Non-UK equivalent qualification requirements

Non-UK equivalent qualification requirements

If you do not have UK qualifications, we will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Please click on the name of the country you are from to see the list of accepted qualifications for each level of course. Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.

As well as academic qualifications, some of our courses require a portfolio of work. You can find out more about specific course entry requirements on our individual course pages. If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications for your course, or would like any more information, please get in touch with our Admissions team – you will find our contact details at the bottom of this page.

EU entry qualifications

  • Austria

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Reife und Diplomprufung/Matura OR Reifeprufung/Matura with minimum grade 2.2. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Austrian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Matura/Reifeprufung accepted - you must attain a 2 (gut) in both written and oral exams.
  • Belgium

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Belgian Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire du Deuxieme Degre with a minimum overall mark of 14.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Belgian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Attain a mark of 8/80% / grote onderscheiding / grande distinction in English as part of the Getuigschrift Van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur qualification.
  • Bulgaria

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bulgarian Diploma za sredno spezialno obrazovanie obtaining minimum overall Grade 5.2 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Bulgarian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Bulgarian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Croatia

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Croatian Svjedodzba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with a minimum mark of 3.8.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Croatian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Croatian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Cyprus

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Greek Cypriot Apolytirion or Devlet Lise Diplomasi with a minimum grade of 18 (or 19 for BA Architecture)
    • Turkish-Cypriot Devlet Lise Diplomasi with an average grade of 70%.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised university in Cyprus.

    English Language requirements:

    • Cypriot English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Czech Republic

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Czech Maturitni Zkouska/Maturita OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum of 2.2 overall.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Czech university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Czech English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.

     

  • Denmark

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Danish Studentereksamenor Hojere Forberedelseseksamenor Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen with minimum overall score 7 (if studying on 7 point scale) or 9 (if studying on 13 point scale). 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Danish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Attain a mark of 7 in English (levels A or B) as part of the Studentereksamen/ Hojere Forbesedels-Eksamen qualification.
  • Estonia

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Estonian Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) with a minimum overall score of 70% or 3 (Good). A minimum overall score of 80% or 4 (Very Good) is required for BA Architecture.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Estonian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Estonian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Finland

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto Studentexamen with Grade C / 4 (Cum laude approbatur) or above. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Finnish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Attain a mark of 5 (magna cum laude approbatur) in English as part of the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen qualification.
  • France

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • French Baccalaureate or French Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB) with 10 points overall or above. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised French university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Minimum score of 14 in the English component of your French Baccalaureate or French Option Internationale du Baccalaureat.
  • Germany

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • German Abitur with an overall grade of 2.2 or above, except for BA Architecture which requires an overall grade of 2.0 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised German university.

    English Language requirements:

    • An English subject grade of 10 or above in your Abitur.
  • Greece

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Greek Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio with a minimum grade of 18. For BA Architecture, we require an minimum grade of 19.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Greek university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Greek English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Hungary

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Hungarian Erettsegi/Matura qualification with a grade of 3 or above. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Hungarian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • A minimum grade of 4 in English on the Erettsegi / Matura.
  • Ireland

    For our Bachelor's level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Irish Leaving Cert (Higher Level) with at least 3 Higher level subjects, equating to 64 UCAS points for a 4 year Bachelor's course
    • Irish Leaving Cert (Higher Level) with at least 5 Higher level subjects, equating to 112 UCAS points for a 3 year Bachelor's course.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Irish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • A-C / A1-C3 of the Leaving Certificate at Ordinary/Standard level.
  • Italy

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Italian Esame di Stato with a grade of 75 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Italian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Italian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Latvia

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Latvian Atestats certificate with a minimum overall grade of C (6 point system) or point 7 (10 point system).

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Latvian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Latvian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Lithuania

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas achieving an overall score of 80%. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Lithuanian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Lithuanian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Luxembourg

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Luxembourgish Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with minimum overall score of 35. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Luxembourgish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Luxembourgish English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Malta

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Maltese Advaned Matriculation or Matriculation Certificate with a minimum overall grade of C. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Maltese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Maltese English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Moldova

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Moldovan Diploma de Bacalaureat obtaining an overall final average grade of 8 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Moldovan university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Moldovan English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Netherlands

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Dutch Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) Diploma, with a minimum score of 7. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Dutch university.

