Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

A*AA

96

AAA

95

AAB

90

ABB

85

BBB

80

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Diploma conseguito con l’Esame di Stato equivalent

Grade A

9/10

Grade B

8/10

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.

Mathematics: *Diploma di Esame di Stato*, Pass (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.

Undergraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.

Postgraduate

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.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve the Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti certificate or Diploma di Laurea with an average minimum mark of 100 out of 110 overall.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

International students who do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course have the opportunity to 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 student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Upon successful completion, students can progress to a Masters degree at the University of Surrey.

 

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. ​​​​​​