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 course 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) 4.4 average from GI + 78% average from three state exams 4.3 average from GI + 78% average from three state exams 4.3 average from GI + 76% average from three state exams 4.2 average from GI + 74% average from three state exams 4.0 average from GI + 74% average from three 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 80% overall average, from five subjects 80% overall average, from five subjects 75% overall average, from five subjects 72% overall average, from five subjects
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 95% overall 90% overall 85% overall 80% 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 4.75 An average score of 4.75 An average score of 4.5 An average score of 4.5 An average score of 4.25
Matura (Poland) Matura with 85%, 80%, 80% from three Extended (Advanced) Level written exams + 75% overall average from Basic and Extended Level subjects Matura with 80%, 80%, 80% from three Extended (Advanced) Level written exams + 75% overall average from Basic and Extended Level subjects Matura with 80%, 80%, 75% from three Extended (Advanced) Level written exams + 75% overall average from Basic and Extended Level subjects Matura with 80%, 75%, 75% from three Extended (Advanced) Level written exams + 72% overall average from Basic and Extended Level subjects Matura with 75%, 75%, 75% from three Extended (Advanced) Level written exams + 72% overall average from Basic and Extended Level subjects
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 37 35 34 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 3 subjects 555 in three subjects 554 in three subjects 554 in three subjects 544 in three subjects
Standard XII (India) 85% 80% 80% 75% 75%
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 High School Diploma 555 from three APs plus Pass in High School Diploma 554 from three APs plus Pass in High School Diploma 544 from three APs plus Pass in High School Diploma 444 from three APs plus Pass in High School Diploma