Indicative country-specific entry requirements are shown below by region and country.

These requirements are for our International Foundation Programmes only.

English language entry requirements

  • IELTS 5.0 (with no single element below 4.5) or equivalent from a UKVI Approved Centre – you can join the International Foundation Programme (2-term IFP)
  • IELTS 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0) or equivalent from a UKVI Approved Centre – you will need to complete an additional term of English before joining the International Foundation Programme (3-term IFP)

If you have the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 overall with no sub-score below 5.5, you will be able to apply for a joint CAS for the whole of your foundation and undergraduate study at the University of South Wales. This means you will only need to apply for your Student route visa once for your entire UK study, with no additional English language testing requirements.

Minimum age requirements

  • Please note, you must be over 17 and turn 18 within the first 3 months of your pathway programme.

If your course isn’t shown here or you would like to discuss what level you are eligible to join, please register your interest and one of our team will contact you.

Country specific

Algeria

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Completion of secondary School Certificate 10/20
International Year One Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire 12/20

Angola

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Completion of secondary School Certificate 10/20

Botswana

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Cambridge Overseas Schools Certificate Pass grades

Cameroon

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Baccalaureat 10/20

Egypt

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificate of Secondary Education 50-60%
International Year One Certificate of General Secondary Education 70%

Gambia

International Foundation ProgrammeWAECstandard pass 5 passes D7

For entry to You will need Grade required

Ghana

International Foundation ProgrammeWAECStandard pass 5 passes

For entry to You will need Grade required
NECO 200 UCAS point or A-D average
International Year One WAEC/SSCE C(5)

Kenya

International Foundation ProgrammeKCSE5 Passes Minimum A-D Grades

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One KCSE Grade average of C in 5 subjects

Libya

For entry toYou will needGrade requiredInternational Foundation ProgrammeSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate60% in 4 or more relevant subjects

Malawi

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme MCSE Pass Overall

Mauritius

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme GCSE 5 Passes including English at Grade C or above

Morocco

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Diplôme du Baccalauréat or Diplôme du Baccalauréat Technique 10/20 (pass)
International Year One Diplôme du Baccalauréat 12/20

Nigeria

International Foundation ProgrammeWAEC (WASSCE)/ NECOA to D grades in 5 subjects

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One WAEC/NECO 5 C6 grades or above

Senegal

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Baccalaureate / Baccalaureat Technique 10/20
International Year One WAEC/NECO 5 C6 grades or above

South Africa

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme High School Leaving Certificate 60%
International Year One National Senior Certificate with Minimum 5 passes at 3 or above

Tanzania

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificate of Secondary Education/Secondary School leaving Certificate 5 passes A-D Grades minimum

Tunisia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One Diplôme du Baccalauréat 12/20

Uganda

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme

Zimbabwe

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme ZIMSEC 5 credits including English

Armenia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificate of Education Pass grades

Azerbaijan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Attestati Secondary School Leaving Certificate 3.0/5.0
International Year One Successful completion of Attestat 4.0/5.0

Bangladesh

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate Pass grades (45% in all subjects)
International Year One High School Certificate 55%

Cambodia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Upper Secondary School Diploma 50%

China

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 Year 3: 60%
Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 2 Year 2: 70%
International Year One High School Certificate 55%

Georgia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme General Education Diploma D plus (satisfactory)
International Year One Certificate of Highschool graduate 7/10

Hong Kong

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme HKCEE 4 passes (E grades) in academic subjects
HKDSE 221 in relevant subjects
International Year One HKDSE Grades 3,2,2 in relevant subjects

India

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Completion of Year X 65%
Completion of Year XI 50%
Completion of Year XII 45%
International Year One Standard XI 60%
Standard XII 50%

Indonesia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Completion of SMA An average of 6/Average/Pass
International Year One SMA/SMU III Grade average of 6.5 in 4 relevant subjects

Japan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Successful completion of High School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko) Passed at 2.0 GPA
International Year One KSS 60% (3 and above)

Malaysia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) or forecast Average grades 7D UEC with pass grades, C8
International Year One STPM Minimum 3 passes

Mongolia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education 60%

Nepal

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Higher Secondary Education Board Examination 55%
School Leaving Certificate (SLC) 60%,
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 55%
International Year One School Leaving Certificate Examination Grade XI and XII (2018 onwards) CGPA 3
Higher Secondary Education Board Examination 55%

Pakistan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate 50%
SSC 60%
International Year One Higher School Certificate 60%

Philippines

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One High School Diploma 80% (B)

Singapore

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme GCSE 5 passes with grades A-C (including Maths and English)

South Korea

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme High School Leaving Certificate 60%
International Year One SH3 Average of 70% / Rank 6

