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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.

English language requirements

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

Academic entry requirements

Albania

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore: 7 out of 10

Albania postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONALBANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 coming soon
2:1 coming soon

Austria

Reifeprüfung / Matura: overall grade of 2.6

Austria postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONAustrian DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 2

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.

Belgium postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONBELGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 60%
2:1 70%

Bulgaria

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie: 4.6 overall

English language: Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie Grade 5 in English in State Examinations.

Bulgaria postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONBULGARIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 4.0
2:1 4.5

Croatia

Svjedodžba o Maturi: 3.6 overall

English language: Svjedodzba o Maturi grade 4.0 or better in English.

Croatia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCROATIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

Cyprus

Apolytirion: 17

English language: Apolytirion grade 17 or better in English.

Cyprus postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCYPRIOT DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6.5
2:1 7

Czech Republic

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce: 2.6

Czech Republic postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONCZECH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 2.0
2:1 1.5

Denmark

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

English language: Grade 9 in English in the Studentereksamen/HF/HHX/HTX/IBB/Diplomingenior.

Denmark postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONDANISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 10

Estonia

Gumnaasiumi: 4 out of 5

Estonia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONESTONIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

European Baccalaureate

60% / 6 out 10

English language: an English grade of 6.

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto: 5 in Matric exam

English language: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg English grade 4.

Finland postgraduate equivalent requirements
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

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.

France postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONFRENCH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 10.20
2:1 11.00

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.

Germany postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONGERMAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 2

Greece

Apolytirion: An overall grade of 16 or better

English language: Apolytirion grade 17 or better in English.

Greece postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONGREEK DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6
2:1 7

Hungary

Érettségi Bizonyítvány: An overall grade of 4

English language: Érettségi Bizonyítvány grade 4 or better in English.

Hungary postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONHUNGARIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 3
2:1 4

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 certificate UCAS equivalent requirements
Irish Leaving Cert GradeUCAS Tariff Points
H1 36
h3 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:

Ireland higher levels UCAS equivalent requirements
112 UCAS Points H3, H3, h3, h3
104 UCAS Points H3, H3, H3, h3
96 UCAS Points H3, H3, H3, H3
Ireland postgraduate equivalent requirements
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.

Italy postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONITALIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 84
2:1 94

Latvia

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību: An overall grade of 7

Latvia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLATVIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6
2:1 7

 

Lithuania

Brandos Atestatas: An overall grade of 7 out of 10

English language: Brandos Atestatas grade 8 in English B2 level.

Lithuania postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLITHUANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

Luxembourg

Fin D'Etudes: An overall grade of 45

Luxembourg postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONLUXEMBOURGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 14
2:1 16

Netherlands

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

English language: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs grade 8 in English.

Netherlands postgraduate equivalent requirements
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

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole: 3.5 in each subject.

English language: Vitnemål grade 4 in English.

Norway postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONNORWEGIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 C
2:1 B

Poland

Matura: An overall grade of 60%.

English language: 70% in the English component in Matura.

Poland postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONPOLISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 4
2:1 4.5

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.

Portugal postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONPORTUGUESE DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 13.00
2:1 15.00

Romania

Diplomă de Bacalaureat: An overall grade of 7.5.

English language: Diploma De Bacalaureat grade B2 in English in four of five components.

Romania postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONROMANIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

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.

Serbia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSERBIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 coming soon
2:1 coming soon

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške: An overall grade of 2.6.

English language: Vysvedcenie O Maturitnej grade 2 in English.

English degree classification: 2.2 Slovakian degree classification: 2.5

English degree classification: 2.1 Slovakian degree classification: 2.0

Slovakia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSLOVAKIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 2.5
2:1 2.0

Slovenia

Maturitetno spričevalo: An overall grade of 3.5.

Slovenia postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSLOVENIAN DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 7
2:1 8

Spain

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

English language: 8 in in English in the Titulo de Bachillerato.

Spain postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSPANISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 6.2
2:1 6.7

Sweden

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

Sweden postgraduate equivalent requirements
English DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONSWEDISH DEGREE CLASSIFICATION
2:2 G
2:1 VG

Switzerland

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

Switzerland postgraduate equivalent requirements
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