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International entry requirements

Find out more information about our entry requirements for international qualifications by selecting a country from the A-Z list below.

If your qualification is not listed please contact us for clarification on your academic eligibility. To check if you meet the entry requirements for Medicine BM BS, email us ideally with a scanned attachment of your qualification(s), otherwise please email clearly stating:

  • your country
  • the name of your school or college
  • the name of the qualification you are taking / have taken
  • your grade / marks (if appropriate)

 

Contact details

Undergraduate admissions enquiries

E: MedAdmissions@bsms.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1273 643528 / 643529 / 641966

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English language requirements

For applicants with Tier 4 visa requirements please note whether your English language qualification is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) or a Non-Secure English Language Test (NON-SELT).

For visa purposes, SELTS must be dated no later than 1 November, two years prior to enrolment (e.g. if applying for 2019 entry your IELTS must be dated no later than 1 November 2017).
For visa purposes, NON-SELTS must meet the following criteria: 

Non-SELT English Language Qualifications (in our Equivalencies Guides) could be accepted if: 

  1. the qualification was taken less than 3 years ago (qualifications can be considered from 1st January of the year taken, e.g. from 1st January 2016 for September 2019 entry); OR
  2. the qualification was taken less than 5 years ago and the applicant then subsequently 
    a) studied (for a minimum of one year) in English/the English language, which was less than three years ago
    b) worked in a majority English-speaking country and used English as the common corporate language (for a minimum of one year), which was less than three years.

Exceptions – the following non-SELT English Language qualifications are valid for only 2 years from the date of issue:

  • IELTS Academic 
  • TOEFL Internet Based (IBT) (acceptable only if taken outside of the UK and the applicant does not require a visa to study in the UK)
  • Cambridge
  • Pearson Academic (PTE)
  • INTO International Foundation
  • INTO English Language Assessment London
  • Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE)
  • Bellerbys Undergraduate Year 1 Business & Management
  • Kaplan International courses
  • Pre-sessional and English for Academic Studies courses studied at another UK Institute
  • Foundation and Pre-masters courses studied at another UK Institute.

UKVI Exemptions: If an applicant has completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in one of the Home Offices ‘majority English-speaking countries’* it will be accepted it if it was taken less than 10 years ago and we are satisfied the applicant still meets the English language requirements for the course.

*The ‘majority English-speaking countries’: Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; United States of America.


English language requirements
If you are unsure if the English qualification you hold meets our requirements, please email medadmissions@bsms.ac.uk or call 44(0)1273 643528

SELTS (see description above)

 

IELTS for UKVI Academic (SELT) 

From 6 April 2015 valid only when taken at an approved IELTS test centre and with a UKVI number listed on the IELTS certificate.

IELTS 7.0 overall and not less than 7.0 in each of the 4 sections. Must be dated 1 November or later, two years prior to enrolment date, which is 16 September 2019
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (SELT) IV, Pass in Reading & Writing, Listening and Speaking. Must be dated 1 November or later, two years prior to enrolment date, which is 16 September 2019
NON-SELTS (see description above)  
IELTS Academic (NON-SELT)
Valid only for entry onto courses at degree level and above. IELTS Certificate will not have a UKVI number on it.
IELTS 7.0 overall and not less than 7.0 in each of the 4 sections. Must be dated within two years of BSMS enrolment date, which is 16 September 2019
Cambridge IGCSE as a first language (0500) Overall grade of B, and a minimum of grade 2 in both listening and speaking
Cambridge IGCSE as a first language (0522) Overall grade of B
Cambridge IGCSE as a second language (0510) Overall grade of A with a minimum of grade 1 in speaking
Cambridge IGCSE as a second language (0511) Overall grade of A
Edexcel IGCSE as a first language Overall grade of B
Edexcel IGCSE as a second language Overall grade of B
Edexcel IGCSE route B We will not accept the Edexcel IGCSE Route B as language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements
Edexcel IGCSE route A Overall grade of B, and a minimum of grade B in the optional speaking and listening coursework
GCSE English Language Overall grade of B
O Level English Language Overall grade of B. Acceptable only if the test was taken in a commonwealth country. Refer any non-commonwealth tests to admissions
Pearson Academic (PTE) 67 overall, 62 in writing and at least 57 in all other components
Cambridge Scale – post November 2015 (NON-SELT)
Cambridge English Business Preliminary / B1 Business Preliminary
Cambridge English First (FCE) / B2 First
Cambridge English Business Vantage / B2 Business Vantage
Cambridge English Business Higher / C1 Business Higher
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) / C1 Advanced
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) / C2 Proficiency
Example Cambridge Offers
191 overall with a minimum of 184 in writing, reading, speaking and listening
TOEFL Internet Based (IBT) (NON-SELT) - acceptable only if taken outside of the UK and the applicant does not require a visa to study in the UK  104 overall including at least 26 in all components
European Baccalaureate

