Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

MEC Advanced

MEC Intermediate

AAA

AA

AAA

AAB

AB

AAB

ABB

AB

ABB

BBB

BBB

BB

BBC

BCBBC

BCC

BCBCC

CCC

CCCCC
CCDCDCCD

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Advanced Matriculation Certificate equivalent

Grade A

A

Grade B

B

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: Secondary Education Certificate, English, 3

Mathematics

Grade C/4Secondary Education Certificate, 5.
Grade B/5Secondary Education Certificate, 4.
Grade A/7Secondary Education Certificate, 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. If you are applying from Malta, we typically look for a minimum of MEC Advanced - CD and MEC Intermediate - CCD in the Advanced Matriculation Certificate.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a bachelors degree with 70-79% overall.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a bachelors degree with 55 -69% 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 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.