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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 to discuss your qualifications.

FdSc foundation degree

The FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science typically requires an overall Baccalauréat grade of 12.5, with high grades in relevant subjects (including science/biology, and mathematics).

Please contact the International Office to discuss your qualifications for other FdSc courses.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

As a general guidance, BSc(Hons) courses require an overall Baccalauréat grade of 11.5, with high grades in relevant subjects.

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. This should have been taught in English, or you should have the MSc English requirements outlined below.

English language requirements

Students with a score of 14 or higher in English in the Baccalauréat (where the coefficient applied to the subject is greater than 1), or a score of 12 or higher in English in the Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale (OIB) will have the English language skills required for study on Sparsholt College courses, otherwise, the following requirements will apply:

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 ordinarily resident in France do not normally require a visa to study in the UK.

International representatives in France

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

The British Council in France

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