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 A


Grade B


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

English: IELTS Academic required


Grade C *Maturitnej skúške*/*Maturita* 4.0
Grade B *Maturitnej skúške*/*Maturita* 4.0
Grade A *Maturitnej skúške*/*Maturita* 3.0

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 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.

For courses that require a UK first-class degree to be eligible for a scholarship, you must achieve a GPA of 1.0, grade A or 'excellent' 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.