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.
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of an English Language qualification to demonstrate your ability, such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or alternative qualifications.
Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.
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 or 75% in Biology for a Biology focused degree.
For further information see the Birmingham International 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.
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
British Colombia - Grade 12 Senior Secondary Diploma with an average of at least 80% (ABB), 85% (AAB) and 90% (AAA) in 5 grade 12 subjects or Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma if awarded with at least five Bs (BBBBB) or above in acceptable grade 12 courses.
Manitoba - High School Graduation Diploma with an overall average of 75% (ABB), 80% (AAB) and 85% (AAA), including 5 credits awarded at the 300 level in at least 4 subject areas, and at least 65% in each subject.
Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northern W. T., Nova Scotia, P. Edward Island, Saskatchewan - General High School Diploma with an overall average of 75% (ABB), 80% (AAB) and 85% (AAA) in 5 subjects at Grade 12.
Nunavut - General High School Diploma with an overall average of 75% (ABB), 80% (AAB) and 85% (AAA) across five subjects at grade 12.
Qubec - Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC) with an overall average of 75% (ABB), 80% (AAB) and 85% (AAA).
Yukon - Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with an overall average of at least 85% in 5 grade 12 subjects (including provincial examinations where applicable).
Entry to LLB for Graduates
a GPA of 2.8-3.0 and above depending on the University will be considered for entry on to the LLB for Graduates.
If you are an applicant currently studying within the Canada we can accept an application from you through the Common Application.
- For Medicine country specific requirements, please visit our Applying to Medicine website.
- For Dentistry, please see the general entry requirements listed on the Dental Surgery course page.
- Our BNurs and MNurs Nursing courses are only available to home/EU students.
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.