A*AA & AAB Equivalent Qualifications

Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship - All new international students starting full-time non-clinical undergraduate programmes in September 2021 who achieve A*AA in their A levels or equivalent qualification will receive £2,500 fee reduction for their first year of study.  All new international students who achieve AAB in their A levels or equivalent qualification will receive a £2,000 fee reduction for their first year of study.

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Country/Systems Region/Institution/QualificationEquivalent qualification

Pan-country

International Baccalaureate

A*AA equivalent
37

AAB equivalent
35

Pan-country

BTEC Level 3 Diploma and A-level combination 

A*AA equivalent
D*D* and grade A in A level

AAB equivalent
D*D* and grade B in A level

Pan-country

European Baccalaureate

A*AA equivalent
Overall score of 85%

AAB equivalent
Overall score of 80%

Australia UAI/ATAR/TER

A*AA equivalent
95

AAB equivalent
90

Austria Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis

A*AA equivalent
1 (sehr gut) in all subjects taken (minimum 1,1,1,2)

AAB equivalent
1 (sehr gut) in majority of subjects taken (minimum 1,1,2,2)

Belgium Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts

A*AA equivalent
Overall average score of at least 90%

AAB equivalent
Overall average score of at least 80%

Bulgaria Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie

A*AA equivalent
Minimum GPA of 5.7 with 6 in 3 specified subjects in addition to achieving an average of 5.5 in State Maturity Exams

AAB equivalent
Minimum GPA of 5.5 with 6 in 3 specified subjects in addition to achieving an average of 5.5 in State Maturity Exams

Brunei A-Level

A*AA equivalent
A*AA

AAB equivalent
AAB

Canada Alberta

A*AA 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)

  British Columbia

A*AA equivalent
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 90%, 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%

AAB equivalent
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%, 70%

  Manitoba

To be decided on a case-by-case basis

  New Brunswick

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA equivalent
Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma with six G12 U, U/C or M courses (inc. English) at 90%, 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%, 70%

AAB equivalent
Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma with six G12 U, U/C or M courses (inc. English) at 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%, 70%, 70%

  Prince Edward Island

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA 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

A*AA equivalent
Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with 90%, 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%

AAB equivalent
Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with 80%, 80%, 70%, 70%, 70%

Croatia Svjedodžba o Maturi (both basic and extended level)

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 5 with at least 2 extended level subjects

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 4.5 with at least 2 extended level subjects

Cyprus Apolytirion

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 19.5, plus an average of 19.5 in Katefthinis subjects (including 19 in specified subjects(s)) OR Pass Apolytirion with a minimum average of 19.5 plus GCE A level grades AA (including specific subject(s)).

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 18.5, plus an average of 18.5 in Katefthinis subjects (including 18 in specific subject(s))OR Pass Apolytirion with a minimum average of 18 plus GCE A level grades AA (including specific subject(s))

Czech Republic

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Maturita)

A*AA equivalent
Minimum of grade 1 (Výborný) in four subjects from both Common and Profile Parts

AAB equivalent
Minimum of grade 1 (Výborný) in two subjects and grade 2 (Chvalitebný) in two subjects, in any order from both Common and Profile Parts

Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen

A*AA equivalent
Minimum of three Level A subjects at grades 12, 10, 10

AAB equivalent
Minimum of three Level A subjects at grades 10, 10, 7

Estonia Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

A*AA equivalent
5 overall (and 5 in subjects specific to programme entry) in addition to achieving 90% overall in Riigieksamid (State Exams)

AAB equivalent
4.5 overall (and 4.5 in subjects specific to programme entry) in addition to achieving 85% overall in Riigieksamid (State Exams)

Finland Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen

A*AA equivalent
Grades 6666 (EEEE)

AAB equivalent
Grades 6655 (EEMM)

France

 

Baccalaureate General and Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)

 

A*AA equivalent
15 overall with a minimum of 15 in specified subjects where subject specific A-levels are normally required

AAB equivalent
13 overall with a minimum of 13 in specified subjects where subject specific A-levels are normally required

Germany Abitur

A*AA equivalent
Minimum GPA of 1.4 with at least one 14 and one 13 in two Leistungskurse (advanced) subjects

AAB equivalent
Minimum GPA of 1.75 with 13 in two Leistungskurse (advanced) subjects

Greece Apolytirio

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 19.5, plus an average of 19 in Katefthinsis subjects (including 19 in specified subjects(s))

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 19, plus an average of 19 in Katefthinsis subjects (including 19 in specified subjects(s))

Hong Kong GCE Hong Kong A-Levels

A*AA equivalent
A*AA

AAB equivalent
AAB

  HKDSE

A*AA 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.

