Admission requirements 

To be considered for a place at International College Dundee on either the International Incorporated Bachelor's (IIB) or the International Incorporated Master's (IIM) programmes, you need to meet our standard of English language requirements. Both courses require an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

However, if you do not meet these English Language requirements, we offer you a pre-sessional English course to be studied immediately before you enter the first stage of your chosen IIB or IIM programme.

Pre-sessional English courses 

  • If you have an IELTS of 5.5 (with any component below 5.5), you will be offered a 6-week pre-sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the programme.
  • If you have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), you will be offered a 6-week pre-sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the programme.
  • If you have an IELTS of 4.5 (with no component below 4.0), you will be offered a 12-week pre-sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the programme.

 

Academic entry requirements by country

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements

Country Undergraduate (IIB)Postgraduate (IIM)
Country  International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) International Incorporated Masters (IIM)
Albania   Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with Grade 6. Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare with Grade 6.
Armenia Complete the Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat or Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with an average of ‘good’ Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a recognised university.
Bangladesh Successful completion of HSC with a minimum of 50%. Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent, from a recognised university.
Belarus Complete the Certificate of Secondary Education (grade 11) with an average of 3/5 or ‘good’. Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent, from a recognised university. 
Bosnia-Herzegovina Matura / Svjedodžba o Zavrženoj Srednjoj Skoli (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Minimum grade of 2 BA / BSci / Diplomirani (Bachelor Degree) with Minimum Pass Mark 6/10 or 2.5/5
Brazil Ensino Medio/ High school certificate with 6 out of 10 overall. Successful completion of Título de Bacharel / Título de [subject area] or Título de Licenciado/a or Título de Tecnólogo with pass
Cameroon Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with 50% in relevant subjects. Bachelor Degree with Third Class or below GPA 2.3 or PG
Diploma equivalent, French system minimum 10/20.
Canada Most Provinces (with pass mark 50%):
Successful completion of Grade 11 with 60% average
OR Successful completion of Grade 12.
New Beunswick (Anglophone system
with pass mark 60%):
Successful completion of Grade 11 with 70% average
OR Successful completion of 12.
Quebec (with pass mark 60%):
Successful completion of DES with 60%
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree OR Diploma of Technology OR A qualification equivalent to a HND (Level 5)
China Successful completion of Secondary School Senior 2 with a minimum of 70% or Senior 3 with below 75%. Chinese 3-year College Diploma (DaZhuan) in related subject area with 70% or above
OR successful completion of a Chinese 4-year Bachelor degree with pass
Colombia Bachiller Académico with 6/10. 4 year degree with GPA 3.0-3.49 out of 5 or equivalent. GPA below 3.00 can be acceptable if degrees are achieved from these universities: Los Andes, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana Antioquia, Del Norte, Nacional De Colombia, EAFIT, De Valle, ICESI, Santander, Tecnologica de Bolivar.
Cyprus Lise Bitirme Dimplomasi 6.0/10. Lisans Diplomasi(Bachelor degree) GPA 2.0
Ecuador Título de Bachiller en Ciencias OR Título de Bachiller
Técnico Industrial minimum 12 out of 20.
Título de Licenciado / Título de (subject area) minimum pass of 50%.
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
(60%) or Secondary Education certificate of Al-Azhar with 60%.
Bachelor Degree with ‘Pass’ below GPA2.5 or 65% or Third class overall or Diploma of Graduate Studies, Diploma of Higher Studies or equivalent. 75% overall in Bachelor degree from Higher Institute.
Gabon Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with 50% in relevant subjects. Bachelor Degree with Third Class or below. GPA 2.7 or diploma equivalent
Ghana Successful completion of the West African School Certificate
(WAEC) or Senior School Certificate normally with an
average grade 1-6 (A-C) in 5 or more subjects*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis
Higher National Diploma with over 70% or Bachelor degree with Third Class.
Hong Kong Pass HKDSE with a minimum of 4 subjects Including
Maths where required at Level 2 or above.
OR Complete Form 4 and 5 with an average of 40-55%
(depending on school’s banding) including Maths where required
