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Other examination systems

This webpage gives an indication of the examinations acceptable from the various EU countries and the standards required for entry.

In order to gain entry to Trinity College Dublin applicants must meet:

  1. minimum entry requirements: See details on the matriculation requirement from your country by clicking on the country specific links below.
  2. English language requirement: All applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English.
  3. specific course requirements (where applicable): See information on the specific course requirements for undergraduate programmes on the basis of the Irish leaving Certificate and compare these with the equivalent grades for your country below.
  4. points requirements for the course: Points for the current year will not be known until the Leaving Certificate results are issued in mid-August. However, there is information on the points requirements for  undergraduate programmes at Trinity College  in previous years

Only recognised subjects will be taken into consideration when calculating averages. In some cases averages may be weighted according to the spread of grades in that examination. The information on this page is subject to frequent change as new data becomes available.
Check to see if you are an EU or a non-EU applicant.

Austria

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Reifeprüfung/Matura (from Allgemeinbildende höhere Schulen)
  • Reifezeugnis/Maturezeugnis (from Allgemeinbildende höhere Schulen)

Minimum Entry Requirements
3 subjects at grade 3 and 3 subjects at grade 4 to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence:
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements

This table shows what is required in terms of the Austrian Examinations to meet specific subject requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Austrian Matura

LC Ordinary

Austrian Matura

H1

1

O1

3

H2

2

O2

4

H3

2

O3

4

H4

3

O4

4

H5

3

O5

4

H6

4

O6

4

H7

4

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

1

600

1.5

500

2

400

2.5

300

3

200

3.5

100

 
[Average mark = average score based on 6 best distinct recognised subjects taken (excluding PE). Only examined subjects are used for points but 1 subject from school may be used to make the 6th for matriculation.]


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable as Maths is undifferentiated

 

Belgium

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Flanders

  • Diplôme van Secundaire Onderwijs
  • Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische School

Wallonia

  • Certificat d Enseignement Secondaire Superieur
  • Diplôme d’Acces à l'Enseignment Supérieur
  • Abschluszeugnis der Oberstuffe des Sekundarunterrichts
  • Diplôme d’Aptitude à Acceder à l’Enseignment Supérieur

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects with a minimum score of 7 in 3 subjects and a minimum of 5 in three subjects, to include English, Mathematics, and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Note: applications can only be considered if the examination results show the numbers of hours for each subject.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Belgian Examinations to meet specific course requirements.  See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

3 hour +

LC Ordinary

3 hour +

1 or 2 hour

H1

10

O1

6.5

 

H2

9

O2

6

9

H3

8

O3

5

9

H4

7.5

O4

5

8

H5

6.5

O5

5

8

H6

6

O6

5

7

H7

5

 

 

 

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points

As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

10

600

9

540

8

480

7

420

6

360

5

300

Average = average mark based on the 6 best distinct recognised subjects of 2 hours + which must include at least 3 individual subjects of 3 or more hours, normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes. Where written and oral are presented in the same subject, scores will be averaged.
In some districts, a grade is given for each of 4 semesters. These will be averaged to provide an overall grade per subject. In other districts, a single overall percentage is given which is an average of all subjects. This will be used to calculate IPS.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus of 25 points will be awarded for 3 hour or greater in Maths with grade 6 or better

 

Bulgaria

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Диплома за Cредно Oбразование (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)) NB this is only accepted with Matriculation [from Professionalni utchilichta schools].

Acceptable for programmes up to 500 points. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution of equivalent standing to Trinity College Dublin. In addition to the Diploma of Completed Secondary Education applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in their final year.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Pass in 5 distinct recognised subjects which must include both profile subjects and 3 subjects at grade 5 or better to include English, mathematics and a language other than English.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Bulgarian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.

