Academic Requirements

Academic Admissions Requirements (International Students)

If your country is not listed, please contact the LBIC Admissions Office by emailing info@lbic.brunel.ac.uk

Please select the relevant pathway tab below :

Country/Region Stage 1 University Foundation  Stage 1 Engineering Foundation 
International Baccalaureate  Completion of IB Certificate

Completion of IB Certificate, with SL5 in Maths AND Physics

Completion of IB Certificate, with HL4 in Maths OR Physics

UK Educational System 5 GCSE Passes A - E
OR
28 UCAS points (new) in AS
GCSE Level 2 - 5 GCSE's at C or above, including Maths and a Science Subject
AS Level 3 - 3 AS Levels at C or above and 2 GCSE's at C or above over five different subjects, including Maths OR Phyiscs at AS Level
A Level 3 - 3 A Level's with CDD or 2 A Levels with BC including Maths OR Physics at Level (56 UCAS points)
Angola Habilitação Literárias Pass overall - 14  
Armenia Certificate of Secondary General Education Overall 3.0/5 (60%)  
Australia Successful Completion of Year 11  
Azerbaijan Secondary school qualification 14 / 20 or 70%  
Bangladesh Business - Completion of HSC: GPA 3.0, incl. Maths grade C/GPA 2.0
Law/Social Science - Completion of HSC: GPA 3.0
(GCSE Maths C = 65%)
Completion of HSC: GPA 3.5, incl. Maths grade C/GPA 3.0

