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International Country and Region-Specific Qualifications

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Durham University welcomes applications from students all over the world. Some country and region-specific entry requirements are listed below, but if you do not see your country/region or qualification please get in touch with us.

Guidance notes:

  • Entry requirements per course will differ, and some courses may require previous study in certain subjects. Please check the Requirements and Admissions section of the course database for details and exact requirements.
  • We understand that some students may have a combination of qualifications, and if you have any questions about how we assess those qualifications together you can use our contact form.
  • Details included under each country are for future undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you are interested in a postgraduate research course, please visit the postgraduate study pages and the academic department's website of interest.
  • You may be required to submit an English Language qualification if you are not a native English speaker. Please review the standard English Language requirements for your course and country.

Foundation Courses

If you don’t have the qualifications for entry or need extra help with the English language, then we accept a number of courses for entry to our undergraduate degrees. Discover more about our range of Foundation Courses.

Pathway programmes for international students available

International students who do not meet direct entry requirements have the option of studying an International Foundation Year or a Pre-Masters programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to your chosen degree at Durham University. Find out more about entry requirements for pathway programmes.

International Countries and Regions:

Algeria

Undergraduate

The Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry. 

Postgraduate 

Licence Diplome d’Ingenieur / d’Architecte d’Etat, or Diplome d’Etudes Superieures, or Diplome (in a professional field) with a minimum of 15/20.

Argentina

Undergraduate

Título de Bachiller is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 1 of their undergraduate degree at good, recognised Argentinian institutions with good grades could also be considered for direct entry on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate

A Título/Grado de Licenciado/a / Título de [subject area] with a GPA of 7.5 or better.

Australia

New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Postgraduate

New South Wales

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at 75% or above.
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at 75% or above.
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at 75% or above.
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at 75% or above.
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at 75% or above.

Northern Territory

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at grade A.

Queensland

A*A*A Pass Senior School Certificate and obtain an OP of at least band 2 (or ATAR 98). Subject specific requirements with High Achievement (HA).
A*AA Pass Senior School Certificate and obtain an OP of at least band 2 (or ATAR 97). Subject specific requirements with High Achievement (HA).
AAA Pass Senior School Certificate and obtain an OP of at least band 3 (or ATAR 95). Subject specific requirements with High Achievement (HA).
AAB Pass Senior School Certificate and obtain an OP of at least band 4 (or ATAR 90). Subject specific requirements with High Achievement (HA).
ABB Pass Senior School Certificate and obtain an OP of at least band 5 (or ATAR 89). Subject specific requirements with High Achievement (HA).

South Australia

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at grade A.

Tasmania

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at High Achievement (HA).
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at High Achievement (HA).
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at High Achievement (HA).
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at High Achievement (HA).
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at High Achievement (HA).

Victoria

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at grade A.

Western Australia

A*A*A Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 98. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
A*AA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 97. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAA Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 95. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
AAB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 90. Subject specific requirements at grade A.
ABB Pass High School Leaving Certificate and obtain an ATAR of 89. Subject specific requirements at grade A.

Postgraduate

A 4 year Bachelors (Honours) degree with a 2:1 Distinction, Division A, Division 1 or B+ in the majority of individual component marks. Students applying with a 3 year Bachelors degree would be considered but would be expected to present excellent grades of First Class, or High Distinction and an A in individual component marks.

Bahrain

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate 

A Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Bangladesh

Undergraduate

A*A*A Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.5.
A*AA Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.5.
AAA Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
AAB Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
ABB Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
  The Higher Secondary Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor degree with a grade range from 60% - 70% or GPA 3.1 - 3.8 depending on the awarding institution on the International Office's list.

Bolivia

Undergraduate

Diploma de Bachiller is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 1 of their undergraduate degree at good, recognised Bolivian institutions with good grades could also be considered for direct entry on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate

A Licenciatura after 4 or more years of study with a GPA of 75% or better.

Brazil

Undergraduate

The Certificado de Ensino Médio is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bacharel or Licenciatura (4 years or more) with a GPA or 7.5 or better.

