We require a Baccalauréat (le bac) or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (International Option of the French Baccalaureate or OIB).
||Corresponding subject grades
||14 = A
||12.5 = B
||11 = C
We require a post-2008 three-year Licence, or a pre-2008 Licence plus a one-year Maîtrise or a three year Diplôme d'Ingénieur. The grading scale for all qualifications ranges from 1 to 20, with 20 being the highest and 1 being the lowest as follows:
|French degree classification
||English translation or equivalent
English language equivalency
As it is necessary to be fully bilingual to complete the International Option of the French Baccalaureate (OIB), those applicants who successfully complete this degree are considered to have met our English language proficiency requirement.
We will not accept a French English language result when obtained as part of the standard Baccalauréat.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from France.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.