The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.
Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Arbitur from Germany or SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.
Birmingham Foundation Academy
Students who possess high school leaving qualifications equivalent to UK ‘A’ levels will not normally be considered eligible for the foundation. However if you choose to take the BFA as an adjustment year, you would be required to have at least 75% in the Canadian High School Diploma with at least 75% in Maths for Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.
For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.
The University will consider students who have achieved good grades in their High School Graduation Diploma with at least 5 university-preparatory level (Grade 12) courses. For many of our programmes of study, students will need at least a B average, and possibly higher.
Unless otherwise stated qualification guidance is as follows:
A level requirements of AAA = 85% overall in 6 x grade 12 U or U/C courses. Where an A level subject is required, the course must be at U or U/C level.
A level requirements of AAB = 80% overall in 6 x grade 12 U or U/C courses. Where an A level subject is required, the course must be at U or U/C level.
A level requirements of ABB = 75% overall in 6 x grade 12 U or U/C courses. Where an A level subject is required, the course must be at U or U/C level.
For Maths and English GCSE equivalency the student must offer Maths and English at grade 11 minimum. (For UG programmes that require GCSE grade A equivalence, suggest 80% minimum).
Other Canadian Provinces
5 x grade 12 subjects in the relevant High School Diploma or Completion Certificate. Overall percentage requirements (or the equivalent to this if a GPA or letter grading system are used) as stated above for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Medicine and Surgery we will consider students with a Grade 12 High School Diploma: you must have a minimum of 93% in Chemistry and Biology plus a minimum of 90% in four additional Grade 12 subjects, including Mathematics and English. The same standard must have been achieved in Year 11.
If you are an applicant currently studying within the Canada we can accept an application from you through the Common Application.
Holders of a bachelor degree with honours from a recognised Canadian university may be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree programme. A GPA of 3.0/4, 7.0/9 or 75% is usually equivalent to a UK 2.1.