Brunei

Undergraduate

  • The Basic Education High School examination/matriculation is not sufficient for direct entry onto an undergraduate programme at Durham. IB and A Levels will be considered
  • Cambridge GCE ‘A’ levels – grades at departmental level in three subjects (A*A*A – ABB)
  • International Baccalaureate (38-34 points)
  • A recognised UK Foundation Programme
  • IELTS score of band 6.5 – 7.0 (no element below band 6.0) or equivalent.

Postgraduate

A Masters’ degree from a recognised institution in Brunei will be considered for postgraduate entry with minimum grade of 70%, Excellent/Very Good or a numeric score of 3.5.

 

Cambodia

Undergraduate

A*A*A Associates Degree with overall score of 88% or better.
A*AA Associates Degree with overall score of 85% or better.
AAA Associates Degree with overall score of 83% or better.
AAB Associates Degree with overall score of 81% or better.
ABB Associates Degree with overall score of 80% or better.

Postgraduate

A Master's degree with scores of 80-84% / B+ / 3.50-3.99/ Very Good depending on the awarding institution.

Cameroon

Undergraduate

A*A*A Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
A*AA Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
AAA Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAA.
AAB Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAB.
ABB Cameroon GCE A-levels at grades AAB.

The Baccalauréat or a Certificat de Probation are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Diplôme d'Etudes Superieures de Commerce (DESC) or a Diplôme d'Ingénieur with a minimum of 16/20.

Canada

If you have any questions regarding the entry requirements for Canada, please email us at North.America@durham.ac.uk.

Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Postgraduate

Alberta

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in Maths 30-1 for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in Maths 30-1 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in Maths 30-1 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in Maths 30-1 for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in Maths 30-1 for programmes that require A level Maths).

British Columbia

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).

Manitoba

A*A*A An average of 90% in English 40S, and across at least 4 other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-Calculus 40S for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% in English 40S, and across at least 4 other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-Calculus 40S for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% in English 40S, and across at least 4 other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-Calculus 40S for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% in English 40S, and across at least 4 other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-Calculus 40S for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% in English 40S, and across at least 4 other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-Calculus 40S for programmes that require A level Maths).

New Brunswick

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require A level Maths).

Newfoundland

A*A*A Overall average of 90% in grade 12 courses (including 88% in Maths for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA Overall average of 88% in grade 12 courses (including 88% in Maths for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA Overall average of 86% in grade 12 courses (including 88% in Maths for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB Overall average of 84% in grade 12 courses (including 88% in Maths for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB Overall average of 80% in grade 12 courses (including 88% in Maths for programmes that require A level Maths).

Nova Scotia

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 Pre-Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).

Ontario

A*A*A An average of 90% across 6 Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U-A), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 6 Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U-A), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 6 Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U-A), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 6 Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U-A), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 6 Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U-A), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require A level Maths).

Prince Edward Island

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 Grade 12 academic subjects  (including 88% in Advanced Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 Grade 12 academic subjects  (including 88% in Advanced Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 Grade 12 academic subjects  (including 88% in Advanced Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 Grade 12 academic subjects  (including 88% in Advanced Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 Grade 12 academic subjects  (including 88% in Advanced Calculus for programmes that require A level Maths).

Quebec

A*A*A A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the DEC, with an average of 90% or better including English (88% or better in Calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the DEC, with an average of 88% or better including English (88% or better in Calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the DEC, with an average of 86% or better including English (88% or better in Calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the DEC, with an average of 84% or better including English (88% or better in Calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the DEC, with an average of 80% or better including English (88% or better in Calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require A level Maths).

Saskatchewan

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in Pre-Calculus 30 for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 88% across 5 academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in Pre-Calculus 30 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 86% across 5 academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in Pre-Calculus 30 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 84% across 5 academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in Pre-Calculus 30 for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 80% across 5 academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in Pre-Calculus 30 for programmes that require A level Maths).

 

Yukon Territory

A*A*A An average of 90% across 5 grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in Pre-Calculus 12 for programmes that require A level Maths).
A*AA An average of 89% across 5 grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in Pre-Calculus 12 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAA An average of 87% across 5 grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in Pre-Calculus 12 for programmes that require A level Maths).
AAB An average of 86% across 5 grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in Pre-Calculus 12 for programmes that require A level Maths).
ABB An average of 85% across 5 grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in Pre-Calculus 12 for programmes that require A level Maths).

