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Entry requirements

International Foundation Year

English language requirements*
Academic IELTS for UKVI*

5.0 overall (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing)

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

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

If your qualification or country is not listed below or if you have any doubts about whether you meet these requirements, please contact us.

Country
Entry requirements
Angola

Secondary school Certificate (Grade 12) with overall GPA at least 10 with at least 10 in relevant subjects 

Botswana

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects.

Cameroon Minimum overall grade 10 in Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with 10+ in all relevant subjects

Ethiopia

Grade 12 HE Entrance Qualification Certificate, over 251 average, including relevant subjects 

Gambia

West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects.

Ghana

West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate  - grades 1 - 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects.  Integrated science is studied as a combination of Physics/Chemistry/Biology. 

Kenya

East African School Cert/Camb Overseas School Cert/Kenyan Cert (KCSE) - grades 1- 8 in 4 or more subjects.

Nigeria 

West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1-8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects. 

Rwanda 

Rwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 40% (Grade D) 

South Africa 

Senior Cert with Matriculation Endorsement = Four E's (relevant subjects) or National Senior Certificate = four subjects grade 3  or above (relevant subjects)    

Tanzania 

East Africa Cert/Cambridge Overseas School Cert/Certificate of Secondary Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects 

Uganda 

Ugandan Certificate of Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects. 

Zambia 

Zambian School Certificate grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects 

Australia

Completion of year 11 with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements. 

Azerbaijan

11th grade  - Passes in 4 or more subjects.

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (secondary school leaving cert) average grade 60% or above, including relevant subjects

Bangladesh 

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - passes in 4 or more subjects.  HSC grades 50% or SSCs 60%.  Pass required for relevant subjects ie. Maths and Sciences

Belarus 

Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 5.5 

Brazil 

Ensino Medio -  4 subjects  min  (6.9 - 5.0  / regular / C / 3)   

Brunei 

Cambridge O level grades 1-6 are equivalent to GCSE A*-C.  Minimum of 4 subjects required, grades 1-6. Will consider forecast/predicted results

Bulgaria 

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education taken at end of 12th grade (Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie) = AS level equivalency.

Cambodia 

Diploma of Upper Secondary school = year 12. Grading A - Excellent , B - Very Good, C - Good, D - Satisfactory .4 subjects minimum grade D including relevant subjects, Grade C reqd in Maths for Business students.

Canada

Completion of year 11 with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements. 55% minimum overall

China

SH2 (Gao Er): 70% average across the academic year (& the average must include key subjects) with a minimum of 4 academic subjects  pass or above. SH3 (Gao San): 65%  average across the academic year (& the average must include key subjects).

Colombia

Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (A) Acceptable or above

Cyprus

Apolytirion (Lyceum or Technical/Vocational Secondary School) - 14 (out of 20) upwards 

Georgia

Successfully completed Secondary School Leaving Certificate (sashualo skolis atestat)

Greece

Apolytirion (Lykeio) - grade 14 average upwards accepted (14/20). Apolytirion of Lykeio is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level. Apolytirion of Gymnasio considered to be below GCSE standard.

Hong Kong

HKCEE taken at the end of form 5.  4 passes (pass = E grade) at HKCEE in academic subjects (excludes excludes Chinese (language),  Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art and Home Economics). English level L2 (= 4.5 IELTS) + 4 E's passes. New Form 5 (see separate Hong Kong tab) HKDSE:Minimum 222, relevant subjects. (Maths not required for Humanities/Creative Arts route).

India

Accept for Fdtn/UG Cert as follows: 45-47% atYear 12 (known as 'Board Exams' or HSC), 55% at year 11 65% at year 10.  IF studied English then a score of 60% (year 12) or 70% (year 10) or above required. 40% min. required for relevant subjects i.e. Maths and Sciences

Indonesia

SMU 2 Grade 6.5; SMU 3 Grade 6.0 (4 relevant subjects required)

Iran

Transcript of High School Diploma (3 years) required. Passes in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects. GPA is out of 20 Min. overall GPA requirement is 11 including relevant subjects.

Iraq

12 years of schooling = either Certificate of Preparatory Education (Adadiyah) or Secondary School Certificate or Sixth Form Baccalaureat =  all equivalent to GCSE level grades A-C when grades of 50% or more have been achieved.  Adadiyah (or equivalent) with min 50% in 4 relevant subjects.

Japan

11th grade (lower secondary) or 12th grade (higher secondary) completion - passes in 4 or more subjects and GPA 2.0.

Jordan

Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) - 50% plus in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects

Kazakhstan

Year 11/Certificate of Secondary Education - passes in 4 or more subjects.

Korea

From Senior High 3: Successful completion or equivalent, with adequate grades in relevant subjects (adequate >=6th Grade). From Senior High 2: 5th grade in relevant subjects. Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 60%+ including relevant subjects.

