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 Mechanical 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.

Our Product Design degree requires the equivalent of AAA at A-level, but does not require the equivalent of A-level Maths. However, we usually requires an Art and Design related subject and Maths and Science at GCSE grade B or equivalent along with submission of a portfolio. Please check the course page or speak to our admissions team for details.

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 A*AA 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. Maths and Physics must be included, with one of these at 85%, and with the remaining 4 subjects at a minimum of 80 (or grade A). Students are expected to attain an ATAR of 94 to meet our requirements. (Except Queensland where an OP band of 1-3 is required) 75% in English from Senior Secondary / High School Cert
Austria Reifeprufung / Matura An overall Grade of 1.3 is required. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 1.3 with all remaining subjects at grade 1 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 and Physics  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 9 / 90% / 19 is required overall. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 9 / 90% / 19, with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 8.5 / 85% / 18.5  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 and Physics Cambridge O-level C or above
Bulgaria Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) GPA 5.8 overall. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 6 with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 5.6.  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) A*AA including Maths and Physics, where the A* must be in either Maths or Physics 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 85% overall.  Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 85%. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 - overall average of 85%. Required subjects include Math 31 and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80%  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 - overall average of 85%. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 -overall average of 85%.  Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 - overall average of 85%. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 5 subjects - overall average of 85%. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with all remaining subjects at a minimum of 80% (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 and Physics A separate English Language qualification is required
Cyprus Apolytirio of Lykeio 19.0/20 including Physics plus grade A at A-level Maths 17/20 in English in the Apolytirio
Czech Republic Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita - Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Grades of 1111 in the Matura, with no less than 1 in Maths and Physics A separate English Language qualification is required
Denmark Studentereksamen (STX) /
Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) /
Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) /
Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)
Grades of 12,10,10,7. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. These must be at grades of 12 and 10. 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 8.5 (or 85%) overall including 8.5 (or 85%) in Maths and Physics 6 (or 60%) in English .
Finland Laudatur -  Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) Grades of 7,6,6,5. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. These must be at grades of 7 and 6. 4 or above in English from the Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen 
France Baccalauréat General or Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale (International Baccalaureat) 15 overall from Science Stream / 16 from Arts stream. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 15 (Science) or 16 (Arts) with remaining subjects at 14 (Science) or 15 (Arts) Minimum of grade 10 in English or above
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Abitur (High School Leaving Certificate)  1.1 overall is required. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 14 with remaining subjects at grade 13   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 19.5 overall in Apolytirion, plus 19.5,19,19 in Pan-Hellenic Exams. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 19.5 with remaining subjects at 19 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), Core Maths and Physics. Must include 5* in one of Extended Maths or Physics  and 5 in the other required subjects. 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 55555 or 85% overall including at least 2 subjects at higher level.  Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% / 5 HL, with remaining subjects at 80% / 5  HL. 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 90% overall is required. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 90% with remaining subjects at 85% 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 18, including Maths and Physics                                                                                   Kunkur: an overall grade of 90% including Maths and Physics 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 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 (A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 pre 2017) is required. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at H1/A1, with remaining subjects at H2. C (higher) in English
Israel Successful completion of the Israeli Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut) with a minimum of 21 units An overall score of 90% must be achieved. Three Level 5 subject are required including Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 95% with remaining subjects at 90% A separate English Language qualification is required
Italy Esame di Stato 95% overall is required. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 15 with remaining subjects at 14 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) An overall score 9 of must be achieved, including 3 state exams. Required state exam subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% with remaining subjects at 80% 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 90% in 3 exams at State Level including Maths and Physics 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 50 must be achieved. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 52 with remaining subjects at 48 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 and Physics SPM Grade C or above (1119/O level English paper only)
Maldives UCLES A-Level / Higher Secondary School Certificate AAA including Maths and Physics 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 Physics, and AAA 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 A*AA in Principal subjects including Maths and Physics 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 8.5 overall, and 9,8,8,8 in 4 subjects. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at grade 9 and the remaining subjects at grade 8 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 80 credits achieved at 'Excellence'. Remaining credits at a minimum of 'Merit'. Students must offer Maths and Physics 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 5 overall including 6 in Maths and Physics 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. Required Advanced Level subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 85% and the remaining subjects at 80% 70% in basic level or 65% at extended level
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários /Diploma Nivel Secundários de Educação A score of 19 overall must be achieved. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at 19 and the remaining subjects at 18  Minimum grade of 14 in English
Qatar n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
Romania Diplomă de Bacalaureat 9.3 overall including 9 for Maths and Physics 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 AAAAA, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers to include Maths and Physics (if you have AAA Advanced Higher in required subjects, we may accept AAABB Highers) Intermediate 2 / National 5  English are acceptable
Singapore Singapore A-Levels at H2 Level  AAA including Maths and Physics 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 and Physics A separate English Language qualification is required
Slovenia Maturitetno spriĉevalo (Matura Certificate) Grades of 8,5,5,5,5 must be achieved. Required subjects include Maths and Physics. One of these must be at grade 8 and the remaining subjects at grade 5 A separate English Language qualification is required
South Africa South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Grade 12  Applicants must offer 5 subjects graded 77776, to include 7 in Maths and Physics 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 9 overall with 9 in Maths and Physics 6 in English
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Advanced Level is acceptable in place of A-levels on a grade for grade basis. AAA including Maths and Physics A separate English Language qualification is required
Sweden Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary school leaving certificate) Grade 18.5 overall from at least 10 subjects, with grade A (or 20) required in Mathematics and Physics 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 and Physics 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 88% is required with Maths and Physics at 85%. 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 and Physics Grade 2 in English in Uganda Certificate of Education
Ukraine n/a - Foundation Year required   A separate English Language qualification is required
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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 including Maths and Physics Certificate of Secondary Education at Ordinary Level grade C or above English