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International Year One entry requirements

Studying the International Year One

The International Year One is a preparatory programme for progression to an undergraduate degree at Kingston University, London. To study this programme, you must meet certain academic and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Age: 17+

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all skills)**

Nationality: Any non-UK or EU national.

Academic entry requirements

Academic: Good high school grades, plus up to one year of further study. 

Check the academic requirements specific to your country:

BangladeshYear 12 (HSC): GPA 3.25 overall with GPA 3.25 in relevant subjects and English.
ChinaSuccessful completion of SH3 with 80% or above in 4 or more subjects or SH3 (60%) plus 1st year of local higher education
ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (A) Acceptable or above plus extra year study
GhanaSuccessful completion of OND/Ghanaian A Levels or Polytechnic Diploma
Hong KongSuccessful completion of HKDSE 332, Higher Certificate or Honours Diploma
IndiaHSC with 55% and 50% or above in Maths, English and relevant subjects
IndonesiaSuccessful completion of SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 7.0 in 4 academic subjects (including 7.0 in Maths and Science)
IranSuccessful completion of Pre University certificate 12/20
JapanSuccessful completion of High school plus further year of study
JordanSuccessful completion of Tawjihi plus further year of study.
KazakhstanSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education plus further year of study
KoreaSuccessful completion of High School Diploma (4th Grade, or lower if the student can demonstrate 1 further year of study)
LibyaSuccessful completion of Secondary Education Certificate with average of 60% or above plus further 1 year of study
MacauSuccessful completion of form 6 with average grade 70%+
MexicoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with 75% or 65% plus 1 year HE (pass) IB: 22 points & Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5**
NigeriaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) plus one year of further study or National Diploma/Advanced Technical Certificate
PakistanSuccessful completion of High Secondary Certificate with average of 55%
QatarSuccessful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari plus further year of study or party study of Diploma/Technical Certificate
RussiaSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 3.5 plus one further year of study
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Tawjihi plus further year of study or part study of Diploma
TaiwanSuccessful completion of Senior High 3 plus evidence of further study
ThailandSuccessful completion of Year 12 (MAW 6) with GPA 3.0  or 1 year of post-secondary study with grade of 65%
TurkeySuccessful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall
UAESuccessful completion of Tawjihi plus further 1 year of study or part study of Diploma. Also part study of specialist diploma
UkraineSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/11th grade with minimum GPA 6.5 and above plus 1 year of further study
VietnamSuccessful completion of Year 12 with average grade 6.5 plus further year of study (6.5 for Maths and Science subjects)

Other qualifications

The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate)22 points (English test required)
As/A Levels40 UCAS points (formerly 120 UCAS tariff points)

* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.

EU student definition

EU students include:

  • EEA (European Economic Area) migrant workers and their families in the UK who have lived in the EEA for 3 years
  • EU nationals and their children who have lived in the EEA for 3 years
  • Refugees (recognised by the UK government) and their families
  • People who have applied for asylum and have been granted leave to enter/remain, and their families
  • The rules on whether you are classified as a ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ student are strictly defined by the British Government; universities do not have discretion.

English language preparation

If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Year One, additional Online English language training is available. You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (min 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent to study the English Language Preparation Online for International Year One.

Please visit the International Year One entry requirements page for more information.

Prepare for Success

5 weeks before your selected course you will be automatically enrolled in our Prepare for Success online programme in order to help you get everything you need. You'll benefit from useful insights into studying abroad and have the opportunity to gain key skills before you start your pathway programme.

Apply now

If you meet the requirements stated above, you can start your application to study the International Year One at the Kingston University International Study Centre now. Take a look at our online application form today.

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