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

A Bachelors degree, with one of the following scores (or better): GPA 3.3 out of 4.0, GPA of 6.5 out of 9.0, 85% out of 100, 80% out of 90, or Grade B+.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

A Master of Arts / Master of Science (Research) with a minimum of 2 years study, or an MBA.

Caribbean

Undergraduate

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) A*A*A Grade I in at least three 2-Unit courses.
A*AA Grade I in at least three 2-Unit courses.
AAA Grade I in at least three 2-Unit courses.
AAB Grade I in at least two 2-Unit courses and Grade II in an additional 2-Unit course.
ABB Grade I in at least two 2-Unit courses and Grade II in an additional 2-Unit course

Chile

Undergraduate

The Licencia de Educación/Enseñanza Media is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Licenciatura after 4 or more years of study, with a GPA of 5 or better.

China

Undergraduate

Gaokao is accepted ONLY for direct entry application of Faculty of Science programmes, with a requirement of 80% in average with Mathematics at 80% if required at A-Level. For students who attended Gaokao with interest in other programmes, we require you to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry (please visit Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).

Applications from students who pass year one of Bachleor degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% will be consdiered for direct entry.

High-calbre students from across China are welcomed to apply via the China Excellence Identification Scheme (CEIS).

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with scores of at least 80% or above from a prestigious university on the International Office's list.

Pathway programmes available

If you are a prospective student from China who does not meet the admission requirements, you can apply for a pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree-level study.

Prospective Chinese students can also visit the Durham University International Study Centre Chinese site for more information.

Colombia

Undergraduate

The Titulo de Bachiller is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Licenciatura obtained after 4 or more years of study at a recognised university with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or better.

 

Cuba

Undergraduate

Título de Bachiller is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry (please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 1 of their undergraduate degree at good, recognised Cuban institutions with good grades could also be considered for direct entry on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate

A Licenciatura after 4 or more years of study with a score of B or 80-89 or 4-4.99 (or better).

Egypt

Undergraduate

The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from a recognised university with scores of 75% or better.

Europe

Undergraduate

Students who are studying for EU qualifications can find European qualification equivalencies linked on the European Country-Specific Information. If any students studying qualifications within the EU are unsure whether they are acceptable for admission, they should visit Ask Us.

Ghana

Undergraduate

The Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSEC/WAEC/NECO) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum class of 2:1 and a minimum GPA of 3.5/5.0.

Hong Kong

Undergraduate

HKDSE

A*A*A

5* 5* 5 in three subjects from any combination of Group A Electives, Core Mathematics, and Core English Language.

A*AA

5* 5 5 in three subjects from any combination of Group A Electives, Core Mathematics, and Core English Language.

AAA

5 5 5 in three subjects from any combination of Group A Electives, Core Mathematics, and Core English Language.

AAB

5 5 4 in three subjects from any combination of Group A Electives, Core Mathematics, and Core English Language.

ABB

5 4 4 in three subjects from any combination of Group A Electives, Core Mathematics, and Core English Language.

For subjects requiring a Maths A level.

A*A*A

5* 5* 5* 5 from two Group A Electives plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

OR

5* 5* 5* 5 one Group A Elective plus Core English Language plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

A*AA

5* 5* 5 5 from two Group A Electives plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

OR

5* 5* 5 5 one Group A Elective plus Core English Language plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

AAA

5 5 5 5 from two Group A Electives plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

OR

5 5 5 5 one Group A Elective plus Core English Language plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

AAB

5 5 5 4 from two Group A Electives plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

OR

5 5 5 4 one Group A Elective plus Core English Language plus Core Mathematics and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)

ABB

Not Applicable

Associates Degree

A*A*A Associates Degree with GPA of 3.4 or higher.
A*AA Associates Degree with GPA of 3.3 or higher.
AAA Associates Degree with GPA of 3.2 or higher.
AAB Associates Degree with GPA of 3.2 or higher.
ABB Associates Degree with GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors (Honours) degree with a 2:1 or a GPA of 3.0 - 3.5 out of 4, depending on the awarding institution. We welcome applications from graduates of the following Hong Kong institutions:

  • City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
  • Lingnan University (LU)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

India

Undergraduate

Standard XII

A*A*A Standard XII with an average score of 90% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 87% or higher.
A*AA Standard XII with an average score of 87% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
AAA Standard XII with an average score of 85% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
AAB Standard XII with an average score of 84% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
ABB Standard XII with an average score of 83% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.

