International Foundation Year entry requirements

Entry requirements for your programme

The requirements you need to join the three-term International Foundation Year vary depending on the University you are looking to progress to.

Generally, you need:

  • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study (IGCSE/GCSE/O Level and IB Certificate are not accepted)

  • To be aged 17 or older.

Please see below for English language and academic requirements as well as country-specific requirements. If your country is not listed, please contact us to find out more information.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

English language
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (5.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL Overall 35-45. Sub skills W- 14-17, S - 14-15, L - 4-6, R - 4-7
Academic
  • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study
  • For Business and Management Foundation: Maths is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma. Alternative numerate subjects accepted include: Statistics, Algebra, Accounting, Calculus. 
Country Qualification
Argentina Bachiller (en)
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Belarus Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio 
Cameroon Nuffic - GCE, O-level (at least 4 subjects with a final result of Grade A, B or C) + GCE, A-level (at least 2 subjects) = at least HAVO Diploma / Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire = HAVO Diploma / General Certificate of Education (Technical/Commercial) Advanced Level = At least HAVO diploma for the general education component Documents should always be checked for authenticity by Nuffic.
Canada Nuffic - High School Diploma (English-speaking provinces) = in most cases a HAVO diploma / Diplôme d’ Études Secondaires (DES) = HAVO Diploma / Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) = in most cases a HAVO diploma
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong) at an average of 70% or above
Ecuador Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias or Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades: overall score of 8 or higher
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education - Overall 75% inc relevant subjects
Ethiopia Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate/Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination = HAVO diploma (only if at least 6 subjects with A, B or C). IMPORTANT: documents should always be checked for authenticity by NUFFIC.
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Average 2.5 (combination of 2s & 3s) on 1-4 scale, 8 on a 1-10 scale or B
Ghana West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (at least 6 subjects with grades A1 to C6 IMPORTANT: documents should always be checked for authenticity by NUFFIC.
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas SMA/ SMU 3 at grade 6.5 or above 
Iran Pre-University Certificate 
Iraq Secondary School Certificate - / wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhalla al-i‘dâdiyya
Japan High School Certificate of Graduation (Sotsugyoshomeisho) 
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with overall passmark of 80% or above and relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (at least 6 subjects with A, B or C) IMPORTANT: documents should always be checked for authenticity by NUFFIC.
Korea High School Certificate (Upper Secondary Education) 
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects. No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM),Malaysia Certificate of Education, (or forecast) with aggregate of 20 or less in best five (5) relevant academic subjectsto include English and Mathematics. (Grading - C6 min.from old system / grade C min. [new system])
Mexico Successful completion of Bachiller at an average of 75% or above
Moldova Diplomă de Bacalaureat/ Attestat with minimum 7.0
Morocco Attestation de Baccalaureat
Myanmar High school Matriculation. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects.
Nigeria Senior School Certificate/West African School Certificate (WAEC) with grades A-C or 1-6 in at least 6 subjects/ National Examinations Council (NECO) with grades A-B or 1-4 in at least 6 subjects IMPORTANT: documents should always be checked for authenticity by NUFFIC.
Oman General Education Diploma Certificate/ General Secondary School Certificate with overall passmark of 80% or above. No relevant subjects below 70%
Philippines Only the new Senior High School diploma (until 18 years)
Russia (+ Chechnya) Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) = high school graduation. An overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects No lower than 70% in these subjects.
South Africa National Senior Certificate = 6 subjects grade 3 or above (relevant subjects)
Syria Only General Secondary Education Certificate
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma with 70% average 
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mayatom 6)/Certificate of Completion grade 12 with good grades
Turkey Lise Diplomasi with good grades (4 years) minimum GPA of 3.0 (60%)
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat with good grades Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
USA High School Diploma. However, it should be a diploma with an academic track. GED diploma not accepted
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi with grade 4 or higher
Venezuela Bachiller en Ciencias/ Humanidades 5 subjects minimum 13/20
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccaulaureate. Successful completion of year 12 with grade 7.0 average; Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 completion*/National University Entrance Examination with a score of 7.0+
Zambia High School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with average grade 4 Documents should always be checked for authenticity by NUFFIC.

