Equivalent qualifications 2018 entry

The University of Leeds is a truly international university; each year approximately 5000 students from outside the UK choose to study with us.

Below are the country-specific qualifications for the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering that we will consider for entry to our undergraduate courses in 2018. This information is intended as a guide. While every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, changes may occur. Competition for places at Leeds is very strong and every application to the University is considered on its individual merits. The achievement of the qualifications listed below do not guarantee that an offer will be made. If your country or qualification does not appear in this list or you have any further queries, please contact us.

If you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly to level one, you might consider studying a foundation year. We have formal links with the following foundation year programmes:

If you are applying from an alternative foundation year provider, please contact our admissions team to find out if your qualification is suitable for entry to our courses. All applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirements e.g. GCSE English with Grade C or higher, or TOEFL/IELTS

Country Qualification Standard offer for courses which require AAA at UK A-level English Language 
Afghanistan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Argentina n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Australia Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate of all the Australian Territories Students must take a minimum of 5 subjects, obtaining a minimum of 80 (or grade A) in 5 subjects, to include English and Maths. Students are expected to attain an ATAR of 92 to meet our requirements. (Except Queensland where an OP band of 1-4 is required) A minimum of 75% in English from Senior Secondary / High School Certificate
Austria Reifeprufung / Matura An overall Grade of 1.5 is required with grade 1 in Maths Grade 3 in English  in the Matura
Azerbaijan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Bahrain n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Bangladesh n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Belgium Diploma -  (Flemish / French / German respectively)        Flemish-speaking community Diploma (previously Getuignschrift) van hoger Secundair Onderwijs. French-speaking community Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur Diplôme d’accès à l’enseignment supérieur.  German-speaking community Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts Grade 8.5 / 85% / 18.5 respectively with 9 / 90% / 19 in Maths Acceptable from the group of qualifications at 6 (Flemish) 60% (French),  and 14 (German) in the individual English component
Botswana n/a - Foundation Year required   BGCSE English C or above
Brazil n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Brunei The Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A) is acceptable in place of A-levels on a grade for grade basis. AAA including Maths Cambridge O-level C or above
Bulgaria Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) GPA 5.6 overall with a minimum of 6 in Maths A separate English Language qualification is required
Cambodia n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Cameroon Cameroon GCE Advanced Level only (we do not accept the Baccalauréat) AAA including Maths GCE O-level English C or above
Canada High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) Ontario
Secondary School Diploma with six grade 12 U courses at a minimum of 80% with 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied)
Quebec
Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales [DEC] - Overall average of 80% including 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied)
Alberta
High School Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects at 80%, with 85% in Maths 31
British Columbia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects at 80%, with 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied).
Manitoba
High School Graduation Diploma with at least five 40S courses at 80%, including 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied).
Nova Scotia
High School Diploma with at least five grade 12 subjects at 80% including 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied).
Saskatchewan
Secondary School Diploma with an average of 80% in five subjects, including 85% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied).
65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Chile n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
China n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Columbia n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Cyprus Apolytirio of Lykeio 18.5/20 including Maths and A at A-level in a relevant subject (which may be Maths for some programmes) 17/20 in English in the Apolytirio
Czech Republic Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita - Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Grades of 1122 in the Matura, with no less than 1 in Maths A separate English Language qualification is required
Ecuador n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Estonia the school-leaving certificate (gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus) and national examination certificate (riigieksamitunnistus) An overall grade of 4.4 is required, to include 80% in 3 State Exams, with a minimum of 85% in State Exam Maths  A separate English Language qualification is required
Eqypt n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Europe European Baccalaureate Score of at least 8.0 (or 80%) overall including 8.5 (or 85%) in Maths  6 (or 60%) in English .
Finland Laudatur -  Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 6 overall, with subject grades of 6,6,6,5 including a 6 in Maths at Advanced Level  A separate English Language qualification is required
France Baccalauréat General or Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale (International Baccalaureat) 14 overall Science stream / 15 Arts stream - including 14 in Maths  Minimum of grade 10 in English or above
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Abitur (High School Leaving Certificate)  1.4 overall including 1.3 (13) in Maths Minimum of 11 or above in English
Ghana n/a - Foundation Year required   WASSCE grade 1 - 6 (2006 onwards
Greece Apolyterion and Panhellenic examinations 19/20 in Apolytirion, plus 19,19,19 in Pan-Hellenic Exams, including Maths 17 in English
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Pass 3 subjects with 5,5,5 including Extended Maths (M1 or M2) and Core Maths, plus a minimum of grade 4 in English

