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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

The Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education),  the Диплом о начальном профессиональном образовании (Diploma of Basic Vocational Education), the Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании (базовый уровень) (Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education (basic level) ) are appropriate for entry onto Level 3 courses.

FdSc foundation degree

The Свидетельство о результатах ЕГЭ (единого государственного экзамена) (Certificate of Unified State Examination) may be acceptable for entry onto a FdSc course, please contact the International Office to discuss the eligibility of your qualifications and experience.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

Please contact the International Office to discuss the eligibility of your qualifications and experience.

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

Please note that only Secure English Language Tests are valid for Tier 4 (General) student visas. The location of your nearest SELT provider is listed here.

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

Visa requirements

Students ordinarily resident in the Russian Federation normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in the Russian Federation

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in the Russian Federation.

The British Council in the Russian Federation

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