Entry requirements

Admission requirements for your course

For courses starting in January 2022, you can choose how you study so you can either join us on campus or start your studies virtually from home. Find out more here.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry in January 2022.

  • If you are applying for the International Foundation Year

    Joining us on campus

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

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

    • IELTS Academic for UKVI
    • Trinity Integrated Skills in English
    • Pearson Academic UKVI
    • Language Cert SELT

    Starting your studies virtually from home and coming to campus at a later date.

    You can start your studies virtually with a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) as above or you can provide proof of your English language proficiency with an alternative test. This is possible because you do not need a Student Visa to start virtually from your home country.

    You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score in order to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.

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

    Alternative tests accepted include:

    • IELTS Academic
    • IELTS Indicator
    • Pearson PTE Academic
    • Language Cert International ESOL
    • TOEFL iBT/iBT Home addition
    • Cambridge ESOL
    • Duolingo
    • Linguaskill
    • Oxford Test of English
  • If you are applying for the Pre-Masters

    You can start your studies in September 2021 with either a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements.

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

    This applies if you:

    • come to campus, or
    • start your studies virtually and join us on campus at a later date.

    UKVI-approved SELTS include:

    • IELTS for UKVI
    • Trinity Integrated Skills in English
    • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
    • Language Cert SELT

    Alternative tests accepted include:

    • Pearson PTE Academic
    • IELTS Indicator
    • IELTS Academic
    • LanguageCert International ESOL
    • TOEFL iBT
    • Cambridge ESOL
    • Duolingo
    • Oxford Test of English

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

    If you begin your course virtually and transfer to the UK to complete your programme, you may be issued a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) based on the Academic English Skills module assessments (as part of your Pre-Masters).

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

Check the entry requirements for your programme

International Foundation Year

  • Entry requirements

    To apply for the International Foundation Year, you need to meet the following entry requirements.

    Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent, with relevant subjects

    English language:

    IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (5.5 in reading and writing, minimum of 5.0 in all other skills)* 

    Age: 17+ (view our under-18s guidance)

    *We accept equivalent proof of English if you do not need a Student visa, or are exempt in another way.

     

  • Alternative international requirements

    IGCSE / GCSE / O-Level: 5 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (excluding native language). New grades 9 - 4 in English and Maths

    IB Diploma Programme: 26 points (IB Certificate accepted, 26 points) (Subject pass level is 3)

    A levels: 84 UCAS points (formerly 240) no E grades at A level counted towards UCAS points total, combinations of A and AS levels accepted

    24 UCAS points from AS only (native language accepted) (formerly 80 UCAS points)

  • Country specific entry requirements
    Country  Qualification 
    Angola  Successful completion of Certificado de Habilitação Literária (grade 12) with overall GPA at least 14  
    Azerbaijan  Successful completion of 11th grade - Grades 4 and 5 
    Australia  Successful completion of year 11 with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements. Minimum 60% achieved. 
    Bahrain  Successful completion of Tawjihiyaa (School Leaving Certificate) with 80% 
    Bangladesh  Successful completion of HSC Year 12 - Grades 3.0-5.0 (60%+)  
    Belarus  Successful completion of Attestat (11th grade) - Min. 7.0 +
    Botswana  Successful completion of Cambridge Overseas School Certificate - Grade 1-6 in 4+ subjects
    Brazil  Successful completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio - 6.9-5.0  in 5 subjects 
    Brunei  Successful completion of Brunei-Cambridge Certificate of Education Ordinary Level - Grades 1-6 in 5 subjects 
    Cameroon  Successful completion of Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation - grade 13+ 
    Canada  Successful completion of year 11 with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements - minimum 60% achieved
    China (mainland)  Successful completion of Senior High 2 (80% in at least 5 academic subjects) or Senior High 3 (75% in at least 4 academic subjects) 
    Egypt  Successful completion of Thanaweya - 75% 
    Ethiopia  Successful completion of Grade 12 HE Entrance Qual Cert - over 301 
    Gambia  Successful completion of West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) - Grades 1-6 (A-C) 
    Hong Kong  Successful completion of Form 5 (2C & 2D) or HKDSE (332 in 3 relevant subjects, including 3 for Maths for Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance pathway or 3 Maths or Science for Science and Engineering pathway)
    India  Successful completion of HSE/Standard 11 (70%, including 50% for Maths and Science) or HSE Year 12 (55%, including 50% for Maths and Science)
    Indonesia  Successful completion of SMU 3 (Grade 6.5) or SMU2 (Grade 7.0) 
    Iran  Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) - 14/20 
    Ireland  Successful completion of Irish Leaving Certificate - 300 points 
    Japan  Successful completion of Upper Sec Sch Cert. Kotogakko (12th Grade) - 70% or 3/5 
    Jordan  Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) - 80%
    Kazakhstan  Successful completion of Attestat (11th grade) - Grades 4 and 5
    Kenya  Successful completion of East African/O'seas Sch/Kenyan Cert (KCSE) - Grades 1-6 (A-C) in 4+ subjects 
    Korea SH3: 5th Grade average in rank, with at least 5th grade in relevant subjects
    SH2: 4th Grade average in rank with at least 4th grade in relevant subjects
    Kuwait  Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate - 80% 
    Lebanon  Successful completion of Baccalaureat - Min 12 points 
    Macau  Successful completion of Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 - 70%, including C+ in relevant subjects 
    Malaysia  SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
    Mexico  Successful completion of Certificado de Bachillerato - 75+, including C+ in relevant sbujects 
    Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12
    New Zealand  Successful completion of NCEA Level 2 - 80 credits with no fewer than 60 from level 2 and no fewer than 12 level 2 credits in relevant subjects
    Nigeria  Successful completion of West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) - Grades 1-6 (A-C) in 4+ subjects 
    Oman  Successful completion of General Secondary  Education Certificate - 80% from level 2 (majority merits/excellent) 
    Pakistan  Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate (HSC) - Grades 3-5 (60%) 
    Qatar  Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah) - 80% 
    Russia  Successful completion of Attestat (11th grade) - Grades 4+ 
    Saudi Arabia  Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihayah) - 80% 
    Singapore  Secondary 4: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
    South Africa  Successful completion of National Senior Certificate (Grades 3+ in 5 or more subjects) or High School Certificate Year 3 (5th grade average)
    Sri Lanka  Successful completion of General Certificate of Education - 6 subjects grade B+ 
    Taiwan  Successful completion of Senior High School Leaving Certificate (60%) or Senior High Year 2 (75%) 
    Tanzania  Successful completion of East African School Certificate - Grades 1-6 (A-C) in 4 or more subjects 
    Thailand  Successful completion of Matayom 5 (GPA 2.5) or Matayom 6 (GPA 2.0) 
    Turkey  Successful completion of Devlet Lise Dipl (High School Completion) - GPA 3.0 (60%)
    Ukraine  Successful completion of Attestat - 11 years at school - GPA 7.0+ 
    United Arab Emirates  Successful completion of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawjihayya) - 80% 
    United States of America  Successful completion of USA High School Diploma: Minimum GPA 2.75 (grade C+, 77%) with minimum 4 academic subjects
    Vietnam  Secondary School Graduation - Year 12 - 7.0+, including 7.0 for Maths and Science

