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If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an Online English programme first.

To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.

You can start your studies with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)

You can start your studies with either a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements. 

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

UKVI-approved SELTS include:

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)

Alternative tests accepted include:

  • Pearson PTE Academic (non-UKVI) / Pearson PTE Academic Online
  • IELTS Academic (non-UKVI) / IELT Academic Online
  • LanguageCert International ESOL
  • TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Cambridge ESOL
  • Cambridge Linguaskill
  • Oxford Test of English
  • Academic English Skills
  • Password Skills Solo / Password Skills Plus

Study Group is permitted to assess students’ suitability for entry onto programmes which are degree level and above under the registration for the UK Office for Students. You are therefore not required to have a UKVI SELT to obtain a Student Visa when you come to campus.

A CAS for a Student Visa will only be issued if you have met the minimum language requirement of CEFR B2 in all skills, and the academic entry requirements for your chosen programme.

International Foundation Year entry requirements

To study on the International Foundation Year you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study*.
  • Country of residence/nationality: International students only may apply.
  • Age: Students must be 17 years of age or above to study at the International Study Centre.
CountryQualification
AlgeriaBacc de l'Enseignment Secondaire with grade average of 10 with 12 in relevant subjects
AfghanistanSecondary school certificate : 70% overall including 70% in relevant subjects
BahrainTawjahiya (Secondary school leaving cert) average grade of 65%, with 65% in  relevant subjects. 
Bangladesh

Year 12 (HSC): GPA 3.5 overall (Relevant subjects GPA 3.25 if required)

(Note 1: Maths at HSC is required for Engineering and Sciences)
(Note 2: For Business & Social Sciences if student does not have Maths at HSC then Maths accepted at SSC at GPA 3.5).

CameroonMinimum overall grade 10 in Baccalaureate or Certificat de Probation with 13+ in all relevant subjects or  5 x  subjects A-C in O levels (including relevant subjects)
ChileEnseñanza Media/Licencia de Educación grade 4.5 overall out of 7, including 5.0 in relevant subjects
China (Mainland)

Year 11 (Senior High 2): 70% overall and min 60% in 4 academic subjects (including relevant subjects)/ Year 11 Specialized secondary school (Medium level): 75% overall and a min of 60% in 3 academic subjects (including relevant subjects)

Year 12 (Senior High 3): 60% overall and min 60% in 4 academic subjects (including relevant subjects)/Year 12 Specialized secondary school (Medium level): 65% overall and a min of 60% in 4 academic subjects (including relevant subjects). 

ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 7
EgyptYear 12 (GSEC): 65% overall and with 60% minimum in relevant subjects. Cert of Nile  International Secondary Education (CNISE) level 1 min.  5 subjects grades A-C including relevant subjects (excluding native language) 
Hong Kong

Form 5: Grade E, or Level 2 or Pass in 3 or more academic subjects.

HKDSE: 222 (must have Maths for Science/Engineering and Economics pathway)

GhanaSuccessful completion of the West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate average grade 1-6 (A-C) in 4 or more subjects
India

Year 11: 65% overall including 55% in relevant subjects.

Year 12 (HSC): 55% overall 

(Note: 55% in relevant subjects required can be taken from Year 10-Year 12) 

IndonesiaGrade 7.0 SMU 2 or Grade 6.5 SMU 3 – (4 relevant subjects required)
IranSuccessful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with overall GPA 14/20 including relevant subjects
JapanUpper Secondary School certificate (Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3) with 55% or GPA 2.5. Year 11 (Senior 2) with 70%+ or GPA 3.5). 
JordanYear 12 (GSEC): 70% overall and 60% in relevant subjects
KazakhstanSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11) with grade average 4 and 5
Korea

SH3: Grade D/60-69%/ Rank 6

SH2: Grade C/70-79%/ Rank 5

CSAT accepted as SH3 grades

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 50%+ inc relevant subjects.