Sri Lanka

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Sri Lankan O Levels credit pass or above
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 60%
International Year One General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 60%

Taiwan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Senior High 2 60%
Senior High 3 55%
International Year One Senior High School Certificate 65%

Thailand

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Mathayom (MAW) 5 GPA 2.5
Mathayom (MAW) 6 GPA 2.0
International Year One MAW 60% or GPA 3

Vietnam

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) Completion of Year 11 GPA 6.5
Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) Completion of Year 12 GPA 5.0
International Year One High School Diploma Minimum grade average of 7.5

Bulgaria

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie 3.0
International Year One Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie 4.0

Croatia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Svjedodžba o Završnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) 2
International Year One Svjedodžba o Završnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) 2.8

Cyprus (South)

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Apolytirion 13/20
International Private School 60% (including 14/20 in Maths)
International Year One Apolytirion 15/20
International Private School 70% (including 14/20 in Maths)

Czech Republic

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Maturitní Zkouška/Maturita Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita from vocational/technical schools) 4 or below
International Year One Maturitní Zkouška/Maturita Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita from vocational/technical schools) 3.3 or below

Russia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate) 3
International Year One Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate) 3.5

Finland

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen (Vocational Upper Secondary Award) 2
International Year One Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen (Vocational Upper Secondary Award) 3

France

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme
International Year One Option Internationale du Baccalauréat 8/20
Baccalauréat Général 9/20
Baccalauréat Technologique 10/20

Germany

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Realschulabschluss 4 or better
International Year One Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) overall grade of 3

Greece

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Apolytirion 13/20 (including 14/20 in Maths)
International Year One Apolytirion 15/20 (including 14/20 in Maths)

Hungary

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 2
International Year One Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 2.8

Italy

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Esame di Stato 60%
International Year One Esame di Stato 68%

Latvia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu 5
International Year One Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu 6

Lithuania

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) 5
International Year One Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) 6

Brazil

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificado de Ensino Medio 5 – 7.5 /10
International Year One Certificado de Ensino Médio/Certificado de Ensino Fundamental/ Titulo de técnico 8/10

Bolivia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One Certificado de Ensino Médio/Certificado de Ensino Fundamental/ Titulo de técnico 8/10

Chile

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Chilean students who have completed the Chilean Senior High School 5

Colombia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Bachiller Academico 3/5
International Year One Bachillerato (bachiller) 6.5/10 or 3.5/5

Ecuador

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Título de Bachiller Técnico Industrial 5-7
The Ecuadorian Senior Secondary School (Bachillerato) 12/20 with 13 in Maths
International Year One Título de Bachiller en Ciencias or bachiller tecnico industrial 75% or 7.5/10 or 15/20

El Salvador

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Título de Bachiller 7/10

Mexico

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Bachillerato 6 /10
International Year One Bachillerato/certificado de educacion secundaria/profesional tecnico/bachiller 7/10 or 70%

Panama

For entry to You will needGrade required
International Year One High school graduation diploma or bachillerato/bachiller 3.5/5

Peru

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme 11/20
International Year One High school graduation diploma or bachillerato/bachiller 3.5/5

Venezuela

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Successful Completion of Título de Educación Media General 15/20
Titulo de Tecnico Medio 10/20
International Year One Titulo de Bachiller/Titulo Medio 14/20

Bahrain

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Tawjahiya (secondary school leaving certificate) 50%
International Year One High School Certificate (year 12) 70%

Iran

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Successful completion of High School Diploma with Pass grades

Jordan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Certificate of General Secondary Education 60%
International Year One Certificate of General Secondary Education 70%

Kazakhstan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attaestat) Pass grades
International Year One Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Grade average of 4

Kuwait

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate 60%
International Year One High School Certificate (year 12) 70%
Technical Diploma / Certificate from PAAET College GPA 2

Lebanon

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Baccalauréat Technique/ General secondary certificate Grade 10
International Year One Baccalauréat Technique/ General secondary certificate Grade 12

Oman

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 60%
International Year One High School Certificate 70%

Qatar

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Senior Schooling Certificate 60%
International Year One High School Certificate 70%

Saudi Arabia

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Tawjahiya/High School Diploma 60%
International Year One High School Certificate 70%

United Arab Emirates

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate Pass grades
Technical Diploma 60%
International Year One High School Certificate 70%

Uzbekistan

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme O’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risdia Shahodatnoma (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) Average of 3 or above
Diploma of Academic Lyceum Average of 3 or above
Attestat (Certificate of general secondary education issued after 2018)
International Year One Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education 70%

United States of America

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Foundation Programme High School Diploma GPA 2.0
International Year One High School Diploma GPA of 2.0/4.0

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