Study Abroad England


Admission to non university higher education studies

Name of secondary school credential required: General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Name of secondary school credential required: General Certificate of Secondary Education


Admission to university-level studies

Name of secondary school credential required: General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Minimum score/requirement: 2/3 passes at A-level

Name of secondary school credential required: General Certificate of Education Advanced Supplementary Level

Other admission requirements: School report and interview. Universities may also impose their conditions, such as a certain combination of passes or a particular standard achieved in subjects taken at A level.


Foreign students admission

Definition of foreign student: A foreign student is a person who is enrolled at an institution of higher education in Great Britain but is not a permanent resident.

Admission requirements: Foreign students must hold qualifications equivalent to the United Kingdom General Certificate of Education with five or six passes including two at Advanced level.

Entry regulations: Passport, a visa and evidence confirming their registration in full-time courses and evidence of funds.

Health requirements: Students who come from countries outside the European Union need a medical certificate

Language requirements: Students must have a good knowledge of English. English courses and English-as-a-Foreign-Language courses are available in the private/state sector.


Application procedures:

Apply to individual institution for entry to: For access to postgraduates studies.

Apply to national body for entry to: For undergraduate studies.

Apply to:

Universities and College Admission Service (UCAS)

Fulton House, Jessop Avenue
GL50 3SH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(1242) 22-24-44

Fax: +44(1242) 22-16-22



Recognition of studies & qualifications:

Studies pursued in foreign countries (bodies dealing with recognition of foreign credentials):

National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), ECCTIS Ltd

Head: David Boynton, Chief Executive

Administrative officer: Cloud Bai Yun, Head of the NARIC

Oriel House
Oriel Road
England GL50 1XP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(1242) 260-010

Fax: +44(1242) 258-611


Deals with credential recognition for entry to: University and Profession

Services provided & students dealt with: Recognition and equivalence information.


Multilateral agreements concerning recognition of foreign studies

Name of agreement: Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Europe


Year of signature: 1979


References to further information on foreign student admissions and recognition of studies

Title: British Universities Guide to Graduate Studies

Author: Association of Commonwealth Universities

Title: Commonwealth Universities Yearbook

Author: Association of Commonwealth Universities

Title: Higher Education in the United Kingdom

Author: British Council/Association of Commonwealth Universities

Publisher: Longman Group Ltd

Title: International Comparisons

Author: UK NARIC

Publisher: UK NARIC

Title: Studying and Living in Britain: the British Council's Guide for Overseas Students and Visitors

Author: British Council

Publisher: Northcote House in association with the British Council


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