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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To study a programme at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre, you will need to meet certain conditions, called entry requirements. 

These requirements consist of:

  • English language – this is the required Academic IELTS for UKVI score (or equivalent) that shows language proficiency
  • Academic qualifications – these requirements are shown by country
  • Minimum age – this is how old you need to be at the start of the course
  • Nationality – all our programmes are available to international and EU students. 

The admission requirements for international students vary per course at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre.

Find the entry requirements needed for your programme:

International Foundation Year

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study* (see table below)
  • English language: SELT (UKVI IELTS or Trinity Test) equivalent to IELTS 4.5 overall (min 4.0 in writing and no lower than 4.0 all other skills)
  • Age: You need to be 17 or older if you are starting your International Foundation Year in September or October. You must turn 18 before the start of your undergraduate degree.

*For those looking to study a Health Science degree, or the IFY in Engineering, Computing and Science route, applicants should have studied Maths and at least one Science in year 10, 11 or 12.

For Engineering pathway, Physics is required for Engineering and relevant Science for other listed progression degrees.

CountryQualification
AfghanistanSecondary school certificate : 50% overall including 50% in relevant subjects.
AlbaniaSecondary school Leaving Certificate (year 11) overall average grade 6. Diploma of State Maturita (year 12) overall grade 6.
BahrainSuccessful completion of Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average grade of 60% in relevant subjects.
Bangladesh

Year 12 (HSC): GPA 3.0 overall (Relevant subjects GPA 3.0 if required)

(Note 1: Maths at HSC is required for Engineering, Computing & Life Sciences pathway)
(Note 2:  For Business, Law & Social Studies if student does not have Maths at HSC then Maths at SSC GPA 3.0 accepted).

BrazilCertificado de Ensino Medio - minimum grade average 6/10.
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary school = year 12.
4 subjects minimum grade D inc maths
Grading A - Excellent , B - Very Good, C - Good, D - Satisfactory.
CameroonMinimum overall grade 10 in Baccalaureate or Certificat de Probation with 10+ in all relevant subjects

or  4 x  subjects A-D in O levels (including relevant subjects).
China (Mainland)

Year 11 (Senior High 2):60% overall and min 60% in 4 academic subjects (including relevant subjects)
Year 12 (Senior High 3): 55% overall and min 60% in relevant subjects

Business IFY Only:
Year 11 (Zhigao/Zhongzhuan technical/vocational school): 60% average Inc. relevant subjects and a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass or above

Year 12 (Zhigao/Zhongzhuan technical/vocational school): 55% average Inc. relevant subjects and a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass or above.

China (Macau)Successful completion of form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grade 60-65% in relevant subjects.
ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 6 (Basic Performance).
CyprusApolytirio with minimum grade average of 10/20.
EcuadorTitulo de Bachillier Tecnico Industrial or Titulo de Bachiller En Ciencias minimum overall grade 6.0/60%/12 out of 20 including in relevant subjects.
EgyptYear 12 (GSEC): 55% overall and with 50% minimum in relevant subjects.
EthiopiaEthiopian Uniiversity Entrance Exam Certificate, 55 in relevant subejcts with overall 300/700.
GhanaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects.
GreeceApolytirion (Lykeio) - overall grade minimum 10/20.
Hong KongForm 5 - Pass in 2 or more subjects or if 1 subject passes 5% above pass mark.
HKDSE: 221 (Maths at Form 5 pass).
IndiaYear 10 (SSC) 65%, Year 11 50% or Year 12 (HSC) 40%.
Indonesia SMU 2 or SMU 3: Grade 6.0.
IranSuccessful completion of High School Diploma (3 years). Passes in 4 or more relevant subjects.
Japan12th grade (higher secondary) completion -overall pass grades (45% + or approx GPA 2 on 5 scale).
JordanSuccessful completion of High School Certificate (Tawjihi) with 50% in 4 or more relevant subjects.
KazakhstanCertificate of Complete Secondary Education with minimum grade average of 3/5.
KoreaSH3: Grade E / 60% and below/ Rank 6
SH2: Grade D /60-69%/ Rank 6
CSAT: 8th Grade
Korean High school Graduation Equivalency Exam - 60% inc relevant subjects.
KuwaitSuccessful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama General Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects.
LibyaSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects.
MalaysiaSPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with 3 passes with minimum grade D