    English Language requirements:

    • English component of the VWO with a minimum score of 8.
  • Poland

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Polish Maturity Exam (Egzamin dojrzalosci) with a minimum mark of 65% overall. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Polish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Minimum 70% in the English component of the Polish Matura.
  • Portugal

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Portuguese Certificado de Estudos Secundarios with an overall score of 16 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Portuguese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Portuguese English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Romania

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat obtaining an overall final average grade of 8 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Romanian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Romanian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Slovenia

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Slovenian Matura (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum overall grade of 4 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Slovenian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Slovenian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Spain

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Spanish Titulo de Bachiller achieving an average mark of 7.5 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Spanish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Spanish English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Slovakia

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Slovakian Maturitna skuska / Maturita or a Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske with a minimum overall score of 2.2.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Slovakian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Slovakian English language qualifications not accepted - IELTS 6.0 overall (or TOEFL 80/Pearson 56) required.
  • Sweden

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Swedish Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola with a minimum overall grade of G (Pass). 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Swedish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Grades MVG – VG, A-C or 5-3 on the English component of the Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola.

International (Non-EU) entry qualifications

  • Albania

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Albanian Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura).

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Albanian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree (Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare) with satisfactory grades from a recognised Albanian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Argentina

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Argentinian Título de Bachiller with an average grade 6 or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Argentinian Trayecto Técnico Profesional, Título de Técnico Superior or Técnico Universitario
    • a transcript showing successful completion of two years of study on a Bachelor's degree (Título/Grado de Licenciado) at a recognised Argentinian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree (Título/Grado de Licenciado) awarded after 4 or more years of study, with an overall grade 7.5/10 or better, from a  recognised Argentinian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Australia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Satisfactory pass in your Australian Certificate of Education or equivalent school qualification. 

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) with an OP of 10
    • Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • New South Wales Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • South Australian Certificate of Education with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • Victorian Certificate of Education with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education with an ATAR of 70 or better
    • Tasmanian Certificate of Education with an ATAR of 70
    • Australian AQF Diploma
    • Australian AQF Advanced Diploma.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Australian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • If you are an Australian national, and your academic qualifications are from an Australian institution, then this will meet our English language requirements.
  • Bahrain

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Bahraini Tawjahiya / Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an average  grade of 70%.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following: 

    • two year Associate Degree or Diploma with a CGPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or C or better, from a recognised Bahraini institution
    • a transcript showing successful completion of two years of study on a Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or C or better, from a recognised Bahraini university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree awarded after 4 or more years of study, with a CGPA of 3.2/4.0 or better, from a recognised Bahraini university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Bangladesh

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Bangladeshi Higher Secondary Certificate, showing 12 years of completed school study, with 3.0 out of 5.0 or better
    • Bangladeshi Diploma (from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board).

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Bachelor's degree of two or more years of study from a recognised Bangladeshi university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, with satisfactory grades
    • Master's degree following a three or four year Bachelor's degree, both from a recognised Bangladeshi university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Bermuda

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Bermudan Associate degree.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Brazil

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio or Título de Técnico with at least 5, and evidence that you have passed your Vestibular, ENEM or PAS.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • A transcript showing successful completion of one year of university study at a recognised Brazilian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Brazilian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Barbados

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) with grades 1 to 3.  

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following: 

    • Associates Degree from a recognised institution in Barbados
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in six CAPE units, including two double-unit courses. 

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised university in Barbados.

    English Language requirements:

    • If you are a Barbadian national, and your academic qualifications are from a Barbadian institution, then this will meet our English language requirements.
  • Canada

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Satisfactory passes in your Canadian Secondary School Diploma or equivalent school qualification. 

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • High/Secondary School Diploma/Certificate from English-speaking Canada with a minimum of 65 per cent in at least five subjects
    • Arts related Canadian College Diploma
    • Diplôme d'Études Collègiales (DEC) from Quebec with a minimum of 65 per cent in at least five subjects
    • British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 5 Bs in grade 12 courses.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Canadian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • If you are a Canadian national, and your academic qualifications are from a Canadian institution, then this will meet our English language requirements.
  • China

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Chinese Senior School graduation with 12 years of completed school study, with an average of 65% or above.
    • Pre Foundation course at Guildford College Training School (China).

