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International entry requirements (UG)

King's College London students at the Gordon Museum, Guy's Campus

King's welcomes applicants to our undergraduate courses from countries all over the world. The information below is intended to give general guidance as to the type of qualifications and grades we would require from different regions, but if you can't see your country or qualification here please contact the Admissions Office for further guidance.   

Important notes

  • The details below are intended as general guidance for those considering undergraduate study at King's.

  • King's regularly reviews its entry requirements at the start of each academic year and the entry requirements below are intended as a guide and may be subject to change.
  • King's has a competitive application process for our courses: meeting the minimum entry requirements alone will not guarantee that you will be successful in receiving an offer to study at King's.
  • Exact entry requirements will vary by course, and some will specify certain compulsory subjects or grades, or state preferred subjects. We have provided general guidance for most courses, but is important that you check our online prospectus for any non-academic entry requirements for your course, as well as any compulsory or preferred subjects.

  • If you can't find your country or qualification in the list below, contact the Admissions Office for further advice.

Non-country specific qualifications

Advanced Placement, ACT and SATs

King’s asks the applicants with US high school qualifications meet two requirements, in addition to satisfying any specific subject requirements:

1) Applicants must study three subjects in-depth, including any subjects stated in our online prospectus as ‘compulsory’ for your course. We will therefore ask for three subjects at Advanced Placement , or three subjects at SAT- S (or a combination of any three different subjects). Comparable entry requirements:

 UK A-level Comparable AP Comparable SAT-S

 A*AA

 555

 650+ in each subject

 AAA

 555

 650+ in each subject

 AAB

 554

 650+ in each subject

 ABB

 554

 600+ in each subject

 
Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require: 5 in the AP or 720 in the SAT-S for an A*; 5 in the AP or 700 in the SAT-S for an A and 4 in the AP or 650 in the SAT-S for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

2) In addition, all applicants must achieve strong scores in either the SAT-R or ACT. Comparable scores for the redesigned SAT-R taken after March 2016 are now available. We welcome applicants who have completed the optional Essay in the SAT-R after March 2016, though we do not require applicants to have taken it. Comparable entry requirements:

UK/ACT/SAT-R requirements
 UK A-level Comparable ACT Comparable SAT-R
A*AA 29

Post March 2016: 1380 (with minimum 620 in the Maths section and 650 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1950 (with minimum 600 in each section)

AAA 28

Post March 2016: 1380 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1950 (with minimum 580 in each section)

AAB 28

Post March 2016: 1350 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1900 (with minimum 580 in each section)

ABB 27

Post March 2016: 1320 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1850

 

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

The CAPE is accepted for direct entry to our undergraduate degree programmes. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,1

AAA

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,1

AAB

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,2

ABB

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,2,2

BBB

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 2,2,2

 

Please note: Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level,  we are likely to require 1 (I) in the two-Unit course for an A*, 1 (I) in the two-Unit course for an A and 2 (II) in the two-Unit course for a B. Check for details of any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme carefully in our online prospectus. Applicants can also find country specific guidance on visits, student profiles and funding guidance in our International webpages.

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is accepted for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Award of the European Baccalureate with 88% overall

AAA

Award of the European Baccalureate with 85% overall

AAB

Award of the European Baccalureate with 80% overall

ABB 

Award of the European Baccalureate with 80% overall

BBB

Award of the European Baccalureate with 75% overall

 

In addition, high grades (usually 8-9) are required in specific subjects: see our online prospectus for details of any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course.

International A-levels

International A-levels are accepted as equivalent to GCE A-levels on a grade-per-grade basis. For further information see our A-level requirements. EU/International applicants with A-levels may also want to see our International webpages.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

King’s welcomes students from the UK and across the globe studying the IB Diploma.  Our offers will usually specify certain marks in three subjects at Higher Level, in addition to an overall point score for the whole Diploma. Our point score includes points for Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Extended Essay (EE). As a guide:

A-level requirementsEquivalent IB requirements
A*AA 35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 766
AAA 35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666
AAB 35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 665
ABB 34 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 655
BBB 32 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 555



Some courses may also specify certain subjects to be taken at Standard Level course. 

King’s will consider applications from students who have chosen not to enrol in the full IB Diploma Programme (DP) and have, instead, chosen to complete independent DP subject courses and the core components of Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

Students who have chosen not to enrol in the IB Diploma Programme must still meet King’s Higher Level, Standard Level and overall score requirements as detailed above, assessment is based on the Diploma Programme course results (DPCR).

 

Qualification guidance by country

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A

Algeria

Undergraduate entry

The Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

Applicants completing the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) at a French school in Algeria can be considered for direct entry. Please see France for entry requirements.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Armenia

Undergraduate entry

The Araratian Baccalaureate is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate programmes at King's with three Extended subjects. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between A* and B)  in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course. Comparable entry requirements:

Araratian Bac Entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Araratian Baccalaureate with grades A*AA in three Extended subjects
AAA Award of the Araratian Baccalaureate with grades AAA in three Extended subjects 
AAB Award of the Araratian Baccalaureate with grades AAB in three Extended subjects
ABB Award of the Araratian Baccalaureate with grades ABB in three Extended subjects 
BBB Award of the Araratian Baccalaureate with grades BBB in three Extended subjects 

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require A* in an extended subject for an A*, A in an extended subject for an A, and B in an extended subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

King's International Foundation

Students with the Certificate of Unified Examination should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Australia

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) score received at the end of secondary school is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate programmes at King's. We will usually be looking for evidence of high grades along with a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. Comparable entry requirements: 

Australia requirements
 A*AA Achieve an ATAR score of 97 in addition to a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. 
 AAA Achieve an ATAR score of 96.5 in addition to a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. 
 AAB Achieve an ATAR score of 95 in addition to a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. 
 ABB Achieve an ATAR score of 94 in addition to a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. 
 BBB Achieve an ATAR score of 92 in addition to a pass in the Year 12 High School Certificate of Education. 