SPM/UEC school: Form 5 (Term 2 or Mid-Year or Final Year Transcripts) 3 passes with minimum grade D

UEC Senior 2 / Senior Middle 2 with aggregate of not more than 36 points for 5 relevant academic subjects inc English & Mathematics.
MexicoBachillerato at an average of 60%.
MoldovaAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 5.0.
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10 inc relevant subjects.
MyanmarBasic Education High School Examination/ Matriculation: 40% Pass Overall with passes in 4 relevant subjects.
NamibiaNSCC Ordinary level, 4 subjects with grades A-D inc relevant subjects if taken.
Nepal

Year 12 (HSC or School Leaving Certificate Examination GPA 2.0 overall or Year 11 (School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI and XII)): 55%/GPA 2.6 overall or

Year 10 (School Leaving Certificate): 65%/GPA 3.0 overall.

NigeriaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-8 in 4 or more relevant subjects.
OmanYear 12 (General Education Diploma): 50% each in 4 or more academic subjects including relevant subjects.
PakistanYear 10 (SSC): 60% overall or 65%(grade scale dependent)
Year 11 (Intermediate Part I): 55% overall with passes in min 4 subjects.
Year 12 (HSC / Intermediate certificate(Part I & II)) or Polytechnic Diploma : 50% overall with passes in min 4 subjects.
Philippines70% pass in High School Diploma from list of top schools or 75% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools.
QatarSuccessful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 60%.
RussiaSuccessful completion of Year 11/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more subjects.
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects.
Singapore

Successful completion of O-Levels at DDDD in the relevant subjects (excluding Chinese / Malay / Tamil) or

NA Level (academic) Average of 2 - 3 in five relevant subjects or Average of 3-4 in 4 relevant subjects + any further study at ITE (Institute of Technical Education).

Sri Lanka4 x O-levels.
TaiwanSenior High 3 - average 50%
Senior High 2 - average 60%
3 year JCD - average 65%.
ThailandYear 11 (MAW 5) completion with GPA 2.0
Year 12 (MAW 6) completion with GPA 2.0.
Turkey

Devlet Meslek Lisesi Diploması (State Vocational / Trade High School Diploma)
or
Devlet Teknik Lisesi Diploması (State Technical High School Diploma)
or
Meslek Lisesi Diploması (Vocational High School Diploma)
or
Lise Deplomasi (High School Certificate)

Any at 50% overall inc relevant subjects.

UAESuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects.
UkraineCertificate of Complete General Secondary Education – with minimum GPA 4 on 12 point scale.
USA

Year 11: 2.50 or Year 12: 2.00 min. 4 subjects

GED: 580 overall with 145 in 4 subjects, including prerequisites.

Vietnam

High School Year 12: GPA 5.5 overall including maths 5.5
High School Year 11: GPA 6.0 overall including maths 6.0

Science pathways require science subjects taken to be at 5.5 (year 12) and 6.0 (year 11).

ZimbabweO levels : 5 passes at A-D including relevant subjects.

Other qualifications

IB Diploma Programme20 points (IB Certificate accepted) (Subject pass level is 3).
MYP23 points.
IB First Year completionSchool report with working grades showing 20 points.
IGSCE / GCSE / O-Level4  passes at 9-3, (A-D) in relevant subjects (excluding native language).
A/AS levels12 UCAS points (excluding native language).

