Asia

Keele accepts students with school-leaving qualifications from many overseas countries for entry to undergraduate (bachelor) degree courses.  The actual grades you require in particular subjects will vary according to the degree course you wish to study.  You will also require an English language qualification.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into Year 1 of our undergraduate (bachelor) degree courses you can apply for a place on our Foundation Year or International Year One programmes.

Some of the qualifications we accept can be found below, listed alphabetically by country. If your country or qualification does not appear on the list below we may still be able to accept you, please contact the International Recruitment team on international@keele.ac.uk for advice.

Information regarding A levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate qualifications and subject-specific requirements can be found on the UK Entry Requirements pages.

Armenia

 

Foundation Undergraduate       Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Junior Specialist Diploma with C (Satisfactory) profile required. Junior Specialist Diploma A = Excellent, B+ = Good or B- = Satisfactory profiles will be considered for entry to undergraduate study. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
GPA of 2.5 required (for degrees completed since 2004) GPA of 3.0 required (for degrees completed since 2004) IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Bangladesh

 

Foundation

Undergraduate Year 1

Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
CGPA 3.5 (without the additional subject) in the Higher Secondary School Certificate CGPA 4.5 or higher (without the additional subject) in the Higher Secondary School Certificate OR A levels at the required grades IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree of at least 2 years duration and Masters of 1 or 2 years duration must have been completed. B overall required. Bachelor degree of at least 2 years duration and Masters of 1 or 2 years duration must have been completed. B+ overall required. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Brunei

 

Foundation

Undergraduate    Year 1

Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Please see A level requirements for UK students. Please see A level requirements for UK students. O level English Language at grade C or above, or IELTS with 6.0 overall to include a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree - 2.2 (60%)in Honours degree OR 2.1 (70%) in Ordinary degree Bachelor degree - 2.1 (70%)in Honours degree OR 1st (80%) in Ordinary.  O level English Language at grade C or above, or IELTS - check the requirement for your chosen course.

Cambodia

 

Foundation Undergraduate    Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Diploma in Upper Secondary Education with Grade B overall. Appropriate pre-university programme required IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Masters degree with 2.5/4 Masters degree with 3/4 IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

China

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Senior School Graduation Certificate with 70% or above Appropriate pre-university programme, with 65% or above required IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Degree awarded by institution with degree awarding power - 70% required.                                      Degree awarded by Affiliated/Independent College with degree awarding power - 75% required.                             Degree awarded by institution with degree awarding power - 75% required.                                      Degree awarded by Affiliated/Independent College with degree awarding power - 80% required.                             IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

 

Hong Kong

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
HKDSE with English Language and Maths at 4 or above, and all other subjects at 3 or above. HKDSE grades 544 or above, some courses may have a specific higher requirement. HKDSE English Language at 4 or above, or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree (Honours) with GPA of 2.4 or above. Bachelor degree (Honours) with GPA of 3.2 or above. HKDSE English Language at 4 or above, or IELTS - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

India

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Successful completion of 10+1 at 70% or 10+2 at 60% ISE - All India Senior School Certificate, from AISSC or CBSE boards: 75% and above in 12th grade required. 2 years of study must have been completed.  For ICSE/CBSE Standard 12 75% or above in English if completed within the last 2 years. All other boards require IELTS.
ISE - All India Senior School Certificate, from State Board: 80% and above in 12th grade required. 2 years of study must have been completed.

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
From a 3 year Bachelor's degree - 1st class (60% or above) (except for Universities of Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai where we can accept 55%). From a 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree accept 55% or above. The institution must be recognised on NARIC.  From a 3 year Bachelor's degree - 1st class (65% or above) (except for Universities of Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai where we can accept 60%). From a 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree accept 60% or above. The institution must be recognised on NARIC. For ICSE/CBSE Standard 12 75% or above in English if completed within the last 5 years. All other boards require IELTS.

Indonesia

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Completion of Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA) or Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan/Madrasah Aliyah Kejuruan (SMK/MAK) with 8, 9 or 10 overall Completion of Diploma 1 with 7 or above. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Completion of Diploma 4 with 7 or above, or Bachelor degree with 2.75/4 or above. Completion of Diploma 4 with 8 or above, or Bachelor degree with 3.0/4 or above IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Japan

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho with grade C/3 Appropriate pre-university programme required IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree with 70% or above. Bachelor degree with 80% or above. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Macau

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Ensino Secondario Complementar with overall grade D (grade 7) or above Ensino Secondario Complementar with overall grade B (grade 3) overall.  Some courses may have a higher requirement. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree / Licenciatura, with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.0 (Second class lower honours)  Bachelor degree / Licenciatura, with CGPA 3.20 out of 4.0 (Second class Upper honours). IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Malaysia

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Students with grade D (Pass) in STPM.  Students with SPM - subject grades 1-6 can also be considered. STPM Principal passes in a minimum of three subjects. Distinction comparable to A level grade A, Credit (higher) comparable to A level grade B and Credit (lower) comparable to A level grade C. Check A level requirements for your chosen course. Malaysia Cambridge GCSE English Language at Grade C or above or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
A recognised Bachelors degree with B/3.0/Good A recognised Bachelors degree with B+/3.5/Very Good IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Myanmar

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Please contact us for advice. Please contact us for advice. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Masters degree required Masters degree required IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Nepal

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Please contact us for advice. Appropriate pre-university programme required IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
A recognised Bachelors degree with 65%/First division. A recognised Bachelors degree with 80%/ Distinction. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Pakistan

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Appropriate pre-university programme required. Please contact us for advice. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Four year  degree from  HEC recognised institutions with a CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0/ First Division/ 60% and above  Four year  degree from  HEC recognised institutions with a CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0/ First Division/ 60% and above  IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.
Students with a 2 or 3 year bachelors degree must complete a 2 year masters from an HEC recognised institution with a pass at 65% for entry. Students with a 2 or 3 year bachelors degree must complete a 2 year masters from an HEC recognised institution with a pass at 70% for entry.

Phillippines

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Please contact us for advice. Please contact us for advice. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Singapore

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Please see A level requirements for UK students. Please see A level requirements for UK students. Singapore O level English Language at Grade C or above, or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelors degree with 3.0/4.5 or 2.5/4.0. Bachelors degree with 3.5/4.5 or 3.0/4.0. Singapore O level English Language at Grade C or above, or IELTS -  check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

South Korea

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
A recognised bachelors degree with 2.0 out of 4.5/ 70%/ C.  A recognised bachelors degree with 3.0 out of 4.5/ 80%/ B. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Sri Lanka

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Please see A level requirements for UK students. Please see A level requirements for UK students. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Special Bachelor degree with Lower Second (55% or above) or General Bachelor degree with Upper Second (60% or above).  Special Bachelor degree with Lower Second (60% or above) or General Bachelor degree with Upper Second (70% or above).  IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Taiwan

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

Please contact us for advice. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Please contact us for advice. Please contact us for advice. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Thailand

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Students with 3.0 in the M6 can be considered.

International Baccalaureate with the required score OR a recognised International Foundation Programme with the appropriate score

Please contact us for advice.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor degree with CGPA of 2.6/4.0 or above.  Bachelor degree with CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Vietnam

 

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English requirements
Tot Nghiep Pho Thong/National University entrance exam with overall score of 7.0 or above.

Appropriate pre-university programme required.

Please contact us for advice.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest

 

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Taught Courses English Requirements
Bachelor Degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) with 6.5 out of 10 or above. Bachelor Degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) with 7.0 out of 10 or above. IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.