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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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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 in the Australia Capital Territory Year 10 or 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales: Grade B or above in the Year 10 Certificate or grade 4 or above in HSC
  • Northern Territory: Grade B or above in the NTCET
  • Queensland: VHA or HA in the Year 10 Certificate or QCE
  • South Australia: Grade B or above on the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmania: High Achievement  or above in the Tasmanian Certificate of Education
  • Victoria: Grade B or above in Unit 3 or 4 subjects on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australia: Grade B (High Achievement) or above in Western Australia Certificate of Education) 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor honours degree with at least Second Class (Upper Division) / Second Class Division A / Second Class Division 1 / H2A / H2i.

Austria

Pass Reifeprufung (Reifezeugnis) or Matura (School Leaving Exam) with grades 1 (Sehr Gut) / Mit Ausgezeichnetem Erfolg bestanden in Biology and Chemistry subjects and at least grade 2 (gut) in all other subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade 2 (gut) in English component of Reifeprufung (Reifezeugnis) or Matura or view our English language requirements. You will also need grade 2 (gut) in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor degree with at least gut / Mit Auszeichnung bestanden / Mit gutem Erfolg bestanden.

Bahamas

Pass BGCSE with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course (click here for list of recognised courses). Or pass College of Bahamas associate of science degree with at least GPA of at least 3.51 (Distinction). 

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 degree from the University of the West Indies with at least an Upper Second Class Honours / GPA of at least 3.00. 

Bahrain

Pass Tawjahiya or Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary School 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 grade B / 80.00 in grade 12 national exam Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor degree at required level. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.  

Barbados

See Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE)

Degree: Pass science-based associate degree / Bachelors degree with at least grade B+ / 75% / CGPA 3.75 / “Very Good” from Barbados Community College or The University of West Indies.

Bermuda

Pass Associate degree of Science or Applied Science from Bermuda College with grade A- / 90% / 3.67

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade B in Bermuda School Certificate, Bermuda Secondary School Certificate or Bermuda School Diploma. You will also need grade B in Maths.

Belgium

Pass Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or pass Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts or pass Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur 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: Pass science-based honours degree (Licentiaat /  Licencié) with at least 16 overall (if graded out of 20), or at least 70% if percentage awarded.

Botswana

Pass BGCSE or BIGCSE 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 or BIGCSE English and Maths.

Brazil

Pass Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (also known as Certificado de Ensino Médio) 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 7 out of 10 in Maths.  

Degree: Pass science-based Titulo de Bacharel / Licenciado. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

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 5.5 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 science-based Бакалавър (Bachelor 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 B in Maths.

Canada

  • Alberta/ British Columbia/Nova Scotia High/Secondary School Graduation Diploma/Certificate with a minimum of 90% in at least five grade 12 courses including Biology and Chemistry
  • Manitoba: Pass Manitoba High School Diploma with at least 90% in five 300 level grade 12 subjects including both Biology and Chemistry
  • Ontario: Pass Ontario Secondary School Diploma with at least 90% in 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including atleast 90% in 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 bachelor honours degree or a Baccalauréat with a GPA of 3.0. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

CAPE qualification 

Pass CAPE with grades 1 in 3 2-Unit subjects including Biology and Chemistry.

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

China

Pass National College Entrance Exam (NCEE / Gaokao). Please send in translated copies of your NCEE studies to our Admissions Team at medadmissions@bsms.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you of your academic eligibility.

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 学士学位 (Bachelor degree) with at least 80%. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

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 with at least 4 / Vrlo dobar (Very Good).

Cyprus

Pass Apolytirion of Lykeion 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) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (High School Finishing Diploma) plus an acceptable international foundation year or equivalent (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 18 in Apolytirion of Lykeion or 8 Devlet Lise Diplomasi/ Lise Bitirme Diplomasi Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based Πτυχίο (Bachelor degree) with at least 7.5 / Very Good.

Czech Republic

Pass Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita with at least grade 1 in 3 subjects including Biology and Chemistry. All other subjects must be no less than 2.

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

Degree: Pass Bakalář (Bachelor degree) with at least 1.5 / Velmi dobře overall.

Denmark

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

English language and Maths requirements: At least grade 10 in English in Studentereksamen or Højere Forberedelseseksamen or Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Højere Teknisk Eksamen or view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade 10 in Maths.

Degree: Pass a science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 10 overall.

Egypt

Pass Thanaweya A’ama (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 380 in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor degree from the American University in Cairo or a public or private university. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

Estonia

Pass Gumnassiumi Ioputunnistus 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 in Maths.

Degree: Pass a science-based Bakalaurusekraad (Bachelor degree) with at least grad 4 / 81% / Väga hea. 

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 (Matriculation Exam) when awarded after 3 years of study with at least LLEE 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 8 in Lukion päättötodistus / Avgångsbetyg från gymnasiet (General Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or M/5 in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Kandidaatti/Kandidat (bachelor degree) 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 15 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 13 in Maths from either French Baccalaureate or OIB. 