Associate Degree with 60% or above, Bachelor Degree with Third Class/
Pass or diploma equivalent or Bachelor degree with GPA below 2.3/4
India Successful completion of Standard XI with average of 50% or above
OR Completion of Standard XII with average of 45% or above.
Associate Degree with 60% or above, Bachelor Degree with Third Class/
Pass or diploma equivalent or Bachelor degree with GPA below 2.3/4.
Indonesia Completion of SMA/SMU/SMK 2 average grade of 7.0 (70%)
or SMA/SMU/SMK 3 average grade of 6.5 (65%).
Successful completion of D3 or D4 or Bachelor degree with GPA below 2.0
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma
(3 years) with average grade of 14.
Degree with ‘pass’ or below 65% or below 12/20.
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving certificate with average of 60%. Successful completion of Advanced Diploma or degree with pass.
Jordan Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School
Certificate with good grades (60%)
Successful completion of Bachelor degree with Pass grade (GPA 1.00-2.49 out of 4) or diploma equivalent.
Kazakhstan Complete the Svidetel’stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of
Secondary Education) with an average of 4 or “good” overall.
Successful completion of Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma with GPA below 3.25/5 or 59% or new system GPA 1.0-1.99 or 50-64%.
Kenya East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School
Certificate/KCSE normally with at least 5 grade C’s or above*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Successful Completion of Bachelor degree with
Pass grade or diploma equivalent.
Kuwait Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School
Certificate with good grades (60%).
Pass a Bachelor Degree with a GPA below 2.33/4.0 or 70% or equivalent.
Libya Secondary Education Certificate with a score of at least 60%. Bachelor degree from a higher technical and vocational institution with
a grade of at least 50% or Bachelor degree from a university with a grade
below 65% or diploma equivalent with 1-2 years’ work experience.
Macau Pass Ensino Secundário Complementar or Senior Middle 2 with 55% or above. Bachelor degree with Cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 2.49 or Third class honours or diploma equivalent.
Macedonia Диплома за положен завршен испит (Secondary School
Leaving Diploma) /Matura with minimum grade of 2.
Дипломиран / Баццалауреус / Баццалауреа (Bachelor degree) With minimum of 6.
Malawi Successful completion of MSCE normally with grades 1-6*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Bachelor degree with grades of at least grade 5/70% or above
Exception: Bachelor Degree from University of
Malawi and Mzuzu University 60% .
Malaysia Successful completion of SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with aggregate of 30 or less in best five relevant academic subjects. A Bachelor Degree with a grade of Third class or Advanced diploma equivalent.
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato at an average of 60%. Título de Licenciado with grades of less than 70 % or diploma equivalent.
Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultură Generală (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education) with minimum grades of 5 each subject. Diplomă de Licenţă (Bachelor degree) with minimum grade of 7
Mongolia Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate and High School graduation. Pass Bachelor degree with GPA of 1.7-3.1 or below 69%.
Montenegro Maturski ispit / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi (Secondary School
Leaving Diploma) with minimum grades of 2 in each subject.
Diploma o završenim osnovnim akademskim studijama Diploma of Completed Academic Undergraduate Studies/ Diploma primenjenih osnovnih studija Diploma of Professional Undergraduate Studies/ Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje / Diplomirani Advanced Diploma of Higher Education Minimum of grade 6.
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat or Diplôme du Baccalauréat Technique with pass grades. Diplôme d’Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion, Licence / Licence d’Études Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle, Diplôme du Cycle Normal or Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’État with a grade of 9-11/20
Myanmar Completion of Basic Education High School Examination Matriculation: Pass overall. Successful completion of a 4 year Bachelor degree or 5 year Bachelor degree with a grade of 40-60% or diploma equivalent.
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School
Certificate normally with grades 1-6*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Higher National Diploma (HND) with a GPA of 2.5 or better
or Bachelor degree with Honours with a grade of third class.
Nepal Pass HSEC 12th Grade with 50% average in best 4 subjects Pass Bachelor degree (when studied for a minimum of 3 years).
