EUROPE

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Reading Penicuik – Arseni Timofejev (Architecture 2012)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must fulfil the following English language requirements, unless stated otherwise under their specific country’s section:

International Foundation Programme: IELTS 5.5 (min 5.0)

Most Art & Design Programmes: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5)

Architecture and some PG Programmes: IELTS 6.5 (min 5.5)

Please note that for UKVI purposes you must take the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) at a recognised centre.

PORTFOLIOS

Most programmes require applicants to apply with a portfolio of work, without which the application will be considered incomplete.

Undergraduate ApplicantsSee our undergraduate application website for a guide to requirements

Postgraduate ApplicantsSee our website for individual programme portfolio, show reel, essay or other requirements.

ACADEMIC + ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY

AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
BULGARIA
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE
HUNGARY
ICELAND
IRELAND
ITALY
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MALTA
NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
SERBIA
SLOVAKIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TURKEY
UKRAINE

AUSTRIA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with average marks of 2 or above in the Matura/Reifeprüfungszeugnis einer Höheren Schule/Berufsreifeprufung can be considered. Students with Zeugnis ueber die Studienberechtigungsprüfung with marks of 3 or above can be considered.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students who have successfully passed a Diplomstudium/ Magister or a student with a Fachhochschuldiplom (Mag FH/Dip-Ing FH) with average grades of up to 2.5  (bestanden – pass; mit auszeichrung bestanden – pass with distinction) can be considered.

English Language Requirements – Students with a 1 or 2 in English in the Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Matura (secondary school leaving certificate) from an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule do not need IELTS. All other students will need standard IELTS or equivalent.

BELGIUM

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have at least a grade 14 or 70% with ‘mention’ in the Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur or in the Diploma Secundair Onderwijs or in the Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts can be considered

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed the second cycle or Licencié/ Licentiatt degree with 70% or above (met onderscheiding/avec distinction) can be considered

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents will need at least a 3 in the Secondary School Leaving Diploma

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents with a 4-6 year Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja can be considered as can students with a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences after 4 years (240 ECTS)

BULGARIA

Undergraduate Applicants Students with  Diploma of Completed Secondary Education/ Diploma za Sredno Obrazavanie with at least 5 (mnogo dobur) = very good  or above can be considered. Students with Diploma za Sredno – Spetzialno Obrazovanie (awarded by technical secondary schools) or  Diploma za Zavarsheno Poluvisshe Obrazovanie (DZPO) with at least 5 (mnogo dobur) = very good can also be considered.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents with a  Bakalavr (post 2003)  with at least 4  dobur (good);  5 mnogo dobur (very good); or 6 otlichen (excellent).

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CROATIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents with a Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) with a grade of 4+ may be considered  OR students with over 4 in the Maturatna Svjevdodzba (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) may be considered,

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents holding the Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea, Prvostupnik/Prvostupnica will be acceptable with grades of 3 (dobar) or above.

CYPRUS

Undergraduate Applicants – 1. Students will need Apolyterion: 19 + (including minimum 16 in Maths for relevant courses) 2. Students taking Apolyterion and 1 A level: 18+ in Apolyterion AND grade B in A level in relevant area (NOT modern Greek) 3. Students taking Apolyterion and 2 A levels: 17 + in Apolyterion AND 2 Bs in A levels in relevant areas (NOT modern Greek)

Postgraduate ApplicantsUniversity of Cyprus degrees –  if students have obtained marks of over 6.50. Students will need a GPA of 2.75 or more from a four-year degree programme from a recognised private university (or equivalent).

CZECH REPUBLIC

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have at least a grade 2/ chvalitebný/very good in their Maturitni zkouska can be accepted.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students who have the following will be considered: Bakalarsky with a grade of  2/velmi dobrý/ very good or 1 výborný/excellent (pre 2004) or A1 or B1.5 (post 2004)

DENMARK

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents would be expected to have obtained 10 or above in the Studentereksamen/HF/HHX/HTX.

Postgraduate ApplicantsSuitable for students who have a Bachelor degree (post 1993) with grade 9 or above.

English Language Requirements – If students have studied English at Upper Secondary level and have obtained grade 10 or above, they will meet our undergraduate entry requirement. For Masters, if three or more of their UG courses have been taught and assessed in English, and they have obtained an average of 10 or above in these courses, they do not need to obtain an additional English language qualification for Masters. If you do not have the above grades you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

ESTONIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have average marks of 5 and 80& in a minimum of 3 Riigieksamiituonistus in the Secondary Education School Leaving Certificate (gümnaasiumi loputunnistus) can be considered.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have one of the following will be considered for Masters courses: ülikooli diplom: Bakalaureusekraad or Bachelors degree (after 2002) with marks of ‘5’ or A = excellent or ‘4’ or B = very good.

FINLAND

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents with average grades of E/6 or above L/7 in the Finish national exams Ylioppilastutkinoto/ Studentexamen meet the necessary entry requirements.

