See our country-specific equivalencies.
If you are studying for Austrian qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Austria.
|UK requirement (A-level)||Matura (Reifeprüfung) equivalent|
|A*AA||1 in two subjects and 2 in all other subjects|
|AAA||1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects|
|AAB||1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects|
|ABB||1 in one subject and 2 in all other subjects|
For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:
|UK subject requirement (A-level)||Matura (Reifeprüfung) equivalent|
Minimum standard in English and mathematics
If you are applying for an undergraduate course at Surrey, you must meet our minimum standards for English and mathematics.
English: Matura (Reifeprüfung), English 2 (gut).
|Grade C GCSE equivalent||Matura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 4 (genugend)|
|Grade B GCSE equivalent||Matura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 3 (befriedigend)|
|Grade A GCSE equivalent||Matura (Reifeprüfung), Mathematics 2 (gut)|
Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.
Undergraduate pathway programmes
If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study on one of our UK/ EU foundation courses. If you are applying from Austria, we typically look for a minimum of 2.8 overall.
To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 2.0 overall where 1 is the highest.
For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 3.0 overall where 1 is the highest.
Postgraduate pathway programmes
If you do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course, you can apply for a Pre-Masters Preparation Programme. These pathway programmes are offered by the University of Surrey International Study Centre and are designed in order to develop a student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.
Upon successful completion, you can progress to a masters degree at the University of Surrey.
English language requirements and courses
All our students require a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.