Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements vary depending on your programme and level you choose and your country of residence.

International students:


These are the minimum standings that students must have (or be predicted to attain) to be considered for entry. Each year there is a specific number of places available and where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places then a selection process based on academic achievement, personal statement and references will be used. Having the minimum entry requirement does not guarantee a place on the programme.

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics at Grade B. English at Grade C.

  • A levels: ABB, in one sitting, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4.

  • IB: Overall score of 32 points, including HL Biology and Chemistry, one at Grade 5 and one at Grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. SL: English at Grade 4 and Mathematics at Grade 4. If you are using English /English Language at SL as part of the English language requirements, you must obtain Grade 5.


If your qualifications are not in the list above, please check our detailed entry requirements.

 

Chinese mainland students:

Applications and admissions for Chinese nationals will be through the usual Chinese national university process.

The English qualification that you use for admissions purposes to undergraduate degree level study, must be included in our list of accepted qualifications unless you are a national of a majority English speaking country or have completed a qualification the equivalent to a UK degree from one of these countries as defined by The University of Edinburgh as; Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamacia, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA and Canada.

We accept all of the English language qualifications listed below for entry to the Institute, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre. Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using an English language test such as IELTS for entry, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component

  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with minimum 23 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 176 with 169 in each component

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinction in all four components

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C

  • SQA Standard Grade 3

  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A

  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C

  • GCSE Grade C / 4

  • IB Standard Level Grade 5

There are no Chinese language proficiency requirements for the applicants of English-taught programs, but applicants (except for English native speakers) must have an internet-based TOEFL test score 90 or IELTS test score 6.5 (or above).

If your degree certificate and university transcript are written in another language other than English, you need to have them verified, translated into English and notarised.

If you cannot find your qualifications or would like to ask additional questions, please contact us on zje_apply@zju.edu.cn.