariff points (excluding native language)     

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* 5.5 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.