If English is studied as the 1st or 2nd Language in the European Baccalaureate, then no further English Language Qualification is required provided a pass is obtained in the European Baccalaureate. 

If English is 3rd or 4th language it will not be accepted

International Baccalaureate 5 Higher Level (HL) or 5 Standard Level (SL) English B
5 Higher Level (HL) or 5 Standard Level (SL) English A Language and Literature
5 Higher Level (HL) or 5 Standard Level (SL) English A Literature
5 Higher Level (HL) or 5 Standard Level (SL) English A Literature and Performance

 

Entry requirements by country A-Z

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Australia

Pass ATAR with at least 97.5 including Biology and Chemistry or Queensland OP of at least band 2 including Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements for each Australian State:

  • Capital Territory: Grade B or above on the Australia Capital Territory Year 10 or 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales: Grade B or above on the Year 10 Certificate or HSC
  • Northern Territory: Grade B or above on the Junior Secondary Studies Certificate or NTCET
  • Queensland: VHA or HA on the Year 10 Certificate or QCE
  • South Australia: Satisfactory Achievement or higher on the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmania: Higher Pass on the School Certificate
  • Victoria: Grade B or above in Unit 3 or 4 on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australia: Pass at Level 1 or 2 on the Certificate of Lower Secondary Studies (CLSS) 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s honours degree with at least Second Class (Upper Division) / Division A or Division 1.

Austria

Pass Reife und Diplomprufung from Berufsbildende Höhere Schulen (BHS) or a Reifeprüfung / Matura from Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schulenwhen (AHS) after 4 years of study with grade 1 overall including grades A (mit ausgezeichnetem erfolg bestanden) in Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade B (gut) in English component of Matura/Reifeprufung from Berufsbildende Höhere Schulen (BHS) or a Reifeprüfung / Matura from Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schulenwhen (AHS) or view our English language requirements. You will also need grade B (gut) in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Diplomstudium) with at least 2 (gut).

Bahamas

Pass BGCSE with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English and Maths requirements: At least grade B in GCSE English. You will also need at least B in BGCSE Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least CGPA of 3.00 / B / or 75%. 

Bahrain

Pass Tawjahiya or shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (secondary school leaving certificate) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 80%  / GPA 3.00 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least CGPA of 3.2 (out of maximum GPA of 4.00).  

Barbados

See Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE)

Degree: Pass science-based degree with at least grade B / 65% / CGPA 3.0 / Fairly Good from Barbados Community College or The University of West Indies, Cave Hill

Belgium

Pass Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische School from the Flemish speaking community. Pass Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts from the German speaking community. Pass Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur from the French speaking community when awarded after six years of study with (depending on grading scheme) 8 overall, including at least 9 in Biology and Chemistry subjects (if marking scheme out of 10) or 18 overall including 18 in Biology and Chemistry subjects (if marking scheme out of 20). 

If your marking scheme differs from above please send in translated copies of your transcripts.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 7 (if marking scheme out of 10) or 15 (if marking scheme out of 20) in Maths.

Degree: Licence (French speaking)/Licentiaat (Dutch speaking) or a bachelor’s degree with at least 70% (avec distinction / met onderscheiding).

Botswana

Pass BGCSE exams with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English and Maths requirements: You will need at least grade B in BGCSE English and Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based master’s degree with at least 2nd class 1st division / B average / 70%.

