International students

Entry Requirements

On this page you can find the English language requirements and the minimum grades required to enter the International Foundation Year. The grades you need to enter the course will vary depending on what qualifications you have completed.

For students interested in studying the International Foundation Year in Medicine, please click here.

English Language Requirements

Pathway IELTS (UKVI) Score Required PTE (UKVI) Score Required
Business & Management 5.5 overall, minimum of 5.0 in each skill 51 overall, minimum of 42 in each skill
Economics & Finance 5.5 overall, minimum of 5.0 in each skill 51 overall, minimum of 42 in each skill
Geography & Development Studies 6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 in each skill 57 overall, minimum of 51 in each skill
Global Health 6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 in each skill 57 overall, minimum of 51 in each skill
Humanities & Social Sciences 6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 in each skill 57 overall, minimum of 51 in each skill
Law 6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 in each skill 57 overall, minimum of 51 in each skill
Politics & International Relations 6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 in each skill 57 overall, minimum of 51 in each skill
Science and Engineering (all) 5.0 overall, minimum of 5.0 in each skill 42 overall, minimum of 42 in each skill

International Qualifications and Grades

The typical minimum academic entry requirements for the course (excluding the International Foundation Year in Medicine)can be found below listed by country. For countries not listed please contact foundationprogrammes@qmul.ac.uk 

For the International Foundation Year in Medicine, please click here.

Advanced Placements

AP: Minimum 3 AP subjects. Minimum 3 in 2 subjects and one other pass.

A Levels (A2)

CCD

Progression to the School of Law is not available for students who have previously completed A levels (A2).

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, entry requirements vary depending on your chosen route. Please see the entry requirements for the integrated foundation programmes for further information.

AS Levels

CCC

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least C in required subjects.

Albania

Maturity Diploma (General Secondary Education) - An overall mark of 8.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least  8 in required subjects.

Algeria

Baccalaureat de I’Enseignement Secondaire: Minimum grade of 12 overall.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14 (Bien) in required subjects.

Angola

Habilitação Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)An average of 15/20.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 15/20 in required subjects.

Argentina

Bachiller: 7/10 overall.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 7/10 in required subjects. 

Armenia

Certificate of Unified Examination:  Overall average of at least 14/20.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14/20 in required subjects.

Azerbaijan

Attestat (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education): Marks of 4 or above for all subjects.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4 in required subjects.

Bahrain

Tawjihiya: 80% overall 

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Bangladesh

High School Certifcate: 4.0/5.0 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4.0/5.0 in required subjects.

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio: An overall average of 7

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 8/10 in required subjects.

Canada

Canadian High School Diploma (all provinces): Minimum overall grade of 70%.

 

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, applicants with Canadian qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Licencia de Educación/Enseñanza Media: An overall grade of 5.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 6.0 in required subjects.

China

Senior High Year 2: 80% overall

Senior High Year 3: 75% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, you must complete Senior High Year 3, and we also require at least 75% in required subjects.

Colombia

Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachillér: An overall average grade of at least 80% or 8/10.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80%/ 8/10 in required subjects.

Costa Rica

Titulo de Bachiller (Academic Stream): 80% in final year.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Cyprus

Apolytirion: 15/20 for all subjects inc. 12 or above for all subjects

Devlet Lise Diplomasi: 65% overall (60% in all subjects)

Ecuador

Titulo de Bachiller de la Republica del Ecuador: An overall mark of 7/10

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 7/10 in required subjects.

Egypt

Tawjihiya: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Georgia

General Education Diploma (Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi): A minimum of 9 in four subjects, no subjects below good (8).

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 9 in required subjects.

Ghana

WAEC: A minimum of 6 credits (grades) at C4 or Higher.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least C4 in required subjects.

Greece

Apolytirion: Marks of 15 or above for all subjects

***Only where not completing Pan-Hellenic Subjects***

Guinea

Baccalauréat Unique / Baccalauréat 2ème partie:  14/20 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14/20 in required subjects.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 

Marks of 4, 3, 3, for core subject English Language + two relevant electives (any combination)  

 

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

India

Standard XII (Central Board): 60% overall

Standard XII (State Board): 65% overall

Indonesia

SMA3/SMU3: 7.0 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Enginnering, we also require at least 7.0 in required subjects.

IB Certificate/Diploma

IB Certificate/Diploma: Marks of 4 or above in 4 subjects (excluding languages) at either Standard or Higher Level.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least a minimum of 3 (HL) or 4 (SL) in required subjects.