KuwaitYear 12 (GSEC): 70% overall and 65% in relevant subjects
LebanonBaccalaureate - minimum 10 points and 12 in relevant subjects. 60% in General secondary certificate with 60%  in relevant subjects.
LibyaYear 12 (GSEC): 65% overall and 65% in relevant subjects
Macau

IGCSE/'O' Levels - Grade C in 5 relevant subjects inc English 

Completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with 65% average in relevant subjects

MalaysiaSPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
MexicoBachillerato 70% +
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10 with 12 in relevant subjects
Nepal

Year 12 (HSC or School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI and XII)): 50%

(Note: (Pass) in relevant subjects required, can be accepted from Year 11 or Year 12)

NigeriaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with 1-6 (A-C) in 4 or more relevant subjects
OmanYear 12 (General Education Diploma): 70% overall  including 65% in relevant subjects
PakistanSuccessful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate at an average grade of 3-5 (60%) overall, with passes in 4 or more subjects with 50% minimum required for relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
Qatar

New certificate, QSSC - min. 5 subjects,  all 5 grades A - Cs (minimum 70% in relevant subjects and overall in percentage scale)

Thanawaya Ama Qatari (School Leaving Certificate)  overall 65% and 65% in relevant subjects

Russia (+ Chechnya)Attestat/11th grade - Minimum GPA 3.8 (good or excellent grades in related subjects)
Saudi ArabiaTawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) overall75%, inc 75% relevant subjects.
SingaporeSecondary 4: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
Sri Lanka

Sri lankan GCE O level: Grade C in 6 subjects including relevant subjects

Sri lankan GCE A level: Grade D in 2 subjects including relevant subjects

Taiwan

SH3 / Year 12 55% or SH2 / Year 11 65%. Including Math 55% at SH3 or SH2.
Grades A (80-100% = Highest/4), B (70-79% = Average/3). C (60-69% - Pass/2).
3 Year JCD: 60%
GSAT - 33  from 4 relevant subjects 

Vocational High School Year 3: 55% or Year 2: 65%

TunisiaBaccalaureate - minimum 10 points inc 12 in relevant subjects.
ThailandSuccessful completion of MAW 6 with average GPA 2.0 in relevant subjects including Maths and Sciences or successful completion of MAW 5 with GPA 2.5
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 50% overall with minimum 50% in relevant subjects
UAETawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate): An overall passmark of 75% or above, no lower than 65% in relevant subjects. 
UkraineCertificate of Complete General Secondary Education – with minimum GPA 7 on 12 point scale 
USA

Grade 11: 2.75 (77%)  or Grade 12: 2.50 (74%) with minimum 4 academic subjects including relevant subjects at the same overall GPA

GED: 600 overall with 150 in 4 academic subjects

VietnamSuccessful completion of Year 12 with average GPA 7.0 and minimum of 7.0 for Maths and Sciences subjects
YemenGeneral Secondary Education Certificate = high school graduation. An overall passmark of 65% or above, inc 65% relevant subjects.

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

International Qualifications
IB Diploma Programme(if qualification attempted) 24 points (IB Certificate accepted, 24 points) (Subject pass level is 3)
AS level24 UCAS points (native language accepted
A Level88 UCAS points (native language accepted

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

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing and 4.0 in all other skills) or equivalent

International Foundation Year in Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in all other skills) or equivalent

International Foundation Year in Life Sciences: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent. For Healthcare-related degrees:Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 overall with no skill below 5.0, (minimum 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in writing)

Find the full application processes for BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine and Science, BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, and Health Care-related degrees here.

Please note: BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine and Science, and Health Care-related degrees are not available for progression from the January intake at the International Study Centre.

For the degrees listed below the IELTS entry requirements are: IELTS 6.0 overall with no skill below 5.0, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in writing

  • Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)
  • Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)
  • Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children and Young People Nursing) BSc (Hons) (highly subscribed and may limited spaces)
  • Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) BSc (Hons)
  • Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)

International Year One entry requirements

To study on the International Year One you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study.
  • Country of residence/nationality: International students only may apply.
  • Age: Students must be 17 years of age or above to study at the International Study Centre.

