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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 including:

    The Egzamin Maturalny, known as Polish Matura, and obtain the Maturity Certificate swiadectwo dojrzalosci:

    •  New Matura - Nowa Matura (post 2005): Students must pass the Matura with at least 2 Extended level subjects with a minimum of 40% and 1 Basic level subject with at least 60%. The 2
      extended and one basic should be in different subjects (Languages are split into written and oral and can be taken across Basic and extended). Weighting for the extended is 20% higher than the
      weighting for the basic. Check for subject specific requirements
    • Old Matura: Students must have passed 5 exam subjects (written [pisemnej] and oral [ustnej])
      with a grade of 3 (C / Dostateczny) or above and have achieved an average of 4 (B). The
      Grading System is on a scale of 1-6, with 2 being the pass mark and 6 the highest mark – see
      GRADING for letter scale.

    OR

    • Pass Ddyplom potwierdzajacy kwalifikacje zawodowe Technical School Diploma confirming vocational qualifications PLUS relevant work experience can be considered for related programmes.

     - 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. 

    Foundation degree courses

    For foundation courses, we look for one of the following qualifications:

    • (Post-2005) Nowa Matura: Award of Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate) with an overall grade of 60% or above at Basic level but no exams at Extended/Advanced level necessary
    • (Pre-2005) Old Matura: Award of Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate) with at least grade 3 or above in each exam subject.
    • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogólnoksztalcacego (Certificate of Completion of General Upper Secondary School) with 3 or above
    • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Profilowanego (Certificate of Completion of Specialised Upper Secondary School) with 3 or above
    • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Technikum (Certificate of Completion of Technical Upper Secondary School) with 3 or above
    • Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Profilowanego /Technicznego/Zawodowego/Technikum
    • (Certificate of Completion from a Vocational/Technical Secondary School) with 3 or above

    English language requirements

    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.

    English Exemptions from the Extended Matura

    Applicants who have English in an Extended exam from their Matura with 70% in both written and oral, may be exempted to take an English language test.

    Undergraduate

    Postgraduate degree courses

    We normally ask for:

    • An overall mark of a grade C/4 (dobry) or above in the Licencjat Bachelors degree (post 2003).

    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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