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International students

Entry requirements for India


If you have already completed your A levels/ International Baccalaureate Diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry if you meet your chosen programme's entry requirements. These are shown at undergraduate courses and in the undergraduate prospectus. You can apply through UCAS.

We also accept the following Indian qualifications:

  • ICSE/CBSE Board Standard XII
  • West Bengal Board Standard XII
  • Maharashtra Junior Year (Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri)
  • State Boards* - West Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi Board of Senior Secondary Education, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Gujrat, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir
  • National Institute of Open Schooling

For these we require minimum aggregate scores of 80%, or 70% for the West Bengal Board Standard XII. Other regional board standard XII exams can be considered on an individual basis, but we usually require an aggregate score of at least 85%.

Please contact our India office to know the exact requirement for your programmes.

Foundation year entry

If you don't quite meet any of the above requirements, you will need to take a recognised Foundation Year programme, such as INTO International Foundation courses, available on the Exeter campus.


In the case of English Language, as evidence for English Language proficiency, we accept class XIIth grades with equivalent grades for up to seven years prior to entry.

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For direct entry onto our Masters programmes you will be required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Second-class honours (2:1 or 2:2). Check Masters courses for exact requirements to your course.

If you are interested in our Finance Masters courses or Management Masters courses but do not quite meet our entry requirements, you may be able to gain entry by first attaining a Graduate Diploma via INTO.

Research courses

For entry onto postgraduate research programmes, you will need to hold a relevant Masters degree, supported by a strong research proposal. For more information, please see how to apply for a postgraduate programme.

English language requirements