 

For applicants from Queensland we will usually be looking for evidence of high grades along with a pass in the Queensland Certificate in Education. Comparable entry requirements: 

Queensland requirements
 A*AA Achieve an Overall Position of Band 2 in addition to a pass in the Queensland Certificate of Education.
 AAA  Achieve an Overall Position of Band 2 in addition to a pass in the Queensland Certificate of Education.
 AAB  Achieve an Overall Position of Band 3 in addition to a pass in the Queensland Certificate of Education.
 ABB  Achieve an Overall Position of Band 4 in addition to a pass in the Queensland Certificate of Education.
 BBB  Achieve an Overall Position of Band 5 in addition to a pass in the Queensland Certificate of Education.

In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree progamme (see our online prospectus for details).

Austria

The Reifeprufungzeugnis (when awarded by an Allgemeinbildende höhere Schulen) is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate courses at King's. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between 1 and 2) in individual elective subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for details). Comparable entry requirements:

Austria entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Reifeprüfungszeugnis with four subjects at grades 1,1,1,1

(A subject taken at both spoken and written level can only be counted once)

AAA

Award of the Reifeprüfungszeugnis with four subjects at grades 1,1,1,2

(A subject taken at both spoken and written level can only be counted once)

AAB

 Award of the Reifeprüfungszeugnis with four subjects at grades 1,1,2,2

(A subject taken at both spoken and written level can only be counted once)

ABB

Award of the Reifeprüfungszeugnis with four subjects at grades 1,2,2,2

(A subject taken at both spoken and written level can only be counted once)

BBB

Award of the Reifeprüfungszeugnis with four subjects at grades 2,2,2,2

(A subject taken at both spoken and written level can only be counted once)

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level,  we are likely to require 1 (Sehr gut) in the individual examination subject for an A*, 1.5 (Sehr gut)  in the individual examination subject for an A, and 2 (Gut) in the individual examination subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Azerbaijan

Undergraduate entry

The General Secondary Education Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

B

Bahrain

Undergraduate entry

The General Secondary Education Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Bangladesh

Undergraduate entry

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Barbados

We welcome applicants with high grades in the following qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree courses:

Please note: we will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for course-specific details).

Belarus

Undergraduate entry

The General Certificate of (Complete) Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Belgium

The Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Diplome van Secundair Onderwijs or Abschlusszeugnis de Oberstufe des Sekundarunterricht is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate programmes at King's. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual elective subjects in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for details). Comparable entry requirements:

Belgium Entry Requirments
 A*AA  Award of the diploma with an overall grade of 90% (9 out of 10 or 18 out 20) 
 AAA   Award of the diploma with an overall grade of 80% (8 out of 10 or 16 out 20)
 AAB   Award of the diploma with an overall grade of 75% (7.5 out of 10 or 15 out 20)
 ABB   Award of the diploma with an overall grade of 70% (7 out of 10 or 14 out 20)
 BBB   Award of the diploma with an overall grade of 65% (6.5 out of 10 or 13 out 20)

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 9 out of 10 or 18 out of 20 in a final year subject for an A*,  9 out of 10 or 18 out of 20 in a final year subject for an A and 8 out of 10 or 16 out of 20 in a final year subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Brazil

Undergraduate entry

The Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Brunei

The Brunei/Cambridge GCE A-level is accepted for entry to undergraduate programmes at King's with comparable grades to UK GCE A-levels.

Bulgaria

The Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie is accepted for entry to undergraduate programmes at King’s. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between 5.0 and 5.8) in individual final year subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for details). Comparable entry requirements:

Bulgaria entry requirements
 A*AA Award of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie with 5.0 in all state examinations and an overall grade of 5.8                                   
 AAA Award of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie with 5.0 in all state examinations and an overall grade of 5.7
 AAB  Award of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie with 5.0 in all state examinations and an overall grade of 5.5
 ABB  Award of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie with 5.0 in all state examinations and an overall grade of 5.3
 BBB  Award of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie with 5.0 in all state examinations and an overall grade of 5.0

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 5.8 in a final year subject for an A*, 5.5  in a final year subject for an A and 5.0 in a final year subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

C

Canada

Applicants from High Schools in Canada will usually be expected to be taking at least 5 subjects at pre-University course/grade 12 level, including any subjects stated as ‘compulsory’ for their chosen course of study (see our online prospectus for detail). Comparable entry requirements:

Alberta High School Diploma

A*AA Overall average of 90% including at least five grade 12 academic 30 or 31 courses
AAA Overall average of 85% including at least five grade 12 academic 30 or 31 courses
AAB Overall average of 83% including at least five grade 12 academic 30 or 31 courses
ABB Overall average of 80% including at least five grade 12 academic 30 or 31 courses
BBB Overall average of 75% including at least five grade 12 academic 30 or 31 courses

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require:

  • 90% in a 30 or 31 course for an A* at A-level
  • 85% in a 30 or 31 course for an A at A-level
  • 83% in a 30 or 31 course for a B at A-level

(see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). 

