Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

 Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma equivalent

A*AA

80% in five courses

Two As and three Bs

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

AAA

80% in five courses

One A and four Bs

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

AAB

75% in five courses

Five Bs

75% in five courses

75% in five courses

75% in five courses

75% in five courses

ABB

70% in five courses

Four Bs and one C

70% in five courses

70% in five courses

70% in five courses

70% in five courses

BBB

65% in five courses

Three Bs and two Cs

65% in five courses

65% in five courses

65% in five courses

65% in five courses

BBC

60% in five coursesOne B and four Cs60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five courses

BCC

55% in five coursesFive Cs55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five courses

CCC

50% in five courses Four Cs and one D50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses 

 

UK requirement (A-level)

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Quebec

 Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma equivalentDEC equivalent

A*AA

80% in five courses

80% in six courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

80% in five courses

Please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

AAA80% in five courses80% in six courses80% in five courses80% in five courses80% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
AAB75% in five courses75% in six courses75% in five courses75% in five courses75% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
ABB70% in five courses70% in six courses70% in five courses70% in five courses70% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
BBB65% in five courses65% in six courses65% in five courses65% in five courses65% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

BBC

60% in five courses60% in six courses60% in five courses60% in five courses60% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

BCC

55% in five courses55% in six courses55% in five courses55% in five courses55% in five coursesPlease contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

CCC

50% in five courses 50% in six courses50% in five courses 50% in five courses 50% in five courses Please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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: Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma, English Pass.

Mathematics: Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma, Mathematics Pass.

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 an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must have a bachelors degree with either:

  • Grades of 70%, B overall, or a GPA of 3.0/4 where pass mark is 50%
  • Grades of 75%, B overall, or a GPA of 3.0/4 if the pass mark is 60%.

For degrees that require a UK 2:2, you must have either:

  • Bachelor’s degree, where pass mark is 60%, with 70%, GPA 2.5/4, GPA 5.1/9 or C overall.
  • Bachelor’s degree, where pass mark is 50%, with 65%, GPA 2.5/4, GPA 5.1/9 or C overall.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

International students who do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course have the opportunity to 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 student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Upon successful completion, students 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.

Postgraduate applicants who completed their Bachelor's in Canada (with the exception of Quebec) do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language.

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.