Subject Grade Comparison (subjects ≥ 144 hours):
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Bulgarian exam

LC Ordinary

Bulgarian Exam

H1

6 in profile subject

O1

5

H2

6 or 5 in profile subject

O2

4

H3

6 or 5 in profile subject

O3

4

H4

5

O4

3

H5

5

O5

3

H6

4

O6

3

H7

4

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

6.0

500

5.5

458

5

414

4.5

375

4.0

333

The average as calculated on the certificate is used. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable


Croatia

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Svjedodzba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) or drzavne mature from gymnazijum (since 2009)

Note: all qualifications are subject to annual review but, as this qualification has only been recognised in 2013, the scoring scheme will be monitored closely as we begin to receive applicants presenting this qualification.

Minimum Entry Requirements
3 distinct recognised subjects at grade 3 and 3 distinct recognised subjects at grade 2 to include English, mathematics and another language. A minimum of 3 of the total of 6 subjects must be examined in the Matura. 
 
Note: in addition to Maturi applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in final year.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements

This table shows what is required in terms of the Croatian Examinations to meet specific subject requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Extended Level

LC Ordinary

Basic Level

Extended Level

H1

5 Maturi

O1

4 Maturi

3 Maturi

H2

4 Maturi

O2

3 Maturi

2 Maturi

H3

4 Maturi

O3

3 Maturi

2 Maturi

H4

3 Maturi

O4

2 Maturi

H5

3 Maturi

O5

2 Maturi

H6

2 Maturi

O6

2 (school level acceptable)

H7

2 Maturi

 

 

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Score

Extended

Basic

5

165

103

4

135

84

3

105

66

2

75

47

Applicants are scored on a total of 4 distinct recognised subjects. Three advanced subjects will be necessary to obtain the maximum score of 600 If 4 Advanced subjects are presented, the lowest will be scored as for basic level.


Bonus points for maths in 2017:  Grade 2 or better in Extended Maths

Cyprus

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications       

Apolytirion of Lykeio

From 2010: Acceptable for programmes up to 500 points. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution of equivalent standing to that of the programme applied for

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Overall minimum of 17 in Apolytirion, which must English, Mathematics and a language other than English. 

Competence in English Language:
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Apolytirion examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Apolytirion

LC Ordinary

Apolytirion

H1

20

O1

18.5

H2

19.5

O2

18

H3

19

O3

18

H4

18.75

O4

17

H5

18.5

O5

17

H6

18

O6

17

H7

17

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Overall Mark

IPS

20

500

19.75

480

19.5

460

19

420

18.5

380

18

340

17

260

Provided there are adequate recognised subjects, the average as calculated on the Apolytirion will be used. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

Czech Republic

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita) (Not acceptable if awarded from technical/vocational schools).

Minimum Entry Requirements
Average of 3.5 in best 4 distinct recognised subjects to include English, mathematics and another language.

Note: in addition to Maturita applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in final year.


English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Czech examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Maturita

LC Ordinary

Maturita

H1

1

O1

3

H2

1

O2

3

H3

2

O3

3

H4

2

O4

4

H5

3

O5

4

H6

3

O6

4

H7

4

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:
Each of the best four or five distinct subject scores (normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes) scored will be scored as follows and summed) to get the indicative equivalence:


Points Equivalence Table

Subject grades

IPS

1

120

2

95

3

70

4

50

Consequently, for programmes with points requirement of 480 and over, applicants will be required to present with a minimum of 5 subjects


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

Denmark

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Bevis for Studentereksamen
  • Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen

Minimum Entry Requirements
3 distinct recognised subjects with grade 7 and 3 distinct recognised subjects with grade 2 to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Danish Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Bevis

LC Ordinary

Bevis

H1

Level A Grade 12

O1

Level B Grade 12

H2

Level A Grade 11

O2

Level B Grade 11

H3

Level A Grade 10

O3

Level B Grade 10

H4

Level A Grade 8

O4

Level B Grade 8

H5

Level A Grade 6

O5

Level B Grade 6

H6

Level A Grade 4

O6

Level B Grade 4

H7

Level A Grade 2

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows (Provided there are adequate distinct recognised subjects, the average as calculated on the Bevis will be used:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

12

600

10

520

9

480

7

400

4

280

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Level A Maths grade 4 or better

Estonia

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus [Recognised from 2007 only. Acceptable for programmes up to 500 points. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution of equivalent standing to the programme applied for.