International Year One

  • Academic: One or more of the following:
    • Excellent (senior) high school graduation grades
    • Completed A Levels, IB or an internationally-recognised Foundation Year programme
    • Completed the first year of an HND or Advanced Diploma
    • In the first year of study on a relevant undergraduate degree
    • Experience: Relevant work experience (for mature students only)
  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (or equivalent)*
  • Age: 17+

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

CountryQualification
AfghanistanSecondary school certificate : 60% overall including 60% in relevant subjects plus further year of study.
AlgeriaBacc de l'Enseignment Secondaire overall 12/20.
AzerbaijanCertificate of Complete Secondary Education (Grade XI) with minimum grade average of 4/5.
Bangladesh

Year 12 (HSC): GPA 3.25  overall (3.25 in English, 3.25 in relevant subjects).

(Note 1: HSC Maths or Higher Mathematics GPA 3.25 is required for Engineering and Computing pathway. For Business if student does not have Maths at HSC then Maths at SSC GPA 3.5 accepted).

BoliviaBachiller Científico-Humanístico with minimum grade average of 64%.
BrazilCertificado de Ensino Médio with minimum grade average of 8/10.
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary school = year 12
- Minimum Grade B Average or
- 4 subjects minimum grade D inc maths + 1 further year.
ChileEnseñanza Media/Licencia de Educación grade 4.5 overall out of 7, including 4.5 in relevant subjects.
ChinaYear 12 (SH3) with 60% or above in 4 or more key subjects (including relevant subject)

Year 11 (SH2) with 80% or above minimum grade average

Year 11 (SH2) with 65% or above in 4 or more key subjects(including relevant subject) plus successfully completed 1 year of further year of study with a pass.
ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with 5 relevant subjects including Maths or ICFES in 4 relevant subjects including Maths at 60% plus extra 1 Year study
EgyptCertificate of General Secondary Education with minimum grade average of 80% or
Certificate of General Secondary Education: 55% overall and 50% in relevant subjects + 1 year of further study.
GeorgiaSecondary School Leaving Certificate with minimum average 7/10.
Ghana

OND/Ghanaian A Levels/Polytechnic Diploma or

West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 3 (A - B) in 6 or more subjects including Maths & English

West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects + 1 further year of study

Hong KongHKDSE 222
3 academic subjects required . Maths at 2 or a Pass at Form 5.
India

Non-Engineering pathway:

Year 12(HSC) 50% overall (50% required in Maths, English and relevant subjects which can all be taken from Year 10 - Year 12)

NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling)

Year 12: 55% (55% required in Maths, English and relevant subjects which can all be taken from Year 10 or Year 12)

Engineering pathway:

Year 12(HSC) 50% overall (50% in Maths and Physics taken at Year 12)

NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling)

Year 12: 55% (55% required in Maths, English and relevant subjects which can all be taken from Year 10 or Year 12)

SSC 60%  & 3 Year Diploma in Engineering/Technology subjects: 55% overall (50% required for Physics and Maths from Diploma modules if applying for Engineering pathway, otherwise pass required). 

IndonesiaSuccessful completion of SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 6.5 in 4 academic subjects.
IranSuccessful completion of High School Diploma 11/20 and Pre University year (Peesdaneshgahe) 12/20.
JapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho Year 3 with minimum grade average of 2.0. Maths requirement can be met from year 10, 11 or 12.
JordanCompletion of Year 12 Tawjihi  (General Seceondary Education) with relevant subjects minimum 70% overall average including relevant subjects or 50% overall average + further year of study.
KazakhstanCertificate of Complete Secondary Education with minimum grade average of 4.0.
KenyaKCSE with minimum grade average C.
Or 4 subjects graded A-E plus successful completion of 1 year of further study.
KuwaitYear 12 (GSEC): 80% each in 4 or more academic subjects including relevant subjects
Year 12 (GSEC): 60% each in 4 or more academic subjects including relevant subjects  + 1 year of further study.
LebanonBaccalaureate - minimum 12 points overall including relevant subjects.
LibyaSuccessful completion of Secondary Education Certificate with average of 60% or above plus a further year of study.
MacauCompletion of Form 6 or Senior Middle 3 with 60%+ average in relevant academic subjects.
MalaysiaSTPM with minimum 2 passes or or UEC with aggregate of not more than 35 points for 6 subjects inc English
Any recognised Malaysia foundation programme - 40%.
MexicoBachillerato 75% or 55% + 1 year HE (pass).
MoldovaAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 6.5.
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12/20 overall.
MyanmarBasic Education High school Matriculation. Minimum of 65% in 5 relevant subjects or 50% in 5 relevant subjects.
NepalYear 12 (HSC or School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI and XII)): 50-59%/GPA 2.4 overall
(2.0 in relevant subjects required, can be accepted from Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12.
NigeriaWAEC, SSCE or GCE grades A1-B3 in 5 or more subjects.
PakistanYear 12 (HSC/ Intermediate certificate(Part I & II))): 55% overall Associate diploma and others not eligible.
(40% in relevant subjects required).
Philippines75% pass in High School Diploma from list of top schools or 80% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools.
QatarSuccessful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari plus a further year of study or part study of Diploma/Technical Certificate.
Russia (+ Chechnya)Attestat with minimum 4.0 or Attestat with minimum 3.0 plus 1 year of successful completion of further studies.
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Tawjihi plus a further year of study or part study of a Diploma.
South KoreaSH3: Grade D/60-69%/Rank 6
CSAT: 6th Grade
Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 70%+ inc relevant subjects.
Sri Lanka