Tilburg University

English language
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (5.0 in Writing, 4.5 in all components)
  • TOEFL Overall 35-45. Subskills W- 14-17, S - 12-13, L - 3, R - 3
  • TOEIC (600)
Academic
  • A/S level - General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary (A/S) level (6 different subjects in total) Business International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Maths
  • A Level - General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced (A Level) level (6 different subjects in total) Business International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Maths
Country Qualification
Armenia Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Belarus Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio 
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong) at an average of 70% or above
Colombia Bachiller Académico - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (B) Good or above
Ecuador Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias or Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades: overall score of 7 or higher.
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education - Overall 75% inc relevant subjects
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Average 2.5 (combination of 2s & 3s) on 1-4 scale, 8 on a 1-10 scale or B
Ghana West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (at least 6 subjects with grades A1 to C6) 
Hong Kong HKDSE with minimum 3 grades at level 2 or higher
India Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Intermediate Examination Certificate/ Higher Secondary School Certificate at 55% or above
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas SMA/ SMU 3 at grade 6.5 or above 
Iraq Secondary School Certificate - / wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhalla al-i‘dâdiyya
Japan High School Certificate of Graduation (Sotsugyoshomeisho) 
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with overall passmark of 80% or above and relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (at least 6 subjects with A, B or C) 
Korea High School Certificate (Upper Secondary Education)
Science & Engineering Foundation: Maths (not mathematics exercise) plus another Science subject (preferably Physics) in the final year of the diploma will be accepted.
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects. No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Kyrgyz Republic Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Malaysia Certificate of Education, (or forecast) with aggregate of 20 or less in best five (5) relevant academic subjectsto include English and Mathematics. (Grading - C6 min.from old system / grade C min. [new system])
Mexico Successful completion of Bachiller at an average of 75% or above
Moldova Diplomă de Bacalaureat/ Attestat with minimum 7.0
Myanmar Basic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects.
Nigeria Senior School Certificate/West African School Certificate (WAEC) with grades A-C or 1-6 in at least 6 subjects/ National Examinations Council (NECO) with grades A-B or 1-4 in at least 6 subjects 
Oman General Education Diploma Certificate/ General Secondary School Certificate with overall passmark of 80% or above. No relevant subjects below 70%
Philippines Secondary School degree not accepted
Russia (+ Chechnya) Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) = high school graduation. An overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge GCE A level in 2 content-based subjects plus Singapore-Cambridge GCE O level in 4 subjects with grades A-C (6 subjects in total).
South Africa National Senior Certificate = five subjects grade 3 or above (relevant subjects)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma with 70% average 
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mayatom 6)/Certificate of Completion grade 12 
Turkey Lise Diplomasi with good grades (3 years) minimum GPA of 3.0 (60%)
Turkmenistan Orta bilim hakynda Sahadatnama (Certificate of secondary education)
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with grades 1 - 6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education in 1 subject with Principal pass
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat with good grades Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
USA High School Diploma 
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi with grade 4 or higher
Venezuela Bachiller en Ciencias/ Humanidades 5 subjects minimum 13/20
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccaulaureate. Successful completion of year 12 with grade 7.0 average; Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 completion*/National University Entrance Examination with a score of 7.0+
Yemen General Secondary Education Certificate
Zambia School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with average grade 4

