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Philippines / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

We do not consider the High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes, but if completed with good grades and a suitable English language test, it may be possible to complete a foundation programme that will prepare you for direct application, such as our foundation programmes in physical sciences and engineering or life sciences or the foundation programmes for science and engineering or humanities run by the University’s partner INTO.

These foundation programmes can provide progression to bachelor’s degree courses in science, engineering and business programmes. Students wishing to study management can consider undertaking foundation courses with other foundation providers. Associate degrees from elite universities may be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate courses. 

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

To be considered for admission on to postgraduate courses, we recommend you have a good master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree from a Centre of Excellence or elite university with ‘summa cum laude’. Please check with the relevant department for more specific entry requirements. 

English language requirements

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

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English language policy, including a list of some of the English language qualifications we accept, can be found here.

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

Under certain circumstances, the University may consider IGCSE/O-level English, or International Baccalaureate Language (English) or Language and Literature (English) at high grades as a recognised English language qualification.

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.