International students outside on the university campus

Entry requirements

To join us you will need to meet our minimum entry requirements

If you have any doubts about whether you meet these requirements, contact us. We can also help if you cannot find your qualification or country on the list.

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU
  • Age: You must be 17 years old before the start of the first term
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in writing)*
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11)
Bahrain Successful completion of Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving cert) average grade of 80% or above, including relevant subjects
Bangladesh Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) passes in 4 or more subjects. All students must provide a language proficiency test certificate
Belarus Successful completion of Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0
Brazil Successful completion of Ensino Medio in 5 or more subjects
Cambodia Successful completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary school (year 12). Grade C in 5 or more relevant subjects
China Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 70% or Senior High 3 at an average of 65% or above
Colombia Successful completion of Bachillerato in 5 or more relevant subjects
Ghana Successful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate. Grades 1-6 (A - C) in 4 or more subjects
Hong Kong Form 5 in a minimum of 4 academic subjects (grades will be assessed on a case by case basis) or HKDSE with minimum grades 223, must have Maths
India Successful completion of Standard 10+1 at 70% or 10+2 at 55% or above
Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 2 with average grade of 7.0 or SMU 3 with average grade of 6.5 (5 relevant subjects required)
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with a minimum GPA of 14 including relevant subjects
Japan Successful completion of Upper Secondary School certificate (Kotogakko) at an average of 70% or above
Jordan Successful completion of High School Certificate (Tawjihi) with 80% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more relevant subjects
Korea Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 70%+ including relevant subjects
Kuwait Successful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
Laos Successful completion of Baccalaureat/11th grade with 5 passes in relevant subjects
Libya Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) with average of 80% or above
Malaysia Successful completion of SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with an average of 20 or less in 5 relevant subjects (incl. English and Maths)
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 70% or above
Moldova Successful completion of Attestat/11th grade with minimum GPA of 7.0
Myanmar Successful completion of Basic Education High school Matriculation (11 years). Minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 5 relevant subjects
Nepal Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 60% or above
Nigeria Successful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-6 in 4 or more relevant subjects
Oman Successful completion of Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
Pakistan Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with passes in 4 or more relevant subjects.
Philippines 80% pass in High School Diploma from top schools or 85% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools
Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) with minimum pass mark of 80% in relevant subjects.
Russia Successful completion of Attestat/11th grade with a minimum GPA of 4.0
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
South Africa Successful completion of Senior Certificate with 5 passes in relevant subjects
Sri Lanka Successful completion of Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education with 6 O Levels at Grade B or above
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 75% or Senior High 3 at an average of 70% or above
Thailand Successful completion of MAW5 (Mathayom Suska 5) with a GPA of 2.5 or MAW 6.0 with a GPA of 2.0 in 6 relevant subjects
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects
UAE Successful completion of Tawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat/11th grade with a GPA of 7.0
Uzbekistan Successful completion of Attestat/11th grade
Venezuela Successful completion of Titulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica) with min 13/20 in 5 relevant subjects
Vietnam Successful completion of Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 with a score of 7.0 or above

IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level: 
5 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (excluding native language). New grades 9-4 in English and Maths. 