Academic IELTS for UKVI entry level 5.5 with a minimum 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in other sub-skills

CountryQualification
AfghanistanSecondary school certificate : 80% overall including 75% in relevant subjects + further year of study
AlgeriaBacc de l'Enseignment Secondaire with grade average of 12
AzerbaijanSecondary School leaving certificate/11th grade graduation with grades 5
Bangladesh- Year 12 (HSC) GPA: 3.75 overall (3.75 in English, 3.5 in relevant subjects) plus 1 year of further studies (degree/diploma)
BrazilEnsino Medio - 5 subjects min (6.9 - 5.0 / regular / C / 3) + 1 further year
ChileEnseñanza Media/Licencia de Educación grade 5.0 overall out of 7, including 5.0 in relevant subjects plus further year
ChinaYear 11 (Senior High 2): 70% average Inc. 60 in relevant subjects, and a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass plus further year of study
Year 12 (Senior High 3): 65% average Inc. 60% relevant subjects, and a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass or above 
EgyptYear 12 (GSEC): 75% overall and 50% in relevant subjects + 1 year of further study
GhanaWest African Higher School Certificate with at least 3 'B' grades. Must include B in relevent subjects.
Hong KongHKDSE- 332 from eligible subjects, inc one elective. 
IndiaYear 12 HSC 60% (Note: 55% in relevant subjects required, can be taken from any year from Year 10, 11 or Year 12) 
Indonesia7.5 SMU 3 (5 relevant subjects require) OR 1st Year university study with grade 2.0 and above
IranTranscript of High School Diploma Theoretical stream (3 years) GPA 14/20 plus further year . Or Pre Uni Year Peeshdaneshgahe 14/20, 1 year Kardani 14/20, or 2 year Kardani 13/20.
Japan

High School leaving certificate with 3.5 GPA accepted alone.

If GPA lower than 3.5, one year of further study required after completion of High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate - 

Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination: pass in 4 (Grade B) subject, including pass in relevant subject

JordanYear 12 (GSEC): 80% overall and 50% in relevant subjects + 1 year of further study (Community College Certificate/ Diploma/ General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate)
KazakhstanCertificate of Secondary Education with grade 4 & 5 across all subjects plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Part study of Specialist Diploma. Diplom o srednem spetsialnom obrazovanii (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education until 1991).
KenyaKenyan Cert (KCSE) grades 1- 6 in 5 or more subjects 
Korea

From SH3 graduates: SH3: Grade C/70%/ Rank 4 with at least 70%/C in relevant/prerequisite subjects. High School Diploma or Junior Vocational College Diploma.

Or SH3 + 1 year of further study

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 75%+ inc relevant subjects.

KuwaitYear 12 (GSEC):overall 80% and 60% in relevant subjects + 1 year of further study (e.g Vocational Training Centre Certificate/Diploma/part study of Bachelor's degree)
LebanonBaccalaureate - minimum 13 points inc relevant subjects and further year of study
Macau

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), part study of Diploma, Higher Diploma or Associate degree.

Completion of High School with 70% average

Malaysia

STPM or A Levels with 2 principal passes, or UEC with aggregate of not more than 30 points for 6 subjects inc English

Student with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

MexicoBachillerato 90% or 75% + 1 year HE (pass) 
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 14
Nepal

Year 12 (HSC or School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI and XII)): 60%/GPA 2.8 overall

(2.4/C+/50-59% (Pass) in relevant subjects required, can be accepted from Year 11 or Year 12

Nigeria

WAEC, SSCE or GCE grades A1-B3 in 5 or more subjects

WAEC, SSCE or GCE grades A1 - C6 in 5 or more subjects plus transcript/report of further study year

OmanYear 12 (General Education Diploma): 80% overall and 50% in relevant subjects + 1 year further study (can be from Diploma/Technical Industrial College Diploma, 1 year Certificate, Higher/Advanced Diploma)
Pakistan

Year 12 (HSC/ Intermediate certificate(Part I & II)): 65% overall or

Year 12 (HSC/ Intermediate certificate(Part I & II)): 55% overall + 1 year of further study Associate diploma and other diplomas not eligible.