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

English language
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (5.0 in Writing, 4.5 in all components)
  • TOEFL Overall 35-45. Subskills W- 14-17, S - 12-13, L - 3, R – 3U
  • TOEIC (600)
Academic
  • A/S level - General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary (A/S) level (6 different subjects in total) Business International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Maths Science International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Physics and GCSE grade A in Maths
  • A Level - General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced (A Level) level (6 different subjects in total) Business International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Maths Science International Foundation Year: Students need to have GCSE grade C or above in Physics and GCSE grade A in Maths
Country Qualification
Armenia Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Belarus Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio 
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong) at an average of 70% or above
Colombia Bachiller Académico - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (B) Good or above
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education - Overall 75% inc relevant subjects
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Average 2.5 (combination of 2s & 3s) on 1-4 scale, 8 on a 1-10 scale or B
Ghana West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (at least 6 subjects with grades A1 to C6) 
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) with minimum 3 grades at level 2 or higher
India Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Intermediate Examination Certificate/ Higher Secondary School Certificate at 55% or above
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas SMA/ SMU 3 at grade 6.5 or above 
Iraq Secondary School Certificate - / wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhalla al-i‘dâdiyya
Japan High School Certificate of Graduation (Sotsugyoshomeisho) 
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with overall passmark of 80% or above and relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (at least 6 subjects with A, B or C) 
Korea High School Certificate (Upper Secondary Education)
Science & Engineering Foundation: Maths (not mathematics exercise) plus another Science subject (preferably Physics) in the final year of the diploma will be accepted.
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects. No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Kyrgyz Republic Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Lebanon General Secondary Certificate/ Baccalaureate, minimum 12 points inc relevant subjects
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Malaysia Certificate of Education, (or forecast) with aggregate of 20 or less in best five (5) relevant academic subjectsto include English and Mathematics. (Grading - C6 min.from old system / grade C min. [new system])
Mexico Successful completion of Bachiller at an average of 75% or above
Moldova Diplomă de Bacalaureat/ Attestat with minimum 7.0
Myanmar Basic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects.
Nigeria Senior School Certificate/West African School Certificate (WAEC) with grades A-C or 1-6 in at least 6 subjects/ National Examinations Council (NECO) with grades A-B or 1-4 in at least 6 subjects 
Oman General Education Diploma Certificate/ General Secondary School Certificate with overall passmark of 80% or above. No relevant subjects below 70%
Philippines Secondary School degree not accepted
Russia (+ Chechnya) Successful completion of Attestat with good grades. Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) = high school graduation. An overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge GCE A level in 2 content-based subjects plus Singapore-Cambridge GCE O level in 4 subjects with grades A-C (6 subjects in total).
South Africa National Senior Certificate = five subjects grade 3 or above (relevant subjects)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma with 70% average 
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mayatom 6)/Certificate of Completion grade 12 
Turkey Lise Diplomasi with good grades (3 years) minimum GPA of 3.0 (60%)
Turkmenistan Orta bilim hakynda Sahadatnama (Certificate of secondary education)
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with grades 1 - 6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education in 1 subject with Principal pass
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat with good grades Grades 1-5. 4= good, 5 = excellent
USA High School Diploma 
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi with grade 4 or higher
Venezuela Bachiller en Ciencias/ Humanidades 5 subjects minimum 13/20
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccaulaureate. Successful completion of year 12 with grade 7.0 average; Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 completion*/National University Entrance Examination with a score of 7.0+
Yemen General Secondary Education Certificate
Zambia School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with average grade 4

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

English language
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (5.0 in Writing, 4.5 in all components)
  • TOEFL (Paper 500; Computer 173; Internet 60)
  • TOEIC (600)
Academic
  • A/AS level - GCSE 4 subjects A-C, plus 2 subjects A/AS level (6 different subjects in total)
Country Qualification
Afghanistan 12 Grade Graduation Certificate
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (humanities/sciences) / Alim Certificate. Min 60% overall and min. 50% in relevant subjects Maths
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2° Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
Cameroon GCE, O-level (at least 4 subjects with a final result of Grade A, B or C) + GCE, A-level (at least 2 subjects) / Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire 
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong)
Colombia Bachiller Académico
Ecuador Bachiller en Ciencias
Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate
Ethiopia Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate/Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (only if at least 6 subjects with A, B or C)
Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate (at least six subjects with a score of A to C) / West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (at least six subjects with a score of A1 to C6)
India Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Intermediate Examination Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate with marks ranging from A-E in 5 subjects
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)
Iran Certificate of Completion of Secondary School Studies (academic programme) / Pre-University Certificate
Iraq Secondary School Certificate – / wathîqa madrasiyya / al-marhalla al-i‘dâdiyya
Japan High School Certificate of Graduation
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (at least 6 subjects with A, B or C)
Korea High School Certificate
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
Mexico Successful completion of Bachiller
Morocco Attestation du Baccalauréat
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate with 60% or above
Nigeria Senior School Certificate ( WAEC) (at least 6 subjects with A, B or C or 1-6) / Senior School Certificate (NECO)
(at least 6 subjects with A or B or 1-4)
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate with a final result of at least Grade C
Peru Certificado Oficial de Estudios/ Higher Secondary School Certificate
Russia (+ Chechnya) Successful completion of Attestat
Rwanda Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education
South Africa National Senior Certificate with minimal requirements for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme
Syria General Secondary Education Certificate
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (an A, B or B15 in at least 6 examination subjects plus the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a principal pass for at least 1 subject / Certificate of Secondary Education (A, B or C in at least 5 examination subjects plus the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a principal pass for at least 2 subjects and a subsidiary pass for at least 1 subject
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education
Turkey Teknik Lisesi Diplomasi
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat
USA High School diploma
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc / Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccalaureate /
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (final result of A, B or C obtained for at least 6 examination subjects) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with at least 1 subject / Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (final result of A, B or C obtained for at least 5 examination subjects) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with at least 2 subjects

