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Entry requirements for French students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the French 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 France 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 hold a Baccalauréat, a Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale, a Brevet de Maîtrise, or a Brevet de Technicien (BT).
  • Top-up courses
    If you have a Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie, a Brevet de Technicien Supérieur, or a Diplôme d’Etat de Technicien (two years), you can apply for a Top-up course.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us if you have a Diplôme, a Maîtrise (pre-2009), or a Licence.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

English Language requirements

If you have achieved a mark of 14 (bien) in English, where the co-efficient applied to the subject is greater than 1 in English as part of the Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du Second Degre qualification (a mark of 12 may be accepted in some circumstances). You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.