British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma

A*AA Overall average of 90% including at least five academic grade 12 subjects
AAA Overall average of 85% including at least five academic grade 12 subjects
AAB Overall average of 83% including at least five academic grade 12 subjects
ABB Overall average of 80% including at least five academic grade 12 subjects
BBB Overall average of 75% including at least five academic grade 12 subjects

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require:

  • 90% in the individual grade 12 subject for an A* at A-level
  • 85% in the individual grade 12 subject for an A at A-level
  • 83% in the individual grade 12 subject for a B at A-level

(see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

A*AA Overall average of 90% in six courses, including five University Prep (4U) courses, and one 4U or 4M (University/College Prep) course
AAA Overall average of 85% in six courses, including five University Prep (4U) courses, and one 4U or 4M (University/College Prep) course
AAB Overall average of 83% in six courses, including five University Prep (4U) courses, and one 4U or 4M (University/College Prep) course
ABB Overall average of 80% in six courses, including five University Prep (4U) courses, and one 4U or 4M (University/College Prep) course
BBB Overall average of 75% in six courses, including five University Prep (4U) courses, and one 4U or 4M (University/College Prep) course

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require:

  • 90% in a 4U subject for for an A* at A-level
  • 85% in a 4U subject for an A at A-level
  • 83% in a 4U subject for a B at A-level

(see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). 

Pre-University/Grade 12 level from other Canadian Provinces and Territories

Alberta
A*AA Overall average of 90% - Please contact the admissions office for specific information
AAA Overall average of 85% - Please contact the admissions office for specific information
AAB Overall average of 83% - Please contact the admissions office for specific information
ABB Overall average of 80% - Please contact the admissions office for specific information
BBB Overall average of 75% - Please contact the admissions office for specific information

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require:

  • 90% or grade A in the individual grade 12 subject for an A* at A-level
  • 85% or grade A in the individual grade 12 subject for an A at A-level
  • 83% or grade A- in the individual grade 12 subject for a B at A-level

(see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). 

Chile

Undergraduate entry

The Licencia de Educatión/Enseñanza Media is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

China

Undergraduate entry

The Senior High School Certificate and/or Hui Kao are not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Colombia

Undergraduate entry

The Bachiller Académico is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Costa Rica

Undergraduate entry

The Titulo de Bachiller (Academic Stream) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Croatia

The Drzavna Matura (State Matura) is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate programmes at King's, normally with an overall average of 5. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between 4 and 5)  in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course. Comparable entry requirements:

Croatia entry requirements
 A*AA Award of the Drzavna Matura (State Matura) with an overall average of 5 with 5 in at least four subjects, including any required subjects at 5
 AAA Award of the Drzavna Matura (State Matura) with an overall average of 5 with 5 in at least three subjects, including any required subjects at 5
 AAB Award of the Drzavna Matura (State Matura) with an overall average of 5 with 5 in at least two subjects, including any required subjects at 5
 ABB  Award of the Drzavna Matura (State Matura) with an overall average of 4.5
 BBB  Award of the Drzavna Matura (State Matura) with an overall average of 4.5

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 5 in the individual subject for an A*, 5 in the individual subject for an A and 4 in the individual subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Cyprus

Undergraduate entry

The Apolytirion is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's without additional study. Applicants may wish to consider taking A-levels alongside the Apolytirion, or one of our International Foundation programmes (see below). If a programme has a subject requirement, this will need to be met through an A-level and not the Apolytirion.

Please note, students wishing to apply for Medicine or Dentistry will need to present three A-levels or other suitable qualification, as the Apolytirion will not be considered for either of these programmes.

A*AA Award of the Apolytirion with at least 19 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade A*A
 AAA Award of the Apolytirion with at least 19 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AA
 AAB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AB
 ABB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AB
 BBB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade BB

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Czech Republic

The Maturita is accepted for direct entry to undergraduate programmes at King's, normally with four subjects between 1 (výborný) and 2 (chválitebný). In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course. Comparable entry requirements:

 A*AA Award of the Maturita with four subjects at grades 1, 1, 1, 1
 AAA Award of the Maturita with four subjects at grades 1, 1, 1, 2
 AAB Award of the Maturita with four subjects at grades 1, 1, 2, 2
 ABB Award of the Maturita with four subjects at grades 1, 2, 2, 2
 BBB Award of the Maturita with four subjects at grades 2, 2, 2, 2

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 1 (výborný) in the examination subject for an A*,  1 (výborný) in the examination subject for an A and 2 (chválitebný) in the examination subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). 

D

Denmark

The Studentereksamen, (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (Higher Preparatory Examination) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (Higher Technical Examination Certificate) will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degrees, usually with an overall average of between 7 and 12. Comparable entry requirements:

Denmark entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Studentereksamen (STX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) with an overall average of 12 

AAA

Award of the Studentereksamen (STX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) an overall average of 11

AAB

Award of the Studentereksamen (STX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) with an overall average of 10

ABB

Award of the Studentereksamen (STX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) with an overall average of 10

BBB

Award of the Studentereksamen (STX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) with an overall average of 7 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 12 in the individual subject for an A*, 12 in the individual subject for an A and 7 in the individual subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

E

Ecuador

Undergraduate entry

The Título de Bachiller en Ciencias is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Egypt

