Overseas Qualifications Guide

As a general rule, our essential requirements are:

  1. a high grade in Mathematics,
  2. a basic qualification in a Physical Science,
  3. a suitable qualification in English Language (such as IELTS)

For all our courses, we require Mathematics at a high level.

You must have a basic qualification in Physics. This does not have to be a qualification that you have obtained in your final year of school but can be from a previous school year.

You do not need to have previously studied Computer Science before you join us at York and a qualification in Computing, IT or Computer Science is not required.

You can view details of the English language qualifications we accept, please check the Departmental requirements section on this page for the grades required for Computer Science.

The Country Index below provides information regarding country specific qualifications. If you have any queries regarding the suitability of your qualifications you should email cs-ug-admissions@york.ac.uk.

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Country Index

A Abu Dhabi | Ajman | Algeria | Argentina | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan

B Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belgium | Bermuda | Botswana | Brazil | British Virgin Islands | Brunei | Bulgaria

C Canada | Chile | China |Croatia| Cyprus | Czech Republic

D Denmark | Dubai

E Egypt | Estonia

F Finland | France | Fujaira

G Gambia | Germany | Ghana | Gibraltar | Greece | Guyana

H Hong Kong | Hungary

I Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Ireland | Israel | Italy

J Jamaica | Japan | Jordan

K Kazakhstan | Kenya | Korea (South) | Kosovo | Kuwait

L Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Lithuania | Luxembourg

M Malawi | Malaysia | Malta | Mauritius

N Nepal | Netherlands | New Zealand | Nigeria | Norway

O Oman

P Pakistan | Poland | Portugal

Q Qatar

R Ras al-Khaimah | Romania | Russia

S Saudi Arabia | Serbia | Seychelles | Sharjah | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria

T Taiwan | Tanzania | Thailand | Trinidad | Tunisia | Turkey

U Uganda | Ukraine | Umm al Qaiwain | United Arab Emirates | United States of America

W West Indies

Z Zambia | Zimbabwe

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Algerian Qualifications

The Algerian Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Algerian qualifications should email cs-ug-admissions@york.ac.uk

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Argentine Qualifications

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Argentinian qualifications should email cs-ug-admissions@york.ac.uk

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Australian Qualifications

Applicants offering Australian qualifications normally obtain a grade in one of the following indices for university admission:

Australian Capital Territory ACT Year 12 Certificate + ATAR
Northern Territory Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) + ATAR
Queensland Senior Certificate + OP
South Australia South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) + ATAR
Tasmania Tasmanian Certificate of Eduation (TCE) + ATAR
Victoria Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) + ATAR
Western Australia WA Certificate of Education (WACE) + ATAR
New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) + ATAR

Applicants offering Australian qualifications must obtain at least the following grades:

  • For Queensland you must obtain at least Band 2 in the OP for MEng courses, or Band 3 for BEng/BSc courses.
  • For other states and territories you must obtain at least 90 in the ATAR for MEng courses, and 88 for BEng/BSc courses. 

You must also be studying high level Mathematics modules in the final year of your school leaving certificate. Our offer will make specific mention of these Mathematics modules and the grades we require in them.

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Austrian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Austrian Reifeprüfungzeugnis / Maturazeugnis must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics EXAMINED IN WRITING: 1 (sehr gut) for MEng courses and 2 (gut) for BEng/BSc courses.
  • An overall average of 1,5 for MEng courses and an overall average of 1,7 for BEng/BSc courses. 

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require a Mathematics grade of 1 (sehr gut).

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Azerbaijani Qualifications

The Azerbaijan-Attestation (Certificate of General Education) or University Entrance Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or at least the first year of university study in Azerbaijan. Applicants offering Azerbaijani qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Bahraini Qualifications

The Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Bahraini qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Bangladeshi Qualifications

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Bangladeshi qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Belgian Qualifications

The Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (Flemish speakers), Certificat d'Enseignement (French speakers) and the Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (German speakers) are acceptable for entrance requirements.

For all of these qualifications an overall average assessment score will be required as well as a specific score in Mathematics (examined in writing). The grading system varies between qualifications so we will require details of the relevant grading system to inform our offer. Applicants offering these qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Botswanan Qualifications

Applicants from Botswana usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then exactly as for A- levels.

