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International foundation year

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Please note that at present we are only able to accept students aged 18 years and over on enrolment. If you have any questions, please get in touch. 

English and Academic

The language of instruction at Lancaster University Leipzig is English. To enter the International Foundation Year, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English. The table below lists the IELTS results (or equivalent) that you need to enter our courses.

Please note that proof of German language is not required.

English language test Level  Band
IELTS Academic 5.5  No band below 5.5
TOEFL iBT 72  
Pearsons 51  
Country specific  -

For a full list of accepted English language tests/levels, please visit the Lancaster University website.

Country University Foundation Year - Business/Management/Accounting/Computer Science
Angola Habilitação Literárias Pass overall - 12 with at least 10 in Mathematics
Bangladesh Completion of HSC with 60% average including 60% in Mathematics
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with grade 5 average and at least grade 5 in Mathematics
Brunei  GCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics and English A-C plus one year of further study (eg AS level)
Canada Completion of Grade 11: 60% Average with at least 50% in Mathematics/calculus
Cameroon Successful completion of Baccalaureat of General Secondary Education with average 10 or above and at least 10 in Mathematics
China Completion of Senior High 2 75% or 80% for Business, SH 3 70% (75% for business) with at least 70% in Mathematics
Egypt Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average and at least 50% in Mathematics
Ghana Completion of SSCE (WAEC): 5 passes with average Grade C6, including English Language and Mathematics. 
Gulf Cooperation Council States (Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE)  Completion of Tawjahiya/Thanawiya: minimum 70% average with 50% in Mathematics
QSSC: 80% average with a minimum of 5 subjects including Mathematics at 50% with 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-C)
Hong Kong Form 5 in a minimum of 4 academic subjects. HKDSE with minimum grades 223 in relevant subjects including 3 in Mathematics
India Completion of All India or State Board SSC (X) with average 50% (X and/or XI) with 70% in Mathematics 
Indonesia Completion of STTB-SMA (Year 11) with at least 60% with 60% in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Successful completion of IB with at least 26 points overall with 4 in SL Mathematics or 5 in Math Studies (or 4 in HL)
Iran Year 3 High School Diploma: Pass Overall with GPA of 14 with at least 15 in Mathematics
Japan Year 3 Kotogakko: Pass with at least 70% or 3.0 GPA with a minimum of 2 in Mathematics
Jordan Completion of Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate): minimum 70% average with at least 50% in Mathematics
Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education - Grade 4 average with at least 3 in Mathematics
Kenya and East Africa KCSE / CSE: 5 passes A- C including Mathematics
Korea Certificate of Completed Secondary Education or Professional/Technical Qualification Certificate with 5th grade average in rank, with at least 5th grade in Mathematics
Kyrgyzstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with at least 3.0 and at least 3 in Mathematics
Latin America Bachillerato with an overall average grade of 75% with at least 60% in Mathematics (based on Mexico's grading system)
Macau Completion of Senior High 2 75% or 80% for Business, SH 3 70% (75% for business) with at least 60% in Mathematics
Malawi MCSE: Pass Overall with at least 6/credit in Mathematics
Malaysia SPM / UEC: 5 passes at C or above including Mathematics
Mongolia Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average including at least 60% in Mathematics
Nepal Completion of HSC: GPA of 2.00 or grade C with no less than 45% in any subject and at least C+ in Mathematics
Nigeria SSCE (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB):  5 passes with average grade Grade 6, including Mathematics.  
Pakistan Completion of SSC (XII) with average 80% and a C/50% in Mathematics
Qatar Completion of Thanawiya Amma: minimum 70% average with 50% in Mathematics
QSSC: QSSC: 80% average with a minimum of 5 subjects with 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-C) including Mathematics
Russia Certificate of Completetion of Attestat /Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii) Secondary Education with GPA 4.0 with at least 3 in Mathematics
Saudi Arabia Completion of Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate): minimum 70% average with 50% in Mathematics
South Africa National Senior Certificate with no endorsement with at least grade 3 and at least grade 3 in Mathematics
Sri Lanka Completion of Year 11 with O level grades A-C plus one year of further study (eg AS level) and at least C in O level Mathematics
Taiwan Completion of Senior Middle 3: 60%-74% range or Completion of Senior Middle 2: 70% and above range and at least 50% in Mathematics
Thailand Matayom 5: GPA 3.0.  MAW6 pass with at least Grade 2.0 in academic subjects and at least 50% or grade point 1 in Mathematics 
UK Educational System GCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics where required Grade A-C, plus one year of further study (eg AS level)
Ukraine Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with GPA of 7.0 with at least 4 in Mathematics
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE): when grades 1-6 are obtained in 5 subjects including Mathematics
USA High School Diploma: GPA 2.0 with at least grade C in Maths/Calculus or 3 in AP Calculus
Uzbekistan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education or Diploma of Professional College with at least Grade 3 and at least grade 3 in Mathematics.
Vietnam Completion of Year 11: GPA 6.5 or Completion of Year 12: GPA 5.0 and at least 5 in Mathematics
West Africa Completion of SSCE (WAEC / NECO): 5 passes with average grade Grade 6, including English Language and Mathematics. 
   
Zambia School Certificate when grades 1-6 obtained in 5 subjects including at least 6 in Mathematics
Zimbabwe Zimsec/GCE O levels: 5 passes A - C including Mathematics
France Completion of Premier with a 60% average or better including Mathematics
Poland Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 50% average including Mathematics
Turkey Completion of Devlet Lisesi Diplomasi with average grade of 50% (2.0) and overall grade of 65% with at least 60% in Mathematics
Bulgaria Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie) with grade 3 average including at least 3 in Mathematics
Portugal  Completion of Year 11 with grade 12 average and at least 10 in Mathematics
Spain

Titulo de Bachiller, pass with 5.0 overall, including Mathematics. Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO), pass with 5.0 overall, including Mathematics.