Note: in addition to Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in final year.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Pass in 6 distinct recognised subjects including minimum 3 at State level and all with minimum 6 courses. Subjects must include English, mathematics and a language other than English.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Estonian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Estonian exam

LC Ordinary

Estonian exam

H1

 

O1

4

H2

5

O2

3

H3

5

O3

3

H4

4

O4

3

H5

4

O5

3

H6

3

O6

3

H7

3

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

5

500

4.8

480

4.2

420

4

400

3.6

360

3

300

The average is calculated on the best 6 distinct recognised subjects normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes with a weighting of state level 3:school 2. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

Finland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination)
  • Lukion Päästötodistus/Studentexamsbetyg
  • NB: Ammatillinenperustutkinto / yrkesinriktadgrundexamen is not recognised

Minimum Matriculation
Minimum of 6 distinct recognised subjects including English, Mathematics and another language with Grade 5 with 3 subjects at Advanced Level in the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with grade C.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Finnish Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

Irish Leaving Cert

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

Lukion

Advanced

Basic

H1

L (Excellent)

 

N/A

H2

E (Exceptionally Good)

 

10

H3

M (Very good)

 

9

H4

C (Good)

 

8

H5

B (Satisfactory)

 

8

H6

A (Pass)

 

7

H7

A (Pass)

 

5

O1

B (Satisfactory)

C (Good)

8

O2

A (Pass)

B (Satisfactory)

7

O3

A (Pass)

B (Satisfactory)

7

O4

A (Pass)

A (Pass)

5

O5

A (Pass)

A (Pass)

5

O6

A (Pass)

A (Pass)

5

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Subject Grade

IPS per subject

L

120

E

100

M

90

C

80

B

65

A

55

The scores of the best 4 or 5 distinct recognised subjects passed in a single sitting the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus are totalled. Sample: 480 is LLLL, LEECC
For programmes with a Leaving Certificate points requirement of 500 and over, applicants will be required to present with a minimum 5 matriculation subjects


Bonus points for maths in 2017: 25 additional points will be awarded a pass in Advanced Level Mathematics in the matriculation.

France

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général

Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall 10 in a minimum of six distinct recognised subjects, to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Note: Students presenting the Option International (OIB) may satisfy the English language requirement by achieving a minimum of 11 in English language and literature (where the co-efficient is greater than 5). Where the co-efficient is less than 5, a minimum result of 13 is required.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the French Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

LC Higher

Coefficient ≥ 5

LC Ordinary

Coefficient ≤4

Coefficient ≥5

H1

16

O1

14

12

H2

15

O2

13

11

H3

14

O3

13

11

H4

13

O4

12

10

H5

12

O5

12

10

H6

11

O6

12

10

H7

10

 

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows, provided adequate distinct recognised subjects are presented:

Points Equivalence Table

Moyenne sur 20

IPS

20

600

19

577

18

555

17

532

16

509

15

479

14

449

13

414

12

378

11

309

10

240

 

The percentages of students attaining each level in the French Baccalaureate are compared with the percentages of students attaining the various points levels in the Irish leaving certificate and the comparison is determined on that basis. The uneven relationship between IPS and French Baccalaureate scores reflects the distribution of results.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: 25 additional points will be awarded for Mathematics grade 11 or better with a minimum co-efficient of 5

Germany

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Abitur
  • Zeugnis der Allgemein Hochschulreife

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall minimum of 3.0 in the Durchschnittsnote. Six distinct subjects (examined or final year) to include English, mathematics and another language. Grade 10 in three examined subjects must also be presented.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific course requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the German Examinations to meet specific course requirements.  See the full details of specific course requirements.

Subject Grade Comparison: (examined subjects only unless otherwise specified)
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

LC Higher

Intensive

LC Ordinary

Standard

Intensive

H1

13

O1

8

6

H2

11

O2

7

5

H3

9

O3

6*

5

H4

7

O4

6*

4

H5

6

O5

5*

4

H6

5

O6

4*

4

H7

5

 

 

 

            * A non-examined subject at grade 13 may be used for this, except English

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline, assuming there are sufficient distinct recognised subjects, it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be based on the Durchschnittsnote and calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Durchschnittsnote

IPS

1.0

600

1.5

500

2.0

400

2.5

300

3.0

200

3.5

100

Bonus points for maths in 2017: 25 additional points will be awarded for an examined mathematics grade 5 at intensive level.