Iran

Diplom-Motevaseteh: 13/20 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 13/20 in required subjects.

Iraq

Adadiyah: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate: Five relevant subjects with grades of at least 3 or above.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4 in required subjects.

Jordan

Tawjihiya: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Kazakhstan

Attestat: 4.0 overall, with at least at least six grades of 4 and 5.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4.0 in required subjects.

Kenya

Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE): A minimum of C+

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least B- in required subjects.

Kosovo

Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) - GPA 3.4/4.0

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 3.4/4.0 in required subjects.

Krygyzstan

Attestat/Senior High School Certificate: An average mark of 4/5 or 80%.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4/5 or 80% in required subjects.  

Kuwait

Thanawia: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Latvia

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education): Marks of 7or 70% or above for all subjects

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 7 or 70% in required subjects.

Lebanon

Lebanese Baccalaureat: 14/20.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14/20 in required subjects.

Malaysia

Malysia Higher School Certificate: Grades of C or above for all subjects.

SPM: B overall, Grade A in two required subjects

Mexico

Bachillerato:  At least 80% in relevant subjects and 80% overall average or 8/10.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80%  or 8/10 in required subjects.

Mongolia

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education: 80%/B (Good) or higher.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80%/B (Good) in required subjects.

Morocco

Attestation du Baccalaureate: 12 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14 in required subjects.

Myanmar

Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation Examination: 75% overall.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 75% in required subjects.

Nepal

Higher Secondary Education Certificate: A minimum of 75% overall.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 75% in required subjects.

 

Nigeria

WAEC: Six grades, minimum C4 in each subject

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least C4 in required subjects.

Oman

Thanawia: 80% Overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate: 60% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 60%/Grade B in required subjects.

American/International School in Pakistan: Overall GPA of 2.3

Palestine

General Secondary Education Certificate (to Grade 12): 80% (Very good) overall.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% (Very good) in required subjects.

Peru

Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa: 14/20 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14/20 in required subjects.

Philippines

Senior High School (with Senior High School Diploma after 12 years): Minimum 80% in final year.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects at grade 12.

Qatar

Thanawia: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Russia

Attestat: Minimum of 4 in all subjects

Saudi Arabia

Thanawia: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Singapore

Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level  

Grades of C or above for all subjects  

 

 

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

For the International Foundation Year (Law pathway) we are not able to accept students who have already completed Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level.

South Korea

Senior High School Diploma SH3: Five subjects with a minimum average of 70%, or grade 4 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 70% or grade 4 in required subjects.

Syria

General Secondary Certificate (al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat): Minimum overall average of 80%.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Taiwan

Senior High School (Year 3): 75% Overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 75% in required subjects.

Tajikistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education: 4 out of 5 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4/5 (Good) in required subjects.

Thailand

Mathayom Suksa 6: 3.0 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 3.0 in required subjects.

Tunisia

Baccalaureat: An overall grade of ‘assez bien’ (12-13)

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 14 in required subjects.

Turkmenistan

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education: 4 out of 5 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 4/5 in required subjects.

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi: 70% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 65% in required subjects.

UAE

Thanawia: 80% overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Ovitsu (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education): Grades of ‘good’ (7-9) or above for all subjects

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least ‘Good’ (7-9) in required subjects.

Uzbekistan

Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education): Grades of ‘good’ (71-85) or above for all subjects

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

USA

US High School Diploma: 3.0/4.0

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 3.0 in required subjects.

Venezuela

Titulo de Bachiller/Título de Educación Media General: 15/20 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 15/20 in required subjects.

Vietnam

Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Year 12): GPA of 7.0 overall

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 7.0 in required subjects.

Yemen

General Secondary Education Certificate: Overall grade of at least 80%

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least 80% in required subjects.

Zambia

Zambian High School Certificate: An overall average of 3 in final year.

For the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, we also require at least grade 3 in required subjects.

Required Documents

  1. Copies of your high school qualifications/transcript so far. This must show the subjects you are studying in your final year. 
  2. A copy of your UKVI IELTS certificate if you have taken it already;
  3. A scanned copy of the data page of your passport (including any previous UK visas);
  4. As part of the application, you will need to complete a personal statement explaining the reasons for your degree choice after the foundation programme (300 words).

If you have not yet taken an English proficiency test, you can still apply for the International Foundation Year and will be made a conditional offer subject to meeting the minimum requirement.