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

Applicants offering qualifications from Botswana should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Brazilian Qualifications

The Certificado de Ensino Medio or University Entrance Exam is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Brazilian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Brunei Qualifications

Applicants from Brunei usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then exactly as for A- levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

Applicants offering qualifications from Brunei should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Bulgarian Qualifications

For applicants to the MEng courses offering the Bulgarian Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie we require the following grades:

  • Mathematics grade:  6
  • Overall average grade (GPA): 5.8

For applicants to the BEng/BSc courses, we require the following grades:

  • Mathematics grade:  5 or 6
  • Overall average grade (GPA): 5.5

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we require the Mathematics grade to be 6.

We may be able to offer some flexibility on the overall average grade where candidates have performed strongly in Mathematics and Science subjects.

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Canadian Qualifications

As Canadian qualifications vary from province to province please contact admissions@cs.york.ac.uk with details of your qualifications. Please include full details of the qualification you are offering.

As a rough indication, for MEng courses we require qualifications to have been obtained in five or six subjects, at Grade 12 with the following grades:

  • Mathematics: 85%
  • Overall assessment: 85%

For BEng/BSc courses, we require qualifications to have been obtained in five or six subjects, at Grade 12 with the following grades:

  • Mathematics: 75%
  • Overall assessment: 80%

We do expect your application to reflect differences between provinces, and will take account of such differences according to such information as we have been able to obtain.

We particularly welcome applications in which two or more of your five (or six) Grade 12 papers are in Mathematics.

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Chilean Qualifications

The Licencia de Educación Media is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate programmes. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Chilean qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Chinese Qualifications

The Senior High School Diploma or Chinese University Entrance Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or at least the first year of university study in China in a relevant subject area.

Applicants from China can also offer offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

If you have any queries regarding suitable qualifications, please email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Croatian Qualifications

Applicants offering the State Matura (Državna matura) must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics grade: 5 for MEng courses and 4 for BEng/BSc courses.
  • An overall average of 5 with a minimum of 4 in all other subjects.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require a 5 in Mathematics. 

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Cypriot Qualifications

The following routes are available to applicants from Cyprus.

  • Applicants from Cyprus can offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 
    • For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
    • For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
    • For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.
  • Applicants from Cyprus can offer qualifications from Foundation Programmes.

  • Applicants from Cyprus who have followed the educational system of Greece can offer the Apolytirion Enaiou Lykeiou, together with A-level Mathematics. That is,
    • Grade A in Mathematics A-level for MEng courses and all joint Mathematics courses; Grade A or B in Mathematics A-level for BEng/BSc courses; and
    • 19 points in the Apolytirion Enaiou Lykeiou, in the official national end-of-year examinations for MEng courses; 18 points in the Apolytirion Enaiou Lykeiou, in the official national end-of-year examinations for BEng/BSc courses.
  • Applicants from the Turkish-Cypriot system will be considered. However, the Devlet Lise Diplomasi or the Lise Bitirme Diplomasi are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

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Czech Republic Qualifications

Applicants offering the Czech Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: grade 1

  • Overall assessment: grade 1

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Danish Qualifications

Applicants offering the Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination) OR Hǿjere Forberedelseseksamen (Higher Preparatory Examination) should obtain at least the following grades:

  • Overall average of 10 with no scores below 7 (new grading scale)
  • Score of 10 in Mathematics that has been studied and examined in the final year of either the Studentereksamen or the Hǿjere Forberedelseseksamen (new grading scale) for the MEng courses; a grade 7 for BEng/BSc courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require a score of 10 in Mathematics. 

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Egyptian Qualifications

The Thanaweya A'ama is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Egyptian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Estonian Qualifications

We accept the Estonian school-leaving examinations consist of the Gümnaasiumi Iõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), valid only with the Riigieksamid (State Examinations).

Applicants must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Gümnaasiumi Iõputunnistus: pass overall with a score of 5 in five individual subjects; plus

  • Riigieksamid: 85% in overall assessment based on at least three subjects; plus

  • Riigieksamid Mathematics: 85% for MEng courses or at least 80% for BEng/BSc courses. 

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require 85% in Mathematics. 

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Finnish Qualifications

Applicants offering the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg (Matriculation Examination Certificate) with a minimum of four subjects must obtain at least the following:

  • Eximia cum laude approbatur (6) in four subjects including Mathematics for MEng courses;
  • Eximia cum laude approbatur (6) in a minimum of two subjects and two subjects at magna cum laude approbatur (5) including Mathematics for BEng/BSc courses. 

