Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


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

UK requirement (A-level)Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires equivalent

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires equivalent
Grade A48
Grade B39

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: *Certificat de Fin d'études Moyennes*, Maths 40-47.

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.


To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 16 out of  20.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 14 out of 20.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 18 out of 20.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course, you can 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 a student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to a masters degree at the University of Surrey.

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.