Norway Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from
Upper Secondary School) with minimum overall grade of 2.
Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree) Overall grade D or above.
Oman General Education Diploma – min 50%. Successful completion of Bachelor degree with 2.0 out of 4.0
Pakistan HSC with 50% or above. Successful completion of a 4 year Bachelor degree below 50% or diploma equivalent.
Philippines Successful completion of High School Diploma (Grade 12). Successful completion of Philippines Bachelor Degree from one of the following institutions with grades below the required level for direct entry; or Bachelor Degree awarded by a non-Centre of Excellence or Prestigious University plus 1-2 years’ work experience or Bachelor Degree in a professional subject such as Business/ Economics/Management/Accounting/Finance/Education/ Teaching/Engineering/Law plus 1-2 years’ work experience.
Qatar Senior Schooling Certificate with a grade of at least 60%. Bachelor degree with a Pass grade or diploma equivalent.
Russia *Subject to approval Certificate of Secondary Education with an average GPA of 3/5. Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma achieved at ‘Satisfactory/Pass’ level.
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School
Certificate with good grades (60%).
Pass a Bachelor Degree with a GPA below 2.8/5.0 or 2.0/4.0.
Serbia Диплома о стеченом среднем образованиy / Diploma o stecenom
srednem obrazovanju Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
Minimum score of 2.
Дипломирани / Diplomirani (Bachelor degree)
with minimum pass grade of 6.
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge O level/IGCSE with
C/C6 or above (in at least 5 subjects).
Bachelor Degree with GPA below 3.5/4.0 or 3rd Class Honours or Specialist Diploma with 75% or GPA 3.5/4 with 1-2 years’ work experience. 
South Korea Senior High School 2 with average 4th grade in relevant subjects Or Senior High School 3 with average 7th grade in relevant subjects Or School Leaving Certificate with average 60%. Bachelor Degree with below 2.0 or 69% or third class.
South Africa Completion of Year 11 Senior Certificate with A – C in at least 5 subjects
or successful completion of the National Senior Certificate.
Bachelor Degree with third class, or 59% or below or diploma equivalent.
Sri Lanka O’levels with a credit in a minimum of 5 subjects HND with minimum of 75%
OR Completion of Bachelor General or Bachelor Special with third class.
Taiwan Senior High School Year 2 with 60% average OR Senior High School Year 3 with 55% average Bachelor degree with pass or diploma equivalent.
Tanzania Completion of COSC/EACE normally with 1-6 (in at least 5 subjects)*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Bachelor degree with third class or Advanced Diploma
with at least 70% or diploma equivalent.
Thailand Successful completion of Maw 5 with a minimum average of 50%. Bachelor degree with minimum of 2.0/4 or third class or diploma equivalent.
Turkey Successful completion of Lise Deplomasi (High
School Certificate) with 55% or above.
Bachelor Degree with GPA below 2.6 or 59% overall or equivalent
*GPA at 2.6 and with some substantial work experience
can be considered for direct entry onto BU Masters
UAE Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School
Certificate with good grades (60%).
Bachelor degree with below GPA 2.5 or 75% or
Third class overall or diploma equivalent.
Uganda Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)
normally with 1-6 (in at least 5 subjects)*.
*Applicants who do not meet the criteria will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Higher Diploma with 70% or above
OR Bachelor degree with Third class or below 60%/GPA 2.7
Ukraine Complete Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Certificate of Secondary School Education), with an average 3 or ‘good’. Bachelor degree below 3.5/5 or 6/12 or Third class degree OR Specialist
degree with Third class or below 3.25/5 or 5/12 or diploma equivalent.
United States of America High School Diploma GPA 2.0
OR SAT result 1000 (or 1500 or taken before 2016).
Bachelor degree GPA 2.4 and above.
Vietnam Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma - successful
completion of Grade 11 with GPA 6.0.
Successful completion of college Diploma/Associate
Degree with GPA 7.0 or 70% or above
or Bachelor degree with below GPA 5.0-6.5 or Third class degree
Zambia School Certificate/General Certificate of Education
with grades 1 – 6 (in at least 6 subjects).
Master degree or Bachelor Degree from Copperbelt University
and University of Zambia with GPA below 2.5/4.0 or third class or
a 4/5 year Bachelor degree with 3.0/4.0 or Graduate diploma.
International Baccalaureate (IB)   B 20 Points. n/a
UK Qualifications 4 GCSE passes grades A – C
Or, Two GCE A levels (grades E)
Or, Three GCE AS levels (grades D – E)
Successful Completion of a degree or 3 year/NQF level 5
diploma equivalent, or a minimum of 15 years education
Clearing UCAS Points 80  