Business IY1:
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with minimum 1 pass at C and 1 at D/S or 3 at D/S. Maths required at year 11.

Engineering IY1:
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with minimum 1 pass at C and 1 at D/S or 3 at D/S. Maths required at A Level plus 1 from Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Further Maths, Electronics, Engineering or Engineering Technology.

TaiwanSH3 (65%) or Senior High 3  + 1 year of further study if lower than 65%.
3 year JCD - average 65%.
Thailand

Year 12 (MAW 6) completion with GPA 2.3 (inc 2.3 in Maths and Science for Engineering IY1)

OR

Completion of 1 year of post-secondary study (university or college).

TurkeyDevlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 55% overall.
UAESuccessful completion of Tawjihi plus further 1 year of study or part study of Diploma. Also part study of specialist diploma.
UkraineCertificate of Complete Secondary Education – with minimum GPA 8/12.
USAHigh School Certificate Min GPA 2.00 (grade C-, 70%) plus further year of study (e.g. foundation, 1st year of college)  or further exams such as:
- Advanced Placement Examination (2 APs 2,2)
- ACT 18
- 2 SAT subject tests score 500 each
- SAT reasoning test score 1000

or GED: 600 overall with 150 in 4 subjects including prerequisites.
UzbekistanSecondary School leaving certificate/11th grade graduation with minimum GPA 4.0.
VietnamCompleted year 12 with GPA 6.5 overall. Lower grades accepted with evidence of further study.

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

Other qualifications

The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate)20 points.
A/AS levels32 UCAS points (including native language).
Scottish Highers/Adavanced Highers32 UCAS points.
BTEC level 3 Diplomamin. 32 UCAS points.

Pre-Master’s

  • Academic: One or more of the following:
    • Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area
    • Recognised degree in related field (e.g. BSC Business Studies)
    • Honours degree in any subject (e.g. BA International Relations)
  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI score of 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subskills)*
  • Age: 20+

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

CountryQualification
AfghanistanBachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from Kabul University 70%  or Masters degree 60%.
AlgeriaRecognised first degree: (Licence, Diplome de (Subject area) - professional fields only, Diplome d'Etudes Superieurs, Diplome d'Ingenieur, Diplome d'Architect d'Etat) all 10/20 or Master a cursus de Licence Integree 10/20.
AustraliaSuccessful completion of Bachelor degree.
Bangladesh3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Hons): 45% overall
3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Regular Pass): 50% overall
4 Year Bachelor's Dgree (Any): 45% overall
3 Year Diploma: 55% overall (Diploma only accepted if taken after Year 11 or 12 of school) Fazil degree not eligible.
BoliviaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
BotswanaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
BrazilBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
BruneiBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
BulgariaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
CambodiaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
CameroonBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
CanadaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
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): A/B grades or 60% overall
Adult Education/Self-taught Education/Top-up with Bachelor's degree recognized by MoE of China: 60% overall
Adult Education/Self-taught Education with  Junior College Diploma recognized by MoE of China: 70% overall

(Accepting Higher Education qualifications of 5 years, 2/2.5 years if recognized by MoE as a HE qualification equivalent. Full time studies only.  Accepting  Bachelor's degree/ Junior College Diploma if recognized by MoE of China for Vocational education (including vocational higher education diploma.

ColombiaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
EgyptBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
GhanaRecognised first degree or  HND in related subject area.
Hong KongRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary) or HND/Honours Diploma/Associate Degree/Professional Diploma in a related subject area at 60%.
IndiaBachelor's degree minimum Pass
3 year Diploma 50% if taken after 11 or 12 years of school.
IndonesiaRecognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma.
IranSuccessful completion of License/Karashansi degree with grade 10/pass.
IraqBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
ItalyDiploma di Laurea overall grade 70.
JapanRecognised first degree (50%, GPA 2.0/4.0, Associate Degree or 3-year JCD in a related subject area 60%.
Jordan4 Year Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale.
KazakhstanRecognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years).
KenyaRecognised first degree, University Diploma or HND in a related subject area.
KoreaRecognised first degree - Pass grade.
Kuwait4 Year Bachelor's degree with minimum pass.
LaosBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
LebanonBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
LibyaBachelor's Degree minimum pass
Higher Diploma in a related subject: pass.
MacauRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.0 or HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma in a related subject Area.
MalaysiaRecognised first degree with minimum pass or Advanced Diploma, Polytechnic Certificate or College Diploma with minimum grade average of 60%.
MexicoBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
MoldovaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
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.
MongoliaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
MyanmarBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
Nepal3 or more years Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall.
New ZealandBachelor's degree with C- overall, 1 out of 9 GPA scale or 50%.
NigeriaRecognised first degree or HND in related subject area.
Oman4 Year Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale.
Pakistan2 Year Bachelor's Degree (Regular Pass) with min 1 year  work experience: 55%.
3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Hons): 45% overall
3 Year Bachelor's Degree (Regular Pass): 45% overall
4 Year Bachelor's Degree (Any): 45% overall
3 Year Diploma: 55% overall (Only accepted if taken after Year 11 or 12 of school) Associate degree not eligible.
PanamaTitulo de Licenciado with minimum Pass.
ParaguayTitulo de Licenciado with minimum Pass.
PeruTitulo de Licenciado with minimum Pass.
PhilippinesBachelors degree with pass grades.
QatarBachelors degree with pass grades.
Russia (+ Chechnya)Recognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years).
Saudi ArabiaRecognised first degree GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale.
SingaporeRecognised first degree or Advanced Diploma in a related subject GPA 2.0.
South AfricaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
SpainBachelor's degree (Licenciado) overall grade 5.0.
Sri Lanka3 or more Years Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall
3 Year Diploma: 55% overall
HND: with 75% minimum.
SudanBachelor degree : GPA 2.00/4.00 or Third division or 50%.
SyriaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
TaiwanRecognised first degree or recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area. 5 year Junior College Diploma holders (no work experience required).
TanzaniaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
ThailandRecognised first degree minimum pass.
TunisiaRecognised first degrees (Bachelors degree (Licence), 3 years of study / Diplome Nationale d' (Architecture / Ingenieur) / Docteur en (Medecine / Veterinaire) / Maitrise), minimum score 10/20.
TurkeyRecognised first degree (Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi) GPA of 2.0 from all schools. Or Associate Degree (On- Lisans Diploması) GPA of 3.0.
UAEBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
UgandaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
UkraineRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, Junior Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4/5 years) - minimum grades 3/5 or 4/12.
UKBachelor's degree - Pass level (ordinary degree).
USABachelor's degree minimum Pass.
UzbekistanBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
VenezuelaBachelor's degree minimum Pass.
VietnamBachelor's degree minimum Pass.

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

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