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French Qualifications

French Baccalaureate

  • Applicants for the MEng courses offering the French Baccalaureate must obtain at least the following grades:
    • Mathematics: 14 points with a coefficient of at least 7.
    • Overall assessment: 15/20 points.
  • Applicants for the BEng/BSc courses offering the French Baccalaureate must obtain at least the following grades:
    • Mathematics: 12 points with a coefficient of at least 7.
    • Overall assessment: 14/20 points.
  • For all joint courses with Maths, you will need to achieve 14 points in Maths with a coefficient of at least 7.

Option Internationale Baccalaureate (OIB)

  • Applicants for the MEng courses offering the Option Internationale Baccalaureate must obtain at least the following grades:
    • Mathematics: 14 points with a coefficient of at least 7.
    • Overall assessment: 14/20 points.
  • Applicants for the BEng/BSc courses (single subject) offering the Option Internationale Baccalaureate must obtain at least the following grades:
    • Mathematics: 12 points with a coefficient of at least 7.
    • Overall assessment: 13/20 points.
  • For all joint courses with Maths, you will need to achieve 14 points in Maths with a coefficient of at least 7.

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Gambian Qualifications

Applicants from Gambia usually offer A levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. Applicants offering Gambian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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German Qualifications

Applicants for MEng courses taking the Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) must obtain at least the following results:

  • Mathematics as a LEISTUNGKURS: 13 points

  • Overall assessment: grade 1.6

Applicants for BEng/BSc courses taking the Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) must obtain at least the following results:

  • Mathematics as a LEISTUNGKURS: 12 points

  • Overall assessment: grade 1.8

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Ghanaian Qualifications

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants offering Ghanaian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Gibraltan Qualifications

Applicants from Gibraltar usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Greek Qualifications

Applicants applying with the Greek Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio (Previously Apolytirion of Eniaio Lykeio) are also required to take an A-level in Mathematics.

We require the following grades for our MEng courses:

  • Grade A in A-level Mathematics;
  • 19 points in the Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio, in the official national end-of-year examinations.

We require the following grades for our BEng/BSc courses:

  • An A-level in Mathematics at grade B or higher;
  • 18 points in the Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio, in the official national end-of-year examinations.

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Hong Kong Qualifications

Applicants from Hong Kong usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

We also accept applicants with the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).  Most school candidates take four core subjects (Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics compulsory component and Liberal Studies), plus two or three elective subjects in the HKDSE.

As well as the Mathematics Compulsory Component candidates can choose to take an optional Mathematics component in either Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) of the Extended Part or Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) of the Extended Part.

 You must obtain at least the following results:

  • Pass the HKDSE with 5,5,5 in three Elective Subjects for our MEng courses and 5,5,4 for our BEng/BSc courses;
  • Pass Mathematics (compulsory component) with Grade 5* for MEng courses and 5 for BEng/BSc courses;
  • Pass a Mathematics Optional Component with Grade 5 for all courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a Grade 5* in Mathematics (compulsory component).

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Hungarian Qualifications

 From applicants offering the Hungarian Erettségi vizsga (school-leaving examinations) we require the following:

  • For MEng courses, grades 5,5,5,5,5

  • For BEng/BSc courses, grades 5,5,5,5,4

For all courses, these grades should include Mathematics at emelt szintu (Higher) level.

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Icelandic Qualifications

Applicants offering the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination) should obtain at least the following results in the Natural Sciences programme:

  • For MEng courses, an overall average score of 7.5
  • For BEng/BSc courses, an overall average score of 7.25

For all courses, you should achieve a score of 7 in Mathematics

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Indian Qualifications

We accept applications from students offering the Standard XII from a recognised exam board.

Of the three typical subject groupings for Standard XII examinations, we require the SCIENCE group (English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing Science, Electronics) for admission to Computer Science.

You must obtain at least the following grades in Standard XII.

  • Overall score: 85% for all courses.

  • Mathematics: 85% for MEng courses, or at least 80% for BEng/BSc courses.

For joint courses with Mathematics, we wil require 85% for all courses. 

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Indonesian Qualifications

The Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB - SMA) (Certificate of Completion of Academic Secondary School) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Iranian Qualifications

The Iran National High School Diploma is not sufficient for entry to the University’s undergraduate courses. Applicants with the Iran National High School Diploma will also need the Iran Pre-University Certificate.