University of Twente

Language
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (5.0 in Writing, 4.5 in all components)
  • TOEFL (Paper 500; Computer 173; Internet 60)
  • TOEIC (600)
Academic
  • A/AS level - GCSE 4 subjects A-C, plus 2 subjects A/AS level (6 different subjects in total) Science International Foundation Year: Including GCSE Physics grade C and GCSE Maths grade A.
Country Qualification
Albania Diploma Deftese Pjekunie (State Matura) with relevant courses and good grades
Algeria Bacc de l'Enseignment Secondaire with grade average of 12 inc relevant subjects
Angola Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações
Awarded on completion of grade 12 or second cycle of secondary education. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.

Curso Pré-Universitário.
English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.
Armenia Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Azerbaijan Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11) is GCSE comparable (A*-C) with the exception of English Language. Graded 1-5 - accept 4 (good) and 5 (excellent).
Bahrain Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving cert) average grade of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects.
Bhutan Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE)
For every subject passed, where grades of 35% (or 7) and above have been achieved.

Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
No comparability available - when awarded up to and including 2006
The first examinations for the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate were conducted in December 2006.

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination
When awarded up to and including 2001
When awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), for every subject passed, where grades of 1-6 have been obtained.

Indian School Certificate (Year-12)
When awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Individual subjects may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C.
Belarus Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0
Botswana Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education
For every subject passed, where grades of A*(a*)-C(c) are obtained. Grades D(d)-E(e) compare to GCSE grades D-G standard.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education
For every subject passed, where grades of A-C have been obtained.
Formerly known as the School Certificate.
Brazil Ensino Medio - 5 subjects min (6.9 - 5.0 / regular / C / 3)
Brunei Min 3 A-Levels with A, B or C score. And 3 IGCSE or O-Levels with A, B of C score.
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary Education
For every subject passed, where marks of 50% and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.
Cameroon Baccalauréat
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.

Certificat de Probation
For every subject passed, where grades of 10 and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
Min 3 A-Levels with A, B or C score. And 3 IGCSE or O-Levels with A, B or C score

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
For every subject passed, where grades of A-C have been obtained.
China SH3 (Gao San): 70% average across the academic year, min. 4 subjects (& the average must include key subjects).
Colombia Bachiller Académico - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (B) Good or above
Ecuador Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias or Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades: overall score of 7 or higher. GAR Physics course can be accepted in replacement of Physics in final year.
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education - Overall 75% inc relevant subjects
Ethiopia Grade 12 HE Entrance Qualification Certificate, over 301 average, inc relevant subjects
France Baccalauréat Professionnel of Baccalauréat Technologique
Gambia General Certificate of Education Advanced Level This qualification was phased out in the late 1990s. Min 3 A-Levels with A, B or C score. And 3 IGCSE or O-Levels with A, B of C score

School Certificate / General Certificate of Education Ordinary
For every subject passed, where grades of 1-6 have been obtained.
This qualification was phased out in the late 1990s.