GCSE Maths C = 65%

Higher Maths = 70%


SCC (similar to GCSE) and 4-yr diploma - refer to Tutor
Belarus Certificate of Secondary General Education Overall 3.0/5 (60%)  
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with grade 4 average  
Brunei 5 passes at GCE O Levels with a grade C average overall including Mathematics and English where required 5 passes at GCE O Levels with a grade C average overall.
For subjects in Engineering, students must achieve a minimum grade C in Maths (or Physics)
BTEC BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with PPP
BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP
BTEC Level 2 Diploma with the inclusion of GCSE Maths grade E 
N/A
Canada Successful completion of high school diploma 50-60% (varies by province)  
China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (3 years) with an average of 60% or Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (2 years) with an average of 70% Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (3 years) with an average of 70% or Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (2 years) with an average of 80%, including an average score of 80% in Maths or Physics
Egypt Certificate of Secondary Edcuation with 60% average Certificate of Secondary Education with 65% average including 65% in Maths or Physics
GCC (Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE) Al-Thanawiya with 60% average Al-Thanawiya with 70% average (with no less than 70% in Maths or Physics)
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Overall 6/10 or Grade 3 (where scale 1-4 –with 1 being the highest)  
Ghana Completion of SSCE (WAEC / NECO): 5 passes with average grade of D7 and above, including Mathematics at Grade C4  
Hong Kong Pass overall in Form 5 or 6 or 20-24 UCAS tariff points in HKDSE.
Or
Completion of the Yi Jin Diploma.
(Maths requirement - see additional info column)
Form 4 & 5 with an average of 65% including 65% in Maths AND Phyiscs
OR
HKDSE 3322 as follows:
2x HKDSE passes at Level 2 in Maths AND Physics and 2x HKDSE passes at Level 3, or
2x HKDSE passes at Level 2 and 2x HKDSE passes at Level 3 in Maths OR Physics at Level 3
(Maths requirement - see additional info column)
India Completion of 10th intermediate with a minimum grade of 40-50% depending on region Completion of 10th intermediate or 10+2 intermediate with a minimum grade of 50-60% including Maths OR Physics at 50-60% (depending on region)
Indonesia Successful Completion of SMK/ SMA II (Year 11) with an average of 6.0 Successful Completion of SMK/ SMA II (Year 11) with an average of 6.0. Students must achieve a minimum grade 7.0 in Maths (and Physics, if taken)
Iran High School Diploma with a minimum  grade of 10 out of 20  
Japan Year 3 Kotogakko: GPA 2.0  
Jordan Certificate of General Secondary Education with a minimum score of 60%  
Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with 3.0/5 Certificate of Completed Secondary Education
Kenya Successful Completion of KCSE with a D average or 5 passes at GCE O-Level Successful Completion of KCSE with a C average including C in Maths OR Physics
Korea High School (Year 12) with an average ranked grade of 1-6/9
or High school (Year 11) with an average ranked grade of 1-4/9.
High School (Year 12) with an average ranked grade of 1-6/9, including grade 1-6/9 in Maths and Physics.
or High School (Year 11) with an average ranked grade of 1-4/9, including grade 1-4/9 in Maths and Physics.
Malaysia SPM: 5 passes – minimum grade D
UEC: Senior 2 minimum grade C average
Successful completion of SPMwith Grade C or equivalent, including Maths OR Physics.
Successful completion of SPM with Grade C or equivalent, 2 passes in Maths OR Physics
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 55% (min C7 grades)
Myanmar Completion of basic Education High School Examination Matriculation: Pass overall  
New Zealand National Certificate in Education Achievement Level 2 with Merit  
Nigeria SSCE (WAEC/NECO): 5 passes with  grades of D7 and above SSCE (WAEC/NECO): 5 passes with  grades of C6 and above, including Maths OR Physics at B3
2017/8 Entry
Pakistan
HSSC/HSCE with average of 50% HSSC/HSCE with average of 55% (with no less than 60% in Maths)
Russia Certificate of Completetion of Attestat /Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii) Secondary Education incl. 4/5 Maths (GCSE C = 4/5), if required 3.5/5(GCSE C = 4/5)
Singapore 5 passes at GCE O Level with an overall minimum average of C. (including Maths if required)  
South Africa Senior Certificate (with no matriculation endorsement) with 60 or above  
South Korea High School Leaving Certificate: GPA 2.0 or Excellent Senior Middle 2: GPA 3.0  
Sri Lanka Completion of Year 11 with GCE O Levels or equivalent: Minimum 5 GCE O Levels from grades A-C (including English and Mathematics) Minimum 5 GCE O Levels from grades A-C (including English, Mathematics OR Physics) Sri Lankan Advanced Level as A-Level above
Taiwan (Year 11 )Senior Middle 2 – 60% average (pass) including Maths 60% Completion of Senior Middle 3 (60%) or Completion of SeniorMiddle 2 (70%).
Students must achieve a minimum grade 60% in Maths (70% for Senior Middle 2)
Tajikistan Certificate of Complete Education Overall 3.0/5 (60%)  
Tanzania Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)/East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE): grade D or above/ 5 Passes with National Examinations Council including Maths OR Physics at grade C Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHS)/East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EEACE): grade C or above/5 Passes with National Examinations Council including Maths OR Physics at Grade C National Form VI Examination/ Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) 5 Passes with National Examinations Council including Maths OR Physics at grade C
Thailand Successful Completion of Matayaom 6 with a minimum average GPA of 2.0 Successful completion of Matayom 6 with minimum average GPA of 3.0, with Maths OR Physics 3.0
Turkey Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate with 60% in Maths OR Physics
Turkmenistan Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Overall 3.0/5 (60%)  
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE): when 5 grades 1-6 are obtained  (Note: 1 is the highest grade) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE): when 5 grtades of 1-6 are obtained, including 3 grade in Maths OR Physics
Ukraine Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Overall GPA 5/12  
USA High School Diploma: GPA 2.0  
Uzbekistan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education Overall 60%  
Vietnam Completion of Year 11: GPA 6.5 or Completion of Year 12: GPA 5.0 is a pass  
Zimbabwe 5 passes A-C in Zimsec O-Level; Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC); or GCE O-Levels 5 passes A-C in Zimsec O Level including Maths OR Physics

*The following courses require additional Maths requirements, please contact us at info@lbic.brunel.ac.uk to find out more: BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance, BSc (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting and BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting).


