Entry requirements

Foundation certificate academic entry requirements

In general, entry to a Foundation Certificate course requires you to have passed Grade 12 (or equivalent). Contact us for specific entry requirements for different countries.

Pre-Masters course academic entry requirements

In general, entry to a Pre-Masters course requires you to have completed three years in higher education. Contact us for specific entry requirements for different countries.

English language ability

IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for entry to a three-term course
IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for entry to a two-term course

You will need to show proof of English language ability – usually an IELTS test (or equivalent SELT ). A higher IELTS score means your course will be shorter and you can progress to the University of Glasgow more quickly.

Applicants who provide an IELTS certificate must have an overall score that is within one bandwidth of the IELTS entry requirement for their chosen course. Additionally, no single score for the speaking, listening, reading and writing elements may be less than IELTS 4.0.

Please note: All entry requirements are minimum grades only and must be from approved institutions of higher education.

For information on whether a qualification is from an approved institution please contact the Application and Admissions Centre. All admissions decisions are at the sole discretion of the College.

Proving your English ability

PTE AcademicProspective students can now sit the PTE Academic test (Pearson Test of English Academic). It’s fast, reliable and secure and consists of one single three-hour session covering all four skills. Available around the world, the test can be arranged with just 48 hours notice and results are typically available within five business days.

The table below shows the PTE Academic scores that will be required to study at the College:

Course type Required PTE Academic Score
Foundation Certificate, English preparation courses 36 in each component
Pre-Masters (excluding English preparation) 51 in each component

For more information please visit the PTE Academic website at www.pearsonpte.com or contact us