We require a Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur or a Fachgebundene Hochschulreife / Fachhochschulreife.
||UCAS tariff points
||Corresponding subject grades
||14 = A
||12 = B
||10 = C
We require a five year Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination) or a bachelor’s degree (post-1998). Pre-2002 Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen are all considered comparable to a British bachelor’s (honours) degree standard, post-2002 are considered comparable to a British master’s degree standard. The grading scale ranges from 1-5, with 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest. The scale is as follows:
|German degree classification
||English translation or equivalent
||Very good = 1st
||Good = 2:1
||Satisfactory = 2:2
English language equivalency
We will accept a minimum grade of 10 on the English component of the Abitur as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements.
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