Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


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

UK requirement (A-level)Maturitná skúška equivalent

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Maturitná skúška equivalent
Grade A1.5
Grade B2.0

All applicants for undergraduate courses must also meet a minimum standard in English and mathematics.

English: IELTS Academic required


GCSE C Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 4 (Dostatocny)
GCSE B Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 3 (Dobry)
GCSE A Grade equivalentMaturitná skúška 3 (Dobry)

Alternatively, where mathematics is not studied as part of the Maturitná skúška, we will accept mathematics in the Y11 or Y12 high school transcript at the same grades outlined above. 

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 on one of our UK/ EU foundation courses. If you are applying from Slovakia, we typically look for a minimum of 2.8 in the Maturitná skúška.


To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 1.5, grade B or 'very good' overall.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 2.0, grade C or 'good' overall.

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.