# Entry Requirements - Degree

## Age

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 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.

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. |

Country | Curriculum | Entry requirements | Accounting and Finance | Business Management | Computer Science | Software Engineering |

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, or equivalent | Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, or equivalent |

AUSTRALIA | Senior Secondary Certificate of Education & ATAR/OP | Pass Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and achieve 90-98 ATAR cut-off points. For Overall Position bands, please contact the Admissions Office. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, or equivalent | |

AUSTRIA | Reifeprüfungszeugnis / Maturazeugnis | Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.0 to 1.2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

BARBADOS | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

BELGIUM | Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) | Pass with an overall average ranging from 15/20 to 19/20. We also accept the Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

BRUNEI | Brunei-Cambridge GCE A Levels | Brunei-Cambridge GCE A-levels are acceptable for entry as equivalent to UK GCE A-levels. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

BULGARIA | Diploma za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie | Pass with an overall average ranging from 5.0 to 5.9. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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 75% - 87% in five grade 12 academic courses. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Newfoundland and Labrador: Pass High School Graduation Diploma. Please contact Admissions Office for exact requirements. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Nova Scotia and Nunavut: Pass High School Completion Certificate with at least 75% - 87% average in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Ontario: Pass Secondary School Diploma with at least 75% - 87% average in six grade 12 U or M courses. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Prince Edward Island: Pass High School Graduation Diploma. Please contact Admissions Office for exact requirements. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Quebec: Pass 2-year college-level diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) with at least 75% - 87% average. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

Saskatchewan: Pass Secondary School Diploma with at least 75%-87% average in at least five approved subjects. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

CROATIA | Matura | Pass with an overall average ranging from 4 to 5. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

CYPRUS | Apolytirion | Pass a Ministry of Education Lyceum Apolytirion with an overall score ranging from 18 to 19.5. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

CZECH REPUBLIC | Maturita | Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.0 to 1.0. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

DENMARK | Studentereksamen | Pass with an overall average ranging from Grade 8 to Grade 12. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

DOMINICA | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ESTONIA | Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with Riigieksamitunnistus | Pass Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus including 3 state exams Riigieksamitunnistus. We consider overall grade of 4.0 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 85-90% in state exam. On discretionary basis we may accept grade 5 in school exam for some subjects. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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) or better - at least 5 subjects at Laudatur (7) and the rest at Eximia cum laude (6) | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

FRANCE | Baccalauréat | Pass the Baccalauréat with an overall grade ranging from 13 to 16, or pass the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat with an overall grade ranging from 12.5 to 15.5. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GERMANY | Abitur | Pass with an overall grade ranging from 1.9 to 1.3. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GREECE | Apolytirion | We consider Greek Apolytirion with overall grade of 16-18 plus 4 Pan Hellenics exams at grades 16-18. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 16-17 in that subject at in Pan Hellenic exam. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GUYANA | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

HONG KONG | Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) | Pass with grades as follows: | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

(i) For students taking three elective subjects, grades ranging from 544 to 5*55 in those three elective subjects | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

(ii) For students taking two elective subjects, grades ranging from 54 to 5*5 in those two electives subjects, and 54 to 55 in any two core subjects excluding Chinese. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

AND (all students) 3 in all remaining core subjects, excluding Chinese. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

HUNGARY | Érettségi | We consider Erettsegi with 5 final exams Intermediate or Advanced at Grade 12 overall average grade 4 -5. For courses with higher entry requirements we require minimum 1-2 Advanced level exams as part of the overall 5 exams. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 60-70% in Advanced Level exam in that subject. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

INDIA | Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Standard XII) | Pass with 75% to 87% average from the best 4 subjects, excluding Hindi and PE. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

IRAN | Pre-University Certificate or National Entrance Examination (Kunkur) | Pass with an overall average ranging from 16 to 19. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

