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 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.