The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 
26 points

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU
  • Age: Students should be at least 17 years old
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing)*
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study
Australia Successful completion of Year 12 required. Students must have a minimum ATAR score of 80.0
Azerbaijan Secondary School leaving certificate / 11th grade graduation with grades 4 & 5 plus one year of further study
Bahrain Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving cert) average grade of 80% or above, plus evidence of one year of further study (e.g. 1st year of 2 year diploma)
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) grades 3.0-5.0 plus successful completion of 1st year of degree/diploma level studies
Belarus Completion of Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 plus successful completion of one year of further study
Brazil Completion of Ensino Medio in 5 or more subjects plus successful completion of one year of further study
Brunei Cambridge A level/Matriculation - equivalent to UCAS points listed below
Cambodia Successful completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary school in 5 or more relevant subjects, minimum grade C; plus completion of one year of further study
China SH3/Senior High 3 with 85% or above in 4 or more subjects plus successful completion of one year of further study
Colombia Completion of Bachillerato in 5 relevant plus ICFES in 4 relevant subjects plus successful completion of one year of degree course
Ethiopia TVET (10+3 Diploma) - Grade B
Gambia Part study of Ordinary National Diploma or College Certificate
Ghana West African Higher School Certificate or Ghanaian A Level plus one further year of study
Hong Kong HKDSE (334) or relevant Higher Certificate, Honours Diploma, Higher Diploma, or 1 year of Associate Degree, all min GPA 2.0
India Completion of 10+2 (65% or above)
Indonesia SMU 3 - GPA 7.5 with 5 relevant subjects or 1st Year university study in relevant area with grade 2.0 and above
Iran Completion of either 2 years Kardani/Associate Degree at tertiary level or one year of study towards Associate Degree with grades over 16/20 and/or significant work experience at management level
Jamaica Completion of Diploma, NVQ or 1st year degree level studies
Japan Completion of High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate plus evidence of further study to include including 1 yr of study at Senmon Gakko (Some Business modules must be included for Business and Management pathways.) Part study of Junior College Diploma / Technical Associate Degree / Vocational Training Certificate / Diploma / National Certificate
Jordan High School Certificate (Tawjihi) + 1 further year of study to include: Community College Certificate / Diploma / General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate
Kazakhstan Certificate of Secondary Education - grades 4 and 5 across all subjects + one further year of study
Kenya Completion of Cambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), East African Advanced Certificate, Kenyan Advanced Certificate plus part completion of an Ordinary Diploma, Higher Diploma or University Diploma in relevant subject
Korea SH3 - 4th Grade Average with minimum 4th grade in relevant / prerequisite subjects
Kuwait Completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above one year of relevant further study
Laos Completion of Baccalaureat/11th grade - 5 subjects combining B and C including relevant subjects plus one year of further study
Libya Completion of Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 80% or above plus one year of further study
Macau Cambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC) or part study of Diploma or Higher Diploma or Associate degree
Malaysia STPM or A Levels with 3 principal passes at minimum grade C, or UEC with aggregate of not more than 30 points for 6 subjects including English.
Mauritius Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or GCE A level or Ordinary Technician Diploma or part study of Diploma or University of Mauritius - Higher Technician Diploma
Mexico Completion of Bachillerato 90% or 75% + 1 year HE
Moldova Completion of Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 plus successful completion of relevant 1 further year (= GPA 5.0/10.0)
Mongolia High School Certificate plus one further year of study such as part study of Certificate of Vocational Education or Bachelor Degree or University diploma
Myanmar Basic Education High School Matriculation - minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 5 relevant subjects + 1 further year of study
Nepal Completion of relevant 1st year of degree / diploma level studies / Post-Proficiency Certificate / Post-Higher Secondary Education Certificate
New Zealand Successful completion of NCEA - Level 3 = equivalent to A Levels. NCEA Level 3 with relevant subjects, majority of marks merits
Nigeria Completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate grades A1/2 in 4 or more subjects plus one year further study or 180 UCAS points for A Level
Oman 2 year Diploma or Technical Industrial College Diploma or 1 year Certificate or Higher/Advanced Diploma
Pakistan Completion of HSC grades 65% plus completion of 1st year of degree / diploma level studies or HSC Grades of 75% or above
Philippines 80% pass in High School Diploma from top schools or 85% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools plus 1 further year of study
Qatar High School Certificate - 85% with relevant subjects plus one further year of study
Russia Attestat - minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of one further year of study with a GPA of 3.0
Rwanda Rwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 70% (Grade B)
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) - 80% + 1 further year of study
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge A level (160 UCAS points) plus part study of relevant Polytechnic Diploma / Polytechnic Certificate / Polytechnic Advanced Diploma
South Africa Successful completion of Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement = Five Passes - BBCCC or National Senior Certificate, with passes in 5 relevant subjects, grades 66555 plus one year of further study
Sri Lanka Completion of A Levels (international or local - Sri Lanka General Certificate of Advance Level Education) - 2 x D or above or 3 x E or above. Or part completion of relevant diploma level studies.
Taiwan SH3 - 75% + evidence of further study such as part study of Junior College Diploma / Technical College / Institute or Polytechnic Diploma / Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate
Tanzania Completion of Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate A-E / National Form VI exam / Technical College Certificate plus one year relevant further study Diploma/ Advanced Diploma
Thailand Completion of High School certificate (MAW6) plus one year of further study. Diploma in Vocational Education / Higher Certificate (Technician Level) or part study at associate/degree level.
Turkey Completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) with a GPA of 3.4
UAE High School certificate (Tawjihiyya) + 1 further year of study such as Part Study of Specialist/University Diploma or Associate Degree
Uganda Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate or Higher Diploma or National Certificate or National Diploma or UACE Grades A- D
Ukraine Attestat/11th grade - with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) plus one year of study with a minimum GPA 5.0/12.0 or 3.0/5.0
USA Completion of High School certificate plus one year of further study. Advanced Placement Examination/Associate Degree/Professional Diploma
Uzbekistan Attestat/11th grade + 1 further year of study such as part study of Diploma of post secondary education or specialist Diploma or Bakalavr
Venezuela Completion of Titulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica) - 5 subjects min 13/20 plus 1 further year of study
Vietnam Completion of Year 12 - grade 7.5 plus 1 further year of study

