Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

If you are studying for an Indian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for India.

UK requirement (A-level)

ICSE/CBSE/ISC boards

West Bengal board

Other boards

  Standard XII equivalent

A*AA

90%

80%

92%

AAA

85%

75%

90%

AAB

80%

70%

85%

ABB

75%

65%

80%

BBB

70%

60%

75%

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you can apply to study for an International Foundation Year at our International Study Centre, which will prepare you for a full undergraduate degree course.

Subject requirements

UK subject requirement (A-level)           

ICSE/CBSE/ISC boards

West Bengal board

Other boards

  Standard XII equivalent

Grade A

85%

75%

90%

Grade B

75%

65%

80%

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

  • Standard XII, English 70% (or 60% from West Bengal Exam Board)

Mathematics

  • Standard XII, Mathematics Pass
  • All India Secondary School Examination, C2
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination, 6

Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

Postgraduate

You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have a bachelors degree from a university in India.

You can apply for an MPhil/PhD if you have a masters degree.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve between 60-65%.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve between 55-60%.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve between 65-70%.

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. ​​​​​​