Postgraduate ApplicantsSuitable for students who have a Kandidaatti/Kandidat (Ekonomi, Diplomi-insinri, Arkkitehti, Lisensiaatti, Proviisori) or Ammattikorkeakoulutukinto since 1996 (120 ECTS) or a Maisteri/Magister with average grade 2/good/hyvä in the scale 1to 3 or grade 4/erittäin hyvä/very good or above in the scale 1to 5. Students will also be considered for postgraduate studies if they hold a Kandidaatti AMK/YHS or a Kandidaatti/Kandidat with relevant experience.

English Langauge Requirements – If students have studied English at Upper Secondary level and have obtained grade M/5 (very good) or above will meet our undergraduate requirements. For Masters, if three or more of their UG courses have been taught and assessed in English, and they have obtained an average of grade 2/good/hyvä in the scale 1-3 or grade 4/erittäin hyvä/very good or above in the scale 1-5  in these courses, they do not need to obtain an additional English language qualification for Masters. If you do not have the above grades you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

FRANCE

Undergraduate Applicants – Students who have the baccalauréat will satisfy the entrance requirement, provided an overall score of at least 15/bien has been obtained.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents with an average minimum grade of assez bien (12 or above) in their Licence or Diplôme D’ingenieur (or equivalent)  –  will satisfy the entrance requirement.

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An Other Here – Lorna Campbell (Fine Art Photography 2012)

GERMANY

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents would be expected to have obtained an aggregate (overall) Abitur mark between 1.0 (sehr gut) and 2.5 (gut).

Postgraduate ApplicantsWe can accept graduates of German universities and of German Fachhochschulen with one of the following qualifications: Diplom, Magister Artium, Staatsexamen, Bachelor or a Fachhochschuldiplom. Applicants require a pass mark of between 1 Sehr gut and 2.5 Gut.

English Language Requirements – English language grades in Abitur of 15,14,13,12,11,10 (which are equivalent to an overall mark of 1- sehr  gut or 2 -gut ) will meet out entry requirements. If you do not have the above grades you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

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GREECE

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents should have successfully completed the Apolyterion with a minimum overall mark of over 18.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have a Ptychion awarded by a University with minimum grades of 6.5 should meet the requirements for a Masters degree.  Students with a good score (7 plus) in a Ptychion awarded by a Technikon will also meet the requirements.  Graduates from an American university in Greece should have a GPA of 2.75 or above.

HUNGARY

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents must obtain an average grade of 4 (jo/good) or above in the Érettségi examination/Matura.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have obtained an average grade of 3  (közepes/average)  in the Alapto Kozat (Bachelor degree) or Egyetemi Oklevél or the Alapkepzes issued by Universities (usually 4-6 years) will be considered.

ICELAND

Undergraduate Applicants – Students need a minimum of 140 credits in the Stúdentspróf, with marks of 7 or above. Students may also be accepted with the Sveinspróf

Postgraduate Applicants – Students with marks of 7.0 and above from a university in Iceland may be considered.

English Language Requirements – Students with 8 or above in English in the stúdentspróf should be acceptable. If you do not have the above grades you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

IRELAND

Undergraduate Applicants Leaving Certificate – students need the same grades and subjects at Higher Level as in Scottish Highers.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have a minimum 2.2 or above Honours Degree will meet the minimum entrance requirements.

English Language Requirements – Students need a grade A or above in Ordinary Level English.

ITALY

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents should have successfully completed the (Diploma de) Esame di Stato (formerly Diploma di Matura) with a minimum overall mark of 85% and with marks of 8 or 80% or above (out of 10 or 100%) in maths, physics for courses that require these subjects.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents should have successfully completed Laurea Specialistica (LS), Diploma di Laurea or Curso di Laurea (CL)(prior to 1999), Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti with an overall mark of 104 or above

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LATVIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents can be considered who have passed the Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an average  grade 8+  (B) in at least 12 subjects, two of which must be at advanced level (Profilkurss) .

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed a Bakalauras degree (post 2003) with grades 6 to 7  (C) or above can be considered.

LITHUANIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed their secondary education (vidurinis I’silavinimas) and have successfully passed the Brandos Atestatas – Maturity (four state exams) with an overall min. average of 50-100  (8/gerai/ good) will be considered for Bachelor programmes

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have passed the Bakalauras (equivalent to UK Bachelors) with an overall min. average of B or C 66-73% (8 or 4/highly satisfactory) will be considered for Masters programmes.

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LUXEMBOURG

Undergraduate ApplicantsDiplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires OR Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Techniques at 48 or above  (très bien).

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents would need 14+ (bien) from the University of Luxembourg to be considered.

MALTA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students who have a Matriculation Certificate or an Advanced Matriculation with a grade A or exceptionally grade B will satisfy the entrance requirements.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have a Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree  (usually 3-4 years) with a second division (upper) grade can be considered.

English Language Requirements – Students need a grade B or above in English in the Matriculation Certificate.

