Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Academic qualifications

    Qualifications that fulfil the entry requirements for undergraduate degrees include:

    • a recognised foundation programme
    • A-levels, AS-levels or Vocational A-levels
    • International Baccalaureate
    • European Baccalaureate

    If you have a high school diploma or school leaving certificate, then you may first need to complete a foundation course before you can study an undergraduate degree in the UK.

    Country specific requirements

    For further details on your entry requirements (based on your country of origin) visit our country pages. If you have any questions about your current qualifications, please contact Oxford Brookes International.

    English language requirements

    If English is not your main language then you will also need to show that your English is at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

    Subject Language requirements
    Law, Psychology, Architecture, Interior Architecture, English Language and Communication, English

    IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking)

    Courses in Health and Social Care
    (Please note some courses are not open to international applicants)

    IELTS 6.5-7.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking) Please check individual course details

    All other undergraduate courses

    IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking)


    Please see our complete list of acceptable English language qualifications.

    Pre-sessional English language courses

    Take a pre-sessional University English course if you need to meet the language requirements for your bachelor's or master's degree. This course will also help familiarise you with university life, our study facilities and teaching methods before starting your degree.

    Submitting a portfolio

    See our Help with your application webpage for guidance on submitting a portfolio, if required.