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Entry requirements

Bulgaria 

We normally ask for a score of 4 (dobur) in the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie or the Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie
please note some courses may require higher scores, so do please check the course page.
As well as the above qualification, we also accept the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

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 a grade 3 in the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie or the Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie


Cyprus

We accept a number of qualifications including:

 - Apolytirion of Lykeio / Apolytirio (Geniko) Lykeiou (Απολυτηριο (Γενικού) Λυκειου) from a Eniaio Lykeio (ενιαίο λύκειο), Unified Lyceum or Geniko Lykeio with a minimum average of 16, including in key subjects.
- Level 3 Vocational Training (Cycle 2) Certificate (Πτυχιο) from a Techniko Epaggelmatiko Ekpaideftirio, known as Tee (or Tel) (Technical Vocational Educational School) with a minimum average of 17
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

- A School Leaving Certificate from an EPAL with a minimum average of 17, can be considered for direct entry, although a recognised foundation may be required depending on the relevancy of the specialisation
- A Vocational Training Certificate or Diploma from An Institouto Epaggelmatikis Katartisis (Vocational Training Institute- IEK) with a minimum average of 17
**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 a grade 13 or above.


France

Undergraduate degree courses

We accept a number of qualifications including one of the following with an overall score of 12 or above:

  • Baccalauréat Général/Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
  • Diplôme de l'Enseignement du Second Degré)
  • Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale
  • Baccalauréat Technologique
  • Baccalauréat Professionnel
  • Brevet de Technicien 

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 a grade 11 or above.


Germany

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. 


Greece

We accept a number of qualifications including:

 - Apolytirion of Lykeio / Apolytirio (Geniko) Lykeiou (Απολυτηριο (Γενικού) Λυκειου) from a Eniaio Lykeio (ενιαίο λύκειο), Unified Lyceum or Geniko Lykeio with a minimum average of 16, including in key subjects.

Level 3 Vocational Training (Cycle 2) Certificate (Πτυχιο) from a Techniko Epaggelmatiko Ekpaideftirio, known as Tee (or Tel) (Technical Vocational Educational School) with a minimum average of 17

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

- A School Leaving Certificate from an EPAL with a minimum average of 17, can be considered for direct entry, although a recognised foundation may be required depending on the relevancy of the specialisation

- A Vocational Training Certificate or Diploma from An Institouto Epaggelmatikis Katartisis (Vocational Training Institute- IEK) with a minimum average of 17

**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 a grade 5 or above in the Titulo de Bachillerato 

* We do not accept the Titulo de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria.


Ireland

We accept the:
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Ardteistimeireacht) with the required UCAS tariff points from at least 6 subjects with a minimum of 4 grade C's at the higher level.
  • 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. 

Students must have one of the following:

  • FETAC (Pre-Common Awards System) Level 5 awards can be considered for appropriate programmes. Students must present the full award having successfully completed 8 modules including merit/distinction in at least 5 modules.
  • FETAC (Common Awards System) – FETAC Level 5 major awards are acceptable in fulfilling the admission requirements for each programme of study can be considered for appropriate programmes. Students must present the full award with a minimum credit value of 120 including merit/distinction in at least 5 component awards.

Italy

We normally ask for a score of 6.5 or 65 in the Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato/ Diploma di Matura (Classica/ Scientifica/ Linguistica) Including in key subjects as required.
We also accept the maturità tecnica commerciale, diploma di ragioneria or perito aziendale or maturità artistica or tecnica, diploma di geometra for studies in related fields.

As well as the above qualification, we accept the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

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 normally ask for a score of a 60 in the Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato/ Diploma di Matura (Classica/ Scientifica/ Linguistica) 


Poland

We normally ask for a score of 6.5 or 65 in the Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato/ Diploma di Matura (Classica/ Scientifica/ Linguistica) Including in key subjects as required.

We also accept the maturità tecnica commerciale, diploma di ragioneria or perito aziendale or maturità artistica or tecnica, diploma di geometra for studies in related fields.

As well as the above qualification, we accept the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

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 normally ask for a score of a 60 in the Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato/ Diploma di Matura (Classica/ Scientifica/ Linguistica) 


Portugal

We accept a number of qualifications including one of the following with an overall score of 14 or above:
  •  Post 1996: The Certificado de Habilitacoes (Qualification Certificate) do Ensino Secundário /
    Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao
  • Pre- 1996: Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários AND/OR Certidão Do Décimo Segundo
    Ano) Provas De Aferição (University Entrance Examination)
  • From 2007: Concurso Nacional – (University Entrance Test) Pass With 90+ /200 (only taken by
    students seeking admission in a Portuguese University
  • The Bacharel / Bacharelato
  • A Diploma (Diploma de Ensino Secundário, Certificado de Qualificação, Curso Profissional De
    Nível III) from Specialized Technical/Vocational Schools / Escolas Secundárias Profissionais
    (Professional Schools) with a pass.
  • Certificado Formacao Profissional (Professional Training Certificate issued by the Institute of
    Employment and Professional Training (IEFP)
  • Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educação

 - 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 a grade 11 or above.


Romania

We normally ask for a score of 7 in the Diploma de Baccalaureate (and no grade below 6). Some courses may require higher scores, so do please check the course page.

A pass in the Certificat de Calificare Profesională Nivel 3 can also be consideredfor appropriate courses.

As well as the above qualification, we also accept the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

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 a grade 6 of above in the Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului or Diploma de Baccalaureate.


Spain

We accept a number of qualifications including:

 - A score of 6.5 or above in the Titulo de Bachiller(ato) (or Titol de Batxiller in Catalonia and Balearic Islands). 

- The M25’ - Prueba de Acesso para Mayores de 25 años OR Ciclo Formativo de Grado Superior (CFGS)

- 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 a grade 5 or above in the Titulo de Bachillerato 

* We do not accept the Titulo de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria 


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. 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.

 

Bulgaria

We normally ask for an overall grade of 4 or above in the Diploma  za  Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie or Bakalavr (post 2001).

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.


Cyprus 

We normally ask for:

• a Ptychion (awarded by an AEI University) minimum grades of 6.5 or a Ptychion (awarded by a Technikon ATEI) with minimum grades of 7.
• A Bachelor's Degree from the American University in Greece with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 

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.


France

We normally ask for:
A Licence, Maîtrise or Diplôme d'Ingénieur with an overall mark of assez bien (12) or above.
2 + 1 (i.e. DEUG Diplôme d'études Universitaires Générales) plus 1 year of licence with an
overall mark of assez bien (12) or 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.


Germany

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
  • Dplom 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.


Greece

We normally ask for:

• a Ptychion (awarded by an AEI University) minimum grades of 6.5 or a Ptychion (awarded by a Technikon ATEI) with minimum grades of 7.
• A Bachelor's Degree from the American University in Greece with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 

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.


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We normally ask for a minimum 2.2 or above Honours Degree (Irish NQF L8).

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.


Italy

Students must hold a Diploma di Laurea (Laurea Triennale, Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento), Laurea Specialistica or Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti with an overall mark of 96 or above (out of 110).

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.

 


Poland

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.


Portugal

We normally ask for:

  • An overall mark of 14 or above in the Licenciado.

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.


Romania

We normally ask for an overall grade 7 or above in the Diploma  de Licenta , Diploma de Inginer or Diploma de Architect.

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.


Spain

We normally ask for an overall score of 6/aprobado or above in the:

• Grado (240 ECTS) / Master Universitario (60-120 ECTS post Grado) 
• Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 

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 English language 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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