Note: Standard XII from CBSE or CISCE Boards and some State Boards only are accepted for entry. State Boards considered on a case by case basis.

Postgraduate

A 3, 4 or 5-year Bachelors degree from an approved Indian university with a score of 60%-70% depending on the institution.

Indonesia

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with average grades of 3 out of 4.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with average grades of 3 out of 4.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with average grades of 3 out of 4.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with average grades of 3 out of 4.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with average grades of 3 out of 4.

Diploma II or Diploma III

A*A*A Pass Diploma II (D2) or Diploma III (D3) with GPA of 8 out of 10.
A*AA Pass Diploma II (D2) or Diploma III (D3) with GPA of 8 out of 10.
AAA Pass Diploma II (D2) or Diploma III (D3) with GPA of 7 out of 10.
AAB Pass Diploma II (D2) or Diploma III (D3) with GPA of 6 out of 10.
ABB Pass Diploma II (D2) or Diploma III (D3) with GPA of 6 out of 10.

 

Monash University Foundation programme for Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Economics, and Science/Engineering route programmes offered by Jakarta International College. Direct entry can be considered with the following grades: 

  • Durham University Business-related programmes  (UK A-level -  AAB requirement) -  Pass each module of the Monash University Foundation Year with an overall average of 75% and no module less than 70% (excluding EAP courses) to include Mathematics Unit 1 at 75% plus IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent
  • Durham University Economics programmes  (UK A-level - A*AA requirement) -  Pass each module of the Monash University Foundation Year with an overall average of 80% and no module less than 75% (excluding EAP courses) to include Mathematics Units 1 and 2 at 80% or above plus IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent
  • Durham University Engineering programmes (H100 and H103) (UK A-level - A*AA requirement) - Pass each module of the Monash University Foundation Year with an overall average of 80% and no module less than 75% (excluding EAP courses) to include Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and all Physics modules at 80% or above plus IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent.

Postgraduate

A Sarjana (S1) course will be considered for a master’s degree.

  • Accreditation Grade A institutions - Sarjana (S1) CGPA 3.1 or higher
  • Accreditation Grade B institutions - Sarjana (S1) CGPA 3.5 or higher
  • Magister with a GPA of 7.0 out of 10 or 3.2 out of 4.0 or higher from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry

Iraq

Undergraduate

The Certificate of Preparatory Education or Sixth Form Baccalaureat are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A master’s degree from a recognised university with 75% or better.

Israel

Undergraduate

Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut)

A*A*A

Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with minimum scores of 80% each
A*AA Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 80% each.
AAA Overall score of 90% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

AAB

Overall score of 85% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

ABB Overall score of 80% and three level 5 subjects with scores of 75% each

Japan

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85%.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85%.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85%.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80%.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80%.

The Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree (Gakushi, 4-6 years) with an overall mark of 76%, B+ or GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Kazakhstan

Undergraduate

A*A*A - ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject. GPA will vary depending upon institution.
UPCSE
A*A*A Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 75%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
A*AA Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 75%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
AAA Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 72%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
AAB Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 72%+ in each core science unit and 68%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
ABB Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 70%+ in each core science unit and 68%+ average (excluding EAP courses).

The Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bakalavr from a recognised Kazakh institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.4/4.0, 3.7/4.33 or 4.25/5.0.

Kenya

Undergraduate

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 (65% or B+ average) on the International Office's list.

Kuwait

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a GPA of 2.75/4 or higher.