Brazil

Pass Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (also known as Certificado de Ensino Médio) or the Título de Técnico (also known as Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio) (secondary school certificates) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least (depending on grading system) at least 8 (out of 10) or 6 (out of 7.5) in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Titulo de Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional when awarded after a minimum of four years of study with at least 7.5 / B / muito bom.

Bulgaria

Pass Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovani (Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education) or Diploma of Completed Secondary Education when awarded after four years of study with 6 overall to include grades 6 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 5 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass five year Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) or a bachelor’s degree with at least grade 5 (Mngogo Dobur) or above.

Cambodia

Pass Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with at least grades B overall with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 5 in Maths.

Canada

  • Alberta: Pass Alberta High School Diploma with at least grade A (at least 80%) in 6 grade 12 subjects. Each subject must be numbered 30 or 31, including Chemistry and Biology
  • British Columbia: Pass British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (aka Dogwood Diploma) with at least grades A (at least 86%) in 6 grade 12 subjects including Chemistry and Biology
  • Ontario: Pass Ontario Secondary School Diploma with at least 90% in 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including both Biology and Chemistry

For entry requirements of qualifications from other provinces please contact BSMS directly.

English language and Maths requirements: At least 80% in either grades 11 or 12 from Canadian High School Diploma in English and Maths.

Degrees: Pass four year bachelor’s degree with honours/Baccalaureat de type Honours OR a four year Diploma in Honours Standing with at least 6.0 / 77% overall / B+ overall / cgpa 3.3.

CAPE qualification 

Pass six CAPE units at grade I including Chemistry and Biology. 2 subjects must be single unit courses.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade Two (II) at General Proficiency in the post 1998 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate in English and Maths.

China

Pass National College Entrance Exam (NCEE / Gaokao) with at least grades A in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B or at least 70% in Maths within the Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 80%.

Croatia

Pass Svjedodžba o Maturi (Certificate of Maturity) when awarded after four years of secondary-level study with 5 overall including at least grade 5 in Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 4 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea, Prvostupnik/Prvostupnica (bachelor’s degree) or Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje / Diplomirani (advanced diploma of higher education) a second-level degree awarded upon completion of four to six years of full-time study with at least 4 /Vrlo dobar (Very Good).

Cyprus

Pass Apolytirion / Apoytirio Lykeiou when awarded after six years of study with at least 19/20 and grades 19 in Biology and Chemistry OR pass Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) plus an acceptable international foundation year or equivalent.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 18 in Apolytirion / Apoytirio Lykeiou Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based four year Ptychio or a bachelor’s degree with at least 7.5 / Very Good.

Czech Republic

Pass Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita or a Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce when awarded after a minimum of four years of study with at least grade 1 overall and not less than 1 in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade 1 in English and grade 2 in Maths.

Degree: Pass six year science-based Magister / bachelor’s degree with at least 1.5 overall.

Denmark

Pass Studentereksamen or Højere Forberedelseseksamen or Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Højere Teknisk Eksamen with 12 overall including not less than 12 in Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 7 English in Studentereksamen or Højere Forberedelseseksamen orHøjere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Højere Teknisk Eksamen or view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 7 in Maths.

Degree: Pass a science-based, four or five year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or a bachelor’s degree with at least 10.

Egypt

Pass Certificate of General Secondary Education with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 75% in Maths.

Degree: Pass either a science-based bachelor’s or master’s degree from the American University in Cairo or a public or private university with at least 75% (Egyptian Science Classification) / 75% / CGPA 3.3 (American University in Cairo).

European Baccalaureate

At least 85% overall including at least 8.5 in both Chemistry and Biology.

English language and Maths requirements: 7 in English as a first or second language. We will not accept English studied as the 3rd or 4th language in the European Baccalaureate as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements. If English is your 3rd or 4th language in the European Baccalaureate you will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 7.0 in Maths.

Finland

Pass Ylioppilastatkinto / studentexamen (Finnish Matriculation Exam) when awarded after 3 years of study with at least 7 overall including at least L/7 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language requirement: Grade M/5 in English component of the Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen or please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade M/5 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass 3 year science-based Kandidaatti/Kandidat with at least grade 4 in 5-grade scale / 2 in 3-grade scale / Hyvä in Finnish 1-3 scale / God in Swedish 1-3 scale.

