International Entry Requirements

A101 4 year Graduate Entry Programme

Unfortunately, we do not consider International students for our shortened graduate programme. However, you are welcome to apply here in Leicester for the A100 5 Year course.

English Language Requirements

Any student who has not completed their education in one of the countries which we accept as being taught in the medium of English must pass an English Language test at the right level. Our current requirements are:

IELTS: 7.5 overall, with no component below 7.0.

For further information regarding English Language, please see our Study With Us prospectus.

Country

Entry Requirements

International

International Baccalaureate with at least 36 points overall, including three Higher Level subjects (including Chemistry and Biology), and three Standard Level subjects.  Each subject must be passed with a minimum of 6 points, and we do not consider bonus points.

Afganistan

Baccalauria / Baccalaureate Certificate would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Albania

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Algeria

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Angola

The Habilitação Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including Chemistry and Biology, (excluding applied maths).

Argentina

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Armenia

Himnakan Yndhanur Krtutyan Attestat (Certificate of Basic Education) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Australia

Candidates should achieve a position of between 98.5 and 99.5 in the Australia Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).  Additionally, you must complete the relevant regional secondary school qualification.

Azerbaijan

Secondary School Leaving Certificate would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Bahamas

Bahamas Junior Certificate would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Barbados

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including Chemistry and Biology, (excluding applied maths).

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio or University entrance examination (Vestibular, ENEM, PAS) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Brunei

Brunei-Cambridge A-level with grades of AAA, including Chemistry.

Canada

We would consider all Canadian Provincial Secondary School qualifications. A typical example would be the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with six grade 12 subjects at 12U, U/C (or M) courses (including Chemistry and Biology) and a minimum 85% in each subject.

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

China

Senior High School Diploma, Chinese University Entrance Examination or 'Gaokao', must be supplemented with GCE A-levels at grade AA in Biology and Chemistry.  High School Qualification alone would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application. Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Equador

Bachillerato would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Egypt

The Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Ethiopia

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Gambia

West African Senior School Certificate Examination would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Guatemala

Bachillerato would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Guyana

GCE A Level with AAA, including Chemistry

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate, with grades of AAA or HKDSE with four core subject passes (5, 5, 5, 4) and grade 5s in three elective subjects, including Chemistry and Biology. (Candidates taking Mathematics would require a 5* in the compulsory Mathematics course and a 5 in the Mathematics extended paper.)

India

SSC (Senior Certificate) Year XII qualification would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Indonesia

Surat Tamat Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas/STTB: SMA (Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Isreal

Bagrut with 90%, with at least three subjects at level 5 including Chemistry and Biology, and no subject below 80%.

Jamaica

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including Chemistry and Biology, (excluding applied maths).

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate.  Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Jordan

Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Kazakhstan

Oрта білім туралы аттестат  Attestat/Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Kuwait

General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Liechtenstein

Matura, with scores of 6 in all subjects including Chemistry and Biology.

Libya

Secondary School Certificate would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Malawi

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) with AAA, including Chemistry and Biology.  Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Maldives

GCE A Levels with AAA, including Chemistry

Mauritius

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate / GCE A Level with AAA, including Chemistry

Mexico

Bachillerato General would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Myanmar

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Namibia

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate / GCE A Level with AAA, including Chemistry

New Zealand

University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Level 3 endorsed with Excellence, including Chemistry and Biology.

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate (SSC) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Qatar

Thanawaya Aa'ma Qatari (Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Russia

Attestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Sierra Leone

School leaving qualifications would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Singapore

Singapore A Levels (SIPCAL) with three A grades at H2 level, including Chemistry and Biology.

South Africa

South African Senior Certificate (with Matriculation endorsement) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*.

South Korea

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) with AAA, including Chemistry

Sudan

Sudan School Certificate (SSC) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Switzerland

Maturitätszeugnis (Federal Maturity Certificate)
Certificat De Maturité
Baccalauréat
Attestato Di Maturità
Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
Certificat De Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération
Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione
Cantonal Maturity Certificate

Any of the above qualifications, with Chemistry, Biology and one other subject at grade 6, and grades of at least 5.0 in all other subjects

Syria

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate or the Senior High School Diploma would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Tanzania

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with AAA inlcuding Chemistry.

Thailand

Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6) would not be sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application.

Trinidad and other islands

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including Chemistry and Biology, (excluding applied maths).

UAE

Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC) would not be sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application.

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with AAA, including Chemistry.

USA

High School Graduation Diploma and three Advanced Placements with Grade 5, including Chemistry and Biology.  If Physics is taken as one of the APs, this must be B and C courses.

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Uraguay

Titulo de Bachillerato Diversificado would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Uzbekistan

Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Venezuela

Titulo de Bachiller would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Vietnam

Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

West Indies

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including Chemistry and Biology, (excluding applied maths).

Yemen

Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) would not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application.  Additional study would be required before we could consider you for a place*

Zimbabwe

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with at least three A grades including Chemistry.

* If your Secondary School Qualification is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise you further. Please attach a copy of your High School Transcript to any email correspondence. If your qualification is not sufficient for entry, we recommend that you supplement your qualification with GCE A Levels or an equivalent qualification, such at the International Baccalaureate, if you wish to be considered for a place.

We do not currently offer a foundation programme in Medicine, nor do we consider any international applicants presenting with any Medical or general academic International Foundation programme from elsewhere.

We require students to study 4 AS levels including Biology (or Human Biology) & Chemistry and to continue 3 of these subjects, including Chemistry, to A2 level. Our standard offer is based on performance at A2 level and is now AAA.  Alternatively, the International Baccalaureate requirements are 36 points overall, with three Higher Level subjects (including Chemistry and Biology), and three Standard Level subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum of 6 points, and we do not consider bonus points.

Graduates

If you are currently studying at a University in the UK or abroad and would like further information regarding whether we could consider you for a place, please email us a copy of your degree transcript with any email correspondence.

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