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Estonia

The Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus is accepted for direct entry aloongside three Riigieksamitunnistus state examinations. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus with an overall average of 4.5 and three Riigieksamitunnistus state exams with one subject at 90% and two at 85%
AAA Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus with an overall average of 4.5 and three Riigieksamitunnistus state exams at 85%
AAB Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus with an overall average of 4.5 and three Riigieksamitunnistus state exams with two subjects at 85% and one at 80%
ABB Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus with an overall average of 4 and three Riigieksamitunnistus state exams with one subject at 85% and two at 80%
BBB Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus with an overall average of 4 and three Riigieksamitunnistus state exams at 80% 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 90% in a Riigieksamitunnistus examination subject for an A*, 85% in a Riigieksamitunnistus examination subject for an A and 80% in a Riigieksamitunnistus examination subject subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

F

Finland

The Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen is accepted for direct entry, normally with four examination subjects. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA Award of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, including one subject at grade 7 and two subjects at grade 6
AAA Award of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, including three subjects at grade 6
AAB Award of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, including two subjects at grade 6 and one subject at grade 5
ABB  Award of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, including one subject at grade 6 and two subjects at grade 5
BBB Award of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen with at least four subjects, including three subjects at grade 5

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 7/L (Laudatur) in an individual examination subject for an A*, 6/E (Eximia cum laude approbatur) in an individual examination subject for an A and 5/M (Magna cum laude approbatur) in an individual examination subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

France

The Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) are accepted for direct entry. The grades usually accepted vary from 12 to 16 overall. Where our online prospectus mentions compulsory or preferred individual subjects, we would expect applicants to be taking the most relevant Bac (for example, the Bac "S" for entry to science courses) and to achieve high marks (usually between 13 and 16) in specific subjects. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Award of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with 16 overall 

AAA

Award of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with 15 overall

AAB

Award of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with 14 overall

ABB

Award of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with 13 overall

BBB

Award of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with 12 overall

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 16 in the individual Baccalaureate subject for an A*, 14 in the individual Baccalaureate subject for an A and 13 in the individual Baccalaureate subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

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Georgia

Undergraduate entry

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate - Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Germany

The Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of between 1.7 and 1.3. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between 12 and 14) in individual LK (Leistungskurse) subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Award of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.3 overall and two LK (Leistungkurse) subjects at grades 14, 13

AAA

Award of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.4 overall and two LK (Leistungkurse) subjects at grades 13, 13

AAB 

Award of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.5 overall and two LK (Leistungkurse) subjects at grades 13, 13

ABB

Award of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.6 overall and two LK (Leistungkurse) subjects at grades 13, 12

BBB

Award of the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with 1.7 overall and two LK (Leistungkurse) subjects at grades 13, 12

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 14 in an individual LK (Leistungskurse) subject for an A*, 13 in an individual LK (Leistungskurse) for an A and 12 in an individual LK (Leistungskurse) for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Ghana

Undergraduate entry

The Senior School Certificate/West African Senior School Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Greece

Undergraduate entry

The Apolytirion is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's without additional study. Applicants may wish to consider taking A-levels alongside the Apolytirion, or one of our International Foundation programmes (see below). If a programme has a subject requirement, this will need to be met through an A-level and not the Apolytirion.

Please note, students wishing to apply for Medicine or Dentistry will need to present three A-levels or other suitable qualification, as the Apolytirion will not be considered for either of these programmes.

A*AA Award of the Apolytirion with at least 19 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade A*A
AAA Award of the Apolytirion with at least 19 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AA
AAB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AB
ABB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade AB
BBB Award of the Apolytirion with at least 18 out of 20, in addition to two A-levels at grade BB

 

King's International Foundation

Students with the Apolytirion but who do not meet King's typical offer requirements for their intended programme of study should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Guinea

Undergraduate entry

The Baccalaureat Unique / Baccalaureat 2eme partie is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Guyana

We welcome applicants with high grades in the following qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree courses:

Please note: We will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for course-specific details).

H

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) will be considered for undergraduate entry.

Hong Kong entry requirements

A*AA

Three elective subjects at minimum Levels 5*, 5, 5

Level 4 in each of the four core subjects

AAA

Three elective subjects at minimum Levels 5, 5, 5

Level 4 in each of the four core subjects

AAB

Three elective subjects at minimum Levels 5, 5, 5

Level 4 in each of the four core subjects

ABB

Three elective subjects at minimum Levels 5, 5, 4

Level 4 in each of the four core subjects

Where our online prospectus asks for a grade A* at A-level in a specific subject, we are likely to require Level 5*, and for A grade at Level 5.

Important exception - Mathematics

Where our online prospectus requires Mathematics at A-level, the HKDSE core Maths will not be sufficient by itself. Where Mathematics A grade is asked for, we require:

  • either Level 5 in Compulsory Mathematics and Level 5* in Extended Mathematics

  • Or, Level 5* in Extended Mathematics and Level 5 in Compulsory Mathematics

 in addition to two further elective subjects at 5, and 4 in remaining core modules.

