See our country-specific equivalencies.
If you are studying for an Italian qualification, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Italy.
UK requirement (A-level)
Diploma conseguito con l’Esame di Stato equivalent
For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:
UK subject requirement (A-level)
Individual Subject Mark
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.
|GCSE C Grade equivalent||Diploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (6)|
|GCSE B Grade equivalent||Diploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (6)|
|GCSE A Grade equivalent||Diploma di Esame di Stato, Pass (7)|
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 Italy, we typically look for a minimum of 60 overall in the Diploma conseguito con l’Esame di Stato.
You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have an Italian bachelors degree.
To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve the Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti certificate or Diploma di Laurea with an average minimum mark of 90 out of 110 overall.
For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve the Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti certificate or Diploma di Laurea with an average minimum mark of 80 out of 110 overall.
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.