See our country-specific equivalencies.
If you are studying for Finnish qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Finland.
|UK requirement (A-level)||Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen equivalent|
|A*AA||L E E M|
|AAA||E E M M|
|AAB||E M M M|
|ABB||E M M M|
|BBB||M M M M|
|BBC||M M M C|
|BCC||M M M C|
|CCC||C C C C|
|CCD||C C C B|
For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:
|UK subject requirement (A-level)||Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen equivalent|
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.
Ylioppilastukintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg - M / 5
|Grade C||*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, A / 2|
|Grade B||*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, B / 3|
|Grade A||*Ylioppilastutkinto*/*Studentexamen*, C / 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 pathway programmes
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 Finland, we typically look for a minimum of C C C B in the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen.
You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have a Kandidaatti.
To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0.
For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 3.0 out of 5.0.
Postgraduate pathway programmes
If you do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course, you can 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 a student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.
Upon successful completion, you 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.