Applicants taking the Iran Pre-University Certificate must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Average of 18 in the Mathematics modules for MEng courses, and at least 17 for BEng/BSc courses.
  • Overall score of 18 for all courses.

For joint courses with Mathematics, we will require 18 in the Mathematics modules. 

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Irish Qualifications

Applicants from Ireland should offer six subjects at Higher level in the Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC).

For MEng courses, you will need to obtain H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H3 - H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including Mathematics with at least H2.

For BEng/BSc courses, you will need to obtain H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 - H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3 including Mathematics with at least H2.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to obtain H1 in Mathematics. 

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Israeli Qualifications

Applicants for the MEng courses offering the Bagrut must obtain at least the following grades:

  • 8.5 overall
  • plus 8 in three 5-unit subjects including Mathematics.

Applicants for the BEng/BSc courses offering the Bagrut must obtain at least the following grades:

  • 8 overall
  • plus 8 in three 5-unit subjects including Mathematics.

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Italian Qualifications

We require students to offer the Opzione Scientifica for the Diploma di Esame di Stato.

For MEng courses, applicants offering the Diploma di Esame di Stato must achieve 90% with a 90% score in Mathematics. 

For BEng/BSc courses, applicants offering the Diploma di Esame di Stato must achieve 87% with at least 85% score in Mathematics. 

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve 90% in Mathematics. 

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Japanese Qualifications

The Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Japanese qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Jordanian Qualifications

The Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Jordanian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Kazakhstan Qualifications

The Kazakhstan Attestat is not sufficient for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The University of York requires Kazakhstan applicants to complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other qualification.

Applicants offering Kazakh qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Kenyan Qualifications

 The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants from Kenya usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

Applicants offering Kenyan qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Korean (South) Qualifications

The High School Diploma is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering South Korean qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Kosovan Qualifications

For the Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj skoli / Matura we require:

  • For MEng courses, a total of 4.5 with 5 in Mathematics;
  • For BEng/BSc courses, a total of 4, with at least 4 in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require a score of 5 in Mathematics. 

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Kuwaiti Qualifications

The Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary School Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Kuwaiti qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Latvian Qualifications

From applicants offering the Latvian Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu we require applicants to obtain the following grades, centrally examined, in the MATHEMATICS / NATURAL SCIENCES / TECHNICAL profile:

  • For MEng courses, grade 9 overall and 80% in each of four National Exams. Your grades must include at least 80% in Mathematics
  • For BEng/BSc courses, grade 9 overall and 80% in three National Exams and at least 65% in a fourth. Your grades must include at least 65% in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require at least 80% in Mathematics. 

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Lebanese Qualifications

The Lebanese Baccalauréat General is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.  Applicants offering Lebanese qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk.

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Lesotho Qualifications

Applicants from Lesotho usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A-levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Lithuanian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas are require to obtain the following grades:

  • 9 overall in BA, plus 85% in each of the three State Examinations for all courses
  • For MEng courses, we require 85% in Mathematics.
  • For BEng/BSc courses, we require 80% in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we require a score of 85% in Mathematics. 

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Luxembourgeois/Luxemburgish Qualifications

If you are offering the Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires, you must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics I: 45 points for MEng courses and 40 points for BEng/BSc courses.
  • Mathematics II: 45 points for MEng courses and 40 points for BEng/BSc courses.
  • Overall assessment: 45 points for MEng courses and 42 points for BEng/BSc courses.

For joint courses with Mathematics, we will require 45 in each Mathematics component.

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Malawi Qualifications

The Malawi School Certificate of Education is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants from Malawi usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A-levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Malaysian Qualifications

Applicants from Malaysia usually offer either

  • STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) Malaysia Higher School Certificate, or
  • A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For both, our entry requirements will be:

  • For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA including Mathematics.
  • For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB including Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in Mathematics.

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Maltese Qualifications

Applicants from Malta can offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

Applicants offering the Maltese Matriculation Certificate must obtain at least the following grades.

  • For MEng courses, AA at Advanced Level (including Mathematics) plus AAAA at Intermediate Lvel subjects including Systems of Knowledge.
  • For BEng/BSc courses, AB at Advanced Level (including Mathematics) plus AAAB at Intermediate Lvel subjects including Systems of Knowledge.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A at Advanced Level Mathematics.