Hungary

The Hungarian Matura (Erettségi) is accepted for direct entry. Five subjects should normally be taken with grades between 4 and 5, and at least two subjects should be at Advanced Level (emelt szintu) with 60% or above. Comparable entry requirements: 

Hungary entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Matura (Erettségi) with five subjects at 5 (jeles), including two subjects at advanced level (emelt szintu) with 75% and 70%
AAA Award of the Matura (Erettségi) with five subjects at 5 (jeles), including two subjects at advanced level (emelt szintu) with 70% in both
AAB Award of the Matura (Erettségi) with five subjects at 5 (jeles), including two subjects at advanced level (emelt szintu) with 70% and 65%
ABB Award of the Matura (Erettségi) with four subjects at 5 (jeles) and one subject at 4 (jo), including two subjects at advanced level (emelt szintu) with 65% and 60%
BBB Award of the Matura (Erettségi) with two subjects at 5 (jeles) and the remaining subjects at 4 (jo), including two subjects at advanced level (emelt szintu) with 60% in both

 Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 5 (jeles) with 75% at Advanced Level and 85% at Standard Level for an A*,  5 (jeles) with 70% at Advanced Level and 80% at Standard Level for an A and 4 (jo) with 60% at Advanced Level and 70% at Standard Level for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

I

Iceland

The Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) is accepted for direct entry,  normally with an overall score of between 7.5 and 9. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually between 8 and 10) in individual  subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Iceland entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 9
AAA Award of the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 8.5
AAB Award of the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 8
ABB Award of the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 8 
BBB Award of the Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 7.5

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 10 in the individual subject for an A*,  9 in the individual subject for an A and 8 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

India

Undergraduate entry

The Indian High School Leaving Certificate (from CBSE and CISCE boards only) at the end of standard XII will generally be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes with an overall average score of 80% and 90%. Comparable entry requirements:

Indian UG Entry Requirements
A*AA Higher Secondary Certificate from Standard XII with 90% overall
AAA Higher Secondary Certificate from Standard XII with 85% overall
AAB Higher Secondary Certificate from Standard XII with 80% overall
ABB Higher Secondary Certificate from Standard XII with 80% overall
BBB Higher Secondary Certificate from Standard XII with 80% overall

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 90% in the individual subject for an A*,  85% in the individual subject for an A and 80% in the individual subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). Please note that this is an approximate guide and that differences in the state boards is taken into consideration when reviewing applications.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate from other examinations boards should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Indonesia

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Graduation from Academic/Islamic Secondary School is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Iran

The Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) is accepted for direct entry,  normally with an overall score of between 16 and 18. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades (usually 17 and above) in individual  subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Iran entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Pre-University Certificate with an overall grade of  18
AAA Award of the Pre-University Certificate with an overall grade of 18
AAB Award of the Pre-University Certificate with an overall grade of 17
ABB Award of the Pre-University Certificate with an overall grade of 17
BBB Award of the Pre-University Certificate with an overall grade of 16

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 18 in the individual subject for an A*,  18 in the individual subject for an A and 17 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Iraq

Undergraduate entry

The Secondary School Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Ireland

The Irish Leaving Certificate will be considered with six subjects at Higher Level, normally with grades between H1 and H3. Comparable entry requirements:

Ireland entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 (all at Higher Level)

AAA

Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 (all at Higher Level)

AAB

Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 (all at Higher Level)

ABB

Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher Level)

BBB Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 (all at Higher Level)

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require H1 in the individual subject for an A*,  H2 in the individual subject for an A and H2 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Israel

The Bagrut (Matriculation) is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of between 70% and 90%. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual written examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Israel Entry Requirements
A*AA Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 90%, and at least two subjects at unit level 5. Any compulsory subject must be taken at unit level 5.  
AAA Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 85% and at least two subjects at unit level 5. Any compulsory subject must be taken at unit level 5.
AAB Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 80% and at least two subjects at unit level 5. Any compulsory subject must be taken at unit level 5.  
ABB Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 75% and at least two subjects at unit level 5. Any compulsory subject must be taken at unit level 5.  
BBB Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 70% and at least two subjects at unit level 5. Any compulsory subject must be taken at unit level 5.  

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 90% in the individual subject for an A*,  85% in the individual subject for an A and 80% in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Italy

The Diploma di Esame di Stato is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of between 80 and 95. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual written examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Italy entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 95 

AAA

 Award of the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 90 

AAB

Award of the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 85

ABB

Award of the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 82

BBB Award of the Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 80

 Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 15/15 or 10/10 in the written examination for an A*,  14/15 or 9/10 in the written examination for an A and 13/15 or 8/10 in the written examination for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

J

Jamaica

We welcome applicants with high grades in the following qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree courses:

Please note: We will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for course-specific details).

Japan

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Jordan

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

K

Kazakhstan

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Completed Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Kenya

Undergraduate entry

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Kuwait

Undergraduate entry

The Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Kosovo

Undergraduate entry

The Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

L

Latvia

Undergraduate entry

The Latvian Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Libya

Undergraduate entry

The Thanawiya (Secondary Education Certificate) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Lebanon

Undergraduate entry

The Lebanese Baccalauréat (General Secondary Certificate) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

Applicants completing the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) at a French school in Lebanon can be considered for direct entry. Please see France for entry requirements.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Lithuania

The Brandos Atestatas is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of between 9.0 and 9.5. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in three state examinations for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Award of the Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9.5 in the School Matura Examinations, and 95%, 90%, 90% in three State Examinations

AAA

 Award of the Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9.5 in the School Matura Examinations, and 90%, 90%, 90% in three State Examinations 

AAB

Award of the Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9.0 in the School Matura Examinations, and 90%, 90%, 85% in three State Examinations

ABB

Award of the Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9.0 in the School Matura Examinations, and 90%, 85%, 85% in three State Examinations

BBB Award of the Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9.0 in the School Matura Examinations, and 85%, 85%, 85% in three State Examinations

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 95% in the state examination for an A*,  90% in the state examination for an A and 85% in the state examination for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Luxembourg

The Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of between 45 and 51. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA

Pass the Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with an overall score of 51 out of 60

AAA

Pass the Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with an overall score of 48 out of 60