 

 

Academic entry requirements by region

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements

RegionUndergraduate Postgraduate  
  International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) International Incorporated Masters (IIM)
    One Term  Two Term
Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with grades A+ to C / 100 - 50 / 5.0 - 2.5

Bachelor Degree (from BUET) with C+ / GPA of 2.5 Bachelor Degree with A- / GPA of 3.5

China

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with Senior 2 with 70% or Senior 3 with 60%

or

Senior Secondary Academic Proficiency Test Also known as Huikao with 70%

Bachelor  Degree with 60%

Graduation Certificate - Specialist / Sub-degree programme (Zhuanke) (Dazhuan Graduation Certificate) with 70% or above

or Graduation Certifcate -Undergraduate programme (Benke) with 60%

Egypt

1. Vocational Secondary Education Certificate

or

2.Secondary Education Certificate of Al-Azhar

or

3. General Certificate of Secondary Education or with 60% overall

Bachelor Degree (from a university) with 65%  Bachelor Degree (from a higher institute) with 75%
Ghana West African Senior School Certificate Examination with grades A1-C6 in each subject

Bachelor Degree with Third Class Classification / 45%

Higher National Diploma (HND) with GPA 3.00
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

(HKDSE) with grade 2 in each subject

Bachelor degree (Ordinary) with Pass

Higher Diploma with grade B / 3.0 or

Associate Degree with grade B / 3.0

India

All Indian Secondary School Examination with grade B2 in each subject

or All Indian Senior School Certificate Examination with 45% in each subject

or Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Standard 12 with 45%

or Indian Certificate  of Secondary  Education  (Class  X)  with  grade 3 in each subject or Indian School Certificate (Class XII) with grade 6 in each subject

Bachelor Degree with 45% from a NAAC  ‘A’ rated university or 50% from other institutions                     

 

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree with grades below 55% or 50% from NAAC ‘A’ rated universities
Indonesia

Certificate of Graduation from Academic/ Islamic Secondary School (SMA/MA)

Certificate of Graduation from Vocational/ Islamic Secondary School (SMK/MAK) with grade 70 in each subject

Diploma IV (D4) Bachelor Degree with 2.0  Diploma III (D3) with 3.0
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma
(3 years) with average grade of 14.
Degree with ‘pass’ or below 65% or below 12/20.  
Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination with Grade 2 in each subject

Advanced Diploma Bachelor Degree

with GPA of 2.00 / C

Successful completion of Advanced Diploma or degree with pass
Jordan Certificate of General Secondary Education with average 60% Bachelor Degree with GPA of 1.00 Successful completion of Bachelor degree with Pass grade (GPA 1.00-2.49 out of 4) or diploma equivalent
Kazakhstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary

Education with grade 3 in each subject

Bachelor Degree with 60% / Grade C- / 1,67 Successful completion of Bachelor Degree or