France

Pass French Baccalaureate (Scientifique) or OIB with at least 14 overall including 14 in Chemistry (Physics and Chemistry) and Biology (Natural Sciences) subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: As it is necessary to be fully bilingual to complete the International Option of the French Baccalaureate (OIB), those applicants who successfully complete this qualification are considered to have met our English language proficiency requirement. If taking the French Baccalaureate you will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 12.5 in Maths from either French Baccalaureate or OIB. 

Degree: Pass Licence or Diplôme d'Ingénieur with at least 13.

Germany

Pass Abitur, Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, Fachgebundene Hochschulreife or Fachhochschulreife with 1.3 or better overall, including at least 14 in both Chemistry and Biology as Leistungsurse (major subjects).

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 12 in English language component of Abitur or please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 12 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based five year Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination) or a bachelor’s degree with at least 2/Gut.

Ghana

Pass GCE A-Levels with grades AAA including grades A in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade B3 in English in West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or grade B in Senior Secondary School Certificate. Otherwise, please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least B3 / B in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based honours degree from a central university with at least 2.1 /Second Class-Upper Division.

Greece

Pass Apolytirion (Apolytirio of Lykeio) with at least 19/20 including grades 20 in Biology and Chemistry OR Pass (Panhellenic Exams with at least 18.5/20 overall including grades 18 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 18 in Apolytirion Maths or at least grade 16 in Panhellenic Maths.

Degree: Pass a science-based five year Ptychion (Diploma/Degree AEA / AEN / TEI / University Sector) when awarded by an Anotera Ekpedeftika Idrimata (AEI), or a university-level higher education institution (i.e. not Technikon) with at least 7.0 / Very Good.

Hong Kong

Pass HKDSE with at least grades 5 in 3 subjects including Biology and Chemistry. Or pass HKAL with BBB overall including Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 5 in English HKDSE or view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 5 in HKDSE Maths or grade at least C in HKALC Maths. 

Degree: Pass a science-based honours degree from NARIC-recognised university with at least 2.7 CPGA in Hong Kong Degree Classification / Grade B in Hong Kong Degree Classification (Letter Grade) / Good.

Hungary

Pass Matura/Erettsegi with grade 5 in all subjects including Higher Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 5 in English or you will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need grade 4 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Alapfokozat (bachelor’s degree) or Egyetemi Oklevel (university diploma) with at least 4 / jó overall.

Iceland

Pass Stúdentspróf with at least 10 overall including 10 in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 8 in English or you will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need grade 8 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Baccalaurreatus degree with at least 7.5 / First Class.

India

Pass Higher/ Secondary Certificate Standard XII (CBSE, ICISE, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal state boards all considered) with at least 90% overall including at least 90% in both Chemistry and Biology.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 70% in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s honours degree from a central university or "Centre of Advanced Study" with at least 60% / 2nd or 1st Class Division.

International Baccalaureate

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 36 points overall to include both grades 6 in both Biology and Chemistry at Higher level.

English language and Maths requirements: If non-EEA international applicant you will need grade 5 in SL/HL English B, SL/HL English A Language and Literature, SL/HL English A Literature or SL/HL English Literature and Performance. You will also need at least grade 5 in HL or SL Maths (Maths Studies is accepted).

Iran

Pass both National High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate with at least 19/20 including at least 17/20 in Biology and Chemistry subjects within the Pre-University Certificate.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 14 in National High School Diploma or Pre-University Certificate Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with at least 15 / Grade B.

Ireland

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate passed at Higher/Honours level with (old 2016 system) at least grades A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 at Higher/Honours Level including grades A1 in Biology and Chemistry. Or at least (new system) grades H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including H1 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English and Maths Requirements: You will also need at least (old system) grades B2 in English and Maths or at least (new system) H3/O3 or above in the Leaving Certificate.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s (honours) degree with at least Second Class Hons, grade 1. 

