Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


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

UK requirement (A-level)Título de Bachillerato equivalent
A*AA9.0 overall
AAA8.5 overall
AAB8.0 overall
ABB7.8 overall
BBB7.5 overall
BBC7.3 overall
BCC7.0 overall
CCC6.5 overall
CCD6.0 overall

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)Título de Bachillerato equivalent
Grade A9.0
Grade B8.0

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

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

English: IELTS required


GCSE C Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 5 / Titulo de Bachillerato 5 
GCSE B Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 6 / Titulo de Bachillerato 5
GCSE A Grade equivalentGraduado en Educacion Secundaria (GES) 7/ Titulo de Bachillerato 6

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 France, we typically look for a minimum of 6.0 overall in the Título de Bachillerato.


To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 7.0 out of 10.0 or 2.0 out of 4.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 6.0 out of 10.0.

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.