ASIA

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Liam Kerrigan, Textiles 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

BANGLADESH
BRUNEI
BARBADOS
BURMA
HONG KONG
INDONESIA
INDIA
JAPAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KOREA
MALAYSIA
NEPAL
PAKISTAN
PHILIPPINES
SINGAPORE
SRI LANKA
THAILAND
UZBEKISTAN
VIETNAM

BANGLADESH

Undergraduate Applicants – Students normally need a GPA of 3.5 out of 5 in their Higher School Certificate (HSC/Intermediate); students with lower grades but who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 after 1 year of study at a university in Bangladesh can also be considered.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students need one of the following: from the National University (a pass degree plus a second division Masters); from a good private university (an honours degree with a CGPA of 3.0/B or above); from a public university (an honours degree – 4 years – with a minimum of a second class/B).

BRUNEI

Undergraduate Applicants – See our standard A Level entry requirements

Postgraduate Applicants – Upper second class degree from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

BURMA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students must pass year 2 of a Bachelors degree with an overall grade of 50%+, or students who have passed year 1 of a Bachelors degree with an overall grade of 70%+ can also be accepted

Postgraduate Applicants – Students with a Bachelor (Honours) degree or other Bachelors degree lasting 5/6 years in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 70%+ can be considered for a Masters degree

CHINA

Please see our Country Guide at http://www.gsa.ac.uk/countryguides

HONG KONG

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with a Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) should achieve 4+ in 5 subjects or Attained or C or above in B or C electives.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students require an upper second class degree

INDIA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with a first division pass or over 65% (B2) (6.5/10) in year 12 can be considered for entry.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students with good grades in 3 year Bachelors degree – usually 65%+, can be considered for entry to a Masters course. From 4 year bachelors degree programmes students can also be considered with 60%+. Students with a Graduate Diploma after 4 years of higher education from one of the top design schools in India are also acceptable.


INDONESIA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students must have passed Secondary School Certificate of Completion (STTB SMA) with a minimum overall mark of 7.

Postgraduate Applicants – Strata 1 (Sarjana) is considered equivalent to a UK degree. Students can be considered if they have a GPA above 2.7

JAPAN

Undergraduate Applicants – Students must have graduated from High School (Upper Secondary School). Students would normally need grade 3 and above in all subjects.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students who have graduated with a 4-year Bachelors degree can be considered for a Masters degree. Students must have a minimum GPA score of 2.5 (good B grade or average of 70% or above)

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Ondrej Chmel, MLitt Fine Art Practice 2012

KAZAKHSTAN

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with the Svidetel’ stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with 4 (good) or 5 (very good) and a strong application can be considered

Postgraduate Applicants  The Specialist Diploma and Bakalavr with  high grades and/or work experience.  A Magister with average grades of 4 or 5 is also acceptable.

KOREA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students will need to have passed year 12 with an average of C/70% or above.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students would normally need a CGPA of 3.0 or B or 80% or above in their Bachelors degree.

MALAYSIA

Undergraduate Applicants – Students would need to have passed STPM and SPM with C or above. UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) Senior Middle Level with an overall mark of at least 70% (A1, A2 or B3) also meets general requirements. Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with CGPA of 2.0 or above meets general requirements.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students would need the same grades in a Malaysia bachelors degree as from a UK degree

NEPAL

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with grades over 65% in their Higher Secondary School Certificate (year 12) can be accepted.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students with a first division in their Bachelors when studied over 4 years+ can be considered for a Masters programme.

PAKISTAN

Undergraduate Applicants – Students need a first division/A grade/ 70% plus in FA, FSc or I Com (“Inter”)

Postgraduate Applicants – Students need a first division four year BBA, BSc, BSC or B Eng or a second division Masters.

PHILIPPINES

Undergraduate Applicants – Students must pass an Associate Degree, or year 2 of a Bachelors degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or above

Postgraduate Applicants – Students with a Filipina Masters degree can be considered for a Masters degree.

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Kailing Cao, Interior Design 2012

SINGAPORE

Undergraduate Applicants – Students with A levels should consult our standard entry requirements.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students would need the same grades in a Singapore bachelors degree as from a UK degree.

SRI LANKA

Undergraduate Applicants – We would normally be looking for 3 Credits at A level

Postgraduate Applicants – A special degree (normally 4 years) is equivalent to a UK bachelors (honours) degree.  Students need a Grade B or above.

THAILAND

Undergraduate Applicants – Higher Secondary School Certificate – Mathayom Suksa (M6) grade 3 or above (70%+), or pass year 1 of relevant Thai degree with GPA of 2.5+.

Postgraduate Applicants – Students will need a GPA above 2.5 in their Bachelors

UZBEKISTAN

Undergraduate Applicants – Attestat (known as Shahodatnoma – Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) with 4 (good, ‘yakshe’) or 5 (very good, ‘juda yakshe’)

Postgraduate ApplicantsStudents with a Diplom or Bakalvr can be considered for Masters entry, with grades of 71%+

VIETNAM

Undergraduate Applicants – Pass Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (Bang tot ng hiep pho tong) with good grades (GPA 6.5+) or Pass year 1 of a relevant Vietnam degree (bang tot nghiep dai hoc) with a GPA of 7.

Postgraduate Applicants – Relevant Vietnamese degree (bang tot nghiep dai hoc) with CGPA of 7

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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