Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

Undergraduate

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

UK requirement (A-level)

French speaking - Certificat de Maturite / Certificat de Maturie Catonal reconnu par la Confederatio

German speaking - Katonales Maturitatszeugnis / Maturitat

Italian speaking - Attestato di Maturita / Attestato di Maturita Cantonale Riconosciuto dalla Confederzione

AAAAny of the above Matura qualifications with 5.0 overall

AAB

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 5.0 overall

ABB

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 4.8 overall

BBB

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 4.5 overall

BBC

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 4.4 overall

BCC

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 4.3 overall

CCC

Any of the above Matura qualifications with 4.2 overall
CCDAny of the above Matura qualifications with 4.1 overall

Subject equivalent

Grade A: Matura 5.0
Grade B: Matura 4.5

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 and Mathematics:

GCSE C Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.0
GCSE B Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.1
GCSE A Grade equivalentCertificat de Maturité / Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Maturität - 4.2

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 France, we typically look for a minimum of 4.1 in the French speaking = Certificat de Maturite / Certificat de Maturie Catonal reconnu par la Confederatio German speaking = Katonales Maturitatszeugnis / Maturitat Italian speaking = Attestato di Maturita / Attestato di Maturita Cantonale Riconosciuto dalla Confederzione.

Postgraduate

To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of between 7.0 and 8.0 out of 10.0, 2.2 out of 5.0, or 5.0 out of 6.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of between 6.0 and 7.0 out of 10.0, or 4.5 out of 6.0.

For courses that require a UK first, you must achieve a GPA of between 8.0 and 9.0 out of 10.0, 2.7 out of 5.0, or 5.5 out of 6.0.

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.