Greece

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Apolytirion of Lykeio - Acceptable for courses up to 500 points. For courses over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution of equivalent to that of the programme applied for. (NB: Apolytirion of Gymnasio is not acceptable) Prior to 2001, a separate certificate General (University) Entrance Examination was also needed.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall minimum of 17 in Apolytirion, with 6 distinct recognised subjects at 17 or better including English, mathematics and a language other than English.

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Greek Examinations to meet specific subject requirements.  Please see details of the specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Apolytirion

LC Ordinary

Apolytirion

H1

N/A

O1

18.5

H2

20

O2

18

H3

19.5

O3

18

H4

19

O4

17

H5

18.5

O5

17

H6

18

O6

17

H7

17

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Overall Mark

IPS

20

500

19.5

460

19

420

18.5

380

18

340

17.5

300

17

260

Provided there are adequate distinct recognised subjects, the average as calculated on the Apolytirion will be used. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

Hungary

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Erettsegi Bizonyίtvάny / Matura (NB: Erettsegi awarded by Szakkozepiskola is not recognised)

Minimum Entry Requirements
Pass in 5 distinct recognised subjects including a minimum of 2 subjects at advanced level and 3 at intermediate level which must include English , mathematics and a language other than English.


Note: in addition to Matura applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in final year.

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Hungarian Examinations to meet specific subject requirements. Please see the specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:  NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Matura

LC Ordinary

Matura

H1

5 Advanced

O1

5 Intermediate

H2

4 Advanced

O2

5 Intermediate

H3

4 Advanced

O3

4 Intermediate

H4

3 Advanced

O4

4 Intermediate

H5

3 Advanced

O5

3 Intermediate

H6

2 Advanced

O6

2 Intermediate

H7

2 Advanced

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline, it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows, counting the best 5 subjects and using only distinct recognised subjects. In addition a bonus is given for a 6th subject:


Points Equivalence Table

Advanced

Intermediate

Grade

Percent

Points

Grade

Percent

Points

5

100

162

5

100

81

90

156

90

78

80

150

80

75

70

144

4

70

70

60

138

60

65

4

55

120

3

55

57

50

105

50

49

3

45

90

45

41

40

75

40

33

35

60

2

35

0

2

30

42

30

0

25

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

Max attainable from 5 subjects = 567. Bonus for 6th subject = score * 0.4

Bonus points for maths in 2017: 25 additional points will be awarded for a grade 2 or better in Advanced level Mathematics

Iceland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Studentsprof (from Gymnasium)

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall average score of 5, with at least 7 in 3 distinct recognised subjects. Subjects must include English, mathematics and a language other than English.


Note: Applicants must submit a report showing all subjects taken in final year.

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
As a guideline, it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

10

600

9

570

8

495

7

405

6

310

5

300

Where a weighted average is provided on the result report this will be used. Otherwise, the average will be calculated on the best 10 recognised subjects of 4 credits or more (distinct subjects normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purpose in all cases.)


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable.

Italy

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Diploma di Maturità: (up until 1999)
  • Esame di Stato (from 1999)

These are acceptable for programmes for up to 555 points.  For programmes over 555 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end of 1st year in a recognized 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to the programme applied for.


Must be from a Liceo of one of the following types: Classica/Scientifica/Tecnica/ Linguistica/Magistrale/Artistica.


