Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Abitur equivalent

A*AA

1.4

AAA

1.5

AAB

1.6

ABB

1.7

BBB

1.8

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Abitur equivalent

Grade A

13/15

Grade B

12/15

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: *Abitur*, 10 (*gut*). Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1 - 2

Mathematics:  *Abitur*, 10 (*gut*). Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1 - 2

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.

Postgraduate

You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have a German bachelors degree.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 2.5, where 1 is the highest.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 3.0, where 1 is the highest.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 2.0, where 1 is the highest.

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. ​​​​​​