BA (Hons) entry: list, by country, of English language qualifications accepted | ABE UK

BA (Hons) entry: list, by country, of English language qualifications accepted

If you are planning to do the University of Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Business Administration top-up, the table below shows a full list of all the international English language qualifications which are accepted for entry. 

If you are from a non-majority English speaking country that is not on this list, here are the general English language requirements:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C 
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) 
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) score of 169 (with no less than 162 in any band) for undergraduate. C2 Proficiency (CPE) score of 180 (with no less than 162 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.
  • Language Cert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) Listening: 33/50; Reading: 33/50: Writing: 33/50; Speaking: 33/50
Country Accepted English qualification
Antigua and Barbuda CSEC English with grade 3.
Austria English accepted at Grade 2 in Reifeprüfung / Matura with both written and spoken parts completed.
Barbados CSEC English with grade 3.
Belgium English accepted at 8 out of 10, 16 out of 20 or 80% in Certificate/Diploma.
Belize CSEC English with grade 3.
Botswana BGCSE with grade C.
Bulgaria English accepted at Grade 5 in Diploma za Zavarsheno.
Canada 60% from 12U or completed degree study from English speaking region.
Cyprus English accepted at grade 15 in Apolytirio of Lykeio.
Czech Republic English accepted at Grade 2 in Matura.
Denmark English can be accepted at grade 7  in Studentereksamen.
Dominica CSEC English with grade 3.
Estonia English accepted at Pass in State Examination Grade B2 (75-100%).
Finland English accepted at Magna cum laude approbator/Very good/5  in Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination).
France English can be accepted at 12 or above in Baccalauréat.
Germany English can be accepted at grade 2 (10/15) or above in Arbitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.
Ghana WAEC or NECO with C6. C6 = IELTS 6.0 and IELTS 6.5. B4 or above = IELTS 7.0 or above.
Greece English accepted at grade 15 in Apolytirio.
Grenada CSEC English with grade 3.
Guyana CSEC English with grade 3.
Hong Kong HKDSE English at grade 3 or above.
Hungary English accepted at Grade 4 in Matura.
Iceland English accepted at grade 8 as a compulsory in Stúdentspróf.
India Standard 12th - 65% UG, 70% PG.
Jamaica CSEC English with grade 3.
Kenya KCSE with grade C.
Latvia English can be accepted at 8 out of 10 or 80% or above in Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu.
Lithuania English can be accepted at with a score of 75% or above in state Matura examination.
Luxembourg English accepted at 45/Bien or above in Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires.
Malawi MSCE with grade 6.
Malaysia 1119 with C or above.
Malta English can be accepted from Secondary Education Certificate grades 1-5.
Mauritius Cambridge O level at grade C.  iGCSE C. Indian Standard XII English Language 65%. IB English SL 4. A levels 
Netherlands English can be accepted at grade 7 in Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VVO).
Nigeria WAEC or NECO with C6. C6 = IELTS 6.0 and IELTS 6.5. B4 or above = IELTS 7.0 or above.
Norway Grade 4.0 in Vitnemål Videregående Opplaering (VVO).
Poland English can be accepted at 60% or above from Extended level or 75% in written from Basic level in in Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Matura).
Portugal English accepted from Year 11 of the secondary education with a grade of 14.
Romania English accepted at 8.5 or B2 in Diplomă de Bacalaureat.
Saint Kitts and Nevis CSEC English with grade 3.
Saint Lucia CSEC English with grade 3.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CSEC English with grade 3.
Slovakia English accepted at grade 2  in Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške.
Slovenia English accepted at Grade 5 in Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate).
Spain English accepted at grade 8 in Título de Bachiller.
South Africa National Senior Certificate with 5 or above.
Sri Lanka A level with grade S.
Sweden English can be accepted at C (Väl godkänd - Pass with distinction) or 15 out of 20.
Tanzania CSE with grade C
Trinidad and Tobago CSEC with grade 3.
Uganda UCE with grade C.
USA Relevant SAT/ACT with 550/23 or completed degree study in the USA.
Vietnam Can accept English if degree/diploma from set list of International universities.
Zambia Grade C in School Certificate.
Zimbabwe O level with grade C.

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