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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

Please contact the International Office directly to discuss your qualifications

FdSc foundation degree

Please contact the International Office directly to discuss your qualifications.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

These entry requirements are primarily for guidance – please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications:

Alberta (AB) A General High School Diploma with an average of at least 65% in five grade 12 courses will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

British Columbia (BC) A Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with at least five grade Cs in grade 12 courses will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Manitoba (MB) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

New Brunswick (NB) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Northwest Territories (NT) A General High School Diploma with an average of at least 65% in five grade 12 courses will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Nova Scotia (NS) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Nunavut (NU) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Ontario (ON) Anglophone schools: Ontario Academic Credits with six OAC courses passed at grade C or above will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Francophone schools: Cours préuniversitaire de l’Ontario with six CPO courses passed at grade C or above, with English at 70% or above will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree. Please note English language requirements outlined below.

Prince Edward Island (PE) A High School Graduation Diploma with five credits at 300 level with at least 65% achieved in each of these subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Quebec (QC) The Diplôme d’études collégiales and the Attestation d’études collégiales will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Saskatchewan (SK) Completion Grade 12 Standing/Division IV Standing (Secondary School Diploma) with at least 65% achieved in five subject areas will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

Yukon (YK) A Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with at least five grade Cs in grade 12 courses will normally be considered for entry onto year 1 of a BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree.

MSc postgraduate degree

A good four year Bachelor degree (Honours) from a recognised university with a GPA of 2.8 (good B grade or approximately 65%) or above will normally be considered for entry to Masters study.

English language requirements

Students who have been attending a Francophone school will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient skills in English language to complete their chosen course of studies:

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 51; Cambridge English Scale Score 162-168 (FCE grade C; CAE level B2).

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 56; Cambridge English Scale Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2).

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 56; Cambridge English Scale Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2).

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 61; Cambridge English Scale Score 176-185 (FCE grade A; CAE level B2).

Visa requirements

Students from Canada normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Canada

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Canada.

The British Council in Canada

The British Council in Canada is an excellent source of information on studying in the UK. Their website and contact details can be found here.