Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Świadectwo Dojrzałości equivalent

A*AA

90 per cent in all written standard level subjects including three extended level subjects, each at 90 per cent.

AAA

90 per cent in all written standard level subjects including three extended level subjects, each at 85 per cent.

AAB

85 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 80 per cent.

ABB

80 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 75 per cent.

BBB

75 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 70 per cent.

BBC

70 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 65 per cent.

BCC

70 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 60 per cent.

CCC

60 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 60 per cent.
CCD60 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 55 per cent.

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Świadectwo Dojrzałości/Matura equivalent

Grade A

80 per cent at extended level.

Grade B

70 per cent at extended level.

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:  

Grade C*Świadectwo Dojrzałości*/*Matura*, 30%
Grade B*Świadectwo Dojrzałości /*Matura*, 30%
Grade A*Świadectwo Dojrzałości*/*Matura*, 40%

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 Poland, we typically look for a minimum of 60 per cent in all written standard level subjects, including three extended level subjects, each at 55 per cent in the Świadectwo Dojrzałości.

Postgraduate

You can apply for our postgraduate masters courses if you have a Polish bachelors degree or above.

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1: 

Bachelor's degree  

Any of the following with 4+ (4.5) / B overall (dobry plus / fairly good).  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Licencjat (bachelor's degree, started after 2006)  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Inżynier (bachelor's degree, started after 2006)  

Master's degree  

4 (4.0) / C overall (dobry / good).  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Magister (master's degree) If awarded from 2001.  

 

For courses that require a UK 2:2:

Bachelor's degree  

Any of the following with 4 (4.0) / C overall (dobry / good).  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Licencjat (bachelor's degree, started after 2006)  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Inżynier (bachelor's degree, started after 2006)  

Master's degree  

3+ (3.5) / D overall (Satisfactory).  

  • Dyplom Tytuł Magister (master's degree) If awarded from 2001.  

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.