Kuwait

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Leaving Certificate) - passes in 4 or more subjects (60%+). 

Laos

Baccalaureat/11th grade - 4 subjects combining C and D including relevant subjects

Lebanon

Baccalaureat - minimum 10 points including relevant subjects.

Libya 

Secondary Education Certificate - 55% or above in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects.

Macau 

iGCSE/'O' Levels - Grade C in 4 relevant subjects including English. Completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with 60-65% average

Malaysia 

SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education)(or forecast) 4 A-C in relevant academic subjects, including English and Maths.

Mexico 

Bachillerato 65% +

Moldova 

Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 5.5 

Myanmar 

Basic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 4 relevant subjects.

Nepal 

Higher Secondary Certificate - 55% or above or School Leaving Certificate - 65%.

New Zealand

NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) = equivalent to GCSE (Grades = N (not achieved), A (achieved), M (merit), E (excellence) NCEA Level 2 with (Year 12) with relevant subjects - Achieving 60 credits with no fewer than 48 from Level 2 +  no fewer than 12 credits  (Level 2) in relevant subjects, including maths.  Also need to see copy of "Record of Learning / Achievement"     Majority marks merits / achieved + refer to Record of Learning Achievement for marks.  As new market need to use comparative grades and common sense to other markets initially i.e. accept with 4 subjects Grades C or above.

Oman 

Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) 60% in min 4 relevant subjects

Pakistan 

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - passes in 4 or more subjects.  HSC grades 50%, year 11 60%  or SSC grades 65%  40% min. required for relevant subjects ie. Maths and Sciences  (60% required in SSC if total marks are out of 1050), 65% in SSC if total marks are out of 850)

Philippines 

75% pass in High School Diploma from list of top schools (school list in general rules tab)  or 80% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools                                 

Qatar 

Thanawaya Aam Qatari (School Leaving Certificate)- average passmark of 60%+, including relevant subjects. New certificate, QSSC - min. 5 subjects inc. Advanced level, grades  A - Ds

Russia (& Chechnya) 

Year 11/Certificate of Secondary Education - passes in 4 or more subjects.

Saudi Arabia 

Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)/ = high school graduation. Passes in 4 or more subjects required (60%+)., including relevant subjects

Singapore 

Singapore/Cambridge O level -  A-C required in 4 or more subjects. iGCSE as standard.  Will consider forecast/predicted results. SELT required, but C6 or above in English can replace SG English test where students SELT is lower in individual bands of English.

Sri Lanka 

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) are GCSE comparable on subject for subject basis (excluding English Language) - at least 5 x O Levels at Grade C or above / at least 2 x A levels at E or above.

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate/Senior High 2 or Senior High 3 - passes in 4 or more subjects, with 55% average in High School Exam from Year 12/SH3 or 60% average from  Year 11/SH2

Thailand 

Year 11 (Mathayom Suska 5) completion or Year 12 completion with GPA 2.0 in last two years in relevant subjects 6 with an average grade of at least 2.0 in academic subjects including at least 2.0 in Maths and Science subjects  Grades = 2 (pass - 60-69), 3 (good 70-79%) and 4 (excellent 80-100%) = GCSE comparable grades A*-C. 

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomas─▒ (High School Completion) - 50% overall including relevant subjects

UAE 

Tawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate) - 60% or above in 4 or more subjects (incl relevant subjects).

Ukraine 

Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 4.5

USA 

USA -  High school Diploma: Min GPA 2.00 (grade C-,  70%)

Uzbekistan 

Attestat/11th grade = grade 3 or above in 4 or more subjects.

Venezuela

Titulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica)-   4 subjects  min  12/20  

Vietnam

Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 completion * Year 12 (Bang Tu Tai): completion report with GPA 6.0 overall, and with 6.0+ for Math and science 

Other qualifications

4 x IGSCE/GCSE passes in relevant subjects at A-C (C or above in English) (excluding native language)

O levels: 4 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (C or above in English) (excluding native language)

Former IB Diploma/Certificate: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate and the Diploma Programme Course (20 points)  (Subject pass level is 3)

40 UCAS tariff points (excluding native language)

BTEC level 2 not generally accepted, refer case by case to MVDB if level 2 Extended Certificate is in Science/Business and student has 3 GCSEs

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Key facts

Age: 17

Course length: Three terms

Entry points: October or February

Start dates:
February
Term 1: 06/02/17 - 17/03/17
Term 2: 03/04/17 - 09/06/17
Term 3: 19/06/17 - 08/09/17

Study location:
The University of Law, Bloomsbury

English Language entry requirements:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (4.5 in writing)*

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English

Entry requirements:
Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study

Nationality:
Available to international, home and EU students

Contact hours per week: 16 

Self-study hours per week: 25