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Mauritian Qualifications

Applicants from Mauritius usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A-levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Nepalese Qualifications

The Higher Secondary Education Certificate and the School Leaving Certificate Examination are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Nepalese qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Netherlands Qualifications

Applicants offering the Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) must follow the NATUUR EN TECHNIEK path, and obtain at least the following grades in the national examinations.

  • Mathematics: grade 8 for MEng courses, grade 7 for BEng/BSc courses.

  • Overall assessment: grade 8 for MEng courses, grade 7 for BEng/BSc courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you must achieve a grade 8 in Mathematics. 

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New Zealand Qualifications

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

Applicants offering the NCEA must obtain at least the following grades:

  • NCEA Level 3 with Excellence overall for MEng courses; NCEA Level 3 with Merit overall plus 40 Level 3 credits with E.
  • An Excellence in Mathematics for MEng courses; Merit in Mathematics for BEng/BSc courses. 

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve Excellence in Mathematics. 

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Nigerian Qualifications

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Nigerian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Norwegian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Norwegian Vitnemål - Videregående Opplæring (generell studiekompetanse) must obtain at least the following grades.

  • 4.5 overall with 5 in 3 subjects from the final year. This should include 5 in Mathematics. 

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Omani Qualifications

The Thanawiya Amma Secondary School Leaving Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Omani qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Pakistani Qualifications

The Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants from Pakistan usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Polish Qualifications

Applicants offering the Polish Matura / Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci must obtain at least the following grades:

  • For MEng courses, you will need to achieve 80% overall including 3 subjects at extended level - one of which should be Mathematics at 80%.

     

  • For BEng/BSc courses, you will need to achieve 75% overall including 3 subjects at extended level - one of which should be Mathematics at 75%.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve 80% in Extended Level Mathematics. 

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Portugese Qualifications

If you are offering the Portugese Diploma de Ensino Secundário (formerly the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários), you must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: 18 points for MEng courses and 17 for BEng/BSc courses. For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve 18 points in Mathematics. 

  • Overall assessment: 18 points.

Please note that we require the Sciences and Technologies option.

 

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Qatari Qualifications

The Thanawaya Aa'ma Qatari (Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Qatari qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Romanian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Romanian Diploma Da Bacalaureat must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: 9 for MEng courses and 8.5 for BEng/BSc courses. 

  • Overall assessment: 9 for MEng courses and 8.8 for BEng/BSc courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve 9 in Mathematics. 

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Russian Qualifications

The Attestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

 Applicants offering Russian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Saudi Arabian Qualifications

The Tawjihiyah General Certificate of Secondary Education is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.  Applicants offering Saudi Arabian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Serbian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Serbian Secondary School Leaving Diploma must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: grade 5 in at least two mathematical subjects for MEng courses and grade 4 for BEng/BSc courses. 

  • Overall assessment: an average grade of at least 4.5 for MEng courses and 4 for BEng/BSc courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade 5 in at least two mathematical subjects. 

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Seychellois Qualifications

Applicants from Seychelles usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A- levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Sierra Leonean Qualifications

The West African Higher School Certificate Examination or A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations:

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Singaporean Qualifications

Applicants from Singapore offering the SIPCAL (Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A-Levels) at H2 Level or GCE A-level examinations should obtain at least the following grades:

For MEng courses, our requirements will be grades AAA including Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our requirements will be grades AAB including Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Slovak Qualifications

Applicants offering the Slovakian Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: grade 1 for MEng courses and 2 for BEng/BSc courses.

  • Overall 1,5 for MEng courses and 1,7 for BEng/BSc courses.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, we will require grade 1 in Mathematics. 

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Slovenian Qualifications

Applicants offering the Slovenian Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics at HIGHER level: 5 points for MEng and all joint courses with Mathematics; 4 for BEng/BSc courses (excluding joint courses with Mathematics).

  • Overall assessment: 30 points with no score lower than 4.

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South African Qualifications

Applicants offering the South African National Senior Certificate (post 2009) with a minimum requirement of five subjects should obtain at least the following grades:

  • 66666 in five subjects
  • 6 in Mathematics for MEng and all joint courses with Mathematics; 5 in Mathematics for BEng/BSc courses (excluding joint courses with Mathematics).

