Qualifications on Entry

International Undergraduates

In general, a secondary school certificate that shows successful completion of university entry level education will be acceptable for entry to our BMus Programmes.

Below is a list of qualifications that we may accept, but it is not exhaustive. You can check your qualifications with the Admissions Team if you are unsure.

Some RNCM programmes, such as the JRNCM Joint Course, have a higher academic requirement. If you’re unsure, please check your qualifications with our Admissions Team.

Requirements by Country/Region

Country/Region Requirements
Australia School leaving certificates, such as NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC), Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or equivalent
Austria Matura / Reifeprüfung
Canada School leaving certificates, such as Secondary School Graduation Diploma, Diplôme d’Etudes collégiales or equivalent
China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (高中毕业证书), or National University Entrance Examination (高考)
Cyprus Apolytirion
Denmark Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination)
Europe European Baccalaureate
Finland Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen)
France Baccalauréat (Général/OIB)
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)
Greece Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India Higher Secondary School Certificate
Indonesia Senior Secondary School Graduation (SMA, MA, SMK or MAK)
International International Baccalaureate or the IBCP
Ireland Leaving Certificate
Israel Bagrut
Italy Diploma di Esame di Stato
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Latvia Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan (STPM) (except Kertas Am)
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
New Zealand University Entrance Certificate with National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3)
Norway Vitnemål fra den videregående skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education)
Portugal Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge GCE A level
South Africa National Senior Certificate
South Korea High School Diploma
Spain Título de Bachiller
Sweden Fullstandigt Slutbetyg, Avgångsbetyg or Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola
Switzerland Gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis, certificat de maturité gymnasiale, attestato di maturità liceale (Baccalaureate)
Taiwan Normally a High School certificate/diploma plus one year’s university-level study
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education
USA High School Graduation Diploma

International Postgraduates

For entry to most of PG programmes, we usually ask for a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) equivalent. If you’re unsure, please check your qualifications with our Admissions Team.

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