Applying to a London university with an international qualification

Every year, over 100,000 international students make London their temporary home while they study for a bachelor, master or PhD degree.

UK universities are familiar with a wide variety of different qualifications. When you apply to study at a London university, your application will be reviewed by the admissions team at the university who are experienced in assessing international qualifications. Universities refer to the qualification guidelines provided by UK NARIC, the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information on academic, vocational and professional qualifications from across the world.

International School Qualifications

If you are currently studying at high school, you need to find out if your high school certificate is accepted for entry into a UK undergraduate degree (bachelor degree).

A number of internationally recognised school qualifications, such as A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placements, are accepted for direct entry into a UK undergraduate degree. Many universities also accept the high school qualifications from across the European Union, India and from some African countries which have similar education systems to the UK.

If your high school qualification is not regarded as equivalent to the above, you will need to complete a one-year foundation course. Many universities offer foundation courses or work with external foundation course providers. Contact your preferred university to discuss your options.

International University Qualifications

If you are currently studying at a university in your home country or another country outside the UK, or you have already completed your first degree, you can apply for a postgraduate degree (masters or PhD) in the UK. Universities set different entry requirements for their courses, which are normally based on the ‘Grade Point Average’ (GPA) scale, for example 3.0/4 or 3.9/5.

Do not worry if the grading at your university is different. As long as you can provide a transcript for your studies, the admissions staff will be able to compare your grades to the UK qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are set by each university and therefore they can vary from one university to the other as well as from one course to another. You can find a guide to the entry requirements for students from a number of different countries in our Your Country section. For course or university specific entry requirements, please register with us to contact the university directly.


Last updated May 2017

191 comments on “Applying to a London university with an international qualification

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  16. Sunday Laderi says:

    hello, i love this site it has really open my mind to understand the rudiments of studying abroad. But please i need your help on something. I applied to one of the uk universities but i applied with my university Statement of Result which was issued to me by my university as my temporary certificate, pending on when my original degree certificate would be out. Do you think this will affect my chances of gaining admission in the school? This is because even the university i applied to is questioning my qualification. Thank you

    • Study London says:

      Hello, sorry for the late reply. The UK university can usually assess your application based on the provisional results statement you have provided. However, if they want to offer you a place, they would only be able to confirm your place once you provide the final certificate.

  17. biruk says:

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  18. Aino says:

    I am from Namibia and I Would like to know about the NSSC (high school certificate) as an international qaulification in the UK. However, it is only released later and I can only apply with my August report. I’d like to study Medicine – please tell me the aplication deadlines.

    • Study London says:

      Hello, the NSSC is not accepted for direct entry into a Bachelors degree at UK universities. You would need to take a one year foundation programme before starting your undergraduate degree. Please contact the universities you are interested in to see if they offer a foundation programme for students looking to study medicine.

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  28. Ntiyamira Yonah says:

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  36. Roy says:

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    • Study London says:

      Hi Roy, there are different aspects to the application process and some of it depends on whether you apply for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please take a look at the Application Advice section on the Study London website which has information on how to apply for a course and visa requirements. You can also search for scholarships available at universities in London on the scholarships database.

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  39. Fasil Dawit says:

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  48. jude matcalf hayford says:

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    • Study London says:

      Hello, if you have applied to study at a university in London, it will usually take between two to six weeks for the university to make a decision. If you have not had a decision after six weeks, you can contact the admissions team to ask for an update.

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    I am a medical doctor and I have also a master and a PHD in public health ;i am a manager coordinator in south kivu democratic republic of Congo ;in multicounty aids program we develop many strategies for multispectral community based hiv/AIDS prevention to address the needs of refugee and host communities etc. ; I work with many ngos in aids prevention and information for high risk groups. With asf/psi we use ice activities in condoms marketing, nutrition research and many activity necessary to care hiv disease and I work with national mental disease program, that is why I want to have a PHD in Epidemiology, environment health, health economics, health care management, public health of population, global public health,in nutrition,in environement health,health admnistrition and leadership,in environement health,global health,macroepidemiology and genetics epidemiology.
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    –I Conduct HIV care, treatment and housing (RW funded) related projects geared toward improving service delivery; write related protocols, guidelines, data collection instruments and evaluation plans, develop IRB submissions, as applicable.
    Leading and managing the strategic research, monitoring, evaluation and learning of our Early/Child Marriage strategy;

    Leading the annual organizational planning and reflection process, analysis and reporting;

    Identifying key research questions, and leading the conceptualization of research and evaluation projects.

