International qualifications

We welcome applications from International students and accept a wide range of qualifications. The tables below list some of the international qualifications that we consider for entry to our undergraduate degree courses, and an indication of the levels of achievement we normally consider equivalent to the A Level requirements specified in the online prospectus.

Please note that courses with subject requirements also normally require specific grades or scores in individual subjects. All International applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English language in the form of an English language qualification or test, such as IELTS.

More about English language requirements

As we receive a large number of applications for many of our degree courses, achieving the requirements for your chosen course does not guarantee that we will be able to make you an offer of a place here at Sheffield.

These tables do not include all the international qualifications that we consider for entry. If you cannot find your country or qualification, further information and contact details are available on our country pages.

EU/EEA and other European

A Level

A*AA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

European Baccalaureate (EB)

85%

82%

80%

77%

75%

International Baccalaureate (IB)

38

36

34

33

32

Reifeprufung/Matura (Austria)

1

1

2

2

2

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire or Diploma Secundair Onderwijs (Belgium)

80% or 17

78% or 16

76% or 15

74% or 14.5

70% or 14

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie (Bulgaria)

5.6

5.6

5.5

5.4

5.2

Matura (Croatia)

5

5

5

4

4

Apolytirion (Cyprus); Apolytirion + A-level

19/91% with required subjects at Advanced level

or

18.5/88% + A

or

18/86% + A*A

19/91% with required subjects at Advanced level

or

18.5/88% + A

or

18/86% + AA

18.5/88% with required subjects at Advanced level

or

18/86% + A

or

17.5/83% + AA

18/86% with required subjects at Advanced level

or

17.5/83% + A

or

17/81% + AB

18/86% with required subjects at Advanced level

or

17/81% + B

or

16.5/78% + BB

Maturitni Zkousce (Czech Republic)

1 with 2 in all subjects

1 with 2 in all subjects

1 with 2 in all subjects

2 with 2 in all subjects

2 with 2 in all subjects

Bevis for Studentereksamen (Denmark)

10 with required subjects at high (A) level

10 with required subjects at high (A) level

9 with required subjects at high (A) level

9 with required subjects at high (A) level

8 with required subjects at high (A) level

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus and Riigieksamid (State Exams) (Estonia)

4.5 average from GI + 85% average from state exams

4.4 average from GI + 80% average from state exams

4.3 average from GI + 79% average from state exams

4.2 average from GI + 78% average from state exams

4.0 average from GI + 75% average from state exams

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg (Finland)

LEEM

EEEM

EEMM

EMMM

MMMM

French Baccalaureate (FB, France)

15

14.5

14

13.5

13

FB à l'Option Internationale (France)

14

14

13.5

13

12

Abitur (Germany)

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.8

1.9

Apolytirion (Greece); Apolytirion + A-level

19

or

18.5 + A

or

18 + A*A

19

or

18.5 + A

or

18 + AA

18.5

or

18 + A

or

17.5 + AA

18

or

17.5 + A

or

17 + AB

18

or

17 + B

or

16.5 + BB

Érettségi (Hungary)

82% overall average, from five subjects. Any pre-requisite subjects must be at Advanced Level.

80% overall average, from five subjects. Any pre-requisite subjects must be at Advanced Level.

80% overall average, from five subjects. Any pre-requisite subjects must be at Advanced Level.

75% overall average, from five subjects. Any pre-requisite subjects must be at Advanced Level.

72% overall average, from five subjects. Any pre-requisite subjects must be at Advanced Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC, Ireland)

H1 H1 H1 H1

H1 H1 H1 H1

H1 H1 H1 H2

H1 H1 H2 H2

H2 H2 H2 H2

Diploma di Esame di Stato (Italy)

95% overall

90% overall

85% overall

80% overall

75% overall

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Latvia)

9.6 overall + 87%, 85%, 85% in three state exams

9.5 overall + 85%, 85%, 85% in three state exams

9.2 overall + 85%, 85%, 80% in three state exams

8.7 overall + 85%, 80%, 80% in three state exams

8.5 overall + 80%, 75%, 75% in three state exams

Brandos Atestatas + 3 state exams (Lithuania)

9.5 overall + 87%, 85%, 85% in three state exams

9 overall + 85%, 85%, 85% in three state exams

9 overall + 85%, 85%, 80% in three state exams

8.5 overall + 85%, 80%, 80% in three state exams

8 overall + 80%, 75%, 75% in three state exams

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires (Luxembourg)

48 (final year average)

48 (final year average)

45 (final year average)

44 (final year average)

43 (final year average)

State Matura (Macedonia)

5 overall

5 overall

5 overall

4.5 overall

4 overall

Matriculation Certificate (Malta)

AAAAA

AABBB

ABBBB

BBBBB

BBCCC

VWO (Netherlands)

7.4

7.2

7.0

6.8

6.5

Vitnemål (Norway)

An average score of 4.9

An average score of 4.7

An average score of 4.5

An average score of 4.3

An average score of 4.1

Matura (Poland)

New Matura with 3 Extended Level subjects in the 85th percentile

New Matura with 3 Extended Level subjects in the 80th percentile

New Matura with 3 Extended Level subjects in the 75th percentile

New Matura with 3 Extended Level subjects in the 75th percentile

New Matura with 3 Extended Level subjects in the 70th percentile

Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundarios (Portugal)

18

17

17

16

16

Diploma de Bacalaureat (Romania)

9.5

9

9

8.8

8.5

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Slovakia)

1 overall

1 overall

1 overall

2 overall

2 overall

Maturitetno Spricevalo (Slovenia)

28

27

26

23

22

Titulo de Bachillerato (Spain)

9.2

9.0

8.5

8.0

7.5

Slutbeytg (Sweden)

Successful completion of 2500 credits, with 85% of subjects at grade A

Successful completion of 2500 credits, with 80% of subjects at grade A

Successful completion of 2500 credits, with 75% of subjects at grade A

Successful completion of 2500 credits, with 50% of subjects at grade A, all other subjects at grade C or above

Successful completion of 2500 credits, with all subjects at grade C or above

Certificat de Maturité/ Maturitätszeugnis/ Maturitätsausweis/ Attestato di Maturità (Switzerland)

5.2

5.2

5.0

4.8

4.5

International (outside Europe)

A Level

A*AA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

International A-levels

A*AA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

International Baccalaureate (IB)

38

36

34

33

32

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD, Canada)

Average of 85% in six grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

Average of 80% in six grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

Average of 80% in six grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

Average of 75% in six grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

Average of 75% in six grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

Hong Kong A-levels

AAA

AAB/BBB

BBB/BBC

BBC/BCC

BCC/CCC

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

555 in three subjects

555 in three subjects

554 in three subjects

554 in three subjects

544 in three subjects

Standard XII (India –  CBSE, CISCE & Maharashtra State Board)

90%

85%

80%

75%

70%

Standard XII (India – West Bengal Board) 80% 75% 70% 70% 65%

STPM (Malaysia)

AAA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

A-levels H2 (Singapore)

AAA

AAA

AAB

ABB

BBB

APs (USA)

555 from three APs plus Pass in HSGD with minimum GPA 3.0

555 from three APs plus Pass in HSGD with minimum GPA 3.0

554 from three APs plus Pass in HSGD with minimum GPA 3.0

544 from three APs plus Pass in HSGD with minimum GPA 3.0

444 from three APs plus Pass in HSGD with minimum GPA 3.0