Hungary Erettsegi

A*AA equivalent
5 grade 12 subjects including 3 at higher level with grade 5, 5, 5

AAB equivalent
5 grade 12 subjects including 3 at higher level with grade 5, 5, 4

Iceland Studentsprof

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 8.5

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 7.5

India CBSE/ICSE

A*AA equivalent
Minimum 90% 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

A*AA equivalent
Minimum 90% 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)

Italy Esame di Stato 

A*AA equivalent
Minimum average 95%

AAB equivalent
Minimum average 90%

Latvia Atestats 

A*AA equivalent
9.5 overall with 80% in three state exams

AAB equivalent
8.5 overall with 80% in three state exams

Lithuania Brandos Atestatas

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 10, including no less than 10 in three subjects at level A & a minimum of 90% in each of three state exams(excluding English Language).Pass Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 10, including no less than 10 in three subjects at level A & a minimum of 90% in each of three state exams (excluding English Language)

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 10, including no less than 10 in three subjects at level A & a minimum of 80% in each of three state exams(excluding English Language).Pass Brandos Atestatas with an overall average of 10, including no less than 10 in three subjects at level A & a minimum of 90% in each of three state exams (excluding English Language)

Luxembourg Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

A*AA equivalent
Minimum of 52 points overall

AAB equivalent
Minimum of 50 points overall (tres bien)

Malaysia Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic

A*AA equivalent
GPA of 3.6/4.0

AAB equivalent
GPA of 3.4 or above

  STPM

A*AA equivalent
Grades A*AA in 3 of the 5 subjects 

AAB equivalent
Grades AAB in 3 of the 5 subjects

  MUEC

A*AA equivalent
Grades A1, A1, A2, A2, A2 (excluding Chinese, Bahasa Malay and Book Keeping and Commerce)

AAB equivalent
Grades A2, A2, A2, B3, B3 (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%

Malta Matriculation Certificate Examination 

A*AA equivalent
AA (Advanced level) + AAA (Intermediate level to exclude Systems of Knowledge) 

AAB equivalent
AA (Advanced level) + ABB (Intermediate level to exclude Systems of Knowledge) 

Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

A*AA equivalent
Overall average of 9.0

AAB equivalent
Overall average of 8.0

Nigeria Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

A*AA equivalent
80+%


AAB equivalent
70-74%

Norway Vitnemål - Videregaende  Opplaering (VVO)

A*AA equivalent
Minimum overall GPA of 4.75 with at least 5.0+ in subjects requiring an ‘A’ grade

AAB equivalent
Minimum overall GPA of 4.25 with 5.0+ in subjects requiring an ‘A’ grade and 4.0+ in subjects requiring a ‘B’ 

Poland Matura (Basic and Extended level)

A*AA equivalent
Average of 85% with 85% in at least 2 extended level subjects

AAB equivalent
Average of 75% with 75% in at least 2 extended level subjects

Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundario

A*AA equivalent
Average of 18

AAB equivalent
Average of 17

Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat

A*AA equivalent
Overall score of 9.3 in addition to a score of 9 in each of the final graduation examinations

AAB equivalent
Overall score of 8 in addition to a score of 8 in each of the final graduation examinations

Saudi Arabia Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

A*AA equivalent
80+%
AAB equivalent
70-74%

Singapore Singapore A-Levels

A*AA equivalent
CAMB A Levels grades A*AA. SEAB including grades A*AA at H2 Level

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

  Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic

A*AA equivalent
GPA of 3.6/4.0 or above

AAB equivalent
GPA of 3.2/4.0 or above

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita)

A*AA equivalent
Minimum of grade 1 (Výborný) in three subjects and grade 2 (Chvalitebný) in one subject

AAB equivalent
Minimum of grade 1 (Výborný) in two subjects and grade 2 (Chvalitebný) in two subjects

Slovenia Maturitento Spricevalo

A*AA equivalent
Minimum overall average grade of 28, including no less than grade 4 in each of five subjects at Basic Level, including grade 7 in an elective subject at Higher Level

AAB equivalent
Minimum overall average grade of 26, including no less than grade 4 in each of five subjects at Basic Level, including grade 7 (A equivalent) OR 6 (B equivalent) in an elective subject at Higher Level

South Africa National

A*AA equivalent
77766 excluding 'Life Orientation'

AAB equivalent
76666 excluding 'Life Orientation'

  Kaplan Global Foundation Programme

A*AA equivalent
80+%

AAB equivalent
70-74%

Spain Titulo de Bachiller

A*AA equivalent
Average of 9 plus any subject requirements

AAB equivalent
Average of 8 plus any subject requirements

Sweden Avgangsbetyg /Slutbetyg Fran Gymnasieskola

A*AA equivalent
2,500 credits with 18.5 overall average and no failed subjects plus any subject requirements

AAB equivalent
2,500 credits with 17.5 overall average and no failed subjects plus any subject requirements

Switzerland Schweizerische Maturitatsprufung

A*AA equivalent
Overall average grade of 5.2

AAB equivalent
Overall average grade of 4.8

Tanzania National

A*AA equivalent
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education - A*AA

AAB equivalent
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education - AAB

Uganda National

A*AA equivalent
Uganada Advanced Certificate of Education - A*AA

AAB equivalent
Uganada Advanced Certificate of Education - AAB

USA National

A*AA 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

A*AA equivalent
A*AA

AAB equivalent
AAB

  HSC

A*AA equivalent
A*AA

AAB equivalent
AAB

Turkey Lise Diplomasi (only from approved schools)

A*AA equivalent
88% overall (Lise Bitirme Diplomasi final year)

AAB equivalent
80% overall (Lise Bitirme Diplomasi final year)