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

Pre-Masters

  • Entry requirements

    To apply for the Pre-Masters programme you need to meet the following entry requirements.

    Academic

    You need a good first degree or diploma in a relevant subject. 

    • Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: you need proof of Maths or other numerate subject modules within your undergraduate degree or diploma.
    • Law and Social Science: you may need a relevant first degree, depending on your chosen progression degree.
    • Science and Engineering: you need a relevant degree or diploma.

    English language

    • Three terms - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (5.5 in all skills)*
    • Two terms - Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (5.5 in all skills)*^

    Age: 20+

    * We accept equivalent proof of English if you do not need a Student visa, or are exempt in another way.
    ^ Please note: the Pre-Masters in Law and Social Science programme is not available as a two-term option.

  • Country specific entry requirements
    Country  Qualification 
    Azerbaijan  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Bangladesh  Recognised first degree 
    Belarus  Bakalavr GPA 7.0 
    Botswana  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    China (mainland)  Full time studies Bachelor's degree : 65%+ overall
    Full time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (1 semester/term internship accepted only): 70% overall
    Egypt  Recognised first degree GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
    Gambia  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Hong Kong  Recognised first degree, Higher Diploma (GPA 3+) or equivalent
    India  Recognised three or four year undergraduate degree (Honors or Regular pass)
    Indonesia  D3/D4 Diploma - A-4 excellent/ B-3 good
    Iran  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Japan  4 year Gakushi
    Jordan  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Kazakhstan  Bakalavr 3.0
    Korea Bachelor’s degree with grade average 70%+. Grade C or of 2.0 on the 4.5 scale or 2.0 on the 4.3 scale
    Kuwait  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Macau  Recognised first degree or equivalent GPA 2.5
    Malaysia  Advanced Diploma 2.0 or recognised first degree or equivalent
    Nigeria  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Oman  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Pakistan  Bachelors Degree (Hons) - 3 Year (50%)
    Qatar  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Russia  Specialist Diploma (4/5 years) - 4.0
    Saudi Arabia  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Singapore  Advanced Diploma (A, B & C/2.0+) or recognised first degree or equivalent
    Sri Lanka  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Taiwan  Recognised first degree 2.0+
    Thailand  Recognised first degree GPA 2.3+ or equivalent
    Turkey  Undergraduate Degree (Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi 2.1)
    Ukraine  Recognised first degree GPA 7.0 or Ukrainian Diploma GPA 7.0
    United Arab Emirates  Recognised first degree or equivalent
    Vietnam  Higher Diploma GPA 7.0 or recognised first degree GPA 6.5

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

English language courses

  • English Language Preparation entry requirements

    English Language Preparation

    If you do not meet the English language entry requirements for the International Foundation Year, you can join our English Language Preparation course first. This course is for one term.

    IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in reading and writing, minimum of 4.5 in all other skills)

    Age: 17+

  • English for Pre-Masters entry requirements

    English for Pre-Masters

    If you do not meet the English language entry requirements for the Pre-Masters, you can join our English for Pre-Masters course first. This course is for one term. You can study English for Pre-Masters and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.

    One term: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in all other skills)*

    Age: 20+

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