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Chinese Senior School graduation with 12 years of completed school study, plus a recognised Foundation course
    • A transcript showing successful completion of one year of university study at a recognised Chinese university
    • CAFA International Foundation Course
    • AIP China Foundation Course

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Chinese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Colombia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Colombian Bachillerato with 60% or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing successful completion of two years of study on a Bachelor's degree (Licenciado / Título) at a recognised Colombian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree (Licenciado / Título) with a GPA of  3.6/4.5 or better from a recognised Colombian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Ghana

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • SSSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination) with four or five passes above grade C6.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Ghanaian Higher National Diploma.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Ghanaian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Hong Kong

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • a minimum of 32 new UCAS tariff points from your Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • between 64 and 128 new UCAS tariff points from your Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, depending on the Bachelor's course you apply for.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Hong Kong university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Iceland

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing 12 years of completed school study in Iceland.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Icelandic Studentsprof with a score of 7.0 or better.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Icelandic university.

    English Language requirements:

    • We require a grade of 5.0 or better in the English component of your Studentsprof.
  • India

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 50% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 60% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Indian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Indonesia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Indonesian SMA – MA / STTB - SMA with grade 6 or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following: 

    • Indonesian D4/D3 Diploma
    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree (Strata 1) from a recognised Indonesian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Indonesian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Iran

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Iranian High School Diploma (four years) with an overall grade of 14 or above.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Iranian High School Diploma 12 or above and a Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with marks of 12 or above.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have: 

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Iranian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Israel

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Israeli Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate) with an average score of 5 or 6.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Israeli Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate) with an average score of 7 or better.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree of three or more years of study from a recognised Israeli university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Japan

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • 12 completed years of Japanese High School (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate) with overall grade of 2 or above.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Japanese Associate degree 
    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Japanese university.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Japanese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Kosovo

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë/ Matura (High School Diploma from Kosovo) with a score of 2 or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Kosovan university.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    •  Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Kosovan university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Lebanon

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • your Lebanese Baccalauréat General or Baccalauréat Technique.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Lebanese Diplôme de Technicien Supérieur.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree, Licence or Maîtrise with satisfactory grades from a recognised Lebanese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Malaysia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level with grades A1-C7.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) qualifications with grades A-C
    • Malaysian Diploma
    • Malaysian Advanced Diploma
    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Malaysian university.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Malaysian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Mauritius

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • a minimum of 32 new UCAS tariff points from your Cambridge Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate or A Levels.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • between 64 and 128 new UCAS tariff points (depending on the Bachelor's course) from your Cambridge Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate or A Levels.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Mauritian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Mexico

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Mexican Título Académico de Bachiller, Diploma de Bachiller or Bachillerato General with grade 6 or 7.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Mexican Título de Técnico Superior Universitario / Título de Profesional Asociado
    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Mexican university.

     For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Mexican university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • New Zealand

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • New Zealand National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 or Level 3.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • New Zealand University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 - at least 80 credits with Merits / Excellences in relevant subjects.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised New Zealand university.

    English Language requirements:

    • If you are a New Zealand national, and your academic qualifications are from a New Zealand institution, then this will meet our English language requirements.
  • Nigeria

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC), showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Nigerian university
    • Nigerian Higher National Diploma.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Nigerian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Norway

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole, including a score of at least 4 in English (if your English score is lower than 4 then we will require you to take an IELTS test and achieve satisfactory scores).

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Norwegian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • We require a score of at least 4 in the English component of your Vitnemål.
  • Pakistan

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Pakistani Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examination, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Two or three year Bachelor's degree from a recognised Pakistani university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Master's degree from a recognised Pakistani university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Peru

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa or Título de Técnico (in combination with a strong portfolio of work).

