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Admissions Requirements

Academic entry requirements

This is not a complete list, for countries not listed on the table below please email info@unic.northampton.ac.uk

  • Business, Marketing and Accounting applicants must include Maths at the required level (Pass or above).
  • Science & Healthcare, Leather Technology, Computing and Engineering applicants must include Maths and a relevant Science subject at the required level (Pass or above).
  • MSc Engineering applicants must have an Undergraduate qualification in Engineering, Maths or relevant Science discipline.
  • Foundation Science and Healthcare requirements are slightly different to the other UNIC foundation pathways, please see the table directly below the main one for information.
Country/Region
Undergraduate Pathway
Postgraduate Pathway
  Stage 1 University Foundation Stage 2 First Year University Studies Stage 1 Pre-Masters
UK 5 GCSE passes 48 UCAS points from A / AS Levels or completion of Foundation programme Bachelor degree with minimum 3rd class (ordinary/pass degree accepted)
UK/International 32 UCAS points from AS or A Level 48 UCAS points from A/AS Levels or completion of Foundation programme  
IB MYP with five grades at level 4 or completion of IB Certificate IB with 24 points  
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat with 3.0 Successful completion of Attestat with 4.0 Completion of Bakalavr: Grade 2.0/5.0
Brunei 5 GCSE passes 48 UCAS points Bachelor degree with GPA of 2.0/D
Cameroon Baccalaureat with 5 passes or Certificat de Probation with 5 passes at grade 10 Baccalaureat with grade 15 Licence with a minimum grade 13 or Bachelor's degree with minimum 3rd class
China Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with minimum 70% Successful completion of Senior Middle School 3 with minimum 60% Bachelor's degree with 50% or completion of 3-year diploma (DaZhuan) with 70% or Benke or Self-taught diplomas or Part-time diplomas/degrees
Egypt 5 Passes at Certificate of General Secondary Education or Secondary Education Certifcate of Al Alzhar at 50 % Advanced Certificate of Secondary or Technical Education with 50% average Completion of a university Bachelor's degree: pass grade
Ghana 5 D7 grades or above from WAEC / NECO 5 C6 grades or above from WAEC / NECO Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
GCC (audi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) 50 % in Tawjihiyah / Thanawiya 85% in Tawjihiyah / Thanawiya Completion a Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.0/4.0
Hong Kong

50% in Form 4 & 5 or

2,2,2 in HKDSE or 32 points in A Level.

3,3,3 in HKDSE or 48 points in A Level Completion of a Bachelor's degree with GPA 2.0 or Associate degrees (with at least 3 years relevant work experience)
India Completion of All India or State SSC (X) with 40% average Completion of All India or State Board HSC (XII) with 50% average Completion of a Bachelor's degree: Pass class
Indonesia Completion of all SMA II with average grade 6.0 Completion of SMA III with grade 7.0 in 4 academic subjects Completion of a Bachelor's degree
Ivory Coast Baccalauréat (minimum overall grade 11) Baccalauréat (with minimum overall Grade 15) Diplôme d'Études Approfondies or a French Bachelor Degree
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat with 3.0 Successful completion of Attestat with 4.0 Completion of Bakalavr: Grade 2.0/5.0
Kenya Completion of KCSE with grades D or above in 5 subjects Successful completion of KCSE with 5 grades of C or above Completion of a Bachelor's degree: pass grade
Kyrgyzstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with minimum grade 3 Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with Grade 4 (or B-) or Certificate of Professional and Technical Education or Qualification Diploma / Junior Specialist Diploma A Bachelor's degree
Macau As per UK, China or Hong Kong depending on equivalent system of education studied or Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with minimum 65% As per UK, China or Hong Kong depending on equivalent system of education studied As per UK, China or Hong Kong depending on equivalent system of education studied
Malaysia 5 passes at SPM at grade E, or pass in the UEC (forecast results are accepted) 2 passes at STPM at grade E, or in the UEC 3 passes at grade A1 / A2 Completion of a Bachelor's degree: Class 3
Mauritius 5 GCE O Level passes at grade A-E 48 UCAS points Completion of a Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.0
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with minimum overall 10 Diplôme du Baccalauréat with minimum overall 14 with minimum 14 in Math/relevant subject Successfully completion of Licence
Nepal Completion of HSEC 12 with grade average 40% Completion of HSEC 12 with grade average of 60% Completion of at least 3 year Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area with pass grade
Nigeria 5 D7 grades or above from WAEC/NECO 5 C6 grades or above from WAEC/NECO Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree with 3rd class
Pakistan Completion of SSC (10) with average 50% Completion of HSC (10+2) with average 50% Completion of minimum 3 years Bachelor's degree with GPA 2.0/4.0 or 2.5/5.0 or 55%. BCom with 65% and three years relevant experience or Master's degree  with 50%.
Russia Successful completion of Attestat with 3.0 Successful completion of Attestat with 4.0 Completion of Bakalavr: Grade 3
South Africa Completion of Senior Cert (no matricualtion endorsement) Completion of Senior Cert (with matricualtion endorsement) Completion of an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor Degree
Sri Lanka Successful completion of Yr 11 (GCE O Levels) or equivalent with minimum of three grade C and two grade S A Level / AS Level: Minimum 2S grades and above Completion of a Bachelor's degree with 55%
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with minimum of 60% Successful completion of Senior Middle School 3 with 60% average of GSAT of 50% Completion of a Bachelor's degree with C grade/pass
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education - 5 passes at grade E Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) /East Africa Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE): 2 subjects at grade grade E or above. National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE): grade S or above in 2 subjects Completion of a Bachelor's degree: pass grade
Thailand Successful completion of Matayom 6 with 50% or completion of Matayom 5 with average 65% Successful completion of Matayom 6 with 65% Completion of a Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.0
Turkey Completion of Devlet Lisesi Diplomasi with average grade of 2.0 Completion of Devlet Lise Diplomasi with average grade of 3.0 or completion of Diploma level studies Completion of a Lisans Diplomasi: GPA 2.0
USA High School Diploma with GPA of 2.0 High School Diploma with GPA of 2.5 Completion of a Bachelor's degree: pass grade
Uzbekistan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with minimum 70% or Diploma of Academic Lyceum with minimum 2 passes or a Diploma of Professional College A Bachelor's degree or Specialist Diploma
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 11 with 65% GPA Successful completion of Year 12 with 65% GPA Completion of a Bachelor's degree: pass grade GPA 6/10 or 2.0/4.0
Zambia 5 x ZSC passes at grade 6 or above 5 x ZSC passes at grade 2 or above Completion of a Bachelor degree with Credit or above
Zimbabwe 5 passes at ZGCE O Level at minimum grade E 2 passes in ZIMSEC A level grade D Completion of a Bachelor's Degree: 3rd division