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    Reporting to the governor of province for, i collaborate with programs staff and other key stakeholders in implementing and managing the learning, research and evaluation framework for all aids programs. The ideal candidate will be a leader in their field(s), with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights. They will be a self-starter who is flexible, has a positive attitude, and a desire and ability to work collaboratively and thoughtfully as part of a committed, integrated team that builds strong relationships.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    Lead and manage collaborations with staff and consultants on our early/child marriage (ECM) strategy

    Co-Lead the analysis, internal learning, and external dissemination plan of all findings from our ECM strategy with the aids Research Officers on the DRC team

    Contribute to managing the on-going implementation of the DRC framework in collaboration with the other Secretary general of health ministry’s

    Assess and identify internal capacity needs that will enable AIDS to conduct meaningful and realistic ongoing monitoring & evaluation work and strategy strengthening;

    Analyze programs data, make recommendations, facilitate reflection;

    Contribute to furthering the strategy of AIDS as a programmatic intervention;

    I Manage the development of case studies, participatory baselines, and other research and evaluation activities in collaboration with programs staff. Write terms of reference, participate in identifying grantees, contract with external evaluators, researchers and consultants related to AIDS program;

    Increase the capacity of AIDS programmatic staff to understand the implications of monitoring, evaluations and other research for their work;

    Increase the capacity of all AIDS staff to understand data and key learnings that highlight NGOS ‘s impact and contributions to social change for communicating with the board, funders, and other target audiences;

    IServe as the lead with the Development team on international grants and major gifts fundraising efforts and reporting;

    IServe as a member of the directors team and participate in the development and implementation of AIDS -wide strategic and tactical plans;

    Lead the organization’s strategy management processes;

    I Conduct analytic literature reviews on issue areas and strategies, and make recommendations for strengthening AIDS strategies and contributing to the wider field of human rights philanthropy;

    ICollaborate with the other Director of pacification, planification, prospective , Strategic Learning Research and Evaluation;

    –I Conduct surveys and other studies related to access to and quality of care for HIV infection in DRC; write reports of findings and present the information at scientific meetings.

    –I Create recommendations (based on analyses of program data) for training, technical assistance and quality improvement activities.
    I need your help for having my phd and to have financial support and bursaries’ for study
    I am ready for beginning course
    Dr bisimwa nsibula zahinda jean Paul

    • Study London says:

      Hello, thank you for your message. In order study at PhD level in the UK, applicants are usually expected to find a suitable supervisor to work with before applying. You can use the course search to see which universities offer PhD programmes in your field of study.

      You can also search the scholarships database for scholarships available at universities in London.

  53. ezekiel maina says:

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  57. REGINALD E. PAYE says:


  58. Maxwell Ochieng' says:

    Hi, l’m a Kenyan and eager to study Environmental health or nursing in UK

  59. Mohamed daahir says:

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  60. Hassatou jallow says:

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  61. eseme says:

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    Please I want to do my masters in putting health with my HND certificate. Can I be admitted.

  63. Orji obinna says:

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  68. Sadat says:

    Hello! am Sadat from Nigeria, can I gain admission into any university in London with my WAEC result?

    • Study London says:

      Hi Sadat, students with WAEC need to complete a one year foundation programme before progressing to a bachelor degree. Most universities in London offer their own foundation programmes or can recommend another education provider. I would recommend you use the course search to see which universities offer the subject area you are interest in and then contact these universities for information about their foundation programme.

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  70. Nasir says:


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    Please l am a third year student in an university in Ghana pursuing degree in biochemistry and l would like to continue my masters in biochemistry in an university in UK by the year 2018 under a full time scholarship granted by your noble institution , would that work out for me ? Thanks

  74. ELIAS J KUYEKO says:

    I want to do my masters in highway engineering after completion Bachelor of engineering in civil engineering on 2018

  75. Shannel says:

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    Iam a woman from Zanzibar (Tanzania) I would like to study marster in Marketing but unfortunatly I have no any means to fulfill my dreams since 2011 when I was completed my first Degree would help me to get a full scholarship to study in your universirty?

  77. Jerry Rockson says:

    Please I want to pursue PHD in physical education in UK. Can you suggest a school for me. I have masters degree in physical education

  78. Lucy Wairimu says:

    Hi this is Lucy Wairimu I’m done with my diploma course in pharmacy and would like to enroll for a degree program for the same. please consider me

  79. Jamal Masusu says:

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  80. roger m.mbazi says:

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    6 of ordinary diploma level so I need to study at kondon so what can I do?

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  83. my name is Abdisa and i am from Ethiopia i am looking for scholarships in UK by engineering. i have completed my preparatory program with a good point. if you are interested please contact me.thank you

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    please am Emmanuel from Ghana I want to study abroad.I have completed my Senior High.Thanks

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    I would like to study a diploma in diplomatic studies.

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  90. Hi am a high school graduate and seeking for further study in medicine

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  112. Valerie Auvae Ioane says: valerie Ioane from Samoa, i was educated at the National University of Samoa, and completed Bachelor in Nursing field but i would like to advance my knowledge and skills in your University. In fact i need your help in financial issues but im looking forward to study in your University. Thank you

  113. Moffat maina says:

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  114. Babagana says:

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  115. zanele says:

    I want to study at London I like to study abroad

  116. kandwanaho says:

    thanx for your answer


  117. Mahad says:

    Hello i have somalia certificate can i go to London university? Please give me answer

    • Study London says:

      Hello Mahad, the Somalian high school certificate is not accepted for direct entry into a UK bachelor degree. However, you can apply to do a one year international foundation degree (either at a UK university or a private provider). This will then enable you to join a bachelor degree the following year. Hope this helps!

  118. Mahad says:

    High school certificate

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