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Academic requirements by country

Find academic entry requirements by country for the UCL international foundation year in the table below.

If your country isn’t listed below, and you meet our eligibility criteria, we’ll still consider your application if you have excellent grades.

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 Country Qualification 
AAfghanistan

Grade 12 Graduation Certificate (Baccalauria) with no less than 80% overall and 85% in relevant academic subjects.

 AlbanianCompletion of Diploma of State Matura with no less than a score of 9 overall and 9 in relevant academic subjects.
 Algeria Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire with 14/20 ('Bien') overall and no less than 16/20 in relevant academic subjects.
 ArgentinaTitulo de Bachiller with a minimum overall mark of 8/10 ('Distinguido') and 8/10 in relevant academic subjects.
 Armenia Certificate of Unified examination along with the Certificate of General Secondary Education with an average overall mark of 16/20 and no less than 17/20 in relevant academic subjects.
 AzerbaijanOrta Təhsil Haqqında Attestati (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education) with overall minimum average of 4.5 and no less than 5 in relevant academic subjects.

Students taking a minimum of 3 AS levels with minimum marks of B in all subjects and A in the relevant subjects will also be considered. 
BBahrain Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate Examination or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) in the Scientific, Literary or Commercial streams with a minimum average mark of 80% and 90% in relevant academic subjects.
 Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a minimum overall average grade or predicted grade of 4 (A) and no less than 4.0 (A) in relevant academic subjects, and award of the Junior School Certificate Examination with no less than 4.0 (A) in all subjects.
 BotswanaBotswana or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE or IGCSE) with no less than B overall and A in the relevant academic subject plus the completion of one year of a Bachelor degree from the University of Botswana with an average Second Class First Division.
 Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with an overall average of 8/10 with 8/10 in relevant academic subjects.
CChile

Certificate of Enseñanza Media with a minimum overall grade of 6.0 and no less than 6.0 in relevant academic subjects.

 China Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 80% and no less than 85% in relevant academic subjects.
 Colombia Bachiller Académico with 'Very Good' grades in each relevant academic subject. You will need to provide your transcript with the grading scale used by your high school.
 Cyprus 

Award of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 16.0 or 76% and no less than 17.0 or 81% in the relevant academic subjects.

Applicants from Greek Cypriot community: if you score 19.0 or 91% in the Apolytirion of Lykeio and have no less than two additional A levels at grades BB, you are eligible for direct entry to UCL.

Applicants from Turkish Cypriot community: if you have completed one year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university recognised by UCL, with an average of 3.3/4.0 CGPA, you are eligible for direct entry to UCL.

EEcuador 

Titulo de Bachiller with a minimum overall mark of 8/10 and no less than 8/10 in relevant academic subjects.

 Egypt Thanaweya A’ama Al-Azhar (General Secondary School Certificate) with a minimum overall mark of 80% and no less than 85% in relevant academic subjects.
 Ethiopia 

Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate with grades A in relevant subjects; and/or the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE) with no subject under 80 and a total mark of around 350/700.

GGeorgia Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati (General Education Diploma) with relevant subjects graded minimum 'very good' (9/10).
For schools aligned with the American grading scale (GPA /4.0), a minimum equivalent of 3.4 CGPA overall as well as a GPA of 3.4/4 in relevant academic subjects in the last 2 years.
 Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with no less than B2 overall and in relevant academic subjects.

 Greece

Award of the Upper Secondary School Leaving certificate, Apolytirion of Lykeio, with a minimum overall mark of 16.0 and no less than 17.0 in the relevant academic subjects.

Please note that applicants who scored 19.0 in the Apolytirion and have no less than two additional A Levels at grades BB are eligible for direct entry to UCL.'

HHong Kong

Award of the HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) if taking less than 3 elective subjects and with minimum scores of 4 in the core subjects and no scores below 4 in the elective subjects.

NOTE: we WILL consider you if you've taken 3 or more elective subjects but haven't taken M2 maths and need it to apply to your chosen undergraduate degree at UCL. As above, a grade of 4 will be required in M1.

IIndia 

India / Senior School Certificate Examination (ISC / SSC) with a minimum overall mark of 70% and no less than 75% in relevant academic subjects (or 60% overall and 65% in relevant academic subjects for Maharashta, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Boards).

Students with CISCE and CBSE certificates are not eligible for UPC courses as these qualifications are accepted by UCL for direct entry

 IndonesiaAward of the Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliya (SMA/MA) (Certificate of Graduation from Academic/Islamic Secondary School) with a minimum overall score of 80% and no less than 80% in relevant academic subjects.
 IraqSixth Form Baccalauréat/Certificate of Preparatory Education (Adadiyah) with an overall mark of 80% and no less than 80% in relevant academic subjects.
 IranDiplom-Motevaseteh (National High School Diploma) with an average mark of 16/20 and no less than 17/20 in relevant academic subjects.
JJapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average of 3 and no less than 4 in relevant academic subjects. Maths 1 & 2 are only required if you plan to study Maths on the UPC.
 JordanTawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with overall average of 80% and no less than 85% in relevant academic subjects.
KKazakhstanAttestat/Svidetel’ stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with an average mark of 4.5 in the final year and no less than 5 in relevant academic subjects.
 KenyaKenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with no less than B+ overall and in relevant academic subjects.
 KosovoDiplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) with a minimum average mark of 4.5 and no less than 4.5 in relevant academic subjects.
 Kuwait 

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a minimum overall B grade (80%) and no less than A (90%) in relevant academic subjects.

Students with no less than 3 AS levels and minimum marks of B in all subjects and A in the relevant subjects will also be considered.

