Below is a list of indicative entry requirements for the most commonly used qualifications on IFP applications. This list does not include all countries that we accept students from. We are happy to consider other qualifications or combinations of qualifications, so please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to confirm specific entry requirements.
|International||A levels with a minimum of C, D, D|
|International||AS levels with a minimum of C, C, C|
|International||iGCSEs with a minimum of 3 x Bs/6s and 2 x Cs/4s|
|International||IB Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; we also welcome applications from IB Certificate students who have achieved 4s in all subjects|
|Bahrain||Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall grade of at least 80%|
|Bangladesh||Bangladeshi Higher Secondary Certificate with at least 3.0/5.0 or above|
|Belgium||Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur/Diploma van hoger Secondair Onderwijs with an overall grade of 60% or above|
|Brazil||Certificado do Ensino Médio/Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Médio with an overall average grade of at least 7.5/10|
|Chile||Licencia de Educación Media or Licencia de Enseñanza Media with a final overall grade of at least 5.0/7.0|
|China||Senior High School Graduation Certificate or Transcript with an average score of 70% if the student has completed Year 11 (Huikao year, the second year of high school). Senior High School Graduation Certificate or Transcript with an average score of 60% if the student has completed Year 12 (Gaokao year, the third year of high school)|
|Colombia||Bachiller Académico with an overall grade of Desempeño alto and average grades of at least 70%, 7/10 or equivalent|
|Cyprus||Greek Cypriot Apolytirion with at least 16.0 overall final result (no A levels required)|
|Northern Cyprus||Turkish Cypriot Lise Bitirme Diplomasi with at least 6 overall average|
|Egypt||Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall grade of at least 80%|
|France||French Baccalaureat 10/20 (pass)|
|Germany||German Abitur at 3.3|
|Ghana||West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with at least 5 passes at grade C6|
|Greece||Greek Apolytirion with at least 16.0 overall final result (no A levels required)|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE with at least 332 in 3 modules; a mixture of core and elective subjects excluding Chinese Language and Liberal Studies|
|India||Higher Senior Secondary Certificate/Standard XII with 50% for CBSE/CISCE/NIOS/WBSE/Maharashtra Boards; 55% for other Boards|
|Indonesia||Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)/Certificate of Completion of Academic Secondary School with a minimum final grade of 70% or 7/10|
|Iran||Iranian High School Graduation Diploma with at least 70% or above|
|Japan||Kotogakko Sotsugyou Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a final grade of at least 3.5/5, 7/10 or equivalent|
|Jordan||Jordanian Tawjihiya General Secondary Education Certificate) with at least 80% or above|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstani Certificate of General Secondary Education with at least 3.5/5 overall or above|
|Kenya||Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 5 subjects with grade B or above|
|Kuwait||Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with an overall grade of at least 3.0/4.0, 80% or equivalent|
|Libya||Libyan Secondary Education Certificate with at least 65% or above|
|Malaysia||Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran (SPM) with at least an average grade of B or above. Students should have A or B grades in any required subjects.|
|Mexico||Bachiller (General/Preparatoria) with an average grade of at least 7.5/10, 75% or equivalent|
|Nigeria||West African Senior School Certificate Education (WASSCE) with at least 5 passes at grade C6/6 or above|
|Oman||Omani Thanawiya Amma with at least an overall grade of 80% or above|
|Pakistan||Intermediate Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) with a final grade of at least 60%|
|Qatar||Al-Thanawiya Aama/General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC) with at least an average grade of 80% or above|
|Russia||Russian Attestat (School Leaving Certificate) with at least 3.5/5 or above|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabian Tawjihiya with at least an overall grade of 80% or above|
|Singapore||GCE O level or GCE A level with at least CDD|
|South Africa||South African Matriculation with at least 60% overall|
|South Korea||Korean High School Diploma with an overall average grade of at least 70% or above|
|Taiwan||Taiwanese Senior High School Leaving Certificate with a final grade of at least 70%|
|Thailand||Certificate of Upper Secondary Education with an average GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 or 60% in relevant subjects|
|Turkey||Turkish Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma) with a final grade of 3.5/5 or 70% overall|
|UAE||Emirati Tawjihiya with an overall grade of at least 80% or above|
|Uganda||Ugandan Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five subjects at grades 1-4|
|Ukraine||Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with at least 5 passes of 8 or above.|
|USA||High School Diploma/GED/(HiSET)/TASC with a minimum final GPA of at least 2.8/4.0; no APs required|
|Vietnam||Vietnamese Upper Secondary/High School Graduation Certificate with an average final grade of at least 7/10|
English language requirements
All IFP applicants are required to show that their English language ability meets our minimum standards of English, equivalent to IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in all skills. For further details, see our English language requirements page.
If you require a visa to study in the UK, you are required to undertake a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as IELTS or PTE.
You need to include a personal statement with your application. These are some things to think about when writing your personal statement.
- Why are you applying for the IFP? What do you want to progress to after the IFP and what interests you about the subject?
- Why do you think you would be suitable for this course? Why do you want to study in the UK?
- Do you do any extra-curricular activities? For example; do you belong to a club, or do you volunteer or work?
If you have any questions about your personal statement or are not sure what to include, please email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
If you are applying to study Architecture when you have completed the IFP, you will need to provide a portfolio of your work. Please visit Kent School of Architecture and Planning for advice on what to include in your portfolio and how to present it.
If you are applying to study a music course, you will need to provide a portfolio of your work. It should contain the strongest examples of music you have performed, recorded, mixed, composed or arranged. Find out more about the music portfolio requirements.
Details of the progression requirements and the standards you need to achieve are available on the course information page for your chosen degree.You can find your degree course page at www.kent.ac.uk/ug