Equivalent Qualifications 2019 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 2019. 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. Entry requirements may 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.

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:

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 Needed
Afghanistan n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Albania 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 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) 75% in English from Senior Secondary / High School Cert
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
Caribbean Islands (Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos. Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or CXC Associate Degree CAPE or CXC Associate Degree - Grades 111 (at 2 unit level) to include Maths.  Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) or O-Level English at grade C
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 overall (respectively) and 8.5 / 85% / 18.5 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 including Mathematics and 5.6 in a minimum of 2 other subjects  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 (Ontario) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) Secondary School Diploma with six grade 12 U courses with 80% overall including 80% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied) 65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (Quebec) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales [DEC] - Overall average of 80% including 80% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied) 65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (Alberta) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) High School Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects with 80% overall,including 80% in Math 31.  65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (British Columbia) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects with 80% overall, including 80% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied). 65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (Manitoba) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) High School Graduation Diploma with at least five 40S courses with 80% overall, including 80% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied). 65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (Nova Scotia) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) High School Diploma with at least five grade 12 subjects with 80% overall, including 80% in Maths (specific Maths syllabus may need to have been studied). 65% in English in the relevant High School Diploma
Canada (Saskatchewan) High School Graduation / Secondary School Diploma  (awarded at end of grade 12) Secondary School Diploma with with five subjects with 80% overall, including 80% 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
Croatia Svjedodžba o maturi / Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi / Potvrda o položenim ispitima državne mature (Matura Certificate / State Matura Certificate) 5 overall with 5 in 3 higher higher level subjects to include Maths.  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 1112 in the Matura, with no less than 1 in Maths.  A separate English Language qualification is required
Denmark Studentereksamen (STX) /
Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) /
Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) /
Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)
Grades of 10,10,10,7 to include grades of 10 in Maths.  4 of above in English from STX/HF/HHX or HTX
Ecuador n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Egypt 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) Grades of 6,6,6,5 including grades 6 in Maths. 4 or above in English from the Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen 
France Baccalauréat General or Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale (International Baccalaureat) 14 overall from Science stream / 15 from Arts stream - including Maths at 14 (Science) or 15 (Arts) Minimum of grade 10 in English or above
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Abitur (High School Leaving Certificate)  1.3 overall including grades 13 in Maths.  Minimum of 11 or above in English
Ghana n/a - Foundation Year required   IELTS, GCSE or equivalent. If only WASSCE available, grade C or above is acceptable in conjuction with an interview by the Language Centre
Greece Apolyterion and Panhellenic examinations 19 overall 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. English is also required as a 4th subject at a minimum grade of 4.    HKDSE - a minimum of 4 in Core English. 
Hungary Érettségi Bizonyítvány 55554 or 80% overall including at least 2 subjects at higher level. 80% / 5 is required in HL Maths 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% in 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:  overall grade of 17 including Maths.                                                Kunkur: an overall grade of 85% including 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 (A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 pre 2017) 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 including Maths, with scores of at least 85% in the remaining subjects. A separate English Language qualification is required
Italy Esame di Stato 90% overall including 14 in Maths. 70% or above from Diploma di esame di Stato
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 9 overall including 80% in 3 state exams, to include Maths. 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 48 in Maths. Grade 36 or above in English
Malawi n/a - Foundation Year required   Malawi Certificate of School Education grades C for English
Malaysia STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate) AAA including 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) 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 only 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
Morocco 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
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Grade 8 overall including grade 8 in 4 subjects to include 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   IELTS, GCSE or equivalent. If only WASSCE available, grade C or above is acceptable in conjuction with an interview by the Language Centre
Norway Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole / Videregående opplæring (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate). Graded 1-6 Score of 4.5 overall including 6 in Maths and 2 other subjects. 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 80% overall from 3 Advanced Level Subjects - including 80% Maths. at Advanced Level  70% in basic level or 65% at extended level
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários /Diploma Nivel Secundários de Educação Score of 18.5 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 and 2 other subjects 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 Grades of 1,1,1,1 are required, to include Maths. A separate English Language qualification is required
Slovenia Maturitetno spriĉevalo (Matura Certificate) Grades of 7,5,5,5,4 are required with grade 7 in Maths  A separate English Language qualification is required
South Africa South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Grade 12  Applicants must offer 5 subjects graded 77766, to include 7 in Maths 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.  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) Grade 18 overall from at least 10 subjects, with grade A (or 20) required in Mathematics . Grade 15 or above in English is required
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 5.5 is required with grade 6 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 accpeted 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 TBC - please contact Admissions TBC - please contact Admissions TBC - please contact Admissions
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 English