(Note: 50% in relevant subjects required)

QatarSchool Leaving Certificate 85% relevant subjects + 1 year of further study 
Russia Attestat with minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 3.0)
Saudi ArabiaHigh School 80% including relevant subjects plus successfully completed 1 year of further year of study
SingaporeSingapore O Levels A1 – C6 in 4 subjects plus 1 year of study of Polytechnic Diploma / Polytechnic Certificate / Polytechnic Advanced Diploma. Or Singapore/Cambridge A Levels (any relevant subjects can be taken from school completion or A levels) – see UCAS points for assessment. H1 = AS level UCAS H2 = A levels UCAS
Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 2 x C plus 1 x S. 

Or part completion of diploma level studies.

Taiwan

SH3 (75%) or Senior High 3 (65%) + 1 year of further study

GSAT - 40 from 4 relevant subjects (for relevant subject requirement: can refer to SH3 subject result 75%)

Vocational High School Year 3: (75%) or Year 3 (65%) + 1 year of further Study

ThailandHigh School certificate (MAW6) GPA 2.75 or GPA 2.0 + 1 year further study
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 60% overall
UAEHigh School certificate (Tawjihiyya) 80% plus evidence of 1 year of further study
UgandaCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / East African Advanced Certificate / Higher Diploma / National Certificate / National Diploma UACE Grades A- D
UkraineAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 plus Successful completion of 1 further year (can include the new National Multisubject test)
USAHigh school Diploma: Min GPA 2.75 (grade C+, 77%) with minimum 4 academic subjects OR GED: 640 overall with 160 in 4 subjects, including prerequisites PLUS further year studies 
VietnamYear 12 GPA 7.5 + further study
International Qualifications
IB Diploma Programme(if qualification attempted) 24 points (IB Certificate not accepted) (Subject pass level is 3)
A/AS levels52 UCAS points (including native language) Other relevant subjects at school completion will also be considered to meet entry requirements

Pre-Masters entry requirements

To study on the Pre-Masters programme you need to meet the following requirements:

Academic: Recognised degree – must be in related field for some subjects.
Country of residence/nationality: International students only may apply. Applications from HEU students* are not accepted – see note below.
Age: 20+

1 semester programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent
2 semester programme: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent

CountryQualification
AlgeriaGrade 10 overall in 3 year License, Diplome d'Etudes Universitaires Appliques, Diplome d'Etudes Superieures or grade 10 in Master a cursus de Licence Integree
AustraliaSuccessful completion of degree with overall Credit, GPA 4 on 7 point scale, 50% 
AzerbaijanRecognised first degree (4/5 years) Bakalavr or a specialist Diploma in a related subject area with at least 50%
Bangladesh

4 Year Bachelor's Degree (Hons): 50% overall

3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Regular Pass): 55% overall

4 Year Bachelor's Degree (Any): 50% overall

3 Year Diploma: 65% overall (NOTE: Diploma only accepted if taken after Year 11 or 12 of school) Fazil degree not accepted.

BelarusBachelor Degree (Bakalavr) with 7/10 or Specialist Diploma or HE Diploma with at least 3/10
BotswanaBachelor's degree (5 years) with 4.4/5.0 (First class/Distinction)* Postgraduate Diploma Pass
BrazilSuccessful completion of Bachelor degree
China

Full time studies Bachelor's degree (Max 1 year internship accepted): 60%+ overall

Full time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (Max 1 year internship accepted): 70% overall

ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachelor degree
Egypt4 Year Bachelor's Degree : 50% or GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
GambiaBachelor degree with (A+ to A-/3.70-4.30/excellent grades only)
GeorgiaBakalavris Diplomi (bachelor's degree) / Specialist Diploma with 55% overall (sufficient)
GhanaBachelors degree or HND in related subject with 3rd Class
Hong KongAny recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma all in a related subject area with GPA 2.5 +
IndiaBachelors degree three year (Regular pass) 50%, or Bachelor degree three years (Hons) or four years 45%
IndonesiaRecognised first degree, or a D4 Diploma with 2.0 or D3 Diploma with 3.0
IranBachelor's degree (Licence / Karshenasi) with 10/20
JapanRecognised first degree (C, 50%, 2.0/4) or 3-year associate degree (60% but need to check level of school)
Jordan4 Year Bachelor's Degree:60% or GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
KazakhstanBachelor's degree with 2.33/4.0 / C+
KenyaSuccessful completion of an ordinary Bachelors degree with average grade 45% or HND in a related subject area (A/B grades/60%+/credit and distinction)
KoreaBachelor’s degree with grade average 60%+. Grade C or of 2.0 on the 4.5 scale or 2.0 on the 4.3 scale 
Kuwait4 Year Bachelor's Degree with overall GPA  2.0/4.0 scale
LebanonSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
LibyaBachelors degree with 60% overall
MacauRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.3 or HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma in a related subject Area with GPA 3 or higher
Malaysia

Bachelors degree

Advanced Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+).

MongoliaSuccessful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum GPA 2.7
MoroccoRecognised first degree (Licence / Licence d'Études Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle / Diplôme du Cycle Normal / Diplôme de Doctorat en Pharmacie / Diplôme d'Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion), lengths of study vary with programme, 10/20 
MyanmarSuccessful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree - 50%
Nepal

3 or more Years Bachelor's Degree: 45% overall

Masters' Degree: Pass

New ZealandBachelor's degree with C overall
NigeriaBachelor's degree or HND in a related subject area (Distinction/Upper Credit only)
Oman4 Year Bachelor's Degree: GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
Pakistan

3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Hons): 50% overall

3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Regular Pass): 55% overall

4 Year Bachelor's Degree (Any): 50% overall

3 Year Diploma: 65% overall (NOTE: Diploma only accepted if taken after Year 11 or 12 of school). 

QatarUndergraduate Degree pass
RussiaSpecialist Diploma Baklavar with 3.0/5 GPA overall.
Saudi ArabiaBachelors degree with 2.5/5.0 or 1.5/4.0
Singapore

Successful completion of Bachelor degree or

Polytechnic Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+)

South AfricaSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree (3 year programme) with 55% or above
Sri LankaRecognised first degree (45% plus) or 3 year Diploma or equivalent (65% plus)
SudanBachelor Honours degree : GPA 2.0/4.00 or 3rd Class or 50%
TaiwanBachelors degree with grade average of 50% or CGPA 2.0+
TanzaniaRecognised first degree or Advanced Diploma/HND in a related subject area (A grades, 70%+/excellent)
ThailandBachelor degree with 2.0 on the 4.0 scale or Higher Diploma of Technical or Vocational Education, or Associate Degree or Diploma of Vocational Education with high grades
TunisiaRecognised first degrees (Bachelors degree (Licence), 3 years of study / Diplome Nationale d' (Architecture / Ingenieur) / Docteur en (Medecine / Veterinaire) / Maitrise), 10/20
TurkeyLisans Diplomasi / Mühendis Diplomasi (bachelor's degree)  2.1/4 GPA overall.
UAEUndergraduate degree pass
UgandaBachelor's degree pass or HND in related subject with 1-2/Distinction/65%+ 
UKUK Degrees - 3rd Class
UkraineRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, or Ukrainian Diploma with grades 3,4,5
UzbekistanSpecialist Diploma (any) or Bakalavr with 65%
VietnamSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with overall grade 6 or GPA 2.0+. Recognised Associate Degree or Higher Diploma with high grades (7.0+)

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

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