Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

A*AA

8.0

AAA

7.5

AAB

7.0

ABB

7.0

BBB

6.5

BBC

6.4

BCC

6.3

CCC

6.2

Subject requirements

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

Grade A

8.0

Grade B

7.5

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

Grade C VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade B VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade A VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 7

Mathematics

Grade C VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade B VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 6
Grade A VWO/Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma 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 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 a bachelors degree, HBO certificate or doctoral certificate from a university in the Netherlands.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 7.0 out of 10.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 6.0 out of 10.

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.