Lebanon

Undergraduate

The Lebanese Baccalaureate or Baccalauréat Général are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor degree, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures / Attestation d'Etudes Approfondies, or Maîtrise with at 16/20 or 80%/B average or a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Libya

Undergraduate

The Secondary Education Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A 4-year Bachelors degree with a 65% or GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Macau

Undergraduate

Ensino Secundario Complementor
A*A*A Ensino Secundário Complementar at GPA 3.2/4 or grade of 19.
A*AA Ensino Secundário Complementar at GPA 3.2/4 or grade of 19.
AAA Ensino Secundário Complementar at GPA 3.2/4 or grade of 19.
AAB Ensino Secundário Complementar at GPA 3.2/4 or grade of 18.
ABB Ensino Secundário Complementar at GPA 3.2/4 or grade of 18.

The Certificate of Higher Secondary Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above from the following institutions:

  • University of Macau
  • Macau University of Science & Technology

Malaysia

Undergraduate

STPM
A*A*A STPM with a CGPA of 3.5 or higher.
A*AA STPM with a CGPA of 3.3 or higher.
AAA STPM with a CGPA of 3.2 or higher.
AAB STPM with a CGPA of 3.1 or higher.
ABB STPM with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.
Post-SPM Diploma
A*A*A Post-SPM Diploma with a CGPA 3.5 or higher.
A*AA Post-SPM Diploma with a CGPA 3.3 or higher.
AAA Post-SPM Diploma with a CGPA 3.2 or higher.
AAB Post-SPM Diploma with a CGPA 3.1 or higher.
ABB Post-SPM Diploma with a CGPA 3.0 or higher.
Matriculation Certificate
A*A*A Matriculation Certificate with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
A*AA Matriculation Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
AAA Matriculation Certificate with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
AAB Matriculation Certificate with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
ABB Matriculation Certificate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Centre for Foundation Studies, IIUM - Foundation in Biological Sciences

 

A*AA GPA 3.8 or higher
A*AA GPA 3.6 or higher
AAA GPA 3.5 or higher
AAB GPA 3.4 or higher
ABB GPA 3.3 or higher

Postgraduate

 

A Bachelor degree from a recognised Malaysian university, with a GPA of 3.2 or better. Private universities may require a higher GPA of – 3.2 to 3.4.

 

 

Mexico

Undergraduate

The Bachillerato is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Licenciatura obtained after 4 or more years of study at a recognised university with a promedio of 8 or better.

Morocco

Undergraduate

The Diplôme du Baccalaureat is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

Licence/ Licence d'Etudes Fondametales/Licence Professionnelle, Diplome du Cycle Normal or Diplome d'Ingenieur d'Etat with a minimum of 15/20.

Myanmar

Undergraduate

  • Cambridge GCE ‘A’ levels – grades at departmental level in three subjects (A*A*A – ABB)
  • The Basic Education High School examination/matriculation is not sufficient for direct entry onto an undergraduate programme at Durham. It can be used to meet GCSE subject requirements where grades of 40% or more have been obtained.

Postgraduate

 

  • A Masters’ degree from a recognised institution in Myanmar would be considered for postgraduate entry with minimum grade of 75%, Excellent/Very Good or a numeric score of 5.

 

New Zealand

Undergraduate

A*A*A NCEA level 3 with Excellence with three level 3 subjects of 14 credits each, plus 10 Literacy credits at level 2 and 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above.
A*AA NCEA level 3 with Merit or Excellence with three level 3 subjects of 14 credits each, plus 10 Literacy credits at level 2 and 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above.
AAA NCEA level 3 with Merit or Excellence with three level 3 subjects of 14 credits each, plus 10 Literacy credits at level 2 and 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above.
AAB NCEA level 3 with three level 3 subjects of 14 credits each, plus 10 Literacy credits at level 2 and 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above.
ABB NCEA level 3 with three level 3 subjects of 14 credits each, plus 10 Literacy credits at level 2 and 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above.

Notes: Where Maths A-level is required level 3 subjects should include Maths, Calculus or Statistics.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors (Honours) degree with a B+ / 70-79% / 3.3-3.9 / 6 or better on the 9 point scale.

