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Entry requirements for Bangladeshi students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Bangladeshi education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Bangladesh and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Bachelors degree from a recognised Bangladeshi institution, with at least two years of study.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Bangladeshi institution, with at least four years of study.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Master’s degree from a recognised Bangladeshi institution, which should follow a three or four year Bachelor's degree.
  • Research programmes
    You need a Master’s of Philosophy (MPhil) from a recognised Bangladeshi institution to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.