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Brunei / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

A-levels

The Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels (GCE A-levels) are comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A-levels. Please consult the standard offers listed against the course of your choice.

BDTVEC Higher National Diploma

Many Higher National Diplomas are recognised for year two direct entry onto some degree courses, depending on the courses taken and the grades obtained. For further information, please consult our International Office or the admissions officer for your chosen course.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Students who have completed an undergraduate honours degree in Brunei and have obtained a good result, can be considered for entry onto postgraduate programmes.

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.