Entry requirements for students from Pakistan

We have been welcoming students from Pakistan for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Pakistani education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or equivalent. The minimum score that is accepted for entry, in line with UKVI regulations, is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

English language entry requirements 

The information below is for guidance only - if you would like further advice please contact The Pakistan Team. Please be aware, however, that final decisions can only be made upon receipt of an official application.


Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes.

A Levels    

Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

International Baccalaureate    

International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

Higher Secondary Certificate    

Candidates who have successfully completed their HSC examinations in Pakistan and who have also completed an approved Foundation Programme (such as those provided by Sheffield International College) can be considered for entry to undergraduate programmes.

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more


Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Holders of a 4 year Bachelors Degree in Engineering/Science    

Applicants with a good four-year Bachelor of Engineering/Science from a recognised institution in Pakistan will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or taught Masters programmes.

Holders of a 2 year Masters Degree    

Applicants with a good two-year masters degree from a recognised institution in Pakistan will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or taught Masters programmes.

MBA Applicants

As well as suitable qualifications at least 3 years post-graduation work experience in a relevant position will be necessary for direct admission to our triple accredited MBA.

For more information see our MBA web pages.

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more


Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD

Applicants with a good MPhil or PhD from a recognised University in Nepal will be considered for direct entry onto our MPhil or PhD programmes.

If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to study at Sheffield, please get in touch.