West African Senior School Certificate
For every subject passed, where grades of A1 - C6 have been obtained.
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Average 2.5 (combination of 2s & 3s) on 1-4 scale, 8 on a 1-10 scale or B
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate grades 1-6(A-C) in 4 or more subjects. Integrated science is studied as a combination of Phy/Chem/Bio.
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Where levels 3-5 have been obtained. Levels 1 and 2 may be considered at least comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard; including English, provided level 4 or above has been obtained.
India Year 12 (HSC) 55%
50% required for relevant subjects eg English, Maths and Sciences.
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas SMA/ SMU 3 at grade 6.5 or above. Students with SMA diploma with grades lower than 75% and Surat Ketarangan Hasil Uijan Nasional (SKUN) lower than 75% are eligible to apply for the foundation year.
Iran Transcript of High School Diploma year 11 (3 years) required - (approx between GCSE and AS Level). GPA is out of 20. Min. overall GPA requirement is 14 inc relevant subjects. Grades of 50% + or above are approx equivalent to GCSE grade C or above.
Iraq 12 years of schooling = either Certificate of Preparatory Education (Adadiyah) or Secondary School Certificate or Sixth Form Baccalaureate = all equivalent to GCSE level grades A-C when grades of 50% or more have been achieved. Adadiyah (or equivalent) with min 50% in 5 academic subjects, inc relevant
Japan Upper Secondary School certificate (Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3) pass with 'good' grades (70% + or approx GPA 3 on 5 scale).
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11) is GCSE comparable (A*-C) with the exception of English Language. Graded 1-5 - accept 4 (good) and 5 (excellent).
Kenya East African School Cert/Camb Overseas School Cert/Kenyan Cert (KCSE) grades 1- 6 in 4 or more subjects. (KCSE grades A-C are considered comparable to GCSE A*-C)
Korea

High School Certificate (Upper Secondary Education)

Science & Engineering Foundation: Maths is compulsory from SH3. The following alternative numerate subjects are accepted in lieu of Mathematics: Calculus, Algebra, Human mathematics, Vectors, Geometry, Practical mathematics, Mathematics application, Mathematics practice, Integration, Differentiation & Probability, Probability & Statistics, Integral & Statistics

We will not accept Mathematics exercise, stand-alone Statistics, Accounting and Economics.
Physics is required from SH3. If Physics has not been studied in SH3 but has in SH2 we can accept as long as they have studied another Science subject in SH3 (e.g. life or earth science)

Business Foundation: Maths is compulsory in the final year of the diploma, alternative numerate subjects accepted include Calculus, Algebra, Human mathematics, Vectors, Geometry, Practical mathematics, Mathematics application, Mathematics practice, Integration, Differentiation & Probability, Probability & Statistics, Integral & Statistics, Statistics & Accounting, Accounting. We will not accept Economics.

SH2 & SH3: 5th Grade average in rank, with at least 5th grade in relevant/prerequisite subjects

PLEASE NOTE: 1st rank/Stanine (highest) to 9th rank/Stanine (lowest)

Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects. No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Kyrgyz Republic Attestat with minimum GPA 7.0/grade 4 or higher
Laos Brevet d'Etudes du Premier Cycle (Lower Secondary Education Certificate) or Upper Secondary School Diploma inc relevant subjects
Lebanon Baccalaureate - minimum 12 points inc relevant subjects 60% in General secondary certificate with 60% in relevant subjects
Libya Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 80% or above
Macau IGCSE/'O' Levels - Grade C in 5 relevant subjects inc English
Completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 from good schools 65-75% average in relevant subjects (top schools require 65%, average schools require 75%)
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Malaysia Certificate of Education, with 5 C grades or above in relevant subjects to include English and Mathematics.
Five (5) O-Levels passes at grade C or above in the relevant subjects inc English & Mathematics, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education.
UEC with aggregate of not more than 30 points for 5 relevant academic subjects inc English & Mathematics.
Mexico Bachillerato 75% +
Moldova Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades)
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12 inc relevant subjects
Myanmar Basic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects.
New Zealand NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) = equivalent to GCSE (Grades = N (not achieved), A (achieved), M (merit), E (excellence). Achieving 80 credits with no fewer than 60 from Level 2 + no fewer than 12 credits (Level 2) in relevant subjects, inc maths. Also need to see copy of "Record of Learning / Achievement" Majority marks merits / excellent + refer to Record of Learning Achievement for grades. As new market need to use comparative grades and common sense to other markets initially ie accept with 5 subjects Grades C or above. (march 2012)
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - WAEC grades A1 (Exc) B2 (Very Good), B3 (Good), C4-C6 (credit) in 4 or more subjects. NECO examinations minimum C4 required.
Oman Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) an overall passmark of 80% or above, inc no lower than 70% in relevant subjects.
Philippines Secondary School degree not accepted
Qatar New certificate, QSSC - min. 5 subjects with 3 in Advanced level, all 5 grades A - Cs (minimum 70% in relevant subjects and overall in percentage scale)
Thanawaya Ama Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) minimum pass mark of 80% in relevant subjects
Russia (+ Chechnya) Attestat/11th grade - Minimum GPA 4.0 (all good or excellent grades)
Rwanda Rwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 50% (Grade C)
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) = high school graduation. An overall passmark of 80% or above, inc relevant subjects No lower than 70% in these subjects.
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge O level = GCSE grades A*-C comparable when grades A1 - C6 obtained on subject for subject basis (see General Rules tab for aggregate score table) An aggregate of 20 or less required in best 5 academic subjects inc relevant subjects (excludes mother tongue language, Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art) Will consider forecast/predicted results for O levels.
South Africa Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement = Five E's (relevant subjects) or National Senior Certificate = five subjects grade 3 or above. (relevant subjects)
Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) Min 3 A-Levels with A, B or C score. And 3 IGCSE or O-Levels with A, B of C score.

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level)
Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C / 9-4) / Scottish National 5 (grades A-C) standard
When the following grades have been awarded:
Credit pass
Distinction
Very good pass

For every subject examined, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.

Taiwan SH3 / Year 12 60% 'good' grades
Grades A (80-100% = Highest/4), B (70-79% = Average/3). C (60-69% - Pass/2).
Student's High school will be also considered as a part of evaluating the application
Tanzania East Africa Cert/Cambridge Overseas School Cert/Certificate of Secondary Education grades 1 - 6 (A-C) in 4 or more subjects
Thailand Year 12 (MAW 6) completion with GPA 2.0 in last 2 years.
At least 2.0 in academic subjects inc Maths and Science.
Grades = 2 (pass - 60-69), 3 (good 70-79%) and 4 (excellent 80-100%)
Tunisia (Baccalauréat) Also known as: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C /9-4), with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.
Turkey Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 60% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects
Turkmenistan Orta bilim hakynda Sahadatnama (Certificate of secondary education)
UAE General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (General / Religious)
Uganda Ugandan Certificate of Education grades 1 - 6 in 4 or more subjects (comparable to GCSE A*-C). Ugandan Advanced Certificate = between GCSE and A level.
Ukraine Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades)
USA USA - High school Diploma: Min GPA 2.75 (grade C+, 77%) with minimum 4 academic subjects
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi
Venezuela

Título de Bachiller (until 2009)
For every subject passed where grades of 10 and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.
The full title of Título de Bachiller en Humanidades, Título de Bachiller en Ciencias or Título de Bachiller en Arte is awarded, depending upon the stream studied. This qualification was last awarded in 2009 by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes (Ministerio de Educación for older qualifications). It was awarded on completion of the Media Diversificada y Profesional cycle of education. It has been replaced by the Título de Educación Media General, which was first awarded in 2010. 

Título de Educación Media General
For every subject passed where grades of 10 and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.
The full title of Título de Educación Media General en Humanidades or Título de Educación Media General en Ciencias is awarded, depending upon the stream studied. This qualification was first awarded in 2010 and replaced the Título de Bachiller, last awarded in 2009.

Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Trung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccaulaureate. Successful completion of year 12 with grade 7.0 average; Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 completion*/National University Entrance Examination with a score of 7.0+
Yemen General Secondary Education Certificate
Zambia School Certificate / General Certificate of Education with average grade 4

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