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

Germany

Pass Abitur or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with 1.5 or better overall, including at least 14 in both Chemistry and Biology 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 Diplom 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 B2 in English in West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or at least grade B in Senior Secondary School Certificate. Otherwise, please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B2 / B in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based honours degree from a central university with at least 2.1 /Second Class-Upper Division. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

Greece

Pass Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio with at least 19/20 including grades 19 in Biology and Chemistry AND 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 ΠΤΥΧΙΟ / ΔΙΠΛΩΜΑ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟΥ (University Degree / Diploma) or ΠΤΥΧΙΟ AEA (Diploma / Degree from AEA)  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 HKALE 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 grade 5 in HKDSE Maths or grade at least C in HKALE Maths. 

Degree: Pass a science-based 學士學位 (榮譽) (Bachelor degree (Honours))   from NARIC-recognised university with at least Second Class Honours Upper Division / 3.0 CPGA / B.

Hungary

Pass Matura/Erettsegi with grade 4 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 7.25 / First Class.

India

Higher National Certificate (HSC) / Standard 12 / XII must be recognised by MHRD (India Dept of Education). BSMS recognise qualifications awarded by all 3 India Exam Boards:

  • Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

If you are uncertain if BSMS will recognise your Class/Standard X or XII qualications please scan and send to medadmissions@bsms.ac.uk so we can advise you.

Pass Higher National Certificate (HSC) / Standard 12 / XII with at least 90% overall average in 5 subjects including at least 90% in both Chemistry and Biology subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: Pass English subject with at least 90% in Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard XII English, provided it is awarded by NIOS, CISCE or CBSE exam boards. Otherwise you will need an additional English language qualification. You will also need at least 70% in Standard X or XII Maths. Please note BSMS will only accept at least 70% in Maths from Standard X exams only from NIOS, CBSE or CISCE boards.

Degree: Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

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. If EEA applicant you will need grade 5 in any of the English subjects offered at SL or HL. 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 17/20 in each and 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 at least grades H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including at least H1 in both Biology and Chemistry subjects.

English and Maths Requirements: Grades O3 in ordinary/standard level or grades H3 in higher level English and Maths in the Irish 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 in at least 6 subjects including Biology and Chemistry at levels 4 or 5.

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 תואר ראשון (Bachelor degree) with at least 75% / Good / B.

Italy

Pass Diploma di Esame di Stato (Scientifica) with at least 95% overall.

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

Degree: Pass science-based Diploma di Laurea or science-based Diploma accademico di primo livello with at least 104. 

Jamaica

See Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE).

Pass science-based Associate Degree with at least grade A / 4.0 / 80%.

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 Upper Second Class Honours / 3.00 GPA.

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 学士 (Bachelor degree) 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). Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

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 البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree). Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

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 degree at required level. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

Kuwait

Pass the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with at least 90% 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 البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree) from NARIC-recognised university with at least 3.00 / Very Good. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

Latvia

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu is not recognised on its own. You will need 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 7 from lower secondary school Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor degree) with at least 8 / B / 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 البكالوريوس / الإجازة التعليمية (Bachelor degree / Licence) from The American University of Beirut or Maitrise with at least 15 (Maitrise) / 80% / grade B (University of Beirut). 

Lithuania

Pass Brandos Atestatas (certificate of maturity) with at least 90% / 9 in 3 state exams 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 80% / 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. You will also need at least 40 / good / bien in Maths.

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

Malaysia

BSMS will accept one of the following qualifications:

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

Pass UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) at Senior Middle Level (UEC-SML) with at least 6 subjects at grade A2 including Biology and Chemistry.

Pass Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) with CGPA of at least 3.67 (science stream only. Must include Biology).

English language and Maths requirements: Grade 4B in 1119 OR at least A2 on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) OR Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English grade B 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 degree from prestigious, NARIC-recognised Malaysian institution with with relevant overall grade. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

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 14 (Bien) in Maths. 

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

Netherlands

Pass Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), Stream B or unified stream, 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 degree with at least 7 / Ruim Voldoende.

New Zealand

Award in National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 including at least 18 credits (majority at Excellence standard) each in Biology and Chemistry subjects. 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 at the required level. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

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 SSSC/WASSC.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with honours from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division) / GPA 3.5. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

Norway

Pass Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring with an overall average of 5 to include grades 5 in both Chemistry and Biology subjects.

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 Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree) with at least grade B.

Oman

Pass Thanawiya Amma (General 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 other English language requirements. You will also need at least grade B (70%) in Maths. 

Degree: Pass science-based البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree) from Sultan Qaboos University, a recognised private university / university college with at least 3.0 (Omani CGPA) or 3.3 (US GPA). 

Pakistan

Pass Intermediate/ Higher Secondary Certificate (FA/FSC) 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 Intermediate/ Higher Secondary Certificate (FA/FSC) Maths. 

