The table below gives an indication of the local entry requirements to study the International Foundation Programme. If you are unsure of your academic qualifications, please contact us and one of our team will be contact.

What is a Combined CAS?

A Combined CAS is issued for the study of the International Foundation Programme and main programme of degree study. A combined NQF 6 CAS can only be issued if students have achieved an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or has an accepted High School English test. The accepted High School English tests are listed under the combined English Language requirements and can only be accepted if they have been taken within the last 2 years similarly to IELTS. Any tests taken within 2 – 5 years of the programme start date would require a student to have been within continuous education since taking the High School English test.

Country International Foundation Programme Entry Requirement Combined CAS English requirement
Angola Completion of Secondary School Certificate (Certificado de Habilitaçõe) with average of 10. The minimum pass mark is 10.
Armenia Certificate of Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) with average of 8.  A pass is grade 8.
Azerbaijan Certificate of Complete Secondary Education (Attestat) at grade 3.
Bangladesh Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) typically with GPA of 2.5 or 45%.
Bahrain General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiya/ Thanawihya) with 60% overall.
Botswana Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE). 5 passes at grade C or above.
Brazil CGPA 7
Cameroon Cameroon Baccalauréat with grades 10 or above. Cameroon GCE O level A-C in English
China Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 with 60% average.  Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 2 with 65% average. Gao Kao Certificate not required.
Chile Completion of the Chilean Senior High School (enseñanza or educación media) with an overall minimum of grade 4 can be considered.
Colombia Students must have completed the Bachiller Academico with 3/5 or Pass grade.
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary School Certificate with good grades (60%).
Ecuador Completion of the Ecuadorian Senior Secondary School (Titulo do Bachiller en Ciencias) with an overall grade of 7.
Gambia West African Senior School Certificate with grade C6 or above in 5 subjects.
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate with pass grades.  A pass is grade 3.
Ghana West African Senior School Certificate with grade D or above in 5 subjects – including Maths and English WAEC C6 or above in English
Hong Kong HKDSE with grades 222. HKDSE Level 4 in English
India Completion of Year XII with average of 45%. XII Standard – 70% in English
Indonesia SMA 3 with average of 65%.
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma with overall average of 10.
Japan Upper Secondary School Year 3 with GPA 2.0.
Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat) with grades 3 or above. (GCSE Equivalent)
Kenya Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum 5 subjects at grade D or above.
Kuwait General Secondary Education School Certificate (Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama) with grades 60% or above.
Malaysia SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with 5 subjects at grade C or above.  Senior UEC with 50% average. SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) Grade C in Cambridge O Level English Language (1119) in SPM
Mexico Completion of Titulo Academico de Bachiller/Diploma de Bachiller at grade 6 or above.
Morocco Completion of Diplome du Baccalaureat Technique or Diplome du Baccalaureat at grades 10 or above.
Nigeria West African Senior School Certificate with grade D or above in 5 subjects. WAEC C6 or above in English
Peru Completion of the Peruvian Senior Secondary School (Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa) with an overall average of 11.
Pakistan Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with grade ranges of 550-659 out of 1,100 (50-60%).
Russian Federation Completion of Certificate of Secondary General Education with grade 3 or above OR Certificate of Unified State Examination and Certificate of Secondary General Education at grades 3 or above.
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education School Certificate with average of 60%.
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge O-level with 5 subjects at C6 or above.
South Korea 70% for Senior High School 3 and 80% for Senior High School 2.
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) – O Levels with credit pass or above
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 60%
Taiwan Senior High School Year 3 with 55% average OR Senior High 2 at 60%.
Tanzania CSE (Certificate of Secondary Education Exam) with minimum 5 subjects at grade C or above.
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi (High School Completion) – 50% overall including relevant subjects.
UAE Tawjihiya – General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (General/ Religious/Vocational) with 60% overall.
Uzbekistan Average grade 3 or above OR Certificate of Secondary Education grade 3 or above OR Diploma of Academic Lyceum average grade 3 or above
Vietnam Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Completion YR 12 average grade 5.0
Venezuela Bachillerato (Título de Educación Media General) – 10+
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Certificate of Secondary Education at Ordinary Level with min 5 subjects at grade C.
UK 30 UCAS tariff points from either 1 A level and 1 AS, a minimum of 2 AS or the IB Diploma.  (new tariff)

 

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