Israel

Pass Te’udat Bagrut / Matriculation Certificate with at least 9 / 90% overall including at least 9 / 90% in Levels 4 or 5 Biology and Chemistry.

English and Maths Requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will need at least 7.5 / 75% in (any level) Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 80% / Very Good.

Italy

Pass Diploma di Esame di Stato (from Liceo Scientifico) with at least 95% overall including at least 85% in both Natural Science.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need 70% from Maths.

Degree: Pass Diploma di Laurea or Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti or  Diploma di Mediatore Linguistic or Diploma di Laurea (Vecchio Ordinamento) or Diploma accademico di primo livello with at least 104. 

Jamaica

See Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE).

Degree: Pass science-based degree awarded by The University of the West Indies, Mona or accredited by the University Council of Jamaica with at least Class II Upper Division / 3.00 GPA from University of West Indies.

Japan

Pass Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).   

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 4 / Very Good in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Gakushi) from NARIC-recognised institutions authorised by the National Institutuion for  Academic Degree and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) with at least 75% / A or B / Yū (Excellent) 

Jordan

Pass Tawjihi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 80% in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with CGPA of at least grade B / 3.00 CGPA / Very Good. 

Kenya

Pass GCE A Level grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry.

English and Maths requirements: You will need at least grade B in KCSE English and Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 2.1 / B / 60% / Good.

Kuwait

Pass the General Secondary Education Certificate with at least 90% including at least 80% in Maths with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 80% from General Secondary Education Certificate Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from NARIC-recognised university with at least 3.00 / Very Good.

Lebanon

Pass Baccalauréat General or Baccalauréat Technique or General Secondary Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 60 from Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from The American University of Beirut or Maitrise with at least 15 / 80% / grade B. 

Lithuania

Pass Brandos Atestatas (certificate of maturity) from a gymnasium or secondary school when awarded after two years of study with 95% overall including not less than 9 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects taken as state exams.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 8 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Bakalauro Diplomas/bachelor’s degree with at least 8 (in 10-point grading system) or 4 (in 5-point grading system).

Luxembourg

Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with at least 48 / excellent / tres bien from Section C: sciences naturelles et mathématiques (natural sciences and mathematics).

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 45 (Bien) / 16 (Très Bien).

Malaysia

Pass STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia / Malaysia Higher School Certificate) or UEC with at least grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 2 1119 OR a grade at least A2 on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) OR a grade 1A/2A on the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or view our other English language requirements. You will need the same grades in Maths from any of these qualifications.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from prestigious, NARIC-recognised Malaysian institution with at least Class 2 division I / GPA 3.3 / Very Good. 

Morocco

Pass Diplôme du Baccalauréat  with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 8 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Licence or (Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État) with at least 14 / Bien. 

Myanmar

Pass Basic Education Standard X Exam/Matriculation with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).  

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 500 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Master’s degree with at least B+ / 60% / 3.5 out of 5-point grading system / 3 out of 4 point grading system. 

Netherlands

Pass Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with at least 8 overall including at least 8 in Biology and Chemistry. 

English and Maths requirements: At least grade 8 in HAVO or VWO English and Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Doctoraal or 3 year bachelor’s degree with at least 7 / Ruim Voldoende.

New Zealand

Pass National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 (80 credits), including Excellent in Biology and Chemistry. Please send your Record of Achievement so we may confirm your eligibility.

English language and Maths requirements: Merits in NCEA Level 2 or 3 Maths and English or please view our other English language requirements.

Degree: Pass science-based honours degree with at least 2nd Class (Upper Division) / 2.1 / B+.

Nigeria

Pass Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).  

English language and Maths requirements: At least grades B3 in English and Maths WASSC.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with honours from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 2.1 / GPA 3.5 / Credit overall.

Norway

Pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole / Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring. Opplæring with an overall average of 6 to include grade 6 in both Chemistry and Biology.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade 4 in Maths and English or please view our other English language requirements.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least grade B / 2.5 GPA.

Oman

Pass General Secondary Education Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B (70%) in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from Sultan Qaboos University, a recognised private university / university college with at least 2.7 (Omani CGPA) or 3.3 (US GPA). 