Nigeria

Undergraduate

The Senior School Certificate (SSCE/WAEC/ NECO) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 or 3.5/5.0 GPA from a recognised institution. Some exceptions can be made for students with relevant work experience or with high a 2:2 (58%) or GPA 2.8 from prestigious Nigerian universities on the International Office's list.

Norway

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass Vitenmal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average grade of 5 and 5 in specific subjects.
A*AA Pass Vitenmal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average grade of 5 and 5 in specific subjects.
AAA Pass Vitenmal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average grade of 5 and 5 in specific subjects.
AAB Pass Vitenmal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average grade of 4.5 and 5 in specific subjects.
ABB Pass Vitenmal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average grade of 4.5 and 5 in specific subjects.

Postgraduate

A Bachelorgrad with Grade B (very good) or better.

Oman

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate 

A Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.3 or better.

Pakistan

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 60%+ (1st Division).
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 60%+ (1st Division).

The Higher Secondary Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).

Postgraduate

A 4-year undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a recognised Pakistani university. Grade requirements will range from CGPA 2.7-3.5, depending on the institution. Students who have a 2 or 3-year Bachelors degree with a first division pass must also have a 2-year master's degree in a relevant subject with a first division pass (65%+) from an HEC recognised institution.

Peru

Undergraduate

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry (please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 1 of their undergraduate degree at good, recognised Peruvian institutions with good grades could also be considered for direct entry on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate

A Grado Académico de Bachiller/Título de Licenciado/Título (Profesional) de [subject area] with a GPA of 14 or better.

Philippines

Undergraduate

The High School Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from select universities on the International Office's list.

Qatar

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 or GPA of 3.2 or better.

Russia

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.3, or an average of 83%, or Grade B+ or higher.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.0, or an average of 83%, or Grade B+ or higher.

The High School Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

We require one of the following:

  • A 4-year Bakalavr with a minimum average grade of 4.5 out of 5 from a prestigious Russian university.
  • Completion of a 5-year Specialist Diploma with a minimum average grade of 4 .25 out of 5 from a prestigious Russian university.
  • A Magistr with a minimum average grade of 4.5 out of 5.
  • A Kandidat nauk with a minimum average grade of 4.5 out of 5.

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A good Bachelors degree from a recognised Saudi university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5 or 2.75 out of 4.

Singapore

Undergraduate

Singapore Cambridge A-levels A*A*A Singapore Cambridge A-levels with AAA at H2 level or better.
A*AA Singapore Cambridge A-levels with AAA at H2 level or better.
AAA Singapore Cambridge A-levels with AAA at H2 level or better.
AAB Singapore Cambridge A-levels with AAB at H2 level or better.
ABB Singapore Cambridge A-levels with ABB at H2 level or better.
Polytechnic Diploma A*A*A Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a CGPA of 3.3.
A*AA Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a CGPA of 3.3.
AAA Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a CGPA of 3.2.
AAB Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a CGPA of 3.1.
ABB Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with a CGPA of 3.0.
NUS High School A*A*A NUS High School (Cumulative Average Point [CAP]) with a CGPA of 4.2.
A*AA NUS High School (Cumulative Average Point [CAP]) with a CGPA of 4.2.
AAA NUS High School (Cumulative Average Point [CAP]) with a CGPA of 4.2.
AAB NUS High School (Cumulative Average Point [CAP]) with a CGPA of 4.0.
ABB NUS High School (Cumulative Average Point [CAP]) with a CGPA of 4.0.

First year entry to relevant undergraduate programmes, except Engineering (see Engineering requirements below). 3-year Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic in Singapore in a relevant subject with the following grades;

  • A*A*A programmes = GPA 3.3 or higher
  • A*AA programmes = GPA 3.3 or higher
  • AAA programmes = GPA 3.2 or higher
  • AAB programmes = GPA 3.1 or higher
  • ABB programmes = GPA 3.0 or higher
  • A Ministry, Polytechnic, OR National Service letter can be used in lieu of IELTS if the qualification is less than two years old

 

