Country-specific entry requirements

International Year One entry requirements

Students applying to study the International Year One Business and Management programme are usually 17 years of age or above.

English language level

The table below shows the minimum English Language level required for entry to the International Year One Business and Management and the English Language Preparation programme (leading to the International Year One Business and Management). If you don't have a current Academic IELTS for UKVI** grade, you may still apply to the International Study Centre. Please contact us to find out about alternative assessment of your English language level.

All students' English and numeracy skills will be tested on arrival, and study plans may be altered accordingly. (This may incur additional costs).

Course English language level*
International Year One Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (5.5 all sub skills)**
4 week English Language Preparation (for International Year One) Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall**
8 week English Language Preparation (for International Year One) Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall**
Full term English Language Preparation (for International Year One) Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (min 4.0 in all bands)**

* 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 Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Contact us to find out about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

We also offer English Language Preparation free to any student joining the International Year One who meets the previous International Year One IELTS requirement of 5.0 overall.

There are 2 options available:

  • 4 week course – for students with IELTS 5.5 but lower component scores
  • 8 week course – for students with IELTS 5.0 overall

Academic entry requirements

The table below show the minimum academic levels required for entry to the International Year One Business and Management:

Country Qualification*
Bangladesh Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60%
China Successful completion of SH3 with 80% or above in 4 or more subjects or SH3 (60%) plus 1st year of local higher education
Colombia Successful completion of Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths (A) Acceptable or above plus extra year study
Ghana Successful completion of OND/Ghanaian A Levels or Polytechnic Diploma
Hong Kong Successful completion of HKDSE 333, Higher Certificate or Honours Diploma
India Successful completion of Higher School Certificate Standard XII with average grade 50% or above
Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 7.0 in 4 academic subjects (including 7.0 in Maths and Science)
Iran Successful completion of Pre University certificate 12/20
Japan Successful completion of High school plus further year of study
Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi plus further year of study.
Kazakhstan Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education plus further year of study
Korea Successful completion of High School Diploma (4th Grade, or lower if the student can demonstrate 1 further year of study)
Libya Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate with average of 60% or above plus further 1 year of study
Macau Successful completion of form 6 with average grade 70%+
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with 75% or 65% plus 1 year HE (pass) IB: 22 points & Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5**
Nigeria Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or National Diploma/Advanced Technical Certificate
Pakistan Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate with average of 55%
Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari plus further year of study or party study of Diploma/Technical Certificate
Russia Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 3.5 plus one further year of study
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihi plus further year of study or part study of Diploma
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High 3 plus evidence of further study
Thailand Successful completion of Year 12 (MAW 6) with GPA 3.0  or 1 year of post-secondary study with grade of 65%
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall
UAE Successful completion of Tawjihi plus further 1 year of study or part study of Diploma. Also part study of specialist diploma
Ukraine Successful completion of ATTESTAT/11th grade with minimum GPA 6.5 and above plus 1 year of further study
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with average grade 6.5 plus further year of study (6.5 for Maths and Science subjects)

Other qualifications

Qualification Award
The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 22 points (English test required)
As/A Levels 40 UCAS points (formerly 120 UCAS tariff points)
 

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.