International students

English language requirements

Any student who has not completed their education in one of the countries which we accept as being taught in the medium of English must pass an English Language test at the right level. Our current requirements are:

  • IELTS: 7.5 overall, with no component below 7.0
  • TOEFL (internet-based test): Overall score of 110 (minimum of 24 in each component)

Learn more about English language requirements on the University's international student pages.

Academic requirements

Please note at A-level our standard subject requirement is Chemistry or Biology, and one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology, plus a third subject. Your subject choices should also include this combination.

We also accept the International Baccalaureate, for which we require a minimum score of 34 points overall*, and a minimum score of 6 in three Higher Level subjects (or 7,6,5 provided you have at least a 6 in Chemistry or Biology) including Chemistry or Biology, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

In general we use UK ENIC (formerly UK NARIC) to assess for equivalence.

All applicants must have evidence of academic study within three years of application.

If you did not sit formal exams in Year 10/11 (ie GCSE equivalents) we will ask for internal school transcripts.

Please select an individual country for more specific information.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

CAPE with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 sciences as above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

At least Grade 11 in CSEC English Language and Maths would meet our GCSE requirement. 

West African Senior School Certificate Examination

West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient. You would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

WASSCE Grade B in Maths/ English Language will meet our GCSE requirement.

Afghanistan

Baccalauria/Baccalaureate Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Albania

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Algeria

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Angola

Habilitação Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Argentina

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Armenia

Himnakan Yndhanur Krtutyan Attestat (Certificate of Basic Education) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Australia

Between 98.5 and 99.5 in the Australia Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Additionally, you must complete the relevant regional secondary school qualification.

Austria

Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with scores of 1 (sehr gut) in at least three subjects (see above), and no subject below 2 (gut). Overall, you should achieve mit ausgezeichnetem erfolg bestanden (pass with high distinction).

Azerbaijan

Secondary School Leaving Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Bahamas

Bahamas Junior Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Barbados

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Belgium

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall average score of at least 8, including 9 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Botswana

Botswana GCSE is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio or University entrance examination (Vestibular, ENEM, PAS) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Brunei

Brunei-Cambridge A-level with grades of AAA, including the A-Level subjects stated above

Bulgaria

Диплома за Cредно Oбразование (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Cameroon

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level in 3 subjects as above at Grade A

Canada

We will consider all Canadian Provincial Secondary School qualifications. A typical example would be the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with six grade 12 subjects at 12U, U/C (or M) courses (including 2 Sciences as stated above) and a minimum of 85% in each subject.

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

China

Senior High School Diploma, Chinese University Entrance Examination or 'Gaokao', must be supplemented with GCE A-levels at grade AA in 2 sciences as above.

High School Qualification alone is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate. 



Croatia

Maturalna Svjedodzba (matriculation certificate), with scores of 5 in 2 Sciences as stated above and no subject below 4.

Cyprus

Apolytirion with an average of 19/20 points, supplemented by A-levels in 2 Sciences as stated above at grade A.

Czech Republic

Maturitni Zkoušce, Maturita You must have at least a Grade 2 (chvalitebny) in all subjects, with Grade 1 (vyborny) in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Denmark

Studentereksamenor Højere Forberedelsesaksamen You must have an overall average of 11, including 11 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Ecuador

Bachillerato is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Egypt

Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Estonia

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Ethiopia

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Finland

You must have four subjects at 6, including 2 Sciences as stated above, in the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate. We'll also require evidence of your English language ability, preferably through a fifth subject at 5 in the same diploma.

France

French Baccalauréat or Option Internationale du Baccalauréat with an average score of at least 15, including 2 Sciences as stated above at 15.

NB - If taking OIB then this will meet the English Language requirement as bilingual.

Gambia

West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Germany

Abitur with a total mark between 1.0 and 1.3, with scores of at least 13 in 2 sciences as stated above.

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Greece

Apolytirion with an average of 19/20 points, supplemented by A-levels in 2 Sciences as stated above at grade A.

Guatemala

Bachillerato is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Guyana

GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate, with grades of AAA or HKDSE with four core subject passes (5, 5, 5, 4) and grade 5s in three elective subjects, including 2 Sciences as stated above.

You must have 5* in Core Maths if you took Extended Maths as an elective.

Hungary

Erettsegi/Matura with five subjects and a score of 5 in at least four subjects, including Higher (emelt szintu) examinations in 3 subjects as per stated above.

Iceland

Studentsprof (academic) overall score 10 including 10 in 2 sciences and at least 8 in Maths and English Language.

India

CBSE is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Indonesia

Surat Tamat Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas/STTB: SMA (Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Iran

Diplom-Metevaseth This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

Iraq

Adadiyah This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

Ireland

Irish Leaving Certificate with four subjects at H1 (including 2 sciences as above), with a further two subjects at H2.

