AAA & AAB Equivalent Qualifications

Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - All new international students starting full-time non-clinical undergraduate programmes in September 2017 who achieve AAB in their A levels or equivalent qualification or 35 points in the International Baccalaureate will receive a £2,000 fee reduction for their first year of study.

New international students on non-clinical programmes achieving AAA+ in UK A level exams or 36 points and above in the International Baccalaureate will receive a £2,500 fee reduction for their first year of study.

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CountryRegion/Institution/QualificationEquivalent qualification
Australia UAI/ATAR/TER

AAA equivalent
99.4

AAB equivalent
96.95

Brunei A-Level

AAA equivalent
AAA

AAB equivalent
AAB

Canada Alberta

AAA equivalent
General High School Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

AAB equivalent
General High School Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

  Columbia

AAA equivalent
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with AAABB

AAB equivalent
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with AABBB

  Manitoba

To be decided on a case-by-case basis

  New Brunswick

AAA equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 core subjects)

AAB equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 70% in 3/5 core subjects)

  Newfoundland

AAA equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 University Preparation Level subjects)

AAB equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 University Preparation Level subjects)

  North West Territories

AAA equivalent
General High School Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

AAB equivalent
General High School Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

  Nova Scotia

AAA equivalent
High School Completion Certificate with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 Level 4 or 5 subjects)

AAB equivalent
High School Completion Certificate with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 Level 4 or 5 subjects)

  Nunavut

AAA equivalent
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

AAB equivalent
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

  Ontario

AAA equivalent
Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma with six G12 U, U/C or M courses (inc. English) at AAABBB

AAB equivalent
Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma with six G12 U, U/C or M courses (inc. English) at AABBBB

  Prince Edward Island

AAA equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

AAB equivalent
High School Graduation Diploma with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

  Quebec

AAA equivalent
Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 core subjects)

AAB equivalent
Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 core subjects)

  Saskatchewan

AAA equivalent
Grade 12 standing/Division IV Standing (Secondary School Diploma) with 85% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

AAB equivalent
Grade 12 standing/Division IV Standing (Secondary School Diploma) with 80% overall (minimum 80% in 3/5 G 12 subjects)

  Yukon Territory

AAA equivalent
Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with AAABB

AAB equivalent
Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with AABBB

Hong Kong GCE Hong Kong A-Levels

AAA equivalent
AAA

AAB equivalent
AAB

  HKDSE

AAA equivalent
5,5 in two elective subjects, plus 4 in each of Core English Language (with no component score less than 4) and Core Maths.

AAB equivalent
5, 5 in two elective subjects, plus 4 in each of Core English Language (with no component score less than 4) and Core Maths.

India CBSE/ICSE

AAA equivalent
Minimum 85% Standard XII (4 best subjects excluding Hindi or any other Indian languages, Physical Education, Craft/Design, Cookery and other supplementary courses which will not be considered. IELTS not required, if achieved over 70% in English Standard XII) 

AAB equivalent
Minimum 80% Standard XII (4 best subjects excluding Hindi or any other Indian languages, Physical Education, Craft/Design, Cookery and other supplementary courses which will not be considered. IELTS not required, if achieved over 70% in English Standard XII)

  State Boards of other states in India

AAA equivalent
Minimum 85% Standard XII (4 best subjects excluding Hindi or any other Indian languages, Physical Education, Craft/ Design, Cookery and other supplementary courses which will not be considered. If Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard XII) is completed from State Boards of West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu and if English is over 70%, then IELTS is not required. For every other State Board, we will require to see one of our approved SELT's before making an offer to study/award of scholarship)

AAB equivalent
Minimum 80% Standard XII (4 best subjects excluding Hindi or any other Indian languages, Physical Education, Craft/ Design, Cookery and other supplementary courses which will not be considered. If Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard XII) is completed from State Boards of West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu and if English is over 70%, then IELTS is not required. For every other State Board, we will require to see one of our approved SELT's before making an offer to study/award of scholarship)

Malaysia Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic

AAA equivalent
GPA of 3.5/4.0

AAB equivalent
GPA of 3.4 or above

  STPM

AAA equivalent
Grades AAA in 3 of the 5 subjects 

AAB equivalent
Grades AAB in 3 of the 5 subjects

  MUEC

AAA equivalent
AAAAAA (excluding Chinese, Bahasa Malay and Book Keeping and Commerce)

AAB equivalent
Grades AAAABB (excluding Chinese, Bahasa Malay and Book Keeping and Commerce)

  Brickfields, HELP, INTI & Taylor's

£2,500 flat rate fee reduction for first year of study, award criteria as specified below:

Brickfields, HELP and INTI
- Year 2 entry -
achieve 55% overall with no module below 50%
Brickfields, HELP and INTI - Year 3 entry - achieve 65% overall with no module below 60%

Taylor's - Year 2 entry - achieve 65% overall with no module below 60%
Taylor's - Year 3 entry - achieve 75% overall with no module below 70%

Nigeria Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

AAA equivalent
75+%
AAB equivalent
70-74%

Norway National

AAA equivalent
Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) with a GPA of 5.0 with 5.0+ in subjects requiring an ‘A’ grade.

AAB equivalent
Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) with a GPA of 4.75 with 5.0+ in subjects requiring an ‘A’ grade and 4.0+ in subjects requiring a ‘B’4.75

Saudi Arabia Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

AAA equivalent
75+%
AAB equivalent
70-74%

Singapore Singapore A-Levels

AAA equivalent
CAMB A Levels grades AAA. SEAB including grades AAA at H2 Level

AAB equivalent
CAMB A Levels grades AAB. SEAB including grades AAB at H2 Level

  Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic

AAA equivalent
GPA of 3.5/4.0 or above

AAB equivalent
GPA of 3.2/4.0 or above

South Africa National

AAA equivalent
77666 excluding 'Life Orientation'

AAB equivalent
76666 excluding 'Life Orientation'

  Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

AAA equivalent
75+%
AAB equivalent
70-74%

Tanzania National

AAA equivalent
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education - AAA

AAB equivalent
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education - AAB

Uganda National

AAA equivalent
Uganada Advanced Certificate of Education - AAA

AAB equivalent
Uganada Advanced Certificate of Education - AAB

USA National

AAA equivalent
High School Diploma 3.0 plus either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1800+ (min 600 in each component) or ACT Composite Score at 27 or above plus either 3 Group 'A' AP exams with grades 5,5,5 or 3 SAT II Subject Tests 2100 (700 minimum in each)

AAB equivalent
High School Diploma GPA 3.0 plus either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1800 (min 600 in each component) or ACT Composite Score of 27 or above plus either 3 Group 'A' AP exams with scores 5,5,4 or 3 SAT II Subject Test 2050 (700, 700, 650)

Zimbabwe ZIMSEC

AAA equivalent
AAA

AAB equivalent
AAB

  HSC

AAA equivalent
AAA

AAB equivalent
AAB