International Year One entry requirements
If you are applying for the International Year One
You can start your studies with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
- IELTS Academic for UKVI
- Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
- Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
- LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
- PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)
You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.
General entry requirements
Find out more about the entry requirements necessary to study the International Year One at the University of Sussex International Study Centre.
|Entry requirements||International Year One|
|English language*||Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (min 5.5 in writing)*|
|Academic||Good high school graduation grades or equivalent plus one year of further study. Check the country-specific entry requirements below|
|Age||Applicants must turn 18 by the 31st July of the year they are due to complete their ISC course and progress|
|Nationality||Only available to international (non-UK and non-EU students)|
|Additional requirements||Engineering route students: evidence of Grade B A-level Maths (or equivalent)|
*If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student visa route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.
Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.
Country-specific entry requirements
|Your country||Academic qualification(s) you need|
|Bangladesh||Year 12 (HSC): GPA 4.0 overall with GPA 3.75 in relevant subjects and GPA 4.0 in Maths and English, plus successful completion of 1st year of degree/diploma level studies. Maximum age 22 years & 364 days|
|China||SH3 : 75% in 4 or more subjects including relevant subjects|
SH2 : 70% or above in 4 or more subjects plus 1 year of further year of study with a pass
SH3 : SH3 60% plus 50% in Gaokao
|Colombia||Successful completion of Bachillerato in 5 relevant subjects including a minimum of B in Maths for Business & Management and Computing routes + ICFES in 4 relevant subjects including 70% in Maths for Business Management and Computing routes + 1 further year of study|
|Ghana||Successful completion of the West African Higher School Certificate (WAEC) and Ghanaian A Level and evidence of further study|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE: 3,3,2 - all subjects accepted|
|India||Standard 10+2 with 65% or above|
|Indonesia||SMU3 grade 7.5 (5 relevant subjects required) or 1st year of university study with grade 2.0 and above|
|Iran||Completed 2 years Kardani with 13/20 OR 1 year towards Kardani at 14/20 and work experience.|
|Japan||High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate plus evidence of further study|
|Jordan||Successful completion of Tawjihi plus evidence of further study|
|Kazakhstan||Certificate of Secondary Education with grade 4 & 5 across all subjects plus evidence of further study|
|Korea||Successful completion of SH3 with a grade average of 4 with at least 4th grade in relevant/prerequisite subjects|
|Libya||Successful completion Secondary Education Certificate with average of 80% or above plus evidence of further study post completion of secondary school|
|Macau||Cambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), part study of Diploma, Higher Diploma or Associate degree|
|Mexico||Bachillerato 90% or 75% + 1 year of Higher Education with a pass|
|Nigeria||Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WASSCE) or Senior School Certificate with average grades of A-C or 1-6 in 5 or more subjects. Plus evidence of further study|
|Pakistan||Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with an average of 60% or grades 3.0-5.0 plus completion of 1st year of degree / diploma level studies or High Secondary Certificate of 70% or above|
|Qatar||High School Certificate 85% in relevant subjects plus 1 further year of study|
|Russia||Attestat with minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of 1 further year of study with GPA of 3.0|
|Saudi Arabia||General Secondary Education Certificate Tawjihiya 80% plus further year of study|
|Taiwan||Successful completion of Senior High 3 with minimum average 80% or 75% plus evidence of 1 year of further study|
|Thailand||Successful completion of MAW 6 plus evidence of further study|
|Turkey||Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 70% overall|
|UAE||Successful completion of Tawjihiyya plus evidence of further study|
|Ukraine||Successful completion of ATTESTAT/11th grade with a minimum of GPA of 7.0 plus successful completion of 1 year of further study with a minimum GPA 5.0|
|USA||High School Diploma 2.75|
|Vietnam||Successful completion of Year 12 with grade 7.5 plus 1 further year of study|
Other international qualifications
- A/AS levels: 52 UCAS points
- IB Diploma 22 points
English Language Preparation for Undergraduate Studies (Online)
|Course duration||Accepted Test||Required score|
|16 weeks||IELTS Academic UKVI||4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)|
|Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI||ISE I Merit overall, ISE I Merit in writing and ISE I Pass in all other skills|
|10 weeks||IELTS Academic UKVI||4.5 overall (4.5 in all skills)|
|Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI||ISE I Merit in all skills|
|6 weeks||IELTS Academic UKVI||5.0 overall (5.0 in writing, minimum 4.5 in all other skills)|
|Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI||ISE I Distinction overall, ISE I Distinction in writing and ISE I Merit in all other skills|
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