At least Grade B in mandatory Junior Certificate subjects. 

Israel

Bagrut with 90%, with at least three subjects at level 5, including 2 Sciences as above, and no subject below 80%.

Italy

Diploma Di Esame Di Stato with an overall score of at least 95%, with 95% in 3 subjects as per stated above.

Jamaica

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate. However Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Jordan

Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Kazakhstan

Oрта білім туралы аттестат Attestat/Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Kuwait

General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Latvia

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Libya

Secondary School Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Liechtenstein

Matura with scores of 6 in all subjects, including 2 Sciences as stated above.

Lithuania

Brandos Atestatas You must have an overall average of at least 90% (9.0), with 85% (8.5) in three state examinations. You must supplement these with GCE A-levels in 2 Sciences as stated above at Grade A.

Luxembourg

A pass in the Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires with an overall score of at least 50, including subjects stated above.

Malawi

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) with AAA, including subjects stated above.

Please note that Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

A grade B in SPM (English 1119) English Language will meet our GCSE requirements.

Maldives

GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Malta

Advanced Matriculation You must have AAA, including subjects stated as above.

Mauritius

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Mexico

Bachillerato General is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Morocco

Baccalauréat with at least 18 out of 20, including 18 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Myanmar

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Namibia

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Netherlands

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with a minimum of 8 in individual subjects, including 9 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

New Zealand

University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Level 3 including 18 credits in Sciences.

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående skole overall at least 5 with 6 in 2 sciences. Maths and English Language at least 4.

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate (SSC) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Poland

Polish Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci with 85-90% in all subjects. Three subjects as stated above taken at the higher (extended) level with a minimum score of 80%.

Portugal

Diploma de Ensino Secundário/Certificado with a score of 18 or higher, including 18 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Qatar

Thanawaya Aa'ma Qatari (Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Romania

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of at least 9. If you did not study 2 Sciences from the subjects stated above as part of your Diploma de Bacalaureat, you must take the appropriate A-level(s).

Russia

Attestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Saudi Arabia

The Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Sierra Leone

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Singapore

Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A-levels (SIPCAL) with three A grades at H2 level, including 2 Sciences as stated above.

High School Diploma would need supplementing with APs, IB or A levels.

Slovakia

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) overall score 28+ including 2 Sciences as stated above at grade 5.

South Africa

South African Senior Certificate (with Matriculation endorsement) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

South Korea

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Spain

Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU) / Titulo de Bachillerato (BACH) You must have 9 overall, including 9.5 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) with AAA, including subjects combination as stated above..

Sudan

Sudan School Certificate (SSC) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Sweden

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola

Slutbetyg Fran Grudskola acceptable at grade 3 or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis (except English Language). Maths and sciences must be passed at grade 3 or above.

Slutbetyg Gymnasieskolan – must have MVG/A in 2 Sciences as stated above, and a minimum of B/VG in the remaining subjects

Switzerland

  • Maturitätszeugnis (Federal Maturity Certificate)
  • Certificat De Maturité
  • Baccalauréat
  • Attestato Di Maturità
  • Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat De Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération
  • Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione
  • Cantonal Maturity Certificate

Any of the above qualifications, with 3 subject combination as stated above at grade 6, and grades of at least 5.0 in all other subjects.

Syria

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate or Senior High School Diploma is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Tanzania

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with AAA.

Thailand

Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Tunisia

Baccalauréat with at least 16 out of 20, including 16 in 2 Sciences as stated above.

Turkey

Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) with Grade Point Averages of 5.0, including 2 Sciences as stated above.

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

UAE

The Tawjihyya (General Secondary Education Certificate) - This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Uruguay

Titulo de Bachillerato Diversificado is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

USA

Without a degree

If you don't have a degree, you will need :
SAT I (Reasoning test) with a score of at least 1300/1600, or 1950/2400 OR ACT with a score of at least 28/36

Plus:
Four Advanced Placement (APs) test scores at 5,5,5,4 including Biology or Chemistry at 5

With a degree

If you are a graduate, you will need a degree from an accredited liberal arts college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6.

You will also need:
SAT I (Reasoning test) with a score of at least 1300/1600, or 1950/2400 OR ACT with a score of at least 28/36

And

Three Advanced Placement (APs) test scores at 5,5,4 including Biology or Chemistry at 5
Or three SAT II (Subject test) test scores at 700,700,650 including Biology or Chemistry at 700
Or a combination of APs and SAT II tests to total 3 tests in 3 different subjects, including Biology or Chemistry as stipulated above

Uzbekistan

Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Venezuela

Titulo de Bachiller is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Vietnam

Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Yemen

Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Zimbabwe

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with at least three A grades.