Recognised Polytechnics

  • Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
  • Republic Polytechnic (RP)
  • Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
  • Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Durham’s Department of Engineering will consider applications for 2nd year entry to its BEng General Engineering programme. Applicants must pass the Polytechnic Diploma in engineering from one of the five listed Polytechnics above, with a GPA of 3.3 or higher, plus obtain high grades - B+ or 80% or GPA 3.5, in both mathematics and physics. Please note: Polytechnic Diploma holders are not required to take IELTS. There is exemption in place (see below)

Applicants with a Diploma in Law and Management from Temasek Polytechnic - GPA of 3.3 plus satisfactory LNAT scores, can be considered for year one entry to LLB

Applicants with a Diploma in Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management, can be considered for year one entry to Durham University Business School’s BA Business & Management and BA Marketing & Management programmes, providing they achieve a B+ or above average grade from the SIM Diploma in Management Studies and IELTS of 6.5 with no element below 6, or a University approved equivalent

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 and a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/4.5.

South Africa

Undergraduate

A*A*A Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77776 / AAAAB.
A*AA Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77766 / AAABB.
AAA Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 77766 / AAABB.
AAB Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 76666 / ABBBB.
ABB Matriculation/National Senior School Certificate with 76666 / ABBBB.


Postgraduate

A Bachelors (Honours) degree with a 2:1 or 70-74% or better depending on the institution.

South Korea

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.5 or an average of 85%, or Grade B+ or higher.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.3, or an average of 83%, or Grade B+ or higher.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.3, or an average of 83%, or Grade B+ or higher.

The High School Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor (Haksa) degree from select universities on the International Office's list with a GPA of at least 3.5 (out of 4.5) or 3.0 (out of 4.3).

Sri Lanka

Undergraduate

A*A*A Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades 90%/90%/85%)
A*AA Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades 90%/85%/85%)
AAA Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades all 85% or above)
AAB Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAB (grades 85%/85%/74%)
ABB Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades ABB (grades 85%/74%/74%)

The Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Students with Bachelor's Special degree or Professional degree with grades of 70% (1st Class honours) from a recognised university will be considered for entry to taught Masters programmes at Durham University.

Switzerland

Undergraduate

A*A*A Federal Maturity Certificate / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5.5 and 6 in specific subjects.
A*AA Federal Maturity Certificate / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5.5 and 5 in specific subjects.
AAA Federal Maturity Certificate / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5.5 and 5 in specific subjects.
AAB Federal Maturity Certificate / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5 and 5 in specific subjects.
ABB Federal Maturity Certificate / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Cantonal Maturity Certificate with an overall score of 5 and 5 in specific subjects.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with a 5.0 or better.

Taiwan

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 87% or higher.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% or higher.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% or higher.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80% or higher.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80% or higher.
Junior College Diploma
A*A*A Junior College Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 87% or higher.
A*AA Junior College Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% or higher.
AAA Junior College Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% or higher.
AAB Junior College Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80% or higher.
ABB Junior College Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 80% or higher.

The Senior High School Leaving Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor’s degree from select universities on the International Office's list with a minimum grade of 75% or GPA 3.0 or above

Tanzania

Undergraduate

A*A*A Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with AAA.
A*AA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 86% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 85% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 84% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
ABB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 83% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).

The Certificate of Secondary Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information.

Postgraduate

Bachelor degree from a recognised Tanzanian university with a 2.1.

Thailand

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.4 or higher.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.3 or higher.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.2 or higher.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.2 or higher.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 3.1 or higher.

The Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree with an overall score of 70% or higher or a GPA of 3.0 - 3.3 or higher depending on the awarding institution.

Tunisia

Undergraduate

The Baccalaureat is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Matrise, Licence or Diploma National with an minimum 14/20.

Turkey

Undergraduate

National High School Diploma A*A*A National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 86% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
A*AA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 86% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAA National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 85% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
AAB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 84% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
ABB National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi (from school on International Office approved list) with grade of 83% or higher in final year (year 12) (CPGA of 4.6).
Note: Programmes requiring A-level Mathematics will require a grade of 85% in Maths.
Students studying the National High School Diploma - Devlet Lise Diplomasi, from a school which is not on the International Office recognised list will be required to take a Foundation Programme to gain entry to our undergraduate degree programmes.
Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) A*A*A Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65% or higher.
A*AA Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65% or higher.
AAA Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 64% or higher.
AAB Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 63% or higher.
ABB Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 62% or higher.