AAB

Pass the Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with an overall score of 47 out of 60

ABB

Pass the Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with an overall score of 46 out of 60

BBB Pass the Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires with an overall score of 45 out of 60

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require Excellent in the subject for an A*, très bien in the subject for an A and très bien in the subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

M

Malaysia

Matrikulasi

The STPM and Matrikulasi will be considered for admission to our undergraduate degree courses. The STPM has comparable grades to A-levels. Comparable entry requirements for the Matrikulasi:

Malaysia UEC
A*AA Award of the Matrikulasi with an overall GPA of 3.75 out of 4.0 in the Core Subjects with no grade below B+
AAA Award of the Matrikulasi with an overall GPA of 3.67 out of 4.0 in the Core Subjects with no grade below B+
AAB Award of the Matrikulasi with an overall GPA of 3.59 out of 4.0 in the Core Subjects with no grade below B+
ABB Award of the Matrikulasi with an overall GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 in the Core Subjects with no grade below B
BBB Award of the Matrikulasi with an overall GPA of 3.33 out of 4.0 in the Core Subjects with no grade below B

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require:

  • Grade A or 4.0 in the individual subject for an A*
  • Grade A- or 3.67 in the individual subject for an A
  • Grade B+ or 3.33 in the individual subject for a B  

United Examination Certificate (UEC)

The United Examination Certificate (UEC) is accepted for direct entry, normally with subjects at A1 to B3. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA  A1 in three subjects and all remaining subjects at A2
AAA  A2 in all subjects
AAB  A2 in all subjects
ABB  A2 in three subjects and all remaining subjects at B3
BBB  Minimum of B3 in each subject

 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require A1 in the individual subject for an A*, A2 in the individual subject for an A and B3 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Malta 

The Matriculation Certificate is accepted for direct entry, normally with two Advanced Level subjects and three Intermediate level subjects between grades A and B. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Malta entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Matriculation Certificate with grades AA in two Advanced Level subjects and AAA at Intermediate Level
AAA Award of the Matriculation Certificate with grades AA in two Advanced Level subjects and AAA at Intermediate Level
AAB Award of the Matriculation Certificate with grades AA in two Advanced Level subjects and BBB at Intermediate Level
ABB Award of the Matriculation Certificate with grades AB in two Advanced Level subjects and BBB at Intermediate Level
BBB Award of the Matriculation Certificate with grades BB in two Advanced Level subjects and BBB at Intermediate Level

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require A in the individual subject for an A*, A in the individual subject for an A and B in the individual subject for a B.

Mexico

Undergraduate entry

Unfortunately the Bachillerato is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes without additional study (such as the King’s IFP, or the first year of a Licenciado) with high grades, including study of relevant subjects for your chosen programme. 

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Morocco

Undergraduate entry

The Moroccan Diplôme du Baccalauréat/Attestation du Baccalauréat is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

Applicants completing the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) at a French school in Morocco can be considered for direct entry. Please see France for entry requirements.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Myanmar

Undergraduate entry

The Basic Education High Schol Examination / Matriculation Examination is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

N

Nepal

Undergraduate entry

The Higher Secondary Education Board Examination (HSC) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Netherlands

The Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall mark of 6.5 to 8.0 and high grades in four individual subjects. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA Award of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with 8.0 overall, including four individual subjects at grades 9, 8, 8, 8
AAA Award of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with 7.5 overall, including four individual subjects at grades 8, 8, 8, 8
AAB Award of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with 7.0 overall, including four individual subjects at grades 8, 8, 8, 7
ABB Award of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with 7.0 overall, including four individual subjects at grades 8, 8, 7, 7
BBB Award of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with 6.5 overall, including four individual subjects at grades 7, 7, 7, 7

 Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 9 in the individual subject for an A*, 8 in the individual subject for an A and 7 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

New Zealand

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA) is accepted for direct entry, normally endorsed with Excellence. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

A*AA Completion of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 80 credits including three Level 3 subjects endorsed with Excellence. 
AAA Completion of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 80 credits including three Level 3 subjects endorsed with Excellence.
AAB Completion of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 80 credits including two Level 3 subjects endorsed with Excellence and one level 3 subject endorsed with Merit.
ABB Completion of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 80 credits including one Level 3 subject endorsed with Excellence and two Level 3 subjects endorsed with Merit.
BBB Completion of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 80 credits including three Level 3 subjects endorsed with Merit.

 

 Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require Endorsed with Excellence in the individual subject for an A*, Endorsed with Excellence in the individual subject for an A and Endorsed with Merit in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Nigeria

Undergraduate entry

The Senior School Certificate/West African Senior School Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Norway

The Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole is accepted for direct entry, normally with an overall score of between 4 and 5 in the Common Core Subjects. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in two Optional Programme Subjects and any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Norway entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with an average of 5.3 in the Common Core Subjects, and grades 6, 5 in two Optional Programme Subjects
AAA Award of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with an average of 5.0 in the Common Core Subjects, and grades 5, 5 in two Optional Programme Subjects
AAB Award of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with an average of 4.7 in the Common Core Subjects, and grades 5, 5 in two Optional Programme Subjects
ABB Award of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with an average of 4.3 in the Common Core Subjects, and grades 5, 4 in two Optional Programme Subjects
BBB Award of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with an average of 4.0 in the Common Core Subjects, and grades 4, 4 in two Optional Programme Subjects

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 6 in the individual subject for an A*,  5 in the individual subject for an A and 4 in the individual subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Please note, to meet the specific subject requirements, you will need to complete the subject as an Optional Programme Subject, and complete both course 1 and 2 (e.g. Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 if a programme has a Chemsitry subject requirement).

