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Entry requirements

We operate a devolved admissions system and as such all admissions decisions are made within academic Schools. Admissions staff for individual courses reserve the right to judge the relevance and acceptability of any qualification or subject.

Our admissions staff assess each application holistically and judge whether the content and demand of the qualifications presented will have sufficiently prepared you to progress on to the course you are applying for. Entry requirements will vary from one course to another and compulsory subject requirements may apply. Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Students studying the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie, or Diploma za Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie (Diploma for Secondary Education) will normally be asked to achieve a minimum grade 5 overall to be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes.

Your offer will vary depending on the course you wish to apply for. Please refer to the information below as guidance only for grade comparisons to our A-level entry requirements.

  • A*AA: Pass Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrzovani with 5.8 overall including 6 in at least one subject (a specific subject required at 6 where appropriate). If a particular subject is required at grade A, an offer may state 5.8 overall including 6 in that particular subject.
  • AAB: Pass Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrzovani with 5.6 overall including 6 in at least one subject (a specific subject required at 6 where appropriate). If a particular subject is required at grade A, an offer may state 5.6 overall including 6 in that particular subject.
  • ABB: Pass Diploma za Zavrasheno Sredno Obrzovani with 5.4 overall including 5.75 in at least one subject (one or more specific subjects where appropriate). If a particular subject is required at grade A, an offer may state 5.4 overall including 6 in that particular subject. 

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Students will be considered for entry to our taught postgraduate programmes if they have obtained a good Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education), a pre-2001 master’s degree or a post-2001 bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 5 out of 6; “mnogo dobur”/very good for 2:1 equivalence, or 4 out of 6, “dobur”/good for 2:2 equivalence.

Students who have obtained a good post-2001 master’s degree from a recognised university will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes. Students will normally be asked to achieve at least 5 overall.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

For further information about our English language admissions policy, including a list of the most common English language qualifications we accept, please visit our English language requirements page.

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while other departments give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English Language proficiency before starting the course.

Other entry requirements

Please note that this is generic information only. Faculties and academic Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is important to check with the School directly before you apply.

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.

Other entry requirements

Please note that this is generic information only. Faculties and Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is important to check with the School directly before you apply.

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.