IRELAND | Irish Highers | We consider Irish Leaving Certificate including minimum 6 Highers at grades H3 x6 to H1 x1 + H2 x5. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require grade H2-H3 in that subject. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ISRAEL | Bagrut | Pass with an overall average ranging from 75% to 90% across all units. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ITALY | Diploma di esame di Stato | We consider Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma Maturità with overall average at grades 85-96%. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require grade 8-9 in that subject. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

JAMAICA | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

KAZAKHSTAN | Attestat | The Attestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

LATVIA | Atestāts | Pass with an overall average ranging from 8.0 to 9.0, plus 75% to 85% overall in the State Exams. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

LITHUANIA | Brandos Atestatas | We consider Brandos Atestas with overall grade of 8.0 -9.0 including at least 75% - 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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

LUXEMBOURG | Diplôme de Fin d’études Secondaires | Pass with an overall grade ranging from 45/60 to 55/60. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

MALAYSIA | Higher School Certificate (STPM) | Pass with grades ranging from ABB to A*AA in three STPM subjects. For UEC, please contact Admissions Office. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

MALTA | Matriculation Certificate | Pass with grades AB or AA in 2 Advanced Level subjects and an average of B or A grades from 4 remaining A or I Level subjects. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

MOROCCO | Moroccan Baccalauréat | The Moroccan Baccalauréat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

NETHERLANDS | Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) | Pass with an overall average ranging from 7 to 9. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

NORWAY | Vitnemål – videregående opplæring | Pass with an overall average ranging from 4.3 to 5.5. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

POLAND | Matura | We consider Matura with overall grade of 75-90% to include minimum 3 Extended Level subjects. Where degree has a subject entry requirement we require 75-80% in that subject at Extended Level. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

PORTUGAL | Diploma/Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao (previously Diploma de Ensino Secundario | Pass with an overall average ranging from 16 to 19. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ROMANIA | Diploma de Baccalaureat | Pass with an overall grade ranging from 8 to 9.3. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

RUSSIA | High School Diploma (Attestat) | The Attestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SAUDI ARABIA | Tawjihiyah | The Tawjihiyah is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SINGAPORE | Singapore/Cambridge A-levels | Pass at least three H2 A-levels with grades ranging from ABB to AAA. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SLOVAKIA | Maturita | Pass with an overall average ranging from 2.0 to 1.0. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SLOVENIA | Spričevalo o splošni maturi (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) | Pass with an average ranging from Grade 4.3 to Grade 5. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SOUTH AFRICA | South African National Senior Certificate | Pass with an overall average ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 in six subjects excluding life orientation. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SPAIN | Título de Bachiller | Pass with an overall average ranging from 8/10 to 9.3/10 (excluding the PAU). | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SRI LANKA | Sri Lanka Advanced Level | Pass with grades ranging from ABB to AAA. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ST KITTS AND NEVIS | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

ST LUCIA | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

SWEDEN | Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) | Old grading scheme: Pass with grades ranging from VG to MVG. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | |||||

New grading scheme: Pass with grades ranging from A - C in all final year subjects. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||||

SWITZERLAND | Certificat de maturité / Attestato di maturità / Maturitätszeugnis | Pass with an overall average ranging from 4.5 to 5.7. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

THAILAND | Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6) | The M6 is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO | Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) | Pass with 1, 2 or 3 two-unit subjects at Grade 1, and the rest at Grade 2. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

TURKEY | Lise Bitirme Diplomasi | Accepted from selected schools only. Please contact Admissions Office for advice. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

UGANDA | Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education | Pass with grades ranging from ABB to AAA. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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: | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 or equivalent. | ||

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 | ||||||

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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 | ||||||

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3. SAT Subject/AP Combination: 650/650 plus AP x 2 at 54 to 700/750 plus AP x 2 at 55 | ||||||

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4. ACT plus SAT Subject x 3: 28 plus 650/650/700 to 29 plus 700/700/750 | ||||||

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5. ACT plus SAT Subject/AP Combination: on case by case basis | ||||||

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6. Associate Degree: GPA 3.2 to 3.4 |