Pakistan

Pass Intermediate/ Higher Secondary Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B / 60% / 660 out of 1100 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based good bachelor’s Hons of Technology or Engineering with at last 75% from a NARIC-recognised, private university / Division I with 65% from a public university / BA letter grade system / 3.5 GPA. 

Palestine

Pass General Secondary Education Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 80% in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree/ Bakalorius with at least 80 from An-Najah National University, at least 85 from Bethlehem University, at least 80 Al-Quds Open University and at least 3.5 if GPA grading system. 

Philippines

Pass High School Diploma with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 80% in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based postgraduate diploma from a NARIC-recognised, “Centre of Excellence” or prestigious, institution with at least 1.5 GPA out of 2.0 grading system / GPA 3.5 out of 4.0 / 92% / Very Good / magna cum laude.

Poland

Pass Polish Matura with at least 80% in 3 advanced level subjects including Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: At least 70% in Polish Matura English basic level or please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 4 (Dobry) in Maths within Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum).

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Licencjat / Inzynier) with at least grade B / 4.5.

Portugal

Pass Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundarios/Diploma de Ensino Secundario with at least 18 overall and at least scores of 18 in both Chemistry and Biology.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 16 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (DESE or a Licenciado) with at least 16 / Bom Com Distincao.

Qatar

Pass Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) or a Qatar Senior School Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least B/ Very Good / 80% / 3.00 GPA in Maths. 

Degree: Pass 4 year science-based bachelor’s degree from a NARIC-recognised, Qatari university with at least CGPA 3.0 from Qatari degree classification / 3.60 / B from University of Qatar / Very Good.

Romania

Pass Diploma De Bacalaureat with an overall score of 9, including a score of 9 in Biology or Chemistry. Whether taking either Biology or Chemistry within your Diploma De Bacalaureat you will need to obtain the other subject in another recognised qualification (for example an A level or subject SAT with a score of 680).

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need grade at least 8 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 9.

Russia

Pass Certificate of Secondary Education with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).  

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need grade at least Grade 4 /Khorosho in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Bakalavr from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 4 / good.

Saudi Arabia

Pass Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with at least 90% in Maths with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).  

English and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need grade at least Grade 4 /Khorosho in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from a NARIC-recognised, prestigious university with at least 3.75 Saudi degree GPA out of 5.00 / 3.00 of Saudi degree GPA out of 4.00 / 80%.

Singapore

Pass Singapore / Cambridge GCE A levels grades AAA including A level Biology and Chemistry or pass science-based Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with at least 3.0/4.0.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grades B3 Singaporean O level English or view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B3 in O level Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from a NARIC-recognised institution with at least II (upper) in Singaporean hons degree classification / 3.20 out of 4.0 CGPA / 4.0 out of 5.0 in Singaporean degree classification CGPA/CAP.

Slovakia

Pass Maturitná skúška / Maturita or a Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúške (School Leaving Certificate with Maturitafrom a SOU or SOŠ) with 1 overall and not less than 1 in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: English with grade 1 or please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 2 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bakalar/bachelor’s degee with at least vel’mi dobry / grade B / Very Good.

Slovenia

Pass Matura / Secondary School-Leaving Diploma / Technical Matura with grade 5 overall and not less than grades 5 in Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 4 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi (University Degree with at least 8.5.

South Africa

Pass National Senior Certificate with 5 subjects at AAAAB / 77776 / 95% overall including  grades A / 7 / 80% in Life Sciences and Physical Sciences subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: English grade 5 / B / 80% on the National Senior Certificate or please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 5 / B / 80% in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s (hons) degree with at least 2nd class division 1 / 70% / Pass. 

South Korea

Pass Korean High School Diploma with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least Wu/ Excellent / B / 80% in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Haksa) from a NARIC-recognised, prestigious institution with a at least 80% South Koren degree mark, B+/B South Korean degree letter / 3.0 South Korean degree numerical GPA out of 4.5.

Spain

Pass Titulo de Bachiller 10 overall including 8.5 in both Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 7 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado with at least 7 / Notable (NT).

