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Entry requirements for Lebanon

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you may be required to successfully complete an International Foundation Year before entering our undergraduate courses.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to have good A-level scores or the equivalent of the International Baccalaureate Diploma to be considered for admission on to our undergraduate degree courses.

If you have taken the French Baccalaureate, as a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a minimum grade of 12 overall or above, with 12 in key subject areas where appropriate. Please note that some subjects will require a higher score - please see individual course entries for details.

Alternatively, the successful completion of the Diploma of Technical Licence or Diplome de Technicien Superieur or one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Lebanese University may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

If you have completed an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university, achieving a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4), you will be considered for entry to our postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate research courses

There are a number of possible entry routes to our postgraduate research courses. We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a Masters from a recognised Lebanese institution.

In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a Bachelor's degree (minimum Second Class, Higher Division), although applicants may be required to complete a Master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.

English language

You will need to have a relevant English language qualification to satisfy the English language requirements for your course. The minimum admissions requirement is usually IELTS 6.5 but for some courses we may ask for higher grades.

You can improve your level of English language to meet the entry requirements for your course through our in-house English for University Study programme, a full-time course for international students planning to study at a UK university. The minimum entry requirement is IELTS 4.0 for September entry, 4.5 for January and 5.0 for April. The Exit Test results from this course are accepted as IELTS equivalents for entry to all degree courses at Cardiff University.

We also offer Summer Pre-sessional courses for applicants with academic offers that are conditional on improving their level of English language proficiency.