Entry Requirements

The three most important requirements for admission into an educational institution in the UK are:

A strong academic background

Good command over English Language

Adequate financial resources

Note that universities in the UK operate with a large degree of autonomy, that they set their own academic entry requirements & have got the freedom to take their own decisions on individual cases.

Degree courses: Students normally enter degree courses at the age of 18 but they can be younger and many are older. For admission to a degree course, you will need three A-levels or the equivalent. The grades you need will depend on which subject you choose and which institution you want to study at.

Postgraduate programmes: For entry to taught postgraduate courses (master's degrees, postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates), you will need an undergraduate degree or equivalent from your country in a relevant area. For example, to study chemistry at master"s level, you would need to have a degree in chemistry.
However, 'conversion' courses are designed to provide an intensive introduction to a subject. For these programmes, any British undergraduate degree is sufficient, even one in an unrelated area. For example, you might have studied history for your first degree, but could use a conversion course to prepare for a Master of Science (MSc) degree in information technology.

For a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme, you will need a UK master"s degree or equivalent from your country. If you don"t have a master"s degree, you may be able to register initially for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Master of Research (MRes) course and then transfer to the PhD programme later if your progress has been good.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses usually require a British undergraduate degree or equivalent, or a professional qualification. Most MBA courses may also require two or three years’ management experience.

Academic requirements: The individual institutions set academic requirements and hence exact requirements vary from one institution to another and from one course to another

Sector Stage Entry requirements Higher National Diploma Higher National Certificates or equivalent international qualifications University Bachelor 70% or more in ISE / CBSE / State board (+2 level) / Appropriate A levels / Scottish Highers / Foundation / International Baccalaureate / Equivalent international qualification Master Bachelor Degree in a recognized Palestinian university; Some professional courses like MBA require work experience (at least two years) and satisfactory scores in exams like GMAT Doctoral Master or Bachelor Degree with Honours + proven research ability or sufficient years of work experience

English Language requirements: If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence that you have a good standard of English language skills. This is because during your stay in the UK, you need to attend lectures, & seminars, study academic printed resources, produce some written works - everything in English. The institutions do not want you to fail because of language difficulty. You can prove that you can speak, write and understand English well through a variety of ways (see below) including in the form of test score results such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The most commonly accepted scores for entry into a course at various sectors are given in the following table.
We advise you take the tests before you apply to an institution. Some institutions do not process your application until the score report is received, while some give conditional offer - that you must aim to achieve the prescribed score. You can also request the test authorities to send a copy of your score to the institutions directly. The above two test reports are usually valid for two years and hence it is advised to take the test well in advance so as to avoid delays in application process and if needed, allowing yourselves more time to re-take the test.

Sector Stage Entry requirements University Bachelor IELTS score of 6 to 6.5 or TOEFL score of 550 to 600 Master IELTS score of 6 to 6.5 or TOEFL score of 550 to 600 Doctoral IELTS score of 6 to 6.5 or TOEFL score of 550 to 600.