Note: Liceo Professonale not accepted

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall 60%, with 6 distinct recognised subjects taken in the final two years at secondary school to include English, mathematics and a language other than English.
Please note that a certified copy of school reports for the final two years at secondary school showing subjects and results achieved must be submitted with the CAO application.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Italian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

LC Higher

Italian exams

LC Ordinary

Italian exams

H1

10

O1

7

H2

9

O2

7

H3

8

O3

7

H4

8

O4

6

H5

7

O5

6

H6

7

O6

6

H7

6

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Overall %

IPS

100%

555

95%

530

90%

505

85%

480

80%

454

75%

424

70%

391

65%

345

60%

300

School report showing subjects taken in final exams must be submitted – applicants will not normally be assessed in the absence of this.
Due to high numbers achieving max scores, and the fact that Italian Universities will often use matriculation/entry exams, for programmes over 550 points applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject in a university entrance exam or at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.
Note: for Science, Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine a science based matriculation is generally required.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable


Latvia

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu – Diploma of General Secondary Education AND
  • Sekmju izraksts – Statement of Record showing positive assessment in subjects taught in chosen profile and also in national examinations certified by a General Secondary Education Certificate (Visparejas videjas izglitibas sertifikats)
  • Both these documents certify the completion of the general secondary education and entitle a graduate to continue to higher education and together are acceptable for programmes up to 500 points. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at the equivalent of the level of the programme applied for.

NB applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject


Minimum Entry Requirements
Pass in 6 distinct recognised subjects including English, mathematics and a language other than English.  A minimum of three examined subjects at 55% or above is also required.

Pre 2009:
Grade C/6 in 3 subjects at Advanced level and three at least Grade D which must include English, mathematics and a language other than English.

Note: Applicants must submit a certified copy of their school report which shows the grades attained in each subject with their application.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Latvian Examinations to meet specific course requirements.  See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

LC Higher

Latvian exam

LC Ordinary

Latvian Exam

H1

100%

O1

60%

H2

90%

O2

50%

H3

80%

O3

48%

H4

70%

O4

46%

H5

60%

O5

43%

H6

50%

O6

40% or 5 at school level

H7

40%

 

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:
Scoring Scheme for results 2009 and onwards


Points Equivalence Table

Average Grade

IPS

100%

500

90%

496

80%

492

70%

483

60%

427

50%

364

40%

302

 

Applicants will be scored on their best 6 subjects (normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes) which must include at least 3 state examined subjects. The maximum attainable in this examination is 500.

Bonus points for maths in 2017   Not Applicable

Liechtenstein

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Matura certificate (Type B or Type E)

Minimum Entry Requirements
A minimum of grade 4 in 5 distinct recognised subjects which must include 3 subjects at grade 5. Applicants must present English, mathematics and a language other than English.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Liechtenstein Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Matura

LC Ordinary

Matura

H1

6

O1

5

H2

6

O2

4

H3

6

O3

4

H4

5

O4

4

H5

5

O5

4

H6

4

O6

4

H7

4

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guide it is anticipated that courses requiring 540 points in the Irish Leaving Certificate will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Subject Grade

Score per subject

6

120

5

90

4

60

Applicants will be scored on the best 5 distinct subjects normally recognised by HEIs for admissions purposes. Example IPS 480 = 1 X 6 + 4 X 5


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

Lithuania

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Brandos Atestatas / Maturity Certificate, at State exam level (from a Gymnasium or Secondary School).


Acceptable for courses up to 500 points. For courses over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution of equivalent standing to the programme applied for.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum grade 5 in 6 distinct recognised subjects, to include English and another language, with minimum grade 8 in 3 subjects. Subjects presented must include a minimum of 3 examined at State level.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Lithuanian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

Irish Leaving Cert

Brandos except Maths

Maths

Examined

School

H1

 

 

 

H2

100%

 

100% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

H3

95%

 

95% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

H4

90%

 

90% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

H5

80%

 

80% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

H6

70%

 

70% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

H7

60%

 

60% in Adv Mth ≥ 310 Hours

O1

80%

9

9

O2

70%

8

8

O3

60%

7

7

O4

50%

6

6

O5

40%

5

5

O6

30%

4

4

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated by summing the IPS for the best 6 subjects (normally recognised by HEIs for admissions purposes) which must include at least 2 at state level. Only school subjects taken at 140 hours or more will be counted.


