International

International applicants

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Please click on your country below to find out more about our entry requirements. If your country is not listed, or if the qualification you are studying is not included in the information, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office who will be happy to advise about likely offer levels.

Please note that all students must also meet the University’s minimum English language requirements.

Austria

For students taking the Austrian Reifeprüfung (Matura), we typically require an average score between 2.2 and 1.2 from 6 written or spoken exams. Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of 2 or 1 will normally be required in each.

Belgium

The Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) and Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (DSO) are both acceptable qualifications for direct entry into first year undergraduate programmes. Overall, entry requirements range from 75% to 85%. Where the 20 point marking scale is used, we would require marks between 15/20 and 17/20.

Specific subject marks may be required for some programmes and where this is the case, you should be studying these as a 4 hour subject. Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 50% or higher in Maths within the CESS or DSO.

Students currently studying the Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further details.

Bulgaria

We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie. Entry requirements for first year entry range from 5.3 6.0 overall with specific subject marks required for some programmes.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 4.5 or higher in Maths within the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie.

Croatia

For students taking the Croatian Matura (Svjedodžba o Maturi), we would normally ask for an average score between 4.0 and 5.0 from best 5 subjects.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of 4 or 5 will normally be required in each. For programmes that require Maths as part of their A Level offer, this should be taken at extended level in the Matura

Cyprus

The Apolytirion is not accepted for direct entry to the university on its own. However, we are happy to consider students for first year entry based on the Apolytirion alongside 1 or 2 A Levels. For programmes with ‘ABB’ entry requirements, we would generally look for 19.5 in the Apolytirion alongside an ‘A’ at A Level or 18.0 in the Apolytirion alongside ‘AB’ at A Level. Where programmes require specific subjects, these must be taken at A Level.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 17 or higher in Maths within the Apolytirion.

Czech Republic

Students who finish school with the Czech Maturita (Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce) are able to apply for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Entry requirements typically range from 2.00 to 1.00 average from best 4 subjects with specific subject marks (either 1 or 2) required for some programmes.

Denmark

We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX). Entry requirements for first year entry range from 8.0 to 10.5 in the weighted average mark from the STX. Some programmes may require marks (either 10 or 12) in specific Level A subjects.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Level C Maths with the STX.

Students who took the Studentereksamen under the old grading system would be considered on a case by case basis with an average between 9.0 and 11.0 normally required.

Estonia

We welcome applications from students who have taken the Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus for first year entry but require a high average grade between 4.3 and 4.8 in the Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus as well asan average percentage between 77% and 90% in the Riigieksamitunnistus.

Specific subject marks may be required for some programmes. For Engineering and Science programmes, we would expect applicants to have studied Lai Matemaatika.

Applicants with a score of 4.0 with 70% average from state exams would be considered on a case by case basis for Foundation programmes.

European Baccalaureate

Each year, we welcome several students from European schools who are taking the European Baccalaureate. Students taking this qualification would normally be required to achieve an overall average mark between 78% and 88% with specific subject marks (normally 8.0 or higher from a 4 or 5 period subject) required for some programmes.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 6.0 or higher in Maths.

When applying, please state whether you are taking English as Language 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Faroe Islands

Students taking the Studentsprógv would normally be required to achieve a score between 8.0 and 10.5 with specific subject marks (either 10 or 12) required for some programmes.

Finland

For students taking the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen, entry requirements would normally be based on achievement in best 4 subjects. Offers will typically be expressed as four letter grades ranging from MMMM (achieve Magna cum laude approbatur or higher in four subjects) to LEEE (achieve Eximia cum laude approbatur or higher in four subjects with at least one subject at Laudatur).

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Maths within the Lukion Päästötodistus

France

We welcome students who apply to Loughborough with the French Baccalaureat. Entry requirements for first year entry range from 13.0 – 15.5 with specific subject marks required for some programmes.

Students applying for Science or Engineering programmes would generally be expected to have followed the Science (‘S’) stream. Students following the Option Internationale (OIB) will often receive a slightly lower offer.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 10 or higher in Maths within the Baccalaureat.

Students taking the Baccalaureat Technologique will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the university programme applied for.

Germany

Students who finish school with the Abitur are able to apply for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Entry requirements typically range from 1.3 – 2.0 overall with specific subject marks required for some programmes (normally between 12 and 15).

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Maths within the Abitur.

Greece

Students applying from Greece who have studied the Greek Apolyterion would normally be required to also take the Panhellenic Exams. Entry requirements for first year entry are based on the General Access Grade in the Panhellenics and range from 16.5 to 19.0 depending on the course applied for. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be taken as ‘Direction’ subjects within the Panhellenics. Note that students applying for Science or Engineering programmes would generally be expected to have followed the Sciences direction. We will also normally ask for a mark between 17.0 and 19.0 in the Apolyterion certificate.

Students who have studied 1 or 2 A Levels alongside the Apolyterion (without taking the Panhellenic Exams) would normally be required to obtain high grades in their A Level exams along with an average mark of between 17.0 and 19.0 in the Apolyterion. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be taken as A Levels.

We are also happy to consider applicants who are studying a foundation course alongside the Apolyterion on a case by case basis.

Hungary

We welcome students who apply to Loughborough with the Hungarian Matura (Érettségi Bizonyítvány). Entry requirements for first year entry range from 70% to 83% average from best 5 subjects which must include at least 2 higher level exams.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of between 70% and 90% would normally be required in a higher level exam.

Iceland

For students taking the Stúdentspróf, we typically require an overall grade between 8.0 and 9.3 with specific subject marks (between 8 and 10) required for some programmes.

Ireland

Applicants who have taken the Leaving Certificate under the new grading system (post 2016) would normally be required to achieve 5 higher level passes with grades ranging from H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 to H1 H1 H2 H2 H2. Where courses have specific A Level subject requirements, these should be taken at higher level.

