Entry Requirements

  International Year One – 3 terms International Year One – 3.5 terms International Year One – 4 terms
Age 18 years old or over
18 years old or over
18 years old or over
Nationality Available to international and EU students
Available to international and EU students
Available to international and EU students
Academic Completion of secondary school plus one year of further study
Completion of secondary school with good grades
Completion of secondary school with good grades
Academic IELTS for UKVI* 5.0 (no minimum writing requirement)
4.5 or equivalent (no minimum writing requirement)
4.0 or equivalent


* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

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.

Country-specific Requirements

Country Qualifications for 3 term programme Qualifications for 3.5 and 4 term programmes
Bangladesh Successful completion of High School Certificate with overall grade of 60% Maths and Physics grade of 60% required for engineering Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 55%
China (PRC) Successful completion of Senior High 3 at an average of 80% or above in 4 or more subjects. Or Senior High 3 with 60% plus 1st year of local high education Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average of 70% or above. Successful completion of Senior High 3 at an average of 65% or above
China (Hong Kong) Successful completion of Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) 2 A Level subject passes or 1 A Level plus 2 AS Level passes. Or, successful completion of HKDSE with minimum grades of 333 in 3 relevant subjects. Successful completion of the HKCEE with 4 x E grades or above in academic subjects. Or, successful completion of Form 5 with 3 academic subjects (grades will be assessed on a case by case basis). Or, successful completion of HKDSE with minimum grades of 222 in relevant subjects.
Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 7 or above SMU 2 Grade 7.0 or SMU 3  - grade 65% (5 relevant subjects required)
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma (4 years) Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years)
Japan Successful completion of High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate at 3.0 GPA. Lower accepted with one year of further study. Successful completion of High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate with passes in 4 or more subjects and GPA 2.0  
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi plus one further year of study Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 50% in 4 or more subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Certificate of Secondary Education plus further year of study Year 11 Certificate in Secondary Education - passes in 4 or more subjects
Korea Successful completion of High School Diploma (4th Grade, or lower if the student can demonstrate 1 further year of study) Successful completion of Senior High School 3 with adequate grades in relevant subjects. Senior High School 2 - 4th grade in relevant subjects
Libya Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate with average of 60% or above plus further one year of study Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate with average of 80% or above
China (Macau) Successful completion of form 6 with average grade 70% Successful completion of form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grade 65% - 75%
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
Pakistan Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate with overall grade of 55% in Year 12 with 40% in Maths for Business Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate with overall grade of 50%
Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari plus further year of study or partial study of Diploma/Technical Certificate Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average of 80% including relevant subjects or QSSC 5 subjects grades A-D
Russia (& Chechnya) Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 3.5 plus one further year of study Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum GPA 4.0
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihi plus further year of study or part study of Diploma Successful completion of Tawjihiya with average of 60%
Singapore  - Singapore: Secondary 4: 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
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High 3 at an average of 70% plus further year of study Successful completion of Senior High 3 at an average of 60%. 75% from year 11
Thailand Successful completion of MAW 6 with an average grade of 3.0 Successful completion MAW 5 with GPA 2.5
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects
UAE Successful completion of Tawjihi plus one further year of study  Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average of 70% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with average grade of 7.5 plus one further year of study Successful completion of Year 12 with average grade 6.5

Other Qualifications

  • The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) - 3 term 22 points, 3.5 and 4 term 20 points
  • AS/A levels
  • UCAS - 3 term 120 points, 3.5 and 4 term 80 points

If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.