Foundation entry requirements for international students

Loughborough International Foundation Programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. We have listed below a range of countries / regions detailing the typical offers you might receive. If your country / region or qualification is not listed, please contact the Admissions team for advice.

Please note that all courses will require a good grade in mathematics in your year 12 qualification, with higher attainment required for our science and engineering courses. A high performance in science is also required for our science and engineering courses.

Afghanistan

Baccalauria

80% overall average

English language

IELTS 5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Albania

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

8.0 average from the best 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Algeria

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Angola

Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações

16.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Argentina

Título de Bachiller

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Australia

Students with Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or Overall Position (OP) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Austria

Students with Austrian Reifeprüfung (Matura) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Azerbaijan

Attestat (General Secondary Education Certificate)

4.5/5.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Certificate)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

3.8 overall GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Belarus

Atestat (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

4.5/5.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Belgium

Students with Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) and Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (DSO)  qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Bolivia

Diploma de Bachiller Cientifico-Humanistico

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Brunei

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Bulgaria

Students with Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Cambodia

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education

BBBBBB from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Cameroon

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Canada

Students with grade 12 qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for different states.

Chile

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media

6.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

China

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate

80% over 2 years

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Colombia

Bachiller Académico

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Croatia

Students with the Croatian Matura (Svjedodžba o Maturi) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Czech Republic

Students with th Czech Maturita (Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Denmark

Students with the Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Djibouti

Baccalauréat Général

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Dominican Republic

Bachillerato

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Ecuador

Título de Bachiller en Ciencias

8.00 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Egypt

Thanaweya A’ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Eritrea

Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE)

75% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Estonia

Students with Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ethiopia

University Entrance Examination Certificate

595 out of 700

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

European Baccalaureate

Students with European Baccalaureate qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Fiji

Year 13 Certificate

280 aggregate mark from 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Finland

Students with Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

France

Students with French Baccalaureat qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Gabon

Baccalaureat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Germany

Students with Abitur qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Greece

Students with Greek Apolyterion and Panhellenic Exams qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Haiti

Diplôme d'Enseignement Secondaire

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Honduras

Título de Bachiller Científico Humanista

80% average

English language

5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Hong Kong

Students with HKDSE qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Hungary

Students with Hungarian Matura (Érettségi Bizonyítvány) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Iceland

Students with Stúdentspróf qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

India

Students with Standard XII school leaving qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Indonesia

Ijazah: Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA)

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Ireland

Students with Leaving Certificate qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Israel

Students with Bagrut qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Italy

Students with Diploma di Esamo di Stato qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ivory Coast

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

4.0 average over 3 years

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Jordan

Tawjihi (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kazakhstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)

4.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

63 AGP (B) overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kosovo

Diploma for High School Graduation

4.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kuwait

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Latvia

Students with Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Lebanon

Baccalauréat Général

14.0 overall or 400/560

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Libya

Secondary Education Certificate

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Lithuania

Students with  Brandos Atestatas qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Madagascar

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Malaysia

Students with Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) or the Sigjil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Mali

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Malta

Students with Advanced Matriculation Exam qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Mauritania

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Mexico

Bachillerato General

8.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Moldova

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

8.0 average from 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Mozambique

Certificado de Habilitações Literarias

16.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Netherlands

Students with Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

New Zealand

Students with National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) / National Examinations Council (NECO)

B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Norway

Students with Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Oman

General Education Diploma/Thanawiya Amma

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Pakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

70% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Paraguay

Título de Bachillerato Científico

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Peru

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa

16.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Philippines

High School Diploma (Grade 12 Academic Track)

Grade B average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Poland

Students with Matura qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Portugal

Students with Diploma de Ensino Secundário qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Qatar

Senior School Certificate/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama

85%

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Romania

Students with Diploma de Bacalaureat qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education

4.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Senegal

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Singapore

Students with Singapore A Levels qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Slovakia

Students with Matura (Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Slovenia

Students with Maturitetno Spričevalo qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

South Africa

Students with National Senior Certificate (NSC) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

South Korea

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Diploma)

70% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Spain

Students with Titulo de Bachillerato qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Sri Lanka

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Sweden

Students with  Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Switzerland

Students with Certificat de Maturité or Maturitätsausweis, Attestato di Maturità qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Syria

General Secondary Certificate/Al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Ämma

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

80% in 5 relevant subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Tanzania

Students with Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education/Maw 6

3.00 Average GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

The Caribbean

Students with Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Tunisia

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi

70% cumulative GPA after y12

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

If you are taking the Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) or Fen Lisesi (Science High School Diploma), please refer to our undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses’

Uganda

Students with A Level or IB qualifications qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu

9.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

United Arab Emirates

Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

United States of America

High School Graduation Diploma

3.2 overall GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

If you are taking the High School Diploma alongside either Advanced Placement Exams (from our approved list) or SAT II Subject Specific Tests, please refer to our undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses.

Vietnam

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học

7.5 in the Graduation mark

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Zambia

General Certificate of Education

333333 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.