 For information about appeals please go to the 'Process for Appeals to Admission' document on the 'Essential Information' tab.This is not a complete list, for countries not listed on the table below please email info@unic.northampton.ac.uk

Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Mental Health/Adult/Child Nursing entry criteria:

All students progressing to these courses will have to pass an interview before they can progress onto the University of Northampton. Students will be prepared for this as much as possible as part of their Preparing for a Career in Healthcare module which has been specifically designed to support students to prepare for the interview. Students' place on these degrees is not guaranteed on being accepted to the UNIC Foundation and is entirely dependent on them passing the interview stage.

Country/Region
Stage 1: University Foundation
Occupational Therapy / Podiatry / Nursing
UK/International 5 x A-C GCSE passes including Maths and a Science subject.
International - A/AS Level/Minimum UCAS 36 points with a Math and a science subject.
IB MYP with five grades at level 4 or completion of IB Certificate including Maths a Health Science subject.
International - A/AS Level/Minimum UCAS 36 points with a Math and a science subject.
Azerbaijan Successful completion of Attestat with 3.5 including Maths and a Science subject
Bangladesh Completion of HSC with GPA 2.5 in Science Group
Brunei 5 GCSE passes
Cameroon Baccalaureat with 5 passes or Certificat de Probation with 5 passes at grade 10
China Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with minimum 75% (mandatory Maths and Science subject)
Egypt 5 gardes at Good level at Certificate of General Secondary Education including Maths and Science subject, or Secondary Education Certifcate of Al Alzhar at 75% including Maths and Science subject
Ghana 5 x C6 grades or above from WASSCE/NECO including Maths and a Science subject
GCC 75% in Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya including Maths and Science subject
Hong Kong

60% in Form 4 & 5 or

2,2,2 in HKDSE

Must include Maths and a Science subject

India Completion of All India or State SSC (X) with 50% average including Maths and a Science subject
Indonesia Completion of all SMA II with average grade 7.0 including Maths and a Science subject
Iran Completion of High School Diploma with overall pass including Maths and a Science Subject
Jordan 75% in Tawjihiyah including Maths and a Science subject
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Attestat with 3.5 including Maths and Science subject
Kenya Completion of KCSE with grades C or above in 5 subjects (Maths and a Science subject required)
Macau As per UK, China or Hong Kong depending on equivalent system of education studied
Malaysia 5 passes at SPM at grade D including Maths and a Science subject, or pass in the UEC including Maths and Science subject (forecast results are accepted)
Mauritius 5 GCE O Level passes at grade A-C including Maths and Science subject
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat with minimum overall 14 with minimum 14 in Math and a relevant Science subject
Myanmar 5 passes (50%) at Basic Education High School Examinations including Maths and a Science subject
Nepal Completion of HSEC 12 with grade average 50% including Maths and a Science subject
Nigeria 5 x C6 grades or above from WASSCE/NECO including Maths and a Science subject
Pakistan Completion of SSC (10) with average 60% including Maths and a Science subject
Russia Successful completion of Attestat with 3.5 including Maths and a Science subject
Saudi Arabia 75% in Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya including Maths and Science subject
Singapore 5 GCE O Level passes at grade A-C including Maths and a Science subject
South Africa Completion of Senior Cert (no matricualtion endorsement) including Maths and a Science subject
Sri Lanka Successful completion of Yr 11 (GCE O Levels) or equivalent with minimum of four grade C and one grade S including Maths and a science Subject
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2 with minimum 75% (mandatory Maths and Science subject)
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education - 5 passes at grade D including Maths and a Science subject
Thailand Successful completion of Matayom 6 with 55% or completion of Matayom 5 with average 65% (including Maths and a Science subject)
Turkey Completion of Devlet Lisesi Diplomasi with average grade of 2.0 including Maths and a Science subject
Uganda 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) grade 7 or above inclduing Maths and a Science subject
USA High School Diploma with GPA of 2.5 including Maths and a Science subject
Ukraine Successful completion of Attestat including Maths and a Science subject
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 11 with 70% GPA including Maths and a Science subject
Zambia 5 x ZSC passes at grade 5 or above including Maths and a Science subject
Zimbabwe 5 passes at ZGCE O Level at minimum grade C including Maths and a Science subject