Specialist Diploma with GPA below 3.25/5 or 59% or new system GPA 1.0-1.99 or 50-64%

Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with grade C in each subject Bachelor Degree with Pass  / 40%-49% Higher Diploma with 70% / Distinction
Libya Secondary Education Certificate with 60% Bachelor Degree with GPA of 2.00 Advanced Diploma with 70%
Malaysia

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with grades 6 / C in each subject

UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) Senior Middle Level with B6 in each subject

Bachelor Degree with GPA of 2.00  Advanced Diploma with 70%
Morocco

Attestation du Baccalauréat

Also known as Diplôme du Baccalauréat /

Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire with grade 10 in each subject

Diplôme d’Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’État

Diplôme de  Doctorat  en  Pharmacie Licence / Licence d’Études Fondamentales

/ Licence Professionnelle Diplôme du Cycle Normal with grade 11/20

Diplôme d’Écoles Nationales de  Commerce et de Gestion, Licence / Licence d’Études Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle, Diplôme du Cycle Normal or Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’État with a grade of 9-11/20 
Nepal

Higher Secondary Education Board Examination School Leaving Certificate Examination

Secondary Education Examination with 50% in each subject

4 Year or more Bachelor Degree with 50%  3 Year Bachelor Degree with 70%
Nigeria

Senior School Certificate

West African Senior School Certificate with grades A1-C6 in each subject

Post-Higher National Diploma (Post-HND) / Full Professional Diploma Bachelor Degree with Third Class Honours / 40% / 1.50

 
Higher National Diploma with GPA

of 2.50/4.00 or 3.50/5.00

Pakistan Intermediate / Higher Secondary Certificate with 50%

Bachelor Degree Bachelor of Laws with 50%

Successful completion of a 4 year Bachelor degree below 50% or diploma equivalent
Russia

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education with grade 3 in each subject

Bachelor Degree Specialist Diploma with grade 3

Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma achieved at ‘Satisfactory/Pass’ level
South Korea

High School Diploma / High School

Certificate of Graduation

High School Graduation Equivalency Examination 

Senior 3 with 60% in each subject Senior 2 with 70% in each subject.

Bachelor Degree with 70% / GPA  of 2.0 Associate Degree / Junior College

Diploma with 80% / GPA of 3.0

South Africa

National Senior Certificate with grade 3 / 40% in each subject

Bachelor Degree with 70% / Second Class (Division One)

Bachelor Honours Degree Professional Bachelor Degree with Third Class / 50%

Diploma

National Diploma with 75%

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education

MAW 5 with 60% in each subject MAW 6 with 50% in each subject

Higher Diploma of Technical Education / Higher Diploma of Vocational Education with 2.50

Bachelor Degree with 2.00

Bachelor degree with minimum of 2.0/4 or third class or diploma equivalent
Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with 7 in each subject

Bachelor Degree Specialist Diploma with 60%

Bachelor degree below 3.5/5 or 6/12 or Third class degree OR Specialist degree with Third class

or below 3.25/5 or 5/12 or diploma equivalent

Uzbekistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary

Education with 3 in each subject

Bachelor Degree with 70% or

Specialist Diploma with 55%

 
Vietnam Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with 5.0 in each subject Bachelor Degree with GPA of 5.5-69 Successful completion of college Diploma/

Associate Degree with GPA 7.0 or 70% or above or Bachelor degree with below GPA

5.0-6.5 or Third class degree

International Baccalaureate (IB)   IB 20 Points.    n/a
UK Qualifications 4 GCSE passes grades A – C
or, Two GCE A levels (grades E)
or, Three GCE AS levels (grades D – E)

Bachelor Degree Ordinary

Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland

Successful Completion of a degree or 3 year/NQF level 5 diploma equivalent, or a minimum of 15 years education.
GCC Countries

Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary

School Certificate with good grades (60%).
  Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

/ Higher National Diploma (HND) Scotland, England and Wales