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Aston Medical School entry requirements: international qualifications

In addition to A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) we accept qualifications from all over the world. The list below details the qualifications that Aston Medical School will accept and the grades we normally require.

This is in addition to the other stages of the application process (such as the personal statement, reference, interview, UKCAT and English Language requirements).

Foundation programmes

If your qualification is listed but is not sufficient to gain direct entry on it's own, you will be required to complete a foundation programme in the UK. You can find full details on which programmes we accept here.

Other qualifications

If your qualification is not listed, please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.

If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • Habilitaҫão Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (BGCSE): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Master’s Degree: We require a master’s degree with a minimum classification of 2:1.
  • Cameroon Baccalaureate: We require the Cameroon Baccalauréat with at least 15 out of 20, including a minimum of 15 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB
  • Senior Secondary Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate / General Certificate of Education Advanced Level: We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • A Levels: We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education / Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education / Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l'Enseignement Secondaire: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB 
  • National Senior Certificate: We require 7,7,7,7,6 with Grade 7 in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Maths.
  • A Levels: We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • School Certificate / General Certificate of Education: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher Certificate: We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • High School Certificate (HSC), (VCE), (WACE), (TCE), (SACE), (NTCET): We require a minimum of ATAR at 90% including 92% in Chemistry.
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE): We require a minimum overall position of ‘band 1’ across 5 subjects, to include Chemistry, Biology and Maths. 
  • Bachelor Degree: We require a four year Bachelor (hons) degree in a relevant subject with a minimum of 68%.

 

  • University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA): We require the University entrance certificate at level 3.
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Degree: We require a minimum cGPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale) in a relevant Science degree.
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): We require a minimum of Grade 5 in Chemistry, Biology and Maths and a pass in all remaining subjects. 
  • Degree (hons): We require a cGPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale or above in a relevant Science subject. 
  • Graduation Certificate from a Technical High School / Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB. 

  • Bachelor Degree: We require a relevant Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale from a recognised Japanese University.

  • National Senior Certificate/Senior Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

 

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate / Senior High School Diploma This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.

Please remember that although European qualifications are accepted, you must be of international fee paying status.

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Reifeprüfungszeugnis/ Maturazeugnis): We require a minimum score of 1 in Chemistry and Biology with no less than 2 in all other subjects.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certifact d' Enseignement Secondaire supériur or Abschusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts): We require the Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certifact d' Enseignement Secondaire supériur or Abschusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall average score of 8, including 9 in Chemistry and Biology.

 

  • Secondary School Leavers Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Matriculation Certificate (Maturalna Svjedodzba): We require the Matriculation Certificate  (Maturalna Svjedodzba) with scores of 5 in Chemistry and Biology and no less than 4 in all other subjects.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytrion): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate): We require a minimum of Grade 1 (excellent) in all subjects including Chemistry, Biology and, Maths.
  • Degree: We require a six year Magister or a Bachelor degree (post-2001) with grade 1.
  • Senior High School Examination: We require a minimum overall average Grade 10 with Grade 11 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leavers Certificate (Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate: Minimum of four subjects at 6, including Chemistry and Biology.
  • French Baccalaureate: We require 14 points overall with a 14 in Chemistry-Physics and Biology.
  • International Baccalaureate: We require a minimum of 35 points with 6 6 5 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Abitur): We require a total mark between 1.0 and 1.5 with scores of at least 13 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytrion): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Erettsegi/Matura): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: We require a minimum of H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 to include Chemistry, Biology and Maths
  • Esame di Stato: We require a minimum of 90% across all subjects to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Advanced Level Matriculation: We require AAB in advanced subjects to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diploma Voorbereidend Westenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO): We require Diploma Voorbereidend Westenschappelijk  Onderwijs (VWO) with a minimum of 8 in individual subjects, including 9 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper secondary school): We require a minimum of Grade 6 in all subjects including Chemistry and Biology (Scale 1-6).
  • Polish Matura Swiadectwo Dojralosci: We require the Polish Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci with a minimum of 85% in all subjects. You must also have three subjects including Chemistry and Biology at Higher (Extended) Level with a minimum of 80% in each.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado/Diploma de Ensino Secunario): We require the Certificado/Diploma de Ensino Secunario with an overall score of 18 or above including a minimum of 18 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diplome De Baccalaureate): We require the Diplome De Baccalaureate with an overall average of at least 9 with a minimum of 9 in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Certificate of Unified State Examination: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

Please remember that although these qualifications are accepted, you must be of international fee paying status.

  • Highers and Advanced Highers: We require a minimum of AAAAB at S5 level including Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English with AAB in any order in three Advanced Highers to include Chemistry and Biology.

