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UPC academic requirements

Candidates will demonstrate a high academic standard as indicated by predominantly excellent grades in their yearly high school transcripts.

Applicants applying during their final year of high school should provide transcripts from their previous two years and, where possible, their first semester/term of their final school year. A guide to the grades UPC applicants are expected to achieve is given below.

Applicants who have completed high school should provide transcripts showing their last three years at school, as well as a copy of their high school certificate.

Should your country not be listed, we are looking for excellent grades and if you are on track to do well in school then your application will be considered.

IB certificate: Students taking the IB certificate who are predicted to obtain, or have obtained scores of at least 5 in relevant individual subjects, are eligible.

IGCSE: Students who have only taken IGCSEs are not eligible as this qualification falls below the academic standard required for the UPC. If you have taken IGCSEs, we will also require proof of your further studies, e.g. either your national high school certificate or an equivalent. 

America / International school

US High School Graduation Diploma with an overall GPA of 3.4/4.0.

The General Education Development (GED) Diploma with a minimum overall score of 660/800. 

Students who have suitable AP / SAT / ACT combination of qualifications for direct entry onto a UCL undergraduate degree programme will not be eligible.
 

Azerbaijan

Senior High School Certificate with an average mark of 4.5.
Students with AS levels will also be considered.

Bahrain

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.

 
Brazil

Successful completion of Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (Certificado de Ensino Médio). Please note the minimal overall grade differs between each UPC course - please see below:

  • UCPH course: Overall average of 8.5/10
  • UPCSE course: Overall average of 8/10 with 8/10 in the two optional subject modules chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics. 
Chile

Successful completion of Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media with a minimum overall grade of 6.5.

China

High School Certificate with an average of 80%.

Colombia

The Bachillerato (High School) with average mark of 75%.

Cyprus (Greek section)

The Apolitirion with a minimum mark of 17/20.

Ecuador

The Senior Secondary School qualification with overall mark of 17/20.

Egypt

The Thanaweya A’ama with an average mark of 85%.

Greece

The Apolitirion with a minimum mark of 17/20.

India

The Higher Senior School Certificate with a minimum average mark of 75% [65% for Maharashta, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Boards].

Please note students with CISCE and CBSE certificates are not eligible for UPC courses as these qualifications are accepted by UCL for direct entry onto an undergraduate degree programme.

Indonesia

The Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB SMA), also known as Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion, with a minimum mark of 8.
 

Iran

Completion of year 11 of the Diplom-Metevaseth (National High School Diploma) with a minimum average mark of 17/20.

Japan

The Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (High School Certificate) with 5 relevant subjects at grade 4 or above.

Jordan

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.

Kazakhstan

The Senior High School Certificate with an average mark of 4.5/5.

Kuwait

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.
Kuwaiti Governmental scholarship holders with AS levels will also be considered.

Kyrgyzstan

The Senior High School Certificate with an average mark of 4.5.

Lebanon

The Lebanese Baccalaureate with an overall score of 14.5, with 15 in relevant subjects.

Morocco

The Baccalaureate with an average mark of 16/20.

Nepal
  • The Higher Secondary Education Board Examination with an average mark of 85% (A).
  • The Proficiency Certificate when studied for more than 2 years or less than 3 and when offered in academic subjects (ex. Proficiency Certificate in the Humanities and Social Sciences) with every subject passed with grades A or B.
  • The School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII)  with every subject passed with grades A or B.
Nigeria

The WASSCE or NECO with at least 5 relevant subjects at grade B3 or the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 relevant subjects at grade C4 or above.

Pakistan

The Middle School Report, plus Intermediate Certificate, with a minimum mark of 70%.

Russia

The Senior High School Certificate with an average mark of 4.5/5.

Qatar

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.

Saudi Arabia

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.

South Africa

The Senior Certificate - with Matriculation Endorsement - with a minimum mark of BBBCC / 66655.

South Korea

The Senior High School Certificate with a minimum mark of 70%.

Syria

The Tawjahiya with overall average mark of 85% or above.

Taiwan

The Senior High School Leaving Certificate with an average grade of 75%, with at least 75% in relevant subjects.

Thailand

The Mathayom (M6) with a minimum mark of 3.2 or 80%.

Turkey

Award of one of the Lise Diplomasi with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75%.

Ukraine

The Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Seredniu Osvitu (Ukrainian High School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum mark of 10/12.

United Arab Emirates

The Tawjahiya with overall average of 85% or above.

Vietnam

The Senior High School Certificate with relevant grades of at least 8.0.

Please view UCL's Undergraduate Prospectus to check which qualifications are accepted for direct entry onto a UCL Undergraduate degree programme, by degree programme.