Entry requirements for Canada

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.


Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma - at least six grade 12 U or M in University preparation or University/college preparation courses
  • At least five grade 12 courses in the following qualifications:
    • Alberta High School Diploma
    • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation
    • Manitoba High School Diploma
    • New Brunswick High School Diploma
    • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
    • Northwest Territories High School Diploma
    • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
    • Nunavut Secondary School Graduation Diploma
    • Prince Edward Island High School Graduation Diploma
    • Saskatchewan Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
    • Yukon Certificate of Graduation


A-level requirement Equivalent grading
AAA 85% average
AAB 85% average
ABB 80% average
BBB 80% average
BBC 75% average 
BCC 70% average 
CCC 65% average 
CCD 60% average 
EE  50% average 
GCSE equivalencies
  • GCSE grade B / grade 5 equivalent: 60% in Maths in High School Diploma
  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 equivalent: 50% in Maths in High School Diploma


Minimum entry requirements

  • Please check the individual course listing and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master's courses.


Bachelor degree requirement Equivalent grading
2.1 (for direct entry) 2.8 GPA  from a 4-year honours degree or 3.2 GPA from a 3-year non-honours degree
2.2 (for direct entry) 2.2 GPA from a 4-year honours degree or 2.7 GPA from a 3-year non-honours degree
Pass guide (for a pre-master's course) 2.0 GPA

Additional information

If you are a Canadian national then you will not have to prove your English language level for visa purposes. You will need to show that your English is at a high enough level to succeed on your chosen course which will normally be through your academic qualifications. However, we may ask for additional evidence in some circumstances, for example if your qualifications were taken elsewhere in another language.

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.