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Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year country specific entry requirements

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 Qualification
Angola
Secondary School Certificate (Grade 12) - minimum overall GPA 10 with a minimum score of 10 in relevant subjects
Australia
Completion of Year 11 - with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements - 4 Subject passes at A- C in relevant subjects
Azerbaijan
11th Grade - passes in 4 or more subjects
Bahrain Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving Certificate) - average grade of 60% or above, including relevant subjects
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - HSC 50% overall or SSC 60% overall. Passes in 4 or more subjects with pass required for relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
Belarus
Attestat/11th grade - minimum GPA 5.5
Botswana
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects
Brazil
Ensino Medio - 4 subjects  minimum grades 6.9 - 5.0/regular/C    
Brunei
Cambridge O level - minimum 4 passes Grades A1 - C6.  Will consider forecast/predicted results where final certificate not yet released
Cambodia
Diploma of Upper Secondary school - 4 subjects minimum grade D including relevant subjects. Grade C in Maths required for Business students
Cameroon
Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation - minimum overall Grade of 10/20 with minimum 10 in all relevant subjects
Canada
Completion of Year 11 - with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements - 4 Subject passes at A- C in relevant subjects /minimum 55% achieved
China SH2 (Gao Er): 65% average across the academic year, inc relevant subjects and a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass or above
SH3 (Gao San): 60% average across the academic year, inc relevant subjects
Specialized secondary school 70% a minimum of 4 academic subjects
Colombia
Bachillerato + ICFES
Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects including Maths (A) Acceptable or above + ICFES  4 relevant subjects including Maths at 50%+
Ethiopia 
Grade 12 HE Entrance Qualification Certificate - grade over 251 average, including relevant subjects 
Gambia
West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1- 8 in 4 or more subjects
Georgia
Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Sashualo Skolis Atestat) - successfully completed
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1-8 (A-E)  in 4 or more subjects
Hong Kong Form 5 – passes in 2 subjects. HKDSE 211 in relevant subjects.
HKALE - students who don't meet HKCEE requirements but have studied HKALE will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please submit applications to SG Admissions
Form 5 - Listed Schools - 3 academic subjects pass / E in 3 academic subjects /  Level 2 in 3 academic subjects
All other Schools - 10% above pass mark in 3 academic subjects / D in 3 academic subjects / Level 3 in 3 academic subjects
HKDSE - minimum 3 relevant subjects - 211
India 10 + 0 - 65% overall. Minimum 40% relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
10 + 1 - 50% overall
10 + 2 - 40% overall. 40% required for relevant subjects eg Maths and Sciences - passes from SSC- HSC accepted
Indonesia SMU 2 6.0
SMU 3 6.0. 4 relevant subjects required
Iran High School Diploma - 3 Years - passes in 4 or more subjects. Overall GPA requirement 11/20 including relevant subjects
Iraq Certificate of Preparatory Education (Adadiyah) or Secondary School Certificate or Sixth Form Baccalaureat - minimum of  50% in 4 relevant subjects
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate  - Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3
Passes in 4 or more subjects GPA 2.0 45%
Upper Secondary School Certificate Year 11 / Senior 2  - passes in 4 or more subjects GPA 2.0
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) - minimum 50% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11) - passes in 4 or more subjects
Kenya East African School Certificate or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or Kenyan Certificate  (KCSE) - grades 1- 8 in 4 or more subjects
Korea SH2: 7th grade average in rank
SH3: 8th Grade average in rank
Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 40%+ inc relevant subjects
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) - average grade 60% or above including relevant subjects
Laos
Baccalaureat/11th grade - 4 subjects combining C and D including relevant subjects
Libya Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 60% or above
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 school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 3 subjects to include English and Maths
Mexico Bachillerato - 65%+ overall
Moldova
Attestat/11th grade - minimum GPA 5.5
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10
Myanmar
60% in 4 relevant O Levels D or above grades; or Basic Education High School  Examination/ Matriculation 4 passes over 40% to include relevant subjects
Nepal
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) - 55% or above
School Leaving Certificate - 65%
New Zealand
NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) - achieving 60 credits with no fewer than 48 from Level 2 + no fewer than 12 credits scores in Level 2)  relevant subjects, including maths. Also need to see copy of "Record of Learning/Achievement"  - majority marks merits/achieved
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - WAEC - grades 1- 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects
Oman Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) - 60% or above, including relevant subjects
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / Polytechnic Diploma - HSC 50% overall, Year 11 entry: 60% overall, SSC 65% overall.
Passes in 4 or more subjects with 40% minimum required for relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences
Philippines 
High School Diploma - 75% pass from Top Schools or 80% all other schools
Qatar Thanawaya Aam Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) - average pass mark of 60%, including relevant subjects
 QSSC - minimum 5 subjects including Advanced level, grades A-Ds
Russia (+ Chechnya)
Attestat/11th grade – passes in 4 or more subjects
Rwanda
Rwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 40% (Grade D)  
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) - 60% Passes in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects
Singapore Form 5: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of D achieved in 4 subjects to include English and Maths
NA Level (academic) Average of 2 - 3 in six relevant subjects Grading scale: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and U in each subject
South Africa
Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement - grades four  Es in relevant subjects 
National Senior Certificate - grade 3 or above in 4 relevant subjects
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) - 5 x O Levels at Grade C or above. 2 x A levels at E or above
Taiwan Senior High School Year 3 - average 50% with passes in 4 or more subjects
Senior High School Year 2 - average 60% with passes in 4 or more subjects
Tanzania
East Africa Certificate or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or Certificate of Secondary Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects 
Thailand MAW5 (Mathayom Suska 5) - 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  
MAW 6.0 - 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  
Turkey Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 50% overall including relevant subjects
UAE Tawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate) - minimum 60% in 4 or more subjects to include relevant subjects
Uganda
Ugandan Certificate of Education - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects 
Ukraine Attestat/11th grade - GPA 4.5
USA
High School Diploma - minimum GPA 2.0 / Grade C- / 70%
High School Diploma Year Grade 12: 2.00 or grade 11: 2.50
Uzbekistan
Attestat/11th grade - grade 3 or above in 4 or more subjects
Venezuela
Titulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica) - 4 subjects  minimum  12/20  
Vietnam
Year 12 (Bang Tu Tai) - completion report with GPA 5.0 overall, and 5.0 for Maths and Science subjects
Year 11 - GPA 6.0 in Year 10 and 11 with 6.0 for Maths and Science subjects
Zambia
Zambian School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects 

Other qualifications

International Schools - all markets
A/AS levels: 12 UCAS points (including native language) A-E grades
GCSE/IGCSE/O levels: 5 passes at A-D in relevant subjects (including native language) New grades 9 - 3 in relevant subjects (including native Language)
IB first year - 20 points. MYP 23 points
40 UCAS tariff points 
NCUK
Academic - 1 x E or equivalent 

Additional entry criteria

All Business Courses
Maths or numerate subject required. Refer to grades at country listing. Where no grades listed Pass level required.
All Science Courses
Science (either combined or individual) + a Maths or numerate subject required. Refer to grades at country listing. Where no grades listed Pass level required.
All Engineering Courses
Physics or Engineering + a Maths or numerate subject required. Refer to grades at country listing. Where no grades listed Pass level required.

* if your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information