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

 

UK requirement (A-level)

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Quebec

  Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma equivalent DEC 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

AAA 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
AAB 75% in five courses 75% in six courses 75% in five courses 75% in five courses 75% in five courses Please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
ABB 70% in five courses 70% in six courses 70% in five courses 70% in five courses 70% in five courses Please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk
BBB 65% in five courses 65% in six courses 65% in five courses 65% in five courses 65% 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 a bachelors degree with either:

  • Grades of 58%, C overall, a GPA of 2.0/4 or 5.1/9 where pass mark is 50%
  • Grades of 65%, C overall, a GPA of 2.0/4 or 5.1/9 where pass mark is 60%.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must have a bachelors degree with either:

  • Grades of 82%, A or 4 out of 4 GPA where the pass mark is 50%
  • Grades of 84%, A or 4 out of 4 GPA where the pass mark is 60%.

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

All our students need a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. See our accepted list of English language qualifications, visit our undergraduatepostgraduate taught and postgraduate research listings pages, and find your chosen course to view our specific requirements.

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. We are also a British Council accredited IELTS test centre. ​​​​​​