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International Entry Requirements

HCUC accepts and welcomes qualifications from overseas.  We use UK ENIC to assess the equivalency of overseas qualifications and to assess whether your qualification is accredited in the country from which you obtained it.  Applicants may need to sit an entry test for the purposes of academic assessment.

We recognise the qualifications listed below as suitable for entry onto our Student Visa eligible courses at Level 3 or above.  Please note this list is not exhaustive.  If your qualification is not listed here please contact the International Office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., where we can assess your certificate for the purposes of admission onto one of our courses.

 

Accepted qualifications for A-Level/Level 3 Entry:

Albania

Diploma of State Matura

Botswana

-General Certificate of Secondary Education
-International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

Brunei

Brunei / Cambridge GCSE O Level

Bulgaria

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education

Caribbean

Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate

Egypt

Certificate of General Secondary Education

Ethiopia

Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate

Germany

-Hauptschulabschluss
-Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife (awarded on completion of Grade 10)

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination

Greece

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

India

-Secondary School Examination (CBSE Board)
-Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Class-X CISCE Board)

Iran

High School Diploma

Ireland

Leaving Certificate (Standard Level)

Kuwait

General Secondary Education Certificate

Malaysia

Malaysia Certificate of Education (SPM)

Mauritius

Cambridge School Certificate / General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

Moldova

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Myanmar

Basic Education High School Examination / Matriculation Examination

Nepal

Secondary Education Examination (Grade 10)

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination

Norway

Leaving Certificate from Lower Secondary School

Romania

-Junior High School Graduation Certificate
-Compulsory Education Graduation Diploma / Certificate (Grade 10)

Russia

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate

Spain

ESO

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)

Sweden

Compulsory Education Leaving Certificate

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education

Turkey

High School Diploma

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education

UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate Examination

USA

High School Graduation Diploma

Vietnam

Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level

 

Accepted qualifications for HNC/HND Entry:

Albania

Diploma of State Matura (in related subjects)

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (in related subjects)

Brunei

Brunei / Cambridge GCSE A Level

Bulgaria

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (in related subjects)

Canada

High School Graduation Diploma

Caribbean

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) / CXC Associate Degree

China

-Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (in related subjects)

-Gaokao

Egypt

Certificate of General Secondary Education (in related subjects)

France

Baccalauréat Général

Germany

Abitur

Greece

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (in related subjects)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

India

-Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE Board) (in related subjects)

-Indian School Certificate (Class-XII CISCE Board) (in related subjects)

-Higher Secondary Cert/Standard XII (State Board of Education) (in related subjects)

Iran

Pre-University Certificate

Ireland

Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) (in related subjects)

Italy

Diploma de Esame di Stato

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (in related subjects)

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (in related subjects)

Lebanon

General Secondary Certificate (in related subjects)

Malaysia

-Matriculation Certificate

-Malaysia Higher School Certificate (STPM)

Mauritius

Cambridge Higher School Certificate / General Certificate of Education Advanced

Moldova

Baccalaureate Diploma (in related subjects)

Morocco

Attestation du Baccalauréat (in related subjects)

Nepal

School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XII) (in related subjects)

Netherlands

-HAVO Diploma (in related subjects)

-VWO Diploma

Norway

Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School

Philippines

Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Academic Track) (in related subjects)

Poland

-Certificate of Maturity

-Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum (in related subjects)

Portugal

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Certidão do Décimo Sugundo Ano

Romania

Baccalaureate Diploma

Russia

Certificate of Unified State Examination (in related subjects)

South Africa

National Senior Certificate (in related subjects)

South Korea

High School Diploma / High School Certificate of Graduation (in related subjects)

Spain

Titulo de Bachiller

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

Sweden

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate (in related subjects)

Tanzania

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education

Thailand

Certificate of Basic Education (Maw 6) (in related subjects)

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Ukraine

Certificate of Independent External Examination (in related subjects)

USA

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level