NETHERLANDS

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have at least an 8 (goed/good) grade in their Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B)

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have one of the following will be considered for Masters courses: Kandidaatsexamen/Bachelor or Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO) with a grade of no less than 7

English Language Requirements – Grade 8 or above in English in VWO is acceptable. If you do not have this grade you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

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Goven Night Rings – Maciej Sankowski (Silversmithing + Jewellery 2012)

NORWAY

Undergraduate Applicants – Students would be expected to have obtained average marks of 4 or above in their Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole.

Postgraduate Applicants – Candidates must obtain a minimum C grade in the new Bachelor degree system.

English Language Requirements – Students who have obtained 4 or above in both written and spoken English in the Vitnemaltradm Videregaende Skole will be acceptable. If you do not have this grade you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

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POLAND

Undergraduate Applicants – Applicants should pass all mandatory subjects in the Matura with 65% and above. In addition, applicants should have at least 2 additional subjects at extended level and should have passed those with a minimum of 60%.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents with a Bachelors degree (Licencjat) with either 5/A/bardzo dobry or 4/B/dobry grades can be considered for a Masters programme.

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PORTUGAL

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed the Certficado de Fim de Estudos Secundarios with 16 or above or ‘muito bom’ and with mark of 18 or above in maths, etc for courses that require these subjects, should be eligible for a bachelors course.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have a Licenciado with an overall mark of 16 to 17/bom com distinção or 18 to19: muito bom com distinção or 20: muito bom com distinção e louvor should meet the entry requirements.

ROMANIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents need to have a grade 8 or above in the Diploma de Bacalaureat.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have the Diploma de Licenta with grade 8 or above will be considered for Masters courses. Students with a Diploma de Inginer or a Diploma de Architect can be accepted with a grade 8 or above.

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RUSSIA

Undergraduate Applicants – For students who have average grade 4 or above in Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students who have the Diplom ob okanchanii vysshego uchebnogo zavedeniya (normally 5 years) will be considered for Masters courses, if they have average grades of 3 and above. Holders  of Bakalavr (normally 4 years) are also eligible if they have average grades of 4 or 5.

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SERBIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsOver 3 in the Secondary School Leaving Diploma.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents should hold the Diplom Visokog Obrazovanja (pre-Bologna) or the Diplomirani (post-Bologna) with a grade of 7+ (max 10)

SLOVAKIA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students must obtain an average score of 2 (vel’ mi dobrý/very good) or above in the Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúske -Secondary School leaving certificate.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed the Bakalavr (usually 3 years) with vel’ mi dobrý/very good or above or the Magister (normally 4-6 years – pre 2003) or Inzinier (normally 5-6 years) with average grades of dobrý/good or above. Students with a Bakalavr issued since 2005 will need a grade of dobrý or above.

SLOVENIA

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents must obtain an average score of 4 or above in the Matura (Secondary School Leaving Certificate). The Technical Matura or Polikna Matura are also acceptable

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed a university diploma (univerzitetni diplomirani) or professional diploma (diplomirani), for a minimum of 4 years, with good grades of minimum 7 or above.

SPAIN

Undergraduate Applicants – Students who have obtained the Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall mark of 8/notable or above and with mark of 8 or above in maths, etc for courses that require these subjects, should be eligible for a bachelors course.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have completed a Licenciatura or Título de Ingeniero or Título de Arquitecto with an overall grade of 7/notable or above (out of 10) should meet the entry requirements.

SWEDEN

Undergraduate Applicants – Students would be expected to have obtained average grades of VG or above (or B or above) in the Fullståndigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents who have obtained Pass (godkänd) or above in  the Kandidatexamen or Magisterexamen will be considered for Masters courses.

English Language Requirements – Students who have studied English at Upper Secondary level and have obtained grade VG or above in both written and spoken English should meet our entry requirements. For Masters, if three or more of their UG courses have been taught and assessed in English, and they have obtained Pass (godkänd) or above in these courses, they do not need to obtain an additional English language qualification for Masters. If you do not have the above grades you will need to take a Secure English Language Test with results equivalent to those stated at the top of this page.

SWITZERLAND

Undergraduate ApplicantsStudents who have a minimum Grade 5 or Guy/Bien/Bene in Maturitätszeugnis, Certificat de Maturité, Baccalauréat or Attestato Di Maturità.

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudent should have the following qualifications: Diplom, Diploma, Diplôme or Licence, Lizentiat, Licenza. The following grades are required: no less than 4 on a 1-6 scale; no less than 3 on a 1-5 scale; no less than 7 on a 1-10 scale or Gut/Bien/Bene.

TURKEY

Undergraduate Applicants – Students need to have a good pass 3.5 (maximum is 5.0) in their Devlet Lise Diplomasi (70% if the mark is shown over 100).

Postgraduate Applicants – Students need a GPA of over 2.5 (63%) in their Lisans Diplomasi

UKRAINE

Undergraduate ApplicantsAll scores of 4 or 5 (out of 5) or 8+ (out of 12) in Attestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Certificate of complete general secondary education)

Postgraduate Applicants – Students will need a 4.0/5.0 average in the 4 year Bakalvr or Specialist Diploma.

Please note: If your country’s academic requirements are not listed, contact our Student Records department at registry@gsa.ac.uk to request them

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