 KyrgyzstanЖалпы орто билим туралуу аттестат / Аттестат о среднем (полном) образовании (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) with a minimum overall mark of 4.5, including grades of 5 in relevant academic subjects.
LLaosUpper Secondary School Diploma with an average of 8/10 and no less than 8/10 in relevant academic subjects.
 LatviaCertificate of General Secondary Education with no subjects lower than 7/10 overall and no less than 8/10 in the relevant academic subjects.
 LebanonBaccalauréat Libanais or General Secondary School Certificate with no less than 14 overall and 14 in relevant subjects; or a minimum of 400/560 overall and a strong performance in relevant academic subject.
 Libya

Shahadat-Al-Thanawia Al-A'ama (Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall score of 80% and 90% in relevant academic subjects.

MMadagascar

Diplôme du Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire with 14/20 ('Bien') overall and no less than 16/20 in relevant academic subjects.

 MalaysiaUEC (United Examination Certificate) Senior Middle Level with an overall grade of B3 and no less than B3 in relevant academic subjects.
 MexicoBachillerato General / Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller with no less than 80% overall as well as in relevant subjects.
 MoldovaDiplomā de Bacalaureat with no less than 8 overall average and no less than 8 in relevant academic subjects.
 MongoliaCertificate of Complete Secondary Education with no less than 80% overall and no less than 80% in relevant academic subjects. If applicable: university transcripts showing a minimum average GPA 3.4 over the last 2 years.
 Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with an average mark of 14/20 ('Bien') and no less than 16/20 ('Très Bien') in relevant academic subjects.
 MyanmarBasic Education High School Examination/Matriculation Examination with no less than 70% overall and no less than 75% in relevant academic subjects.
NNepal

School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) with every subject passed with grade 3.2 (B+) and 3.6 (A) in relevant academic subjects (since 2018).

 Nigeria Senior School Certificate Examination (NECO), or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with no less than grade B2 in relevant academic subjects.
OOmanThanawiya Amma (General Education Diploma) with a minimum overall mark of 80% and no less than 90% in relevant academic subjects.
PPakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with no less than 70% overall (or 770 cumulated score overall) and 70% in relevant academic subjects.

 PeruCertificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa with no less than 14/20 overall and 16/20 in relevant academic subjects.
 PhilippinesKatibayan (Certificate / Diploma of Senior High School) - Academic Track with a majority of Excellent to Very Good grades (1.0 to 2.0), no grades lower than 2.0 and 1.5 in relevant academic subjects; or a minimum of 85% (Proficient) overall. UPCSE applicants should take the STEM strand; UPCH applicants should take the ABM or HUMSS strands. 
QQatar

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) or the Qatar Senior School Certificate (QSSC) with advanced level for each subject, with a minimum overall B grade (80%) and no less than A (90%) in relevant academic subjects.

RRussian FederationAttestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a minimum overall mark of 4.5, including grades of 5 in relevant academic subjects.
SSaudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 80% overall and no less than 90% in relevant academic subjects.

 SenegalDiplôme du Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire with 14/20 ('Bien') overall and no less than 16/20 in relevant academic subjects.
 South AfricaSouth African National Senior Certificate (NSC) awarded by Umalusi or the IEB with an overall mark of grade 5 and no less than grade 6 in the relevant academic subjects.
 South Korea

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma) with an overall mark of 70%, including 75% in relevant academic subjects, or High School Graduation Equivalency Examination with an overall minimum mark of 85%.

 Sudan and South SudanSudan School Certificate with no less than 70% overall and 75% in relevant academic subjects.
 Syria 

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalaureat (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an overall mark of 70% (equal of above 160 marks) and no less than 75% (equal or above 210 marks) in relevant academic subjects in either the Scientific or Literary streams. 

TTaiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with an average grade of 70% and no less than 75% in relevant subjects. We may consider the Taiwanese Senior Vocational High School Certificate if issued by a top ranking vocational school and with suitable relevant academic subjects.

 TajikistanCertificate of Completed Secondary Education with an average of 4.5, including grades of 5 in relevant academic subjects.
 Thailand

Award of the Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6) with a minimum overall mark of 3.0 ('Good') and no less than grade 3.5 ('Very good') in relevant subjects.

 Tunisia 

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire, with an overall grade of 14/20 ('Bien') and no less than 16/20 in relevant academic subjects.

 Turkey 

Award of either of: the Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma), Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma), or Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) with a minimum overall mark of 75% and no less than 80% in relevant subjects.

 Turkmenistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with an average of 4.5, including grade 5 in relevant academic subjects.

UUkraineAtestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) with no less than 10/12 in relevant subjects.
 United Arab EmiratesTawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate Examination) with an average overall minimum of B (80%) and no less than A (90%) in relevant academic subjects. UPCSE applicants should be enrolled in the advanced stream 'Grade 12 Science'
 United States of America / American International Schools

GED (Graduation Education Development) Test, High School Graduation Diploma, High School Equivalency test (HiSET) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) with the minimum equivalents of 3.4 CGPA overall.

Applicants who have taken fewer than 5 APs in the final 3 years of high school with grades 3 and above will be considered. If a subject is required at A level for undergraduate entry, the corresponding AP subject is preferred.

Students with 5 or more AP's in the final 3 years of high school should apply directly for a UCL undergraduate degree.

 Uzbekistan

Akademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum) with an average of 4.5, including grades of 5 in relevant academic subjects.

VVenezuela Título de Educación Media General with an average mark no less than 16/20 and 18/20 in relevant academic subjects.
 Vietnam

Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with a final average grade of 8/10 and no less than 8/10 in relevant subjects.

YYemenShahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with no less than 700/800 overall and no less than 80/100 in relevant academic subjects.
ZZambia 

Award of the General Certificate of Education (GEC) with no less a Credit (grades 5-6) in all subjects and no less than a Merit (grades 3-4) in relevant academic subjects.