International qualifications

We want your journey through the application process to be as smooth as possible. To make our entry requirements easy to understand, we have listed the typical qualifications we accept by country. If you cannot find your country listed below, contact our Undergraduate Admissions team.

Non-country specific qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The typical offers for the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are listed with each of our undergraduate courses.

    Normally, your offer will be made in terms of the overall score achieved within the diploma, but we may specify minimum grades in particular Higher or Standard Level subjects. Our entry requirements will show which degree courses require you to be taking particular Higher Level subjects.

    You will normally be expected to complete the full IB diploma (rather than individual IB certificates). 

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

      • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
      • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level International Baccalaureate
    AAA Pass with an overall score of 36 points                                                                                                              
    AAB Pass with an overall score of 34 points
    ABB Pass with an overall score of 32 points
    BBB Pass with an overall score of 30 points
    CCC Pass with an overall score of 26-28 points
  • European Baccalaureate

    The European Baccalaureate (EB) entry requirements are listed with each of our undergraduate courses.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification. 

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level European Baccalaureate
    AAA Pass with an overall result of 83%                                                                                                                 
    AAB Pass with an overall result of 80%
    ABB Pass with an overall result of 77%
    BBB Pass with an overall result of 75%
    CCC Pass with an overall result of 70%

Qualifications by country

  • Australia

    Typical offer: Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and over 85% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER. Or a Queensland OP of 5 or below.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Austria

    Typical offer: Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of 2.2 or better for first-year entry. A result of 2.5 or better would be considered for Foundation Year entry.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Belgium

    Typical offer: Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Bulgaria

    Typical offer: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie normally with 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Canada

    Typical offer: High School Graduation Diploma. Specific requirements vary between provinces.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • China

    We don’t usually accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses. However, we do accept this qualification for our International Foundation Years.

    If you successfully complete the International Foundation Year you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex. 

    Typical offer for International Foundation Year:

    You must have either:

      • Senior High 2 at an average grade of 75% in a minimum of five academic subjects including key subjects
      • Senior High 3 at an average of 70% or above in a minimum of four academic subjects including key subjects.

    For more information about the qualifications we accept see our International Study Centre.

  • Croatia

    Typical offer: Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of at least 4-5 depending on your degree choice.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Cyprus

    Typical offer: Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of at least 18 or 19/20 will be considered for first-year entry.  A score of 15/20 in the Apolytirion would be suitable for Foundation Year entry.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Czech Republic

    Typical offer: Maturita with a good overall average.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Denmark

    Typical offer: Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Estonia

    Typical offer: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus including at least three state examinations with very good scores.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Finland

    Typical offer: Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto or Studentexamen.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level Finnish Ylioppilastutkintoor Studentexamen
    AAA Pass with average result of 6.5                                                                                                           
    AAB Pass with average result of 6.5
    ABB Pass with average result of 6.0
    BBB Pass with average result of 5.5
    CCC Pass with average result of 4.5
  • France

    Typical offer: the French Baccalaureat.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level French Baccalaureat
    AAA Pass with overall result of 15/20                                                                                                             
    AAB Pass with overall result of 14/20 
    ABB Pass with overall result of 13/20
    BBB Pass with overall result of 13/20
    CCC Pass with overall result of 11/20
  • Germany

    Typical offer: the German Abitur.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level German Abitur
    AAA Pass with overall result of 1.6 or better                                                                                                             
    AAB Pass with overall result of 1.8 or better
    ABB Pass with overall result of 2.0 or better
    BBB Pass with overall result of 2.2 or better
    CCC Pass with overall result of 2.5 or better

     

  • Greece

    Typical offer: Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18 or 19/20 will be considered for first-year entry. A score of 15/20 in the Apolytirion would be suitable for Foundation Year entry. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Hong Kong

    Typical offer: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Hungary

    Typical offer: Erettsegi/Matura with a good average.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • India

    Typical offer: Standard XII results from Central and Metro Boards with an overall average of 75-80%. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Iran

    Typical offer: High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Ireland

    Typical offer: Irish Leaving Certificate at Higher Level.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level Irish Leaving Certificate at Higher Level
    AAA H1H1H2H2H2                                                                                                              
    AAB H1H1H2H2H3
    ABB H1H2H2H3H3
    BBB H2H2H2H3H3
    CCC H4H4H4H4H4
  • Israel

    Typical offer: Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects (including one five-unit subject).