Academic Admissions Requirements (EU Students)

Please select the relevant pathway tab below :

Country/Region Name of Qualification Stage 1 University Foundation
Business and Management/Business Computing/Computer Science/Economics and Finance/Education/Humanities/Law/Social Sciences
(5 GCSE Passes A-E including Maths)
Stage 1 Engineering Foundation
(5 GCSE's Grades A* to C including Maths & a Science Subject )
Bulgaria Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) Pass with 3.0 overall
(GCSE Maths: 3.0)
Pass with 3.5 overall
(GCSE Maths: 3.0)
Cyprus (South) Apolytirion of Lykeio Average of at least 13/20 in Apolytirion or 60% from an International Private School
(including 14/20 in Maths = GCSE C)
Average of at least 14/20 in Apolytirion or 65% from an International Private School
(including 14/20 in Maths or Physics = GCSE C)
France French Baccalaureat
OR
Diplome du Baccalaureat Technologique
Grade 10/20
Grade 12/20 in Maths (GCSE)
Grade 10/20
Grade 12/20 in Maths (GCSE)
  Option International du Baccalauréat N/A N/A
Germany Abitur Hauptschulabschluss (awarded on completion of year 10) OR Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1 OR Berufsfachschulabschluss (Assistentenberufe / Vollqualifizierende Berufsausbildung) (from 2013) with average grade 5 No criteria at present - refer to LBIC
Greece Apolytirion of Lykeio
(Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Average of at least 13/20 in Apolytirion
(GCSE Maths = 14/20)
Average of at least 14/20 in Apolytirion (including 14/20 in Maths or Physics)
Italy Esame Di Stato Average 60%
(6 for GCSE Maths)
Average 65%
(6 for GCSE Maths)
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas
(Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Overall grade is calculated from their School grades, we do not consider the state exams in the overall grade - the state exam in English is just considered for meeting English Language
Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) with grade 8 average Grade 5 with 5 in Maths or Physics
Netherlands Diploma Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (Senior General Secondary Education) (HAVO) Average Grade 6.0
(5.0 in Maths = GCSE Grade C)
Average Grade 7.0
(5.0 in Maths = GCSE Grade C)
  Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Average Grade 5.0
(5.0 in Maths = GCSE Grade C)
Average Grade 5.5
(5.0 in Maths = GCSE Grade C)
Poland Matura / Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci
(Agreed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education & International) 01/10/17 JD)
Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 2 average Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 3 average, including 3 in Maths or Physics
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios
OR
Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao
Completion of Year 11 with grade 12 average Completion of Year 11 with grade 12 average and 12 in Maths or Physics
Romania Diplomă de Bacalaureat
(Baccalaureate Diploma)
Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Compulsory Education/Junior High School Graduation Certificate):Grade 5 average Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Compulsory Education/Junior High School Graduation Certificate):Grade 6 average with 6 in Maths or Physics
Spain Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) Pass with 5.0 overall Pass with 5.0 overall
(GCSE Maths C Grade: 6)
  Titulo de Bachiller Pass with 5.0 overall Pass with 5.5 overall
(GCSE Maths C Grade: 6)

*The following courses require additional Maths requirements, please contact us at info@lbic.brunel.ac.uk to find out more: BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance, BSc (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting and BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting).


Postgraduate Biomedical Requirements

Postgraduate Pathway Requirement
MSc Biomedical, Biomechanics and Bioelectronics Engineering Obtain ATAS Clearance Certificate
MSc Biomedical Genetics and Tissue Engineering Obtain ATAS Clearance Certificate

Work Experience Requirements

Master's Degree Work Experience Required
MBA 3 years' managerial work experience in a postgraduate professional environment
MSc Corporate Brand Management UK 3rd Class Honours degree in Business related subject, or international equivalent: no work experience required / UK 3rd Class Honours degree in non-Business related subject, or international equivalent:
must have at least 1 years’ related work experience