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Peruvian Grado Académico de Bachiller or Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional)
    • Peruvian Título de Profesional or Título de Profesional Técnico.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Peruvian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Philippines

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Philippine High School Diploma with 80% or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Philippine university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Master's degree from a recognised Philippine university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Russia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Russian Attestat O (Polnom) Sredniem Obshchem Obrazovanii and Certificate of Unified State Examination.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Russian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Russian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Saudi Arabia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Saudi General Secondary Education Certificate, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Diploma from a Saudi Technical College or Vocational Institute with at least 60% or better
    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Saudi university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Saudi university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Senegal

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Senegalese Baccalauréat, Baccalauréat Technique or equivalent with satisfactory grades.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Senegalese Brevet de Technicien Supérieur, Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales, Licence or equivalent, with satisfactory grades.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Senegalese Diplôme d'Études Approfondies, Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Specialisées or Maîtrise from a recognised Senegalese university

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Serbia

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Serbian Diploma of Completed Final Examination, Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Diploma of Completed Secondary Education.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Serbian Diploma of Completed Final Examination, Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with a score of 3.8 or better.
    • Serbian Diploma of Higher Education.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree or Advanced Diploma of Higher Education from a recognised Serbian university, with satisfactory grades.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Singapore

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • a minimum of 32 new UCAS tariff points from your Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Levels.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • a minimum of between 64 and 128 new UCAS tariff points (depending on Bachelor's course) from your Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Levels.
    • Singapore Polytechnic Diploma.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Singapore university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • South Africa

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • South African Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) or South African National Senior Certificate with satisfactory passes.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • South African Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) with minimum grades BBBBB
    • South African National Senior Certificate with minimum grades of 66666.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised South African university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • South Korea

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • South Korean High School Diploma, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Korean university
    • South Korean Junior College Diploma or Associate Degree.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Korean university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Sri Lanka

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Passes in Sri Lankan GCE A levels in three subjects.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Sri Lankan GCE A levels with minimum grade C in three subjects.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    •  4 year Bachelor's degree (Special, Professional or Honours) from a recognised Sri Lankan university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

     

  • Switzerland

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Satisfactory passes in your Swiss Certificat de Maturité, Maturitätszeugnis, Attestato di Maturità or equivalent school qualification.

    For our Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération with a minimum overall score 4 out of 6
    • Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturitätsausweis with a minimum overall score 4 out of 6
    • Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione with a minimum overall score 4 out of 6.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Swiss university.

    English Language requirements:

    • We require a mark of at least 5 in the English component of your Swiss Certificat de Maturité, Maturitätszeugnis, Attestato di Maturità or equivalent school qualification.
  • Syria

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Syrian General Secondary Certificate (Al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Ämma) or Technical Secondary Certificate (Al-Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Fanniyya), showing completion of 12 years of school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • Syrian Technical Diploma, Associate degree, Licentiate or equivalent
    • a transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Syrian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor degree (Al-Ijâza fi or Licence) with satisfactory grades from a recognised Syrian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

    Please note - if applicants are not able to show a full set of qualification documents, we will work with UK Naric to find ways to assess their academic level.

  • Taiwan

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Taiwanese Senior High School Leaving Certificate, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • A transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Taiwanese university
    • Taiwanese Junior College Diploma.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Taiwanese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Thailand

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Thai Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) with an average grade of at least 1, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Thai Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree
    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Thai university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Thai university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Turkey

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Turkish Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi with a grade of 4 or above.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Turkish university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Turkish university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Ukraine

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Ukrainian Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education, showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Ukrainian university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Ukrainian university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • United Arab Emirates

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Emirati Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), showing 12 years of completed school study.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Emirati university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Emirati university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • USA

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better
    • General Educational Development (GED) Programme.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

    • US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken in 2016 or later) of 1160 or better
    • US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken before 2016) of 1600 or better
    • US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus two or three Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or better
    • US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus ACT scores of 24 or better
    • US Associates Degree
    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised American university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised American university.

    English Language requirements:

    • If you are a US national, and your academic qualifications are from a US institution, then this will meet our English language requirements.
  • Venezuela

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Venezuelan Título de Técnico Superior Universitario.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Venezuelan university.

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Bachelor's degree (at least four years) with satisfactory grades from a recognised Venezuelan university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.
  • Vietnam

    For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:

    • Vietnamese Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) or equivalent vocational qualification with a GPA of 6.5 or better.

    For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Vietnamese Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Cao Đẳng (College Diploma / Associate degree).

    For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

    • Master's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Vietnamese university.

    English Language requirements:

    • Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please check here for the scores required for your course.

Any questions?

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Admissions team.

EU applicants:

Email: admissions@uca.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 892 960

International (Non-EU) applicants:

Email: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 892 838

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