International Qualifications

We welcome applications from students of all nationalities. We'll consider the equivalency of your specific qualifications against our entry requirements and help you through every stage of the application process.

Select your country on the map (right) for full details of entry requirements and our international representatives.

Please note:

  • Falmouth University is no longer able to accept TOEFL iBT test scores taken on or after 6 April 2014 for applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa. This is due to a decision made by the UK Home Office. TOEFL and TOEIC are no longer included in the list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) required by the government for proof of English for visa purposes
  • BA(Hons) Business Entrepreneurship is only available to international applicants who do not require a Tier 4 Student Visa

Entry requirements

Austria

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • An average minimum score of 2.4 in the Austrian Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Belgium

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • French-speaking community: a minimum average score of 6/10 or 13/20 in the Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur
  • Flemish-speaking community: a minimum average score of 6/10 or 13/20 in the  Diploma von Hoger Secondaire Onderwijs
  • German-speaking community: a minimum average score of 6/10 or 13/20 in the Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Bulgaria 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • An average minimum score of 5 or above in the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie+ certificate of specialisation
  • A minimum of 5.0 in the State Matura Exam in English and a minimum score of 5.5 in the compulsory school subject of English, plus a pass in an oral test conducted online by Falmouth University 

 

China 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Channel Islands and Isle of Man 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability

Croatia

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • An average minimum score of 3.6 in the Drzavna Matura/Svjedodzba o Maturi
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Cyprus

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum score of 17 in the Apolytirion
  • A minimum C grade in IGCSE

Czech Republic 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum average score of 2.4 in the Maturita
  • A score of 1.0 in English at the Maturita

Denmark

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 7 in the Studentereksamen or HøjereForberedelseseksamen or Handelseksamen
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Estonia

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 65% in Gümnaasiumilõputunnistus
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Finland

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum grade of C/4 in the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

France

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 11.5/20 at the Baccalaureat
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Germany

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum overall grade of 2.4 in the Abitur
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Greece 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum score of 17 in the Apolytirion 
  • A minimum C grade in IGCSE, OR
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing)
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR

Hong Kong 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • HKDSE 4,4,4
  • IB Diploma, 24 Points IB, IB Certificate (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • HKDSE Core English Grade 4
  • HKCEE English Grade 3
  • IELTS(Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS(Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS(Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Hungary

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of grade 3 in the Erettsegi
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Ireland

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IRISHCERT123 - a minimum of 123 UCAS points from the Level 5 Higher Level Leaving Certificate

N/A

India 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Standard Year XII CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • ISCE (Indian Certificate secondary education)
  • SSC (Senior School Certificate)
  • ISC (Indian School Certificate) Year XII 60%
  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Italy 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 70/100 in the Diploma di Esame di Stato
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Japan 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels – typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • Or contact our International Office to discuss the suitability of your specific qualifications
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Latvia

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum average score of C/7 or above in the Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Lithuania 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum average score of 8 or 75% in the Brandos Atestatas
  • A minimum of 8 in English at School level, OR
  • A minimum of 75% in English at State level Matura

Malta

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of Grade C in the Matriculation Certificate
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Netherlands

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum score of 7 in the VWO
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Norway 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Norwegian Vitnemal, with overall score of 3.5
  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • Vitnemal English grade 4 or above
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  •  Good honours Bachelor's degree or relevant experience (APEL)
  • Vitnemal English grade 5 or above
  • Undergraduate degree taught and examined in English
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Poland

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 60% in the Polish Matura
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Portugal

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum score of 15 in the Diploma de Ensino Secundario
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Romania 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • An average minimum score of 7.5 or above in the Diplomă de Bacalaureat
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Singapore 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • Or contact our International Office to discuss the suitability of your specific qualifications
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)
  • Singapore Cambridge O-level English grade C or above 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor’s degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)
  • Singapore Cambridge O-level English grade C or above

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)
  • Singapore Cambridge O-level English grade C or above

Slovakia

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum score of 2.4 in the Maturita
  • A score of 1.0 in English at B2 level or a pass at C1 level at the Maturita

Slovenia

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 3 in the Matura exam
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

South Korea 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • South Korean High School Diploma completed to a satisfactory level
  • Or contact our International Office to discuss the suitability of your specific qualifications
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Spain

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • A minimum of 7 overall in the Titulo de Bachiller
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), OR
  • Cambridge English scale: 169 (before 2015 FCE English First Grade B), OR
  • Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components, OR
  • Pearson Academic 55 (minimum 51 in all four components), OR
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 19 in all four components), OR
  • BULATS 7, OR
  • IGCSE Grade C or above

Taiwan 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels – typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • First year of a Bachelor's degree course
  • Junior College Diploma - at least 70% overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)
  • GCSE/O-level grade C and above (not for second or final year entry onto Business degrees) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • 4-year university Bachelor's degree in Taiwan, minimum of 70%
  • Good honours Bachelor's degree from the UK
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Postgraduate Master's degree or good honours Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

Thailand 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • Or contact our International Office to discuss the suitability of your specific qualifications
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each category)
  • GCSE Grade C
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK) 

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each category)
  • Trinity ISE III (if taken in the UK)

USA 

Undergraduate - BA(Hons)

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with minimum 24 points (where students achieve high scores in relevant subject areas)
  • A-levels - typically 260-300 UCAS points
  • Recognised Foundation Diploma
  • Or contact our International Office to discuss the suitability of your specific qualifications
  • American High School Graduation Diploma
 Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability

 

Postgraduate taught - MA

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Good honours Bachelor's degree
 Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability

 

Postgraduate research - PhD

Academic requirements

English language requirements

  • Master's degree
 Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability

Selection process and interviews

At Falmouth, we interview all applicants who demonstrate potential in their initial application. Interviews are two-way; they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and interview us, and they help us further assess your potential in your chosen subject. You'll be invited to an interview via the Applicant Portal, which you can use to request another date or time, or to request a telephone/online interview if you’re based outside of the UK and can’t come to the campus in person.

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