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Spanish Qualifications

Applicants offering the Spanish Titulo de Bachillerato must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Mathematics: grade 9 for MEng courses and all joint courses with Mathematics; grade 8 for BEng/BSc courses (excluding joint courses with Mathematics).

  • Overall assessment: grade 9 for MEng courses; grade 8.8 for BEng/BSc courses. 

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Sri Lankan Qualifications

Applicants offering the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) should obtain at least the following grades:

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA including Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB including Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in Mathematics.

These exclude the General paper and the General English paper.

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Sudanese Qualifications

The Sudan School Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Sudanese qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk


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Swaziland Qualifications

Applicants from Swaziland usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A-levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Swedish Qualifications

Applicants offering the Swedish Füllstandigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan, NATURAL SCIENCE programme, must obtain at least the following grades.

  • Mathematics: Mycket väl godkänd (MVG) for MEng courses and all joint courses with Mathematics; Väl godkänd VG for BEng/BSc courses (excluding joint courses with Mathematics).

  • Overall assessment: 18 for MEng courses and 17.5 for BEng/BSc courses.

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Swiss Qualifications

We accept applications from students offering a Cantonal Maturity Certificate or a Federal Maturity Certificate. A typical grade requirement is:

  • Grades of at least 4 in all five examined subjects
  • Grade 5 in Mathematics for MEng courses and all joint courses with Mathematics; Grade 4 in Mathematics for BEng/BSc courses (not including joint courses with Mathematics).

As there are variations between the qualifications taken in different cantons please email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk with details of the qualification you are taking.

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Syrian Qualifications

The Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat (General School Certificate) are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants offering Syrian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Taiwanese Qualifications

The Senior High School Diploma or Senior High School Leaving Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Taiwanese qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Tanzanian Qualifications

Applicants from Tanzania usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our requirements are then as for A-levels. 

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Thai Qualifications

The Mathayom Suksa 6 or Maw 6 are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Thai qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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Tunisian Qualifications

Applicants offering Tunisian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk.

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Turkish Qualifications

Applicants offering Turkish qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk.

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Ugandan Qualifications

We accept applications from students offering the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), we require the following grades:

For MEng courses, our requirements will be grades AAA including Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our requirements will be grades AAB including Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in Mathematics.

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Ukrainian Qualifications

The Диплом кваліфікованого робітника (Qualification Certificate) or Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) are not sufficient for entry to undergraduate programmes. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Ukrainian qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk.

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U.S.A. Qualifications

Applicants offering three Advanced Placement (AP) subjects must obtain the following grades.

  • For MEng courses: 5,5,4, including AP Calculus (either AB or BC) . For all joint courses with Mathematics, your Mathematics score should be 5.
  • For BEng/BSc courses (excluding joint courses with Mathematics): 5,4,4 including AP Calculus (either AB or BC).

We prefer Calculus BC as it is more advanced but Calculus AB is also acceptable.

A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests (to make a total of three) is also acceptable. However, neither Mathematics 1 or Mathematics 2 of the SAT Subject Tests meet our Maths entry requirement. We require AP Calculus (either AB or BC).

Applicants must also have completed the High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD) with a GPA of no less than 3.0.

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United Arab Emirates Qualifications

The Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification. Applicants offering Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujaira, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al Qaiwain) qualifications should email admissions@cs.york.ac.uk

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West Indies Qualifications

Applicants from the West Indies

  • Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monserrat
  • St Kitts/Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations. Our A-level requirements are:

  • For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
  • For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
  • For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

For applicants offering the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) they must offer six CAPE units including English, and including two / three double-unit courses. Applicants must obtain at least the following grades:

  • Grade I in all units
  • Grade I in double-unit Mathematics

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Zambian Qualifications

The Zambia School Certificate is not sufficient for entry to undergraduate courses. The University requires applicants to successfully complete an acceptable international foundation programme or other accepted qualification.

Applicants from Zambia usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations:

For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.

For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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Zimbabwean Qualifications

Applicants from Zimbabwe usually offer A-levels of UK examining boards, set as overseas examinations or the ZIMSEC A-Level Certificates.

Our requirements are then as for A-levels:

  • For MEng courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAA in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
  • For BEng/BSc courses, our A-level requirements will be grades AAB in three full A-levels including an A-level in Mathematics.
  • For all joint courses with Mathematics, you will need to achieve a grade A in A-level Mathematics.

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