Points Equivalence Table

Average score

IPS

100

500

90

492

80

484

70

476

60

445

50

386

40

366

35

307

 

The maximum attainable in this examination is 500 points (or 525 with bonus for Advanced Mathematics). For programmes with higher points requirements, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.



Bonus points for maths in 2017
70% in the Advanced level option in Mathematics will gain bonus points for Maths.

 

Luxembourg

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaire

Minimum Entry Requirements
6 distinct recognised subjects which must include: 3 subjects at coefficient 3 and minimum grade of 35, plus 3 subjects at minimum grade of 30. Subjects must include English, mathematics and a language other than English

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Lithuanian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.
 


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Diplome

LC Ordinary

Diplome

H1

49, at coefficient 3

O1

35, at coefficient 3

H2

47, at coefficient 3

O2

30, at coefficient 3

H3

41, at coefficient 3

O3

30, at coefficient 3

H4

39, at coefficient 3

O4

30

H5

35, at coefficient 3

O5

30

H6

30, at coefficient 3

O6

30

H7

30

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline, it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows using the weighted overall mark as calculated on the result and assuming an adequate number of distinct recognised subjects is presented:

Points Equivalence Table

Overall weighted mark

IPS

60

600

55

558

50

517

45

475

40

433

35

392

30

350

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Co-efficient 3 Maths grade 30/satisfactory or better

Malta

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Advanced Matriculation

Matriculation Certificate Examination from the University of Malta

Minimum Entry Requirements

5 distinct recognised subjects which must include 2 subjects at Advanced Level grade C minimum and 3 other subjects at Intermediate Level Grade C minimum (not incl. Systems of Knowledge). Subjects must include English, mathematics and a language other than English.

Applicants must submit certified copies of both Advanced and Intermediate results.

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Maltese Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Maltese Matric

LC Ordinary

Maltese Matric

H1

Advanced level A

O1

Advanced level C

H2

Advanced level B

O2

Advanced level D

H3

Advanced level B

O3

Intermediate A

H4

Advanced level C

O4

Intermediate B

H5

Advanced level C

O5

Intermediate C

H6

Advanced level D

O6

Intermediate Level Grade C or 5 in Secondary Education Certificate

H7

Advanced level E

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Advanced Level grade

IPS per subject

 

Intermediate Level grade

IPS per subject

A

150

 

A

75

B

130

 

B

65

C

105

 

C

55

D

80

 

D

40

E

40

 

E

20

 

The best 6 distinct subjects normally accepted for admissions purposes in Irish HEIs are totalled, in accordance with matriculation and entry requirements. Example: 480 points = BBB at advanced plus CD Intermediate, or equivalent. Only advanced subjects presented at a single sitting (i.e. April-June or September sitting) will be scored.  Intermediate subjects can be presented from the same or previous sitting.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for A Level Maths grade D or better

 

Netherlands

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects with a minimum of 3 subjects at grade 8 and 3 subjects grade 6 to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptableEnglish Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Dutch examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

Irish Leaving Cert

VWO

Irish Leaving Cert

VWO

H1

10

O1

8

H2

9

O2

7

H3

9

O3

7

H4

8

O4

6

H5

8

O5

6

H6

7

O6

6 or Pass in HAVO

H7

6

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated, based on the average of the best 6 distinct recognised subjects as follows:

Points Equivalence Table

Average Mark

IPS

10

600

9

540

8

480

7

420

6

360

5

300

Although a 4 is unsatisfactory and a 5 is not a full pass, students are allowed a max of one 4 or two 5s on their examination provided they are compensated by superior performance in other subjects. A mark of 4 or 5 will not be counted for point equivalence.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

 

Norway

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring with oppnådd generell studiekompetanse
  • Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with “og bestått”

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects which must at least 4 examined subjects and 2 non-examined).  Three of these should be at grade 4 and three at grade 2 including English, Mathematics and a language other than English.

