Entry Requirements - Degree

Age requirement for non-EU students

Please note that at present we are only able to accept non-EU students aged 18 years and over on enrolment. This does not apply for EU students or students permanently living in Germany with their families. 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 degree, 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 to study in Germany in English.

English language test Level  Band
IELTS Academic 6.5* No band below 5.5
TOEFL iBT 87*

Minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 17 in speaking, 20 in writing

Pearsons 58* 42 in each band
Country specific  -

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

* Note: Computer Science and Software Engineering courses require a minimum of IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 78 or Pearson PTE Academic 50 

 

Country Curriculum  Entry requirements
ALBANIA Dëftesë Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate) The Maturity Certificate is not sufficient for entry; applicants will need to take an additional qualification such as the Foundation Year.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
AUSTRALIA Senior Secondary Certificate of Education & ATAR/OP Pass Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and achieve 88 ATAR cut-off points. For Overall Position bands, please contact the Admissions Office.
AUSTRIA Reifeprüfungszeugnis / Maturazeugnis Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.1 to 1.2.
BARBADOS Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
BELGIUM Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) Pass with an overall average ranging from 14/20 to 19/20 (or 70%). We also accept the Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs.
BRAZIL Certificado de Ensino Médio The Certificado de Ensino Médio is not sufficient for entry; applicants will need to take an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
BRUNEI Brunei-Cambridge GCE A Levels Brunei-Cambridge GCE A-levels are acceptable for entry as equivalent to UK GCE A-levels (BBB).
BULGARIA Diploma za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie Pass with an overall average ranging from 4.8 to 5.9.
CANADA High School or Secondary School Diploma Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Yukon: Pass High School Diploma (or equivalent) with an average of 70% - 87% in five grade 12 academic courses.
 
Newfoundland and Labrador: Pass High School Graduation Diploma. Please contact Admissions Office for exact requirements.
 
Nova Scotia and Nunavut: Pass High School Completion Certificate with at least 70% - 87% average in five acceptable subjects at grade 12.
 
Ontario: Pass Secondary School Diploma with at least 70% - 87% average in six grade 12 U or M courses.
 
Prince Edward Island: Pass High School Graduation Diploma. Please contact Admissions Office for exact requirements.
 
Quebec: Pass 2-year college-level diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) with at least 70% - 87% average.
 
Saskatchewan: Pass Secondary School Diploma with at least 70%-87% average in at least five approved subjects.
CHINA High School Diploma / NUEE (Gaokao) The High School Diploma and Gaokao are not sufficient for entry; applicants will need to take an additional qualification such as the Foundation Year.
CROATIA Matura Pass with an overall average ranging from 4 to 5.
CYPRUS Apolytirion

Pass a Ministry of Education Lyceum Apolytirion with an overall score ranging from 17.5 to 19.5.

Private Apolytirion - 80%.

CZECH REPUBLIC Maturita Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.5 to 1.0.
DENMARK Studentereksamen Pass with an overall average ranging from Grade 8 to Grade 12.
DOMINICA Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
ESTONIA Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with Riigieksamitunnistus Pass Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus including 3 state exams Riigieksamitunnistus.  We consider overall grade of 3.5 including 80% average in 3 state exams to 5.0 including 90% average in 3 state exams. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 80-90% in state exam.  On discretionary basis we may accept grade 5 in school exam for some subjects.
FINLAND Ylioppilastutkintotodistus Pass the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus. The exact requirement will vary depending on the degree scheme. Depending on the degree scheme our requirements range from: at least 3 subjects at Eximia cum laude approbatur (6) and the rest at Magna cum laude approbatur (5) - to an average of Magna cum laude approbatur (5)
FRANCE Baccalauréat Pass the Baccalauréat with an overall grade ranging from 12 to 16, or pass the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat with an overall grade ranging from 11.5 to 15.5.
GERMANY Abitur Pass with an overall grade ranging from 2 to 1.3.
GHANA West African Senior School Certificate Examination The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
GREECE Apolytirion We consider Greek Apolytirion with overall grade of 16-18 plus 4 Pan Hellenics exams at grades 15-18. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 15-17 in that subject at in Pan Hellenic exam.
GUYANA Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
HONG KONG Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Pass with grades as follows:
 
(i) For students taking three elective subjects: Pass HKDSE with 543 or 444 in electives and 3 in all core subjects excluding Cinese.
 
(ii) For students taking two elective subjects: 44 in two electives and 443 in core subjects excluding Chinese.
 
In case of Associates Diploma - 3.2.
HUNGARY Érettségi We consider Erettsegi with 5 final exams (Intermediate or Advanced) at Grade 12 overall average grade 3.8 to 5. 
INDIA Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Standard XII)

Pass with 70% to 87% average from the best 4 subjects, excluding Hindi and PE.

INDONESIA Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas/STTB: SMA (Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion)

Indonesian Secondary School Certificate of Completion is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.

IRAN Pre-University Certificate or National Entrance Examination (Kunkur) Pass with an overall average ranging from 15 to 19.
IRELAND Irish Highers We consider Irish Leaving Certificate including minimum 6 Highers at grades H3 x5 to H1 x1 + H2 x5. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require grade H2-H3 in that subject.
ISRAEL Bagrut Pass with an overall average ranging from 70% to 90% across all units.
ITALY Diploma di esame di Stato We consider Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma Maturità with overall average at grades 80-96%.  Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require grade 8-9 in that subject.
JAMAICA Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.

