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Entry requirements for the IFP are listed below. These are designed to serve as a general guide only and students may be asked for higher grades in subjects relevant to their intended degree programme.

If you are unsure whether you meet our entry requirements please contact us via email at with your query.

Country  Qualification 
Algeria Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire with a minimum score of 14/20
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 70% and above
Bahrain Thanawiyah 78% overall average
Brazil Certificado de Conclusao de 2' Grau, Secondary School qualifications with 7/10 or B Grade average
China High School year 2 (Year 11) with leaving certificate 证业正: GPA 80% High School year 3 (Year 12) with graduation certificate 毕业证: GPA 75%
Cyprus Apolytirion 15 and above
Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with five high passes at Grade C or above
Hong Kong Pass HKDSE with scores of 3,2,2 in at least two elective subjects and excluding Liberal Studies. Students who have completed Form 5 with a minimum overall score of 60% will also be considered.
Indonesia Secondary School Leaving Certificate with grades of 7 or above in all subjects
Iran High School Leaving Certificiate with minimum mark of 14/20
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate 5 subjects at Grade 4
Jordan Thanawiyah 78% overall average
Kazakhstan Certificate of Secondary Education Average grade 4
Kenya KCSE Average grade C
Korea High School Diploma 5 subjects at Grade 4 or 70% overall average
Lebanon Lebanese Bacc or Brevet Professionnel with 12/20
Libya Secondary Education Certificate 80% overall average
Malaysia SPM with grade C (or 6, depending on marking scheme) or above in 5 subjects or STPM with grade C or above in all subjects
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalaureat with a minimum of 14/20
Nigeria Senior School Certificate C and above in 5 subjects
Northern Cyprus Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi with minimum average of 3.5/5.0 or 65%
Oman Thanawiyah 78% overall average
Russia School Leaving Certificate (Attestat) Average of 4 or above
Saudi Arabia Thanawiyah 78% overall average
Singapore GCE O Level C5 and above
South Africa Senior Certificate (with matriculation) with grades C or above / National Senior Certificate with grades 5 or above
Sudan Sudan School Certificate 70% average
Taiwan High School Certificate with grade B (70%+) overall.
Thailand Upper Secondary School Certificate M6 3 or above
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi with minimum average of 3.5/5.0 or 65%.
UAE Thanawiyah 78% overall average
Uganda UCE average of 3 and above


High School Graduation Diploma 3.0 GPA
Vietnam Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate with overall grade of 7.0/10.0 if applicant has studied 3 years of high school (up to year 12), OR overall grade of 8.0/10.0 with 8.0/10.0 in Maths is applicant has studied 2 years of high school (up to year 11).

Thanawiyah 78% overall average

Zambia School Leaving Certificate 4 and above

Other qualifications

IB Diploma: 24 points overall

IB Certificate: at least 5 in all Standard Level subjects

IGCSE: 5 passes at grades A-C in relevant subjects


IFP programme options

You can choose a four-year degree with an integrated International Foundation Year, a standard one-year International Foundation Programme (IFP) or study through our University-based partnership with ONCAMPUS Reading (UFP).


IFP Programme details

The IFP is a modular programme. The modules you choose will prepare you for undergraduate study at the University of Reading.


How to apply for an IFP

Applications for an IFP may be made through UCAS, or directly to the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading. You should only apply through one route.