Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education

(Advanced level) equivalent

A*AA

AAA

AAA

AAA

AAB

AAB

ABB

ABB

BBB

BBB

BBC

BBC

BCC

BCC

CCC

CCC

Subject requirements

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

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education

(Advanced level) equivalent

Grade A

A

Grade B

B

Minimum standard in English and mathematics

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

English: Cambridge O-level, English at grade C

Mathematics: Cambridge/Sri Lankan O-level, mathematics at grade C

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

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must have achieved 80% from a three-year bachelors degree or 60% from a four-year special bachelors degree or a five-year professional degree.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must have achieved 70% from a three-year bachelors degree or 55% from a four-year special bachelors degree or a five-year professional degree.

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.