Degree: Pass 4 year science-based bachelor degree at relevant overall grade. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

Palestine

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

English language and Maths requirements: Pass Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a BSMS-recognised foundation/premed course. 

Degree: Pass science-based يوس (Bachelor degree) يوس (Bachelor degree) grading system. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

Philippines

Pass High School Diploma (Academic Track) 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 P (Proficient) / 85% in Maths. 

Poland

Pass Swiadectwo Dojrzałości (Matura) with at least 80% in 3 advanced level subjects including Biology and Chemistry within the 85th percentile.

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 / 4.5/4+.

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 distinção.

Qatar

Pass Thanawaya (General Secondary Education Certificate what at least 70% 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 800/1000 in Maths within Thanawaya. 

Degree: Pass 4 year science-based bachelor’s degree from a NARIC-recognised, Qatari university with at least CGPA 3.0.

Republic of Korea

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 Wu/ Excellent / B / 80% in Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based 학사 (Bachelor degree) (Haksa) from a Naric-recognised institution. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

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 grade A 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 within 

Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului (High School Graduation Certificate) or within Diploma De Bacalaureat.

Degree: Pass science-based Diplomă de Licenţă (Bachelor degree) with at least 9.

Russia

Pass Attestat o Srednem Obrzovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education at grade 11 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 Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor degree) from NARIC-recognised institution with at least 4 / good.

Saudi Arabia

Pass Tawjihiyah (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 البكالوريوس (Bachelor degree) from a NARIC-recognised, prestigious university.  Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

Scotland

Pass Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry. Or pass Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry with grades A with at least grades A in two additional Higher Subjects. 

English and Maths requirements: grades B or above in National 5s English and Maths.

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor’s degree with at least 2.1 classification.

Singapore

Pass Singapore-Cambridge A level Examination with grades A in 3 H2 or H3 subjects including Biology and Chemistry or pass science-based Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with at least 3.3 /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 with at least CGPA 3.2/4.0 or CGPA 4.0/5.0.

Slovakia

Pass Maturitná skúška / Maturita or a Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúške (School Leaving Certificate with Maturitafrom a SOU or SOŠ) with grade 1 in 3 subjects including 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 degree with at least 1.5 / 86% /vel’mi dobry / grade B / Very Good.

Slovenia

Pass Maturitetno Spricevalo (Matura)/Secondary School-Leaving Diploma with 30 points 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 grades 77776 including grades 7 in Life Sciences and Physical Sciences subjects.

English language and Maths requirements: You will need an additional English language qualification. You will also need at least grade 5 in Maths within the National Senior Certificate. 

Degree: Pass science-based bachelor honours degree with at least 2nd class division 1 / 70%. 

Spain

Pass Bachillerato or Titulo de Bachiller with 9 overall including 9 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 from Titulo de Graduado en Educacion Secondaria Obligatoria (ESO). 

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

Sri Lanka

Pass Sri Lankan 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 Distinction in O Level Maths. 

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

Sweden

Pass Avgangsbetyg or Fullstandigt Slutbetyg (Upper Secondary School Certificate) with an overall average of at least 18.5 or above, including grades A in all Biology and Chemistry subjects. Each of these subjects must consist of least 200 credits.

English language and Maths requirements: Pass English components of Avgangsbetyg with at least grades B overall or grade VG/4 in Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola or please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least grades B (Avgangsbetyg) or VG/4 ( Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola) in Maths subjects.

Degree: Pass science-based Kandidatexamen (bachelor’s degree). Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility.

Switzerland

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

Federal Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité (/Baccalauréat (Vaud) / Attestato di Maturità (Italian-speaking canton of Ticino) - and the federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / 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. 

Syria 

Pass Al Shahada Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Certificate /Baccalaureat 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. BSMS will need to see translated copies of your Baccalaureat to check if Maths grade is acceptable. 

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 70% within Senior High School Leaving Certificate.

Degree: Pass science-based 學士學位 (Bachelor degree) from a prestigious Taiwanese university. Due to the variation in grading at different HE institutions, please send in copies of your transcripts to the BSMS Admissions Team to confirm your academic eligibility. 

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 3.5 GPA / Upper Second.

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 / Maitrise) with at least 14 / Assez bien / Bien overall.

Turkey

Pass Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) from Fen Lisei, or Anatolian High School Diploma with at least 80% in your final year including at least 85% in final year Biology and Chemistry subjects. 

Other Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) pass 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% / 4 / Good in Maths within Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma).

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 80% / B / Very Good in Maths. 

Degree: Pass كالوريوس (Bachelor 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 1300/1600 on the new SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) OR a minimum ACT composite score of 28. 

In addition pass 3 Subject Specific SATs 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 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. 

Zambia

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

English language and Maths requirements: You will need at least grade 3 in English or an additional English language qualification. Please view our English language requirements. You will also need at least 3 in 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 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  of Education at O level in English and Maths.

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