Other qualifications
International School System - all markets IB Diploma 29 points (Subject pass mark = 3), UCAS 160 points

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU
  • Age: Students are normally at least 20 years old
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 in all skills*
  • Academic: Recognised first degree in related field
Azerbaijan Recognised first degree (4/5 years)
Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 50%, 3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 55%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%
Belarus Recognised first degree, Bakalavr, Specialist or other HE Diploma with minimum GPA 7.0
China Recognised first degree (60% +), Vocational College Diploma (3 years) 70%
Egypt Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Ghana Recognised first degree
Hong Kong Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary)
India Recognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 45%, 3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 50%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 45%,
Indonesia Recognised first degree
Iran Recognised first degree
Japan Recognised first degree (60%+) or 3-year associate degree (70%)
Jordan Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Kazakhstan Recognised first degree
Korea Recognised first degree (60%) or Ordinary Bachelors
Kuwait Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Libya Higher Diploma in a related subject
Macau Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) with GPA 2.0
Malaysia Recognised first degree
Mexico Recognised Bachelor Degree at 70% or above
Moldova Recognised first degree, Bakalavr, Specialist or other HE Diploma with minimum GPA 7.0
Myanmar 4 Year Bachelor Degree 60%
Nepal Recognised first degree (45% plus)
New Zealand Recognised Bachelor's Degree
Nigeria Recognised first degree
Oman Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 50%, 3 Year Undergraduate (Regular Pass) 55%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%,
Philippines
Recognised first degree with good or above (from top 5 universities)
Qatar Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Russia Recognised first degree, Bakalavr, with minimum GPA 4.0
Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Singapore Recognised first degree with GPA 2.0+
Sri Lanka Recognised first degree (45% plus)
Syria Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Taiwan Recognised first degree/Bachelor Degree with an overall GPA 2.0+
Thailand Recognised Bachelor Degree,GPA 2.3, Higher Diploma or Associate Degree with high grades
Turkey Recognised first degree (Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi) GPA of 2.1
UAE Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Ukraine Recognised first degree, Bakalavr, with minimum GPA 7.0
Uzbekistan Recognised first degree, Bakalavr, ( 56%+)
Vietnam Recognised First Degree with GPA 6.5+

1 term

  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (5.0 in all skills)*

2 term

  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (4.5 in all skills*

1 term

  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (4.5 in writing)*

2 term

  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 overall (4.0 in writing)*

Information about English language requirements

All students' English and numeracy skills will be tested on arrival, and study plans may be altered accordingly. This may incur additional costs.

The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. 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. If you don’t have a current IELTS grade, you may still apply to the International Study Centre. Please contact us to find out about alternative assessment of your English Language level.

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.

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