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European entry requirements

Entry requirements for European countries are calculated as equivalent to UK qualifications.

Please use the academic equivalents below as a guide, some of our degrees may require grades in relevant subjects or additional requirements such as an interview.

Please check the entry requirements on individual degree pages or email international@stmarys.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Academic entry requirements:

Albania

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore: 7 out of 10

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONALBANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 coming soon
2:1 coming soon

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Austria

Reifeprüfung / Matura: overall grade of 2.6

English language: Grade 2 in English written and oral exams in the Matura, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONAustrian DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 2

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Belgium

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs: 6 out of 10

English language: Diplome d'acces a l'enseignment superieur / Diplome van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs 75% in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONBELGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 60%
2:1 70%

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Bulgaria

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie: 4.6 overall

English language: Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie Grade 5 in English in State Examinations, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONBULGARIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 4.0
2:1 4.5

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Croatia

Svjedodžba o Maturi: 3.6 overall

English language: Svjedodzba o Maturi grade 4.0 or better in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCROATIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Cyprus

Apolytirion: 17

English language: Apolytirion grade 17 or better in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCYPRIOT DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6.5
2:1 7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Czech Republic

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce: 2.6

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCZECH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 2.0
2:1 1.5

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Denmark

Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) / Bevis for Studentereksamen: 7

English language: Grade 9 in English in the Studentereksamen/HF/HHX/HTX/IBB/Diplomingenior, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONDANISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 10

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Estonia

Gumnaasiumi: 4 out of 5

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONESTONIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

European Baccalaureate

60% / 6 out 10

English language: an English grade of 6, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto: 5 in Matric exam

English language: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg English grade 4, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONFINNISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 5-point scale: 3
3-point scale: 1
2:1 5-point scale: 4
3-point scale: 2

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

France

Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat l'Option Internationale: 11/20 overall

English language: 14 out of 20 in English in the Baccalauréat, or 12 out of 20 in the Baccalauréat l'Option Internationale. Please also see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONFRENCH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 10.20
2:1 11.00

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Germany

Abitur: An overall grade of 2.6 or better

English language: 11 in English in the Abitur or 2/6 in English Language as a Leistungkurs. Please also see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONGERMAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 2

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Greece

Apolytirion: An overall grade of 16 or better

English language: Apolytirion grade 17 or better in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONGREEK DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6
2:1 7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Hungary

Érettségi Bizonyítvány: An overall grade of 4

English language: Érettségi Bizonyítvány grade 4 or better in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONHUNGARIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

28 points

English language: 4 at HL or SL, Syllabus A or B

Ireland

UCAS awards tariff points for grades awarded at Higher Level in the Irish Leaving Certificate. The points system is different to one used by the CAO. Please use the table below and refer to the guidance on UCAS website.

We will accept the Irish Leaving Certificate with points calculated from a minimum of four and a maximum of five subjects at Higher Level.

Students with lower grades are encouraged to apply for our degrees with a Foundation Year or contact us for more information.

We also accept QQI Level 5 Certificates and the PLC for entry onto our Bachelors degrees. Please email student.recruitment@stmarys.ac.uk if you have any questions about entry requirements or degrees.

Irish Leaving Cert GradeUCAS Tariff Points
H1 36
H2 30
H3 24
H4 18
H5 12
H6 9

Most of our degrees fall into three UCAS Tariff Bands. Please see the below examples of how Higher Level grades may meet our requirements:

112 UCAS Points H3, H3, H2, H2
104 UCAS Points H3, H3, H3, H2
96 UCAS Points H3, H3, H3, H3
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONIRISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:1 Second Class Honours, Grade I
2:2 Second Class Honours, Grade II

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato: An overall grade of 65

English language: 80% in English in the Diploma Di Esame Di Stato, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONITALIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 84
2:1 94

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Latvia

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību: An overall grade of 7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLATVIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6
2:1 7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Lithuania

Brandos Atestatas: An overall grade of 7 out of 10

English language: Brandos Atestatas grade 8 in English B2 level, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLITHUANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Luxembourg

Fin D'Etudes: An overall grade of 45

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLUXEMBOURGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 14
2:1 16

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO): An overall grade of 7 out of 10

English language: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs grade 8 in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONDUTCH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6
2:1 7

English degree classification: 2.2 Dutch degree classification: 6

English degree classification: 2.1 Dutch degree classification: 7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole: 3.5 in each subject.

English language: Vitnemål grade 4 in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONNORWEGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 C
2:1 B

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Poland

Matura: An overall grade of 60%.

English language: 70% in the English component in Matura, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONPOLISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 4
2:1 4.5

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Portugal

Diploma de Ensino Secundario/ Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários: An overall grade of 14 out of 20.

English language: Diploma de Ensino Secundario/ Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários grade 14 in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONPORTUGUESE DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 13.00
2:1 15.00

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Romania

Diplomă de Bacalaureat: An overall grade of 7.5.

English language: Diploma De Bacalaureat grade B2 in English in four of five components, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONROMANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Serbia

Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate): Coming soon.

English language: Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) grade 4 in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSERBIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 coming soon
2:1 coming soon

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške: An overall grade of 2.6.

English language: Vysvedcenie O Maturitnej grade 2 in English, or see our English language requirements page for other qualifications we accept.

English degree classification: 2.2 Slovakian degree classification: 2.5

English degree classification: 2.1 Slovakian degree classification: 2.0

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSLOVAKIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 2.5
2:1 2.0

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Slovenia

Maturitetno spričevalo: An overall grade of 3.5.

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSLOVENIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Spain

Titulo de Bachillerato: An overall grade of 6.5 out of 10.

English language: 8 in in English in the Titulo de Bachillerato, or see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSPANISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6.2
2:1 6.7

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola: An overall grade of 15 out of 20.

English language: coming soon.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSWEDISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 G
2:1 VG

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.

Switzerland

Certificat de Maturite/federal maturity certificate: An overall grade of 4.

English language: coming soon.

English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSWISS DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 5-point scale: 3
6-point scale: 4
10-point scale: 6
2:1 5-point scale: 3
6-point scale: 5
10-point scale: 8

English language: Please see our English language requirements page for more information on qualifications we accept.