Postgraduate

Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelors degree) from an approved Turkish university. Grade requirements will range from CGPA 2.8-3.7, depending on the institution.

United Arab Emirates

Undergraduate

The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah are not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A 4-year Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Uganda

Undergraduate

A*A*A Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
A*AA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
AAA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAA.
AAB Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAB.
ABB Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at AAB.

The Uganda Certificate of Education is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Bachelors degree with a minimum of GPA 4.0/5.0 (Honours Upper).

Ukraine

Undergraduate

The Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Grade 12) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Dyplom Bakalavra with a minimum GPA of 4.0/5.0 or 7/12.

United States of America

If you have any questions regarding the entry requirements for the United States, please email us at North.America@durham.ac.uk.

Undergraduate

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission. Please note that you do not have to have completed all AP's at the time of applying, we understand that many students will take AP's in their Senior year and we can assess these when the results are released. 

We are happy to accept qualifications from the USA for entry onto our programmes. Our standard offer is based on three A levels with grades between A* and B, depending upon the programme applied for. You can find the A level requirement for your programme on our Course Database.

You will need a minimum of three AP’s or SAT Subject Tests or equivalent in order to be eligible for admission. For most of our programmes, you can apply with two AP’s or SAT Subject Tests and one of the below:

  • an Honors Course (clearly indicated on your high school transcript),
  • the SAT-I  Reasoning Test (1290+),
  • the ACT (28+),
  • one year-long equivalent College Course (e.g., a subject you study for two semesters or three trimesters).

The grade equivalency is below:

A-Level Grade

A*

A

B

Advanced Placement (AP)

5

5

4

SAT-II Subject Test

720+

700

650

Honors/College Course

A+

A

B+

SAT-I Reasoning Test*

1390 (min 720 RW, 650 M)

1350 (min 700 RW, 650 M)

1290 (min 650 RW, 620 M)

ACT

32

30

28

 

  • Where a high school is no longer offering AP’s – two Honors level courses at B+ or better may be accepted for some Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programmes. A minimum of one AP will still be required, please email North.America@durham.ac.uk to confirm.  
  • For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires A-level Mathematics, AP Calculus BC at grade 5 is required. 
  • For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires A-Level English, AP English Literature and Composition is required.
  • For students wishing to gain entry to Music programmes, we recommend taking AP Music Theory.
  • For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires GCSE Mathematics, SAT Reasoning Maths at 670+, ACT Maths at 28 or better, or a maths related AP course (e.g. Calculus AB or Statistics) is mandatory. 
  • Law applicants will be required to sit the LNAT. 
  • *Optional essay is not required for the SAT-I Reasoning Test.

 

For applicants studying at Community College or University on Degree level programmes, or completing an Associate Degree:

A*A*A 

CGPA of 3.4 or better 

A*AA 

CGPA of 3.3 or better 

AAA 

CGPA of 3.2 or better 

AAB 

CGPA of 3.1 or better 

ABB 

CGPA of 3.0 or better 

  • Students using an Associate’s Degree or similar to apply still need to meet all A Level subject requirements where applicable. If you are unsure if your qualification will meet these requirements, please email North.America@durham.ac.uk to confirm.

Durham’s College Board Code: 5488

Postgraduate

A Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.3 or better out of 4.0

Vietnam

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 7.3 or higher.
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 7.3 or higher.
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 7.2 or higher.
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 7.0 or higher.
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with a CGPA of 6.8 or higher.

The Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. However, it can be considered on a case-by-case basis to fulfil GCSE requirements. Every subject passed in Upper Secondary School Graduate Diploma at grade 5-10 is comparable to GCSE A*C/9-5. English Language is comparable to Second Language only.

Postgraduate

A 4-year Bachelors degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) awarded by a recognised institution with a GPA of 7.0 or higher.

Zimbabwe

Undergraduate

A*A*A ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
A*AA ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
AAA ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAA.
AAB ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAB.
ABB ZIMSEC A Level Certificate with AAB.

Postgraduate

Bachelors degree (Honours) with a minimum of 2:1.