English Language Competence
Please see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Norwegian examinations to meet specific subject requirements.  See full details of specific course requirements.
Note: Where there is a specific course requirement at Higher Leaving Certificate level the subject should have been taken in Year 2 and Year 3 of the Vitnemal programme.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

Irish Leaving Cert

Vitnemål (examined or final year)

Irish Leaving Cert

Vitnemål (examined or final year)

H1

6

O1

4

H2

5

O2

3

H3

5

O3

3

H4

4

O4

2

H5

4

O5

2

H6

3

O6

2

H7

2

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:

Average 6 best distinct, recognised subjects (maximum 5 examined will be included).
Examined subjects score a maximum of 113. Non exam in final year score a max of 35.
To score max points applicants need to present 5 examined subjects. Note if more than 5 examined, lowest can be scored as non-exam
Note Bokmål NOR1211 and Nynorsk NOR1212 are often both translated as Norwegian but they are, in fact, 2 separate languages both of which are official languages of Norway and as such are treated as distinct subjects.
The percentages of students attaining each average point in the Vitnemål are compared with the percentages of students attaining the various points levels in the Irish leaving certificate and the comparison is determined on that basis. The uneven relationship reflects the distribution of results.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for grade 3 in Maths VG3

 

Poland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Certificate of Maturity)

Minimum Entry Requirements
A total of 6 distinct  recognised subjects between Matura and final school-leaving examinations with 3 distinct subjects in the Matura including 3 Advanced subjects > 40%.

NB applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Polish examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table overleaf

Irish Leaving Cert

Advanced level

Irish Leaving Cert

Basic Level

H1

90%

O1

90%

H2

80%

O2

80%

H3

70%

O3

70%

H4

60%

O4

60%

H5

50%

O5

50%

H6

40%

O6

40%

H7

30%

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish leaving Certificate
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence for the Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) will be calculated as follows:

  • Where a written and oral examination in the same subject and level are presented, the results will be averaged.
  • A maximum of four different recognised subjects, which are not mutually exclusive, will be counted.
  • If 4 Advanced subjects are presented, the lowest grade is scored at a lower rate.
  • Applicants are scored on the basis of their best four Advanced, or three Advanced and one basic in a different subject
  • The percentile score is used.

Percentile

Best 3

4th subject

Advanced

Advanced

Basic

100

160

120

80

90

140

105

70

80

130

97

65

70

121

91

60

60

113

85

57

50

105

79

52

40

98

73

49

30

88

66

44

20

80

60

40

10

68

51

34

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for 40% at extended level in the Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity)

Portugal

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondarios (previously Certidao do Decimo Segundo Ano)

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação

Minimum Entry Requirements

Six distinct recognised subjects with a minimum of 3 subjects at grade 14 and 3 subjects at grade 12 to include English, mathematics and a language other than English

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Portuguese examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.
Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows using the average as shown on the results:


Points Equivalence Table

Average Mark

IPS

20

600

19

570

18

540

17

500

16

460

15

420

14

380

13

340

12

300

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable as there is no separate advanced level of Mathematics.

Romania

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Minimum Entry Requirements
A total of 5 passes including 3 at grade 8 and a minimum average of 6 to include English, mathematics and a language other than English.  If only 3 subjects are examined in the bacalaureat minimum entry requirements may be met with a 5th subject in the School report.

Note: applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Romanian examinations to meet specific course requirements.  (Subjects must be examined or final year of school)See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison: exam or final year
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

Irish Leaving Cert

Bacalaureat except Maths

Maths

Irish Leaving Cert

Bacalaureat except Maths

Maths 2

H1

10

10

O1

8

7

H2

9

9

O2

7

6

H3

9

8

O3

7

6

H4

8

7

O4

6

6

H5

8

7

O5

5

5

H6

7

6

O6

5

5

H7

5

5

 

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows based on the overall weighted average assuming sufficient distinct recognised subjects are presented:


Points Equivalence Table

Overall weighted average

IPS

10

600

9

525

8

450

7

375

6

300

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for "M_mate-info -> M_maths & computer science" (M1 maths pre 2013) with grade 6 or better.

Scotland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Scottish Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers

Minimum Entry Requirements
A minimum of 5 subjects at Higher level grade C and 1 subject at Standard/Intermediate Level grade 3.  In addition applicants must present a minimum of two Advanced Higher Level subjects at grade C.

