Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


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

UK requirement (A-level)            

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie equivalent











Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)            

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie equivalent

Grade A


Grade B


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: *Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie*, Pass/3.

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


You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have a bachelors degree from a university in Bulgaria.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 5 out of 6.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 4 out of 6.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 6 out of 6.


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.