Entry Requirements and Entry Equivalent

We welcome applications from international students and accept qualifications from around the world.

You must demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements for the programme that you wish to study. Your school-leaving certificate, college diploma, university degree or other qualifications may already meet the requirements; you should check the list of accepted qualifications for your country. If your country or qualification is not listed below, please contact the International Team.

English Entry Requirements

All City of Glasgow College lectures and classes are taught in English. Applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the English language proficiency requirements by submitting proof of having passed a UK Visas and Immigration (UVI)-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT.)  You will be exempt from submitting a SELT if you:

 - Are a national of one of the following UKVI-approved majority English-speaking countries; Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America OR

- Have completed an academic qualification at least equivalent to a Bachelor's degree which was taught in English in a majority English-speaking country OR

- Have successfully completed a course as a Tier 4 (Child) student (or under the student rules that were in force before 31 March 2009, where you were granted permission to stay whilst under 18 years old) which was at least six months in length and ended within two years of the date that we will issue your visa documentation

Accepted evidence must be one of the following achieved within the past two years:

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IELTS (Academic) score:

  • Minimum average band score of 5.5 with no component less than 5.0
  • Some programmes may require higher English proficiency

Or equivalent score in any UKVI-approved SELT for Tier 4 (eg. TOEFL, Pearson Academic, Cambridge ESOL)

IELTS (Academic) score:

  • Minimum average band score of 5.5 with no component less than 5.5

Or equivalent score in any UKVI-approved SELT for Tier 4 (eg. TOEFL, Pearson Academic, Cambridge ESOL)

The following are the minimum level of qualifications that would generally be accepted by the College for entry to academic programmes:

Angola - 12th Class Certificate

Bangladesh - Diploma from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board OR Diploma from a Paramedical Institute (both must have been studied for a minimum of 3 years)

Canada - Post-school certificate (one year duration)

China - Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate OR Graduation Certificate from a Vocational / Technical Secondary School (Zhixiao / Zhigao) for HN level programmes. Holders of Graduation Certificate - Sub-degree (Zhuanke / Dazhuan) level OR Graduation Certificate - Sub-degree (Gaozhi) level for the Fast-track Masters programme.

Egypt - Al-Azhar Training Diploma OR Diploma from an intermediate institute

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) - Advanced Supplementary Level OR Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) for HN level programmes. Holders of Higher Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Associate degree for the Fast-track Masters programme. 

India - All India Senior School Certificate Examination when awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education OR Certificate of Vocational Education OR Higher Secondary Certificate/ Standard 12 (when awarded by a recognised Board of Secondary Education) OR Indian School Certificate Year 12 (when awarded by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations)

Japan - Graduation Certificate from a Technical High School OR Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Korea등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증 High School Diploma for HN Level programmes, holders of 준학사 Associate degree for the Fast-track Masters programme.

Nepal - Higher Secondary Education Certificate (when awarded by the Higher Secondary Education Board) OR Proficiency Certificate 

Nigeria - West African GCE A Level (when studied before 1989) OR National Diploma OR Ordinary National Diploma

Pakistan - Intermediate/ Higher Secondary Certificate (science/ pre-engineering/ medical groups where marks over 50% have been obtained)

Taiwan -  Senior High School Leaving Certificate OR Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate for HN level programmes. Holders of Associate degree / Junior College Diploma for the Fast-track Masters programme. 

Turkey - Associate Degree

USA - Advanced Placement Examination (at institutional discretion)

Yemen - Certificate in Technical Education

If your country is not listed and you wish to enquire regarding the equivalency of your qualifications, please contact the International Office:

international@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

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