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Italy

    Typical offer: Italian Diploma Di Maturita or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level Italian Diploma Di Maturita or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato
    AAA Pass with 90/100                                                                                                              
    AAB Pass with 85/100
    ABB Pass with 81/100
    BBB Pass with 78/100
    CCC Pass with 71/100
  • Japan

    We don’t usually accept the Kotogakko for direct entry to our undergraduate courses. However, we do accept this for our International Foundation Years.

    If you successfully complete the International Foundation Year you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex. 

    Typical offer for International Foundation Year: 

    • Successful completion of Kotogakko (Year 12) with grade average, or 70%, or GPA 3.5/5.
    • Year 11 with 75% or GPA 4/5 may be considered, subject to age.

    For more information about the qualifications we accept see our International Study Centre.

  • Latvia

    Typical offer: Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Lithuania

    Typical offer: Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Luxembourg

    Typical offer: Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Malaysia

    Typical offer: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). As well as various two or three-year college or polytechnic certificates and diplomas.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Netherlands

    Typical offer: Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Nigeria

    Typical offer (you are expected to have one of the following):

    • Higher National Diploma
    • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
    • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
    • Advanced Diploma

    You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

  • Norway

    Typical offer: Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Skole.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.

    Compare entry requirements:

    UK A-level Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Skole
    AAA Pass with an overall average of 5                                                                                                             
    AAB Pass with an overall average of 4.5
    ABB Pass with an overall average of 4
    BBB Pass with an overall average of 4
    CCC Pass with an overall average of 3.5
  • Pakistan

    Typical offer: Bachelor (Pass) degree in arts, commerce or science.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Poland

    Typical offer: Matura with three extended-level written examinations, normally scored within the 7th stanine.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Portugal

    Typical offer: Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of at least 16/20. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Romania

    Typical offer: Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 8.5-9.5 depending on your degree choice.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Singapore

    Typical offer: A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Slovakia

    Typical offer: Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours, normally including scores of 1 in at least three subjects.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Slovenia

    Typical offer: Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 23 points overall.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • South Africa

    Typical offer: National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Spain

    Typical offer: Spanish Titulo de Bachillerato-LOGSE.

    To see how your qualification compares to our A-level offer:

    • find the specific A-level entry requirements needed for your undergraduate course
    • find the A-level results your course requires in the table below, and compare it to your qualification.
       

    Compare entry requirements: 

    UK A-level Spanish Titulo de Bachillerato-LOGSE
    AAA Pass with average of 8.5                                                                                                             
    AAB Pass with average of 8.0
    ABB Pass with average of 8.0
    BBB Pass with average of 7.5
    CCC Pass with average of 6.5

     

  • Sri Lanka

    Typical offer: Sri Lankan A-levels.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Sweden

    Typical offer: Fullstandigt Slutbetyg with good grades.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Switzerland

    Typical offer: the Federal Maturity Certificate.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • Turkey

    Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme is normally only suitable for the International Foundation Year, but very strong applicants may be considered for first year entry.

    Typical entry for International Foundation YearSuccessful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects.

    For more information email Undergraduate Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

  • USA

    We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying. You must have your high school graduation diploma and we will be interested in your Grade 12 GPA. However, we will also want to see evidence of the external tests you have taken. Each application is looked at individually, but you should normally have one or two of the following:

      • APs (where we would expect at least three subjects with 4/5 in each)
      • SAT Reasoning Tests (normally with a combined score of 1300) or ACT grades
      • and/or SAT Subject Tests (where generally we expect you to have scores of 600 or higher). 

    We would normally require APs or SAT Subject Tests in areas relevant to your chosen degree course.


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