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Entry Requirements

Getting a place isn’t just about meeting entry requirements. We look at every aspect of your application - from your qualifications and work experience, to your personal statement, and the overall standard of your application form. Remember that some courses have specific entry requirements, listed on their pages.

    Undergraduate degree courses

    We accept a number of qualifications with an overall mark of 3 or better (1 is the highest):

    • Zeugnis Der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife Certificate of General University Maturity (Referred to as Abitur)
    • Zeugnis Der Fachhochschulreife (Certificate of Technical College Maturity)

    OR

    • Zeugnis Der Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (Certificate of Subject-Restricted Maturity for Higher Education)
    • Abschlusszeugnis Der Berufsfachschule (Certificate of Completion of Vocational Technical School)
    • Abschlusszeugnis Der Berufschule (Certificate of Completion of Vocational School)
    • Abschlusszeugnis Der Fachschule (Certificate of Completion of Technical School)
    • Abschlusszeugnis Der Fachoberschule Für Technik (Certificate of Completion of Technical School Of Engineering)
    • Zeugnis Über Die Staatliche Prüfug from a Paraprofessional Medical School (Certificate Of State Examination)
    • Urkunde from a Paraprofessional Medical School (Certification for a Paraprofessional Medical Title) – including:
      -  Krankenpflegeschule (Nursing School),
      - Schule Für Technische Assistenten In Der Medizin (School For Medical Technical Assistants),
      - Schule Für Physiotherapeuten (School for Physical Therapists), Etc. 110
      - Zwischenprüfungszeugnis (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule)
      - Diplom-Vorprüfungszeugnis (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule)
      - Vordiplomzeugnis (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule)

      - The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

    **Please note some courses may require higher scores, so do please check the course page.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email our applicant enquiries team at study@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.

    What if I do not meet the entry requirements?

    If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for an undergraduate programme, you may be able to apply for the one of our foundation courses. 

    English language requirements

    To study at UEL you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different English Language Tests for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject. We also accept the CAE and Pearson English Test.

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements as follows:

    Undergraduate standard requirements

    The English language entry requirement for undergraduate (Bachelor's) course is a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or 6, or equivalent, depending on the course and year or level of entry. The specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

    Undergraduate

    Postgraduate degree courses

    We normally ask for one of the following qualifications with an average between 1 and 3:

     Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination).
     Bachelor (wissenschaftliche Hochschule) - EQF level 6
     Diplom FH (Fachhochschule) - EQF level 6
     Bachelor (Fachhochschule)- EQF level 6
     Fachhochschuldiplom (Gesamthochschule) - EQF level 6
     Magister/Diplom/ Lizentiat (wissenschaftliche Hochschule)- EQF level 7
     Lizentiat (wissenschaftliche Hochschule) - EQF level 7
     Staatsprüfung (wissenschaftliche Hochschule) - EQF level 7
     Master (wissenschaftliche Hochschule) - EQF level 7
     Master (Fachhochschule)- EQF level 7
     Diplom/Magister (Gesamthochschule) - EQF level 7
     Magister Artium (phased out 2010)
     staatliche prüfung für physiotherapie (for physiotherapy or related programmes)

    Applicants with Law degrees can be normally considered with an overall grade of 3.29 and above.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email our applicant enquiries team at study@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.

    Postgraduate standard requirements

    The English language entry requirement for the majority of postgraduate (Master's) courses is IELTS 6.0 or 6.5, or equivalent, depending on your chosen course of study. Specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

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