If you have taken the Leaving Certificate under the old grading system (pre 2016) our typical offers would be between B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 and A1 A1 A2 A2 A2.

Italy

We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the Diploma di Esamo di Stato. Entry requirements typically range from 85% - 98% overall. Where programmes require specific subjects, we would be looking for marks between 8 and 10 in school assessment.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 6 or higher in school assessment for Maths.

Students taking the Diploma di Istituto Tecnico will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the university programme applied for.

Latvia

We welcome applications from students who have taken the Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību for first year entry but require a high average grade between 9.2 and 10.0 as well as an average between 87% and 95% from best 4 state exams.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score between 87% and 95% will normally be requested in state exams in these subjects.

Applicants with a score of 8.0 with 80% average from best 4 state exams would be considered on a case by case basis for Foundation programmes.

Lithuania

We are happy to accept students with the Brandos Atestatas for entry into undergraduate programmes. Entry requirements generally range from 9.0 – 10.0 overall. We would also typically ask for an average percentage from the best 3 state exams between 80% and 94%. Where programmes require specific subjects, we would typically require these to be taken as state exams.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in school assessment for Maths.

Malta

For students taking the Advanced Matriculation Exam, entry requirements would normally be based on achievement in 2 advanced level subjects (typically between BB and AA) and 3 intermediate level subjects excluding Systems of Knowledge (typically between BCC and AAA).

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of B or A will normally be required in an Advanced Level subject. Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of 4 or higher in Maths within the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC).

The University also accepts A Levels, IB, BTEC and a variety of equivalent qualifications. Please see the Undergraduate Prospectus for more details.

Netherlands

We welcome students who apply to Loughborough with the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO). Entry requirements for first year entry range from 6.6 to 7.4 average from the VWO with specific subject marks (between and 9) required for some programmes.

Students applying for Science or Engineering programmes would generally be expected to have followed the Natuur en Techniek stream within the VWO and have taken the Maths D course.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 5 or higher in Maths within the VWO.

Students taking the Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs (MBO Level 4) certificate will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the university programme applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further details.

Norway

We welcome students who apply to Loughborough with the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring. Entry requirements for first year entry range from 4.00 to 5.25 average of all Final Assessment Grades.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, students will need to achieve a or higher in at least two 140-hour courses.

Poland

We welcome students who hold the new Matura. Entry requirements are based on average achievement from 3 extended level exams and offers typically range from 75% - 85%. Where programmes require specific subjects, these should be taken as extended level exams and we would normally look for marks between 75% and 90%.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 68% or higher in the compulsory standard level Maths.

Portugal

Students taking the Diploma de Ensino Secundário would normally be required to achieve a score between 16.5 and 18.5 with specific subject marks (between 17 and 19) required for some programmes.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of 14 or higher in Maths within the Diploma de Ensino Secundário.

Romania

We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the Diploma de Bacalaureat. Entry requirements typically range from 8.6 – 9.4 overall. Where programmes require a specific subject, we would be looking for this to be studied as the optional subject within the Diploma de Bacalaureat with marks between 8.6 and 9.8.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Grade 10 maths.

Russia

We are unable to accept students for direct entry to undergraduate programmes on the basis of theCertificate of Unified State Examination.

We welcome applications from students who are currently studying, or who have already studied for, a suitable foundation programme.

Slovakia

Students who finish school with the Slovakian Matura (Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške) are able to apply for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Entry requirements typically range from 2.00 to 1.00 average from best 4 subjects with specific subject marks (either 1 or 2) required for some programmes.

Slovenia

For students taking the Maturitetno Spričevalo, we typically require an overall total score of between 22 and 30 out of 34.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of or 5 will normally be required in each. Applicants for Science or Engineering programmes would normally be required to take Maths at higher level and would be required to achieve a mark of between 6 and 8.

Spain

Students applying for first year entry from Spain would normally be expected to pass the Título de Bachiller and achieve a certain grade out of 10 in the Nota de Acceso from the Prueba de Acceso a Estudios Universitarios (PAU). Entry requirements range from 7.75 to 9.00 in the Nota de Acceso. Please note that the Nota de Acceso is a mark out of 10 which is made up of the overall mark from the Título de Bachiller (60%) and the average mark from the Fase General (40%).

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a mark of 7.50 or higher would normally be required in either a Fase General or Fase Específica exam. Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 6 or higher in Maths within the Título de Bachiller.

Applicants taking the new Reválida exams will be asked for a mark out of 10 from the Calificación Media between 7.75 and 9.00 in line with our requirements from the PAU. Please note that the Calificación Media is a mark out of 10 which is made up of the overall mark from the Título de Bachiller (60%) and the average mark from the four compulsory (Troncales Generales) Reválida exams (40%). Note that students applying for Science or Engineering programmes would generally be expected to have followed the Ciencias stream.

Sweden

We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola. Offers will normally be based on an average score from 2500 credits with an ‘A’ counting as 20 points, a ‘B’ counting as 17.5 points, a ‘C’ counting as 15 points etc. Entry requirements typically range from 16.0 to 18.8 average from 2500 credits.

Where programmes have specific subject requirements, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade would normally be required from 2 relevant subject modules within the Slutbetyg.

Students who took the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola under the old grading system would be considered on a case by case basis with most programmes requiring a majority of ‘VG’ and ‘MVG’ grades.

Switzerland

Students possessing any of the following would be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes: Certificat de MaturitéMaturitätsausweisAttestato di Maturità. Entry requirements are based on average achievement from best 12 subjects and offers typically range from 4.8 – 5.5. Where programmes require specific subjects, we would be looking for marks between 5.0 and 6.0 in school assessment.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 4.0 or higher in school assessment for Maths.