 

  • Titulo de Bachiller: We require 8.7 overall with a 9 in Chemistry and Biology
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Avgångsbetyg/slutbetyg): We require a minimum of AAB in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
  • Swiss Matura: We require a minimum grade of 5.0 in all subjects, to include Chemistry, Biology and Maths. 
  • Anatolian High School Diploma (Anadolu Lisesi): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
Please remember that although these qualifications are accepted, you must be of international fee paying status unless you are eligible for our Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme.

 

  • A Levels: The normal requirement is a minimum of AAB in three subjects including chemistry and biology (in any grade order). The third subject may be any other subject, excluding general studies and critical thinking. A pass in the practical element of your science A Levels is required. If you are taking more than three A Levels, the chemistry, biology and the next best grade in a science subject, if taken, will be the grades considered.

 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Applicants will normally be expected to achieve or to have achieved an overall score of at least 35 points with a mark of 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level (including chemistry and biology). 

 

  • BTEC: Applicants with a BTEC qualification will normally be considered on a case-by-case basis but will need to obtain a minimum of DD in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science in combination with chemistry and biology A Levels with grades A and B in any order.

 

If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawjahiya): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB. 

 

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education / Secondary Education Certificate of Al-AzharThis qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

  • Degree: We require either a Bachelor degree or Master’s degree from the American University in Cairo with a GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

  • National High School Diploma/Pre-University Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Certificate of Preparatory Education / Sixth Form Baccalaureate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Matriculation Certificate: We require a תדועת†תורגב† (Matriculation Certificate), also known as the Te'udat Bagrut or the Bagrut with at least three subjects at level 5/90% to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • General Secondary Educational Certificate (hahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • High School Diploma: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Diplôme du Baccalauréat: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

 

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya Amma): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB. 
  • Qatar General Secondary Educational Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • General Secondary Education Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

  • Bachelor Degree: We require a relevant Bachelor degree from a recognised Saudi university with a minimum of 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 GPA on a 5 scale.

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Al Shahada Al Thanawiya): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Baccalaureate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Secondary School Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

 

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Al Thanawiya): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • Bahamas Junior Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): We require completion of at least six CAPE units, Including two double unit courses, with high grades (II) in Sciences.
  • Bermuda School Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Degree: We require an Associate Degree of Science or Applied Science from Bermuda College with a cGPA of 4.0/grade A.
  • Ontario Secondary School honours graduations diploma: We require a minimum cGPA of 90% across six grade 12 subjects to include Chemistry, Biology and Maths. 
  • British Columbia Provincial exam 12: We require a minimum of 85% in each of six Grade 12 subjects, including Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
  • Degree: We require a minimum cGPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale) in a relevant Science Degree.
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): We require completion of at least six CAPE units, Including two double unit courses, with high grades (II) in Sciences.
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): We require completion of at least six CAPE units, Including two double unit courses, with high grades (II) in Sciences.
  • Advanced placements: We require a high school graduation diploma with a minimum of 3 AP's at levels 5 5 4 including Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
  • Bachelor degree: We require a four year Bachelor Degree in a relevant Science subject with a cGPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. 
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Baccalauria/Baccalaureate Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

 

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

  • Bachelor Degree: We require a four year Bachelor degree from a recognised university with a first class degree in a relevant subject

  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)/ Indian School Certificate (ISC): We require 85% overall in Class 12 in the Science Stream with 85% in Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics. 
  • Higher Secondary Certificate/Grade 12: We require 90% overall in Class 12 in the Science Stream with 90% in Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics from State Boards.
  • Professional Bachelor Degree: We require a Professional Bachelor degree in a relevant subject with a minimum score of 70% from a recognised university.
  • Intermediate / Higher Secondary Certificate Secondary School Certificate (SSC) / Matriculation/Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering stream: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification (85% overall with 80% in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics) combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Two years Bachelor of Science usually offered by colleges affiliated to universities: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a first class degree with strong academic performance in relevant subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Maths combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Sri Lanken General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.

If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help.

  • Cambridge GCE A Levels: We require a minimum of AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • STTB SMA (Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Politecnic Diploma D3 (in Health): We require a GPA of 3.5 or higher

 

  • UEC Unified Examination Certificate (Senior Middle Level)/ SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) (Malaysia Certificate of Education): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB. 
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) – SMTP: We require AAA, including Chemistry and Biology.
  • Bachelor Degree: We require a Bachelor degree with a cGPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale in a relevant Science subject.
  • Cambridge A Levels: We require AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc): This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
If your qualification is not listed please email medicalschool@aston.ac.uk for further help. 
  • Título de Técnico: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Bacharel/Licenciado/ Licenciatura or Titulo Profissional: We require the Bacharel or Licenciado/ Licenciatura or Título Profissional when awarded after a minimum of four years of study achieving 7.0/ muito bom.
  • Licencia de Educación Media: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate Bachillerato: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.
  • A Levels: We require a minimum of AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
  • Bachillerato: This qualification alone is not sufficient for application to Aston Medical School. We require a strong academic performance in this qualification combined with a UK Foundation course, listed on our website, with a score of 75% overall or AAB.