Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

If you are studying for Belgian qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Belgium.

UK requirement (A-level)            

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)/ Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs equivalent

A*AA

16/20, 8/10 or 80%

AAA

15.5/20, 7.8/10 or 78%

AAB

15/20, 7.5/10 or 75%

ABB

14.5/20, 7.3/10 or 73%

BBB

14/20, 7/10 or 70%

BBC 14/20, 6.5/10 or 68%
BCC 13/20, 6/10 or 65%
CCC 12/20, 5/10 or 60%

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)            

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) equivalent

Grade A

16/20

Grade B

14/20

 

UK subject requirement (A-level)            

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs equivalent

Grade A

8/10

Grade B

7/10

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: IELTS Academic required.

Mathematics:

Grade C Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs 12/ Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur 12/ Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts 60%
Grade B Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs 16/ Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur 16/ Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts 70%
Grade A Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs. 18/ Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur 18/ Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts 80%

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 foundation courses

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 Belgium, we typically look for a minimum of 12/20, 5/10 or 60%.

Postgraduate

You can apply for our undergraduate masters courses if you have a Belgian bachelors degree.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 14 out of 20 or 70% overall.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 12 out of 20 or 60% overall.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 16 out of 20 or 80% overall.

 

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.