Sri Lanka

Pass GCE A Levels with at least grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry. 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B in GCE A Level Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Professional Degree or Bachelor Special degree with at least GPA 3.30 out of 4.00.

Sweden

Pass Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Certificate) with an overall average of at least 19, including grades A in all Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: Pass English components of Avgangsbetyg with at least grades B overall or please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grades B in Maths subjects.

Degree: Pass science-based Kandidatexamen (bachelor’s degree) with at least Väl godkänd (with a minimum of 90 credits at VG) / Pass with Distinction.

Switzerland

Pass a Federal Secondary School Leaving Certificate, which in different areas of the country is referred to as:

  • (French-speaking) Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération
  • (German-speaking) Maturitätsausweis / Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • (Italian-speaking) Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione.
Canton Grading Scheme
 Out of 6 (6 max) Out of 10 (10 max) Out of 5 (1 max)
5.5 overall including grades 5.5 in Biology and Chemistry. You will also need at least grade 4.8 in Maths. 9 overall including grades 10 in Biology and Chemistry. You will also need at least grade 8 in Maths. 1.5 overall including grades 1 in Biology and Chemistry. You will also need at least grade 2 in Maths.


English language requirement: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. 

Degree: Pass Diplom/Diplôme; Lizentiat/Licence; Staatsdiplom/Diplôme d'Etat OR a Fachhochschule Diplom (FH)/Hautes Écoles Specialisées Diplôme OR a bachelor’s degree. 

 Out of 6 (6 max)Out of 10 (10 max) Out of 5 (1 max) 
 5  8  2.2

 

Taiwan

Pass Senior High School Leaving Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 60/75 or 75/100 (advanced) in GSAT Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from a prestigious Taiwanese university with at least 75% / 3.25 GGPA / Average grade. 

Tanzania

Pass National Form VI Exam / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) /Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) at grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry.

English language and Maths requirements: Pass English language and obtained a minimum grade of B on the Secondary School Leaving Certificate or the ACSE/National Form VI Examination. You will also need at least grade B in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 2nd class Honours (Upper).

Thailand

Pass Maw 6 (M6) with at least 3/ Good / 70% with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 3/ Good / 70% in M6 Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree from NARIC-recognised institution with at least CGPA 3.3 / B+ / Very Good.

Trinidad & Tobago

See Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE). 

Tunisia

Pass Baccalaureate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 16/20 / tres bien in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based degree (Licence) with at least 14 / Assez bien / Bien overall.

Turkey

Pass Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our other English language requirements. You will also need at least 70% in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Lisans Diplomasi from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 3.00 CGPA / Seref.

UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Pass Tawijihiyya (Secondary School Certificate) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language requirement: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 90% in Maths. 

Degree: Pass bachelor’s degree from a NARIC-recognised university with at least CGPA 3.00 / B / 80% / Very Good.

USA (United States of America) 

Pass High School Graduation Diploma with GPA of 3.3 from final year (grade 12) AND a score of 1600/2400 on pre-2016 SAT Reasoning Test (SAT), OR a score of 1050/1600 on the new SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) AND pass 3 Subject Specific Tests with minimum scores of 680 in each including Biology and Chemistry or 3 AP Exams with minimum scores of 5 in each including Biology and Chemistry. Or a combination of both (for example, 680 in Biology and Chemistry SATs plus a grade 5 in an AP exam).

English language and Maths requirements: A grades or equivalent in Grade 12 High School Graduation Diploma English and Maths subjects taken or grades 4 in AP subjects related to English and Maths subjects or a minimum of 630 in SAT English and Maths.

Degree: CGPA of at least 3.3 / Magna cum laude.

Vietnam

Pass Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) / National University Entrance Examination with at least 7 overall and a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 7 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) with at least 8 / Good.

Zambia

Pass Zambian Secondary School Certificate with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses).  

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 3 in English and Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 2.0 (A) out of 2.5 / 3.5 (B +) out of 4.0.

Zimbabwe

Pass Cambridge Higher School Certificate or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with at least grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry. 

English language and Maths requirements: You will need at least grade B in Zimbabwe General Certificate in Education in English and Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 65% / Upper Second Division.