Entry Requirements and Entry Equivalent

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 UKBA-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 UKBA-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