O

Oman

Undergraduate entry

The General Education Diploma is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

P

Palestine

Undergraduate entry

The General Secondary Education Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation courses (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Pakistan

Undergraduate entry

The Higher School Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

Applicants completing A-levels or other suitable qualification at a British or International School in Pakistan can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual programmes for entry requirements.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Poland

The Polish Matura (from 2005+) is accepted for direct entry, normally with three Extended Level subjects passed with 75% to 85%. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Poland entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Matura with passes in three Extended Level subjects, including one at 85% and two at 80%

AAA

Award of the Matura with passes in three Extended Level subjects at 80%

AAB

Award of the Matura with passes in three Extended Level subjects, including two at 80% and one at 75%

ABB

Award of the Matura with passes in three Extended Level subjects, including one at 80% and two at 75%

BBB

Award of the Matura with passes in three Extended Level subjects at 75%

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 85% in the examination subject for an A*,  80% in the examination subject for an A and 75% in the examination subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Philippines

Undergraduate entry

The High School Diploma (Grade 12) is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Portugal

The Diploma de Ensino Secundário is acceptable for direct entry to undergraduate courses at King's, normally with an overall score of between 17 and 19.  In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Portugal entry requirements
A*AA Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with an overall average of 18, plus three national exams from grade 11 or 12 with one grade at 19 and no grade below 18
AAA Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with an overall average of 18, plus three national exams from grade 11 or 12 with no grade below 18
AAB Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with an overall average of 18, plus three national exams from grade 11 or 12 with two grades at 18 and no grade below 17
ABB Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with an overall average of 17, plus three national exams from grade 11 or 12 with one grade at 18 and no grade below 17
BBB Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with an overall average of 17, plus three national exams from grade 11 or 12 with no grade below 17

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 19 in the Year 12 examination subject for an A*, 18 in the Year 12 examination subject for an A and 17 in the Year 12 examination subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Q

Qatar

Undergraduate entry

The Qatar Senior School Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

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Romania

The Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat is acceptable for direct entry normally with high grades overall, and high grades in three written exams considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Romania entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall score of 9.3 in three written exams

AAA

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall score of 9.0 in three written exams

AAB

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall score of 8.6 in three written exams

ABB

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat withan overall score of 8.3 in three written exams

BBB

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall score of 8.0 in three written exams

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 9.5 in the written Exam E subject for an A*,  9 in the written Exam E subject for an A and 8 in the written Exam E subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Russia

Undergraduate entry

The Attestat o Srednam Obrazov is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

S

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate entry

The General Secondary Education Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Singapore

Singapore A-levels

Singapore A-levels are acceptable for direct entry, normally with three H2 subjects at the same grades as we specify for UK A-level (this will vary by course - please check the online prospectus for details). Comparable entry requirements:

Singaporean A Levels
A*AA Three H2 subjects (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry) with grades AAA 
AAA Three H2 subjects (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry) with grades AAA
AAB Three H2 subjects (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry) with grades AAB
ABB Three H2 subjects (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry) with grades ABB
BBB Three H2 subjects (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry) with grades BBB

 Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require A in the H2 subject for an A*, A in the H2 subject for an A and B in the H2 subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). Knowledge & Inquiry and General Studies will not be considered as part of the offer.

Singapore Polytechnic Diploma

For applicants with the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma we will normally be looking for award of the diploma with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in a subject relevant to the programme you are applying for. Comparable entry requirements:

Polytechnic Diploma
A*AA Award of the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.8
AAA Award of the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.7
AAB Award of the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.5
ABB Award of the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.2
BBB Award of the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require high marks in relevant modules within the diploma (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Slovakia

The Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk will be accepted for direct entry normally with four subjects between 1 (výborný) and 2 (chválitebný). In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Slovakia entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk with four subjects at grades 1,1,1,1

AAA

Award of the Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk with four subjects at grades 1,1,1,2 

AAB

Award of the Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk with four subjects at grades 1,1,2,2 

ABB

Award of the Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk with four subjects at grades 1,2,2,2 

BBB

Award of the Maturita/Vysved ̆cenie o Maturitnej Skú ̆sk with four subjects at grades 2,2,2,2

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 1 (výborný) in the examination subject for an A*,  1 (výborný) in the examination subject for an A and 2 (chválitebný) in the examination subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Slovenia

The Maturitetno Spricevalo will be accepted for direct entry normally with an overall score of between 20 and 28. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Slovenia entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Maturitetno Spricevalo with 28 points overall and no subjects below 3
AAA Award of the Maturitetno Spricevalo with 25 points overall and no subjects below 3
AAB Award of the Maturitetno Spricevalo with 22 points overall and no subjects below 3
ABB Award of the Maturitetno Spricevalo with 21 points overall and no subjects below 3
BBB Award of the Maturitetno Spricevalo with 20 points overall and no subjects below 3

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 5 in the individual subject for an A*,  5 in the individual subject for an A and 4 in the individual subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

South Africa 

The National Senior Certificate will be accepted for direct entry to our undergraduate courses normally with grades of 6 and 7. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual NSC approved subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course. Comparable entry requirements: 

