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Are you from outside of mainland China?
You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.
|Senior Secondary School Certificate||
Senior Middle 3 with a minimum grade average of 80% with 80% in required subjects
A minimum of 26 points, with a minimum of 4 in any required subject
A minimum 2 passes at C, GCSE grade B or equivalent in required subjects
Some undergraduate degrees will need higher grades than required for the IFP. Some degrees also require a minimum GCSE or equivalent grade in a specific subject.
If you are applying from outside of mainland China, please find your country-specific academic requirements through our trusted partner Kaplan International Pathways.
|Degree type||IELTS minimum||Relevant subjects|
|Arts and Humanities||IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test
|Economics, Finance, Accounting and Management||IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test||
Mathematics and Science
|Law||IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test|
|Science and Engineering||IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in each part of the test||Mathematics and Science|
|Social Sciences||IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test|
|Veterinary Science||IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test||Mathematics and Science|
|Medicine and Dentistry||IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 6.5 in any band||Chemistry and any other scientific subject (Biology, Physics, Mathematics)|
What is a valid SELT?
- an IELTS for UKVI
- under 2 years old when you start the course
- taken at an approved test centre
A valid IELTS will look like this sample IELTS approved certificate (PDF, 678kB) and have a UKVI reference number
Find further information about SELTs on the University of Bristol’s English Language entry requirements page.
Please contact us if you have another local qualification you would like to discuss.
Do I need to be over 18?
The minimum age that you can study the International Foundation Programme is 16. Please read more information for students aged under 18.
Do I need a visa?
You can find information about visas on our Student Visa Services pages.