Please note that the Carribean CSEC is not sufficient for direct entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
KAZAKHSTAN Attestat The Attestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
KOREA (SOUTH) Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma) The General High School Diploma is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
LATVIA Atestāts Pass with an overall average ranging from 7.5 to 9.0, plus 70% to 85% overall in the State Exams.
LITHUANIA Brandos Atestatas We consider Brandos Atestas with overall grade of 8.0 -9.0 including at least 70% - 90% average in 3 State Exams. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 75-80% in that subject in Extended Level State Exam.
LUXEMBOURG Diplôme de Fin d’études Secondaires Pass with an overall grade ranging from 40/60 to 55/60.
MALAYSIA Higher School Certificate (STPM) Pass with grades ranging from BBB to A*AA in three STPM subjects. For UEC, please contact Admissions Office.
MALTA Matriculation Certificate Pass with grades BB to AA in 2 Advanced Level subjects and an average of B or A grades from 4 remaining A or I Level subjects.
MOLDOVA Moldovan Diploma de Baccalaureat The Moldovan Diploma de Baccalaureat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
MOROCCO Moroccan Baccalauréat The Moroccan Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
NETHERLANDS Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Pass with an overall average ranging from 6.5 to 9.
NEW ZEALAND University Entrance with National Certificate in Educational Level 3 Achieve University Entrance through National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3, with (i) three subjects at L3 or above, made up of 14 credits each, in three approved subjects at grades ranging from M to E, (ii) 10 credits at L2 or above for Literacy (made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing) and (iii) 10 credits at L1 or above for Numeracy.
NIGERIA West African Senior School Certificate Examination The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as the Foundation Year at Lancaster University.
NORWAY Vitnemål – videregående opplæring Pass with an overall average ranging from 4 to 5.5.
PAKISTAN Higher Secondary School Certificate The Higher Secondary School Certificate is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
POLAND Matura We consider Matura with overall grade of 70-90% to include minimum 3 Extended Level subjects. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 75-80% in that subject at Extended Level.
PORTUGAL Diploma/Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao (previously Diploma de Ensino Secundario Pass with an overall average ranging from 15 to 19.
ROMANIA Diploma de Baccalaureat Pass with an overall grade ranging from 7.5 to 9.3.
RUSSIA High School Diploma (Attestat) The Attestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
SAUDI ARABIA Tawjihiyah The Tawjihiyah is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
SINGAPORE Singapore/Cambridge A-levels Pass at least three H2 A-levels with grades ranging from BBB to AAA.
SLOVAKIA Maturita Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.5 to 1.0.
SLOVENIA Spričevalo o splošni maturi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Pass with an average ranging from Grade 4.0 to Grade 5.
SOUTH AFRICA South African National Senior Certificate Pass with an overall average ranging from 5.5 to 7.0 in six subjects excluding life orientation.
SPAIN Título de Bachiller Pass with an overall average ranging from 7.5/10 to 9.3/10 (excluding the PAU).
SRI LANKA Sri Lanka Advanced Level Pass with grades ranging from BBB to AAA.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
ST LUCIA Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
SWEDEN Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Old grading scheme: Pass with grades ranging from VG to MVG.
 
New grading scheme: Pass with grades ranging from A - C in all final year subjects.
SWITZERLAND Certificat de maturité / Attestato di maturità / Maturitätszeugnis Pass with an overall average ranging from 4.0 to 5.7.
THAILAND Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6) The M6 is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Pass 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 2 or 1.
TURKEY Lise Bitirme Diplomasi Accepted from selected schools only (with GPA 3.6+).  Please contact Admissions Office for advice.
UGANDA Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Pass with grades ranging from BBB to AAA.
UKRAINE Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Osvitu The Atestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
USA High School Diploma plus AP / SAT or combinations / Associate Degree We consider a range of USA qualifications and admission tests and encourage you to contact the Admissions Office for specific advice on grades/scores required. For any degree with a specified subject requirement we require an AP exam in this subject at grade 4-5. For all offers we require:
Pass High School Graduation Diploma at 3.2 to 3.6 plus 1 of the following:
1. AP's x 3 at 544 to 555
or
2. SAT Reasoning (New test) x 3 at combined score of 1320 to 1350 plus SAT Subject x 3 at 650/650/700 to 700/700/750
or
3. SAT Subject/AP Combination: 650/650 plus AP x 2 at 54 to 700/750 plus AP x 2 at 55
or
4. ACT plus SAT Subject x 3: 28 plus 650/650/700 to 29 plus 700/700/750
or
5. ACT plus SAT Subject/AP Combination: on case by case basis
or
6. Associate Degree: GPA 3.2 to 3.4
UZBEKISTAN Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education / Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education The Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education and the Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education are not the equivalent of A level. Applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
VIETNAM Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) The qualification is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
ZIMBABWE ZIMSEC A Level ZIMSEC A Level x 3 at same level as UK A level entry requirements (BBB).