South Africa entry requirements
A*AA Award of the National Senior Certificate with 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, excluding Life Orientation
AAA Award of the National Senior Certificate with 7, 7, 7, 7, 6, excluding Life Orientation
AAB Award of the National Senior Certificate with 7, 7, 7, 6, 6, excluding Life Orientation
ABB Award of the National Senior Certificate with 7, 7, 6, 6, 6, excluding Life Orientation
BBB Award of the National Senior Certificate with 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, excluding Life Orientation

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 7 in the NSC approved subject for an A*,  7 in the NSC approved subject for an A and 6 in the NSC approved subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

South Korea

Undergraduate entry

The High School Diploma is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Spain

The Título de Bachillerato will be accepted for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes normally with three subjects. An overall score between 7 and 9 is usually required. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual examination subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Spain entry requirements
A*AA Award of the Titulo de Bachillerato with 9 overall and grades 10, 9, 9 in three subjects 
AAA Award of the Titulo de Bachillerato with 8 overall  and grades 9, 9, 9 in three subjects
AAB Award of the Titulo de Bachillerato with 8 overall and grades 9, 9, 8 in three subjects
ABB Award of the Titulo de Bachillerato with 7 overall and grades 9, 8, 8 in three subjects 
BBB Award of the Titulo de Bachillerato with 7 overall and grades 8, 8, 8 in three subjects 

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 10 in the examination subject for an A*,  9 in the examination subject for an A and 8 in the examination subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

St Lucia

We welcome applicants with high grades in the following qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree courses:

Please note: We will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree course (see our online prospectus for course-specific details).

Sweden

The Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (with 2500 credits passed) will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Grades required vary from course to course, from a score of 80% to 90%, with possible subject preferences. For most of our courses we will be looking for a majority of A grades with remainder at B grades (new system) or MVG (old system). Comparable requirements entry requirements:

Sweden entry requirements

A*AA

Award of the Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola with grade A in 2000 credits and no grades below D

AAA

Award of the Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola with grade A in 1800 credits and no grades below D

AAB

Award of the Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola with grade A in 1500 credits and no grades below D

ABB

Award of the Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola with grade A in 1200 credits and no grades below D

BBB

Award of the Fullstandyg Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola with grade B in 2000 credits and no grades below D

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require A in 150 credits in the subject for an A*,  A in 100 credits in the subject for an A and B in 100 credits in the subject for a B (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Switzerland

The Federal Maturity Certificate and Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate  will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes, normally with an overall score of between 4.5 and 5. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of high grades in individual subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme. Comparable entry requirements:

Switzerland entry requirements
A*AA Federal Maturity Certificate or Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5
AAA Federal Maturity Certificate or Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5
AAB Federal Maturity Certificate or Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5
ABB Federal Maturity Certificate or Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5
BBB  Federal Maturity Certificate or Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 4.5

Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require 5.5 out of 6 in the principal or supplementary subject for an A*,  5 out of 6 in the principal or supplementary subject for an A and 4.5 out of 6 in the principal or supplementary subject for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

Syria

Undergraduate entry

The Thanawiya Amma is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

T

Taiwan

Undergraduate entry

The Senior High School Leaving Certificate is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Tajikistan

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Completed Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Thailand

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Secondary Education/Mathayom 6 is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Trinidad & Tobago

We welcome applicants with high grades in the following qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes:

Please note: We will be looking for evidence of high grades in any subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree programme (see our online prospectus for course-specific details).

Turkey

Undergraduate entry

The Devlet Lise Diplomasi is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Turkmenistan

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Complete Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

U

United Arab Emirates

Undergraduate entry

The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Ukraine

Undergraduate entry

The Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

United States of America

King’s asks the applicants with US high school qualifications meet two requirements, in addition to satisfying any specific subject requirements:

1) Applicants must study three subjects in-depth, including any subjects stated in our online prospectus as ‘compulsory’ for your course. We will therefore ask for three subjects at Advanced Placement , or three subjects at SAT- S (or a combination of any three different subjects). Comparable entry requirements:

USA entry requirements

 UK A-level Comparable AP Comparable SAT-S

A*AA

555

650+ in each subject

AAA

555

650+ in each subject

AAB

554

650+ in each subject

ABB

554

600+ in each subject

 
Where our online prospectus asks for a specific subject grade at A-level, we are likely to require: 5 in the AP or 720 in the SAT-S for an A*; 5 in the AP or 700 in the SAT-S for an A and 4 in the AP or 650 in the SAT-S for a B  (see our online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects).

2) In addition, all applicants must achieve strong scores in either the SAT-R or ACT. Comparable scores for the redesigned SAT-R taken after March 2016 are now available. We welcome applicants who have completed the optional Essay in the SAT-R after March 2016, though we do not require applicants to have taken it. Comparable entry requirements:

More USA entry requirements

 UK A-level Comparable ACTComparable SAT-R

A*AA

29

Post March 2016: 1380 (with minimum 620 in the Maths section and 650 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1950 (with minimum 600 in each section)

AAA

28

Post March 2016: 1380 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1950 (with minimum 580 in each section)

AAB

28

Post March 2016: 1350 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1900 (with minimum 580 in each section)

ABB

27 

Post March 2016: 1320 (with minimum 600 in the Maths section and 640 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section)

Pre March 2016: 1850

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Venezuela

Undergraduate entry

The Titulo de Bachiller is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or two years of an undergraduate degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Vietnam

Undergraduate entry

The Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma is not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

Z

Zambia

Undergraduate entry

The School Certificate / General Certificate of Education are not considered suitable for direct entry to undergraduate study at King's. Applicants may wish to consider taking one of our International Foundation programmes (see below).

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on our online prospectus.

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