Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)            

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) equivalent with the Riigieksamitunnistus

A*AA

95% overall and scores of 5.0 in at least three individual subjects

AAA

90% overall and scores of 5.0 in at least three individual subjects

AAB

85% overall and scores of 4.5 in at least three individual subjects

ABB

80% overall and scores of 4.5 in at least three individual subjects

BBB

75% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects

BBC

70% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects

BCC

65% overall and scores of 4.0 in at least three individual subjects

CCC

60% overall and scores of 3.5 in at least three individual subjects
CCD60% overall and scores of 3.5 in at least three individual subjects

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)            

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) equivalent

Grade A

90% (state exam) or 5.0 (school exam)

Grade B

85% (state exam) or 4.5 (school exam)

*If maths is required A-Level subject then the student must have studied "Extensive mathematics" (not Narrow Mathematics)*

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      Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 3
Grade BGümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 4
Grade A

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus - 4

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 Estonia, we typically look for a minimum of 60% overall and scores of 3.5 in at least three individual subjects in the Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve either a GPA of 4.0, 81% or a B overall.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve either a GPA of 3.0, 71% or a C overall.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve either a GPA of 5.0, 91% or an A 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. 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.