HKDSE - a minimum of 4 in Core English. 
Hungary Érettségi Bizonyítvány 55554 or 80% overall including at least 2 subjects at higher level. 80% in HL Maths is required A separate English Language qualification is required
India Higher Secondary Certificate / Indian School Certificate (ISC)  / All India Senior School Certificate all taken at grade 12 / Standard XII 85% overall including 85% Maths  Standard XII English is accepted at grade a minimum of 70%
Indonesia n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Iran The Pre-University Certificate and/or National Entrance Examination (Kunkur)  Pre-University Certificate: this must be in a related subject with an overall grade of 85% (17/20) - 18/20 or 90% is required in Maths                        Kunkur: an overall grade of 85% (17/20) - 18/20 or 90% is required in Maths  A separate English Language qualification is required
Iraq n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Ireland Leaving Certificate passed at Higher / Honours level Grades A - C H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Maths  C (higher) in English
Israel Successful completion of the Israeli Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut) with a minimum of 21 units An overall score of 85% must be achieved with 90% in three Level 5 subjects (one of which must be Maths), with scores of at least 80% in the remaining subjects. A separate English Language qualification is required
Italy Esame di Stato 90% overall including 90% Maths 70% or above in English from Esame di Stato
Japan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Jordan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Kazhakstan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Kenya n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Kuwait n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Latvia Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Attestation of General Secondary Education) Minimum of  8.5 (or 85%) overall including grade A (or 90%) in Maths state exam A separate English Language qualification is required
Lebanon n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Libya n/a - Foundation Year Required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas 9/10 overall with 85% in 3 exams at State Level including Maths A separate English Language qualification is required
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires or the Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Techniques (science stream). An overall score of 48 is required, including a minimum of 50 in Maths  Grade 36 or above in English
Malawi n/a - Foundation Year required   Malawi Certificate of School Education grade C for English
Malaysia STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) or Malaysian Matrikulasi (MCM) STPM - AAA including Maths
MCM - 3.5 GPA overall including 3.7 in Maths
SPM Grade C or above (1119/O level English paper only)
Maldives UCLES A-Level / Higher Secondary School Certificate AAA including Maths. UCLES O level / Secondary School Certificate (SSC) English grade C or above
Malta Matriculation Cerrtificate Examination from Uni of Malta / Advanced Matriculation AA at Advanced Level including Maths and AAB at Intermediate Level Matriculation Certificate intermediate level grade 1-6 or C or above in English
Mauritius Cambridge Higher School Certificate, subjects at Principal level (not Ordinary or Subsidiary level) AAA in Principal subjects including Maths. General Certificate of Ordinary Level English at grade C
Mexico n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Myanmar n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Nepal n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Morocco n/a - Foundation Year required  
A separate English Language qualification is required
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Grade 8 overall including 8 Maths  VWO grade 6 or above  in English
New Zealand The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with Excellence will be considered with a minimum of 80 credits (after 2003 only) 100 credits at Level 3 with 60 credits achieved at 'Excellence'. Remaining credits at a minimum of 'Merit'. Students must offer Maths in their Level 3 subjects with a grade of Excellence NCEA Level 2 at Merit in English
Nigeria n/a - Foundation Year required   Please contact Admissions for further information
Norway Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole / Videregående opplæring (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate). Graded 1-6 Score of 4.5 overall including 5 in Maths  Grade 3 or above in English
Oman n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Pakistan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura (post-2005)  Score of 85% overall from 3 Advanced Level Subjects - including 85% Maths at Advanced Level  70% in Basic Level English or 65% at Advanced level English
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários /Diploma Nivel Secundários de Educação Score of 18 overall with 18 in Maths Minimum grade of 14 in English
Qatar n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Romania Diplomă de Bacalaureat 9 overall including 9 for Maths A separate English Language qualification is required
Russia n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Saudi Arabia n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Scotland  Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers 5 x Highers AABBB with AA in 2 Advanced Highers to include Maths Intermediate 2 / National 5  English are acceptable
Singapore Singapore A-Levels at H2 Level  AAA incuding Maths Singapore/Cambridge GCE 'O' grade C6 or above English
Slovakia Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske/Maturita An overall grade of 1.5 is required with grade 1.5 in Maths  A separate English Language qualification is required
Slovenia Maturitetno spriĉevalo (Matura Certificate) An overall grade of 5 is required with a grade 5 in Maths  A separate English Language qualification is required
South Africa South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Grade 12 or Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement (SC with ME) pre-2008  Applicants must offer 5 subjects graded 77766, to include 7 in Maths and a minimum of 4 in English. (SC with ME - 80% overall, 80% Maths & minimum of 60% English) NSC grade 4 or above in English
South Korea n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Spain Título de Bachillerato Grade 8.5 overall  with  9 in  Maths and 6 in English 6 in English
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Advanced Level is acceptable in place of A-levels on a grade for grade basis. AAA incuding Maths A separate English Language qualification is required
Sweden Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary school leaving certificate) Overall grade of B is required, with an B in Mathematics. (pre 2014 overall MVG with A in Maths ) minimum C English (pre 2014 G)
Switzerland Federal Maturity Certificates;    French - Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération. German -  Maturitätsausweis /   Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis. Italian - Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione A overall score of 5.0 is required with 5.5. in Maths  Grade 4 or above in English
Syria n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Taiwan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Thailand n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Turkey Lise Diploma (High School Diploma) may be accepted when taken at schools on the British Council list of prestigious/approved schools. An overall score of 85% is required with Maths at 85% when taken at schools on the British Council list of prestigious/approved schools. The Lise Diploma in not accepted from schools not on this list - a Foundation Year will be required.  A separate English Language qualification is required
UAE n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Uganda The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) is acceptable in place of A-levels on a grade for grade basis when taken at Principal level  AAA including Maths Grade 2 in English in Uganda Certificate of Education
Ukraine n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
USA SATR / ACT plus APs  SATR (Pre-2016) - 1950 points in total (Post-2016) 1380 in total, OR 29 points from ACT. PLUS,  3 x APs from group A including Calculus with grades of 5,5,5 SATR (Pre-2016) - 550 in all 3 components (Post-2016) 700 Reading & Writing and 670 Math OR ACT 26 in English
Vietnam n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Zimbabwe The Certificate of Secondary Education Advanced Level is acceptable in place of A-levels on a grade for grade basis when taken at Principal Level AAA incuding Maths Certificate of Secondary Education at Ordinary Level grade C or above
Worldwide Cambridge Pre-University D3, D3, D3 including Maths GCSE grade C
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level.   Must include 5 for HL Maths IB English Standard Level grade 4 or GCSE grade C

Entry requirements vary for each course so please check the course listings for details of specific entry requirements. Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous study of a particular subject or syllabus which may vary from course to course.