English Language Competence
Standard/Intermediate Level grade 3 or see list of acceptable English Language qualifications

Specific course requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Scottish examinations to meet specific course requirements.  (Subjects must be examined or final year of school)See the full details of specific course requirements


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Scottish exams

LC Ordinary

Scottish exams

H1

A Higher/Advanced

O1

C Higher/Advanced

H2

B Higher/Advanced

O2

C Higher/Advanced

H3

B Higher/Advanced

O3

D Higher/Advanced

H4

C Higher/Advanced

O4

1 Standard/Intermediate

H5

C Higher/Advanced

O5

2 Standard/Intermediate

H6

C Higher/Advanced

O6

3 Standard/Intermediate

H7

D Higher/Advanced

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points

As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Higher Level Grade

Subject Score

 

Advanced Higher

Subject Score

A

99

 

A

35

B

84

 

B

28

C

69

 

C

23

Maximum best 5 distinct subjects normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes are counted. Additional points may be awarded for up to three subjects at Advanced Higher level, these may be the same subjects already counted at Higher level. NB not all subjects are recognised. Programmes over 495 points will require Advanced Higher Level subjects.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded mathematics Advanced Highers grade C

Slovakia

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) from gymnasium or konzervatórium

Minimum Entry Requirements

6 distinct recognised subjects with a minimum of 3 subjects at Grade 3 and 1 at Grade 4 in the maturitnej skúške and a further 2 subjects from the final year of school.

NB applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Slovakian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Slovakian exam

LC Ordinary

Slovakian Exam

H1

1

O1

3

H2

2

O2

3

H3

2

O3

3

H4

3

O4

4

H5

3

O5

4

H6

3

O6

4

H7

4

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
The Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške is compared based on the average on the best 4 distinct recognised subjects – at least 2 of which must be examined subjects a maximum of 2 internal (where written and oral are presented in the same subject the score is averaged for that subject). As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average

IPS

1

600

1.2

575

2

480

3

360

4

240

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not Applicable

Slovenia

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate)

Minimum Entry Requirements

A minimum of 3 subjects at grade 3 and 3 subjects grade 2 to include English, mathematics and a language other than English

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Slovenian Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.

Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Slovenian exam

LC Ordinary

Slovenian Exam

H1

5

O1

3

H2

4

O2

3

H3

4

O3

3

H4

3

O4

2

H5

3

O5

2

H6

3

O6

2

H7

2

 

 

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated from the average as calculated on the Maturitetno as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Overall score

IPS

34

600

30

530

25

441

20

353

15

265

10

177

 

 

 

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Maths Advanced Level grade 3 or higher

Spain

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Título de Bachiller/Prueba de Acceso Universidad (PAU)
  • Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU)/Titulo de Bachillerato
  • Selectividad provided an average of 6 has been obtained

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects with a minimum of 3 subjects at grade 7 and 3 subjects at grade 5 to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Spanish Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Spanish exam

LC Ordinary

Spanish Exam

H1

10

O1

7

H2

9

O2

6

H3

8

O3

6

H4

7.5

O4

5

H5

7

O5

5

H6

6

O6

5

H7

5

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Average Título de Bachiller/PAU

IPS

10

600

9

540

8

480

7

420

6

360

In order to calculate the indicative points to be awarded the Calificacion Definitiva of the PAU should be taken and points can be calculated as follows: Calificacion Definitiva x 60. Alternatively the best 6 distinct recognised subjects of the Título de Bachiller can be averaged.


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable as there is no separate advanced level of Mathematics.
Note re Maths: Applied Maths in the Social Sciences group has a syllabus which would meet the pass maths leaving certificate requirements.


Note: There will be significant changes in the Spanish system in 2017, necessitating a major review of the scoring for Spain.

 

Sweden

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Avgangsbetyg/Slutybetg fran Gymnasreskolan (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects of which at least 5 must be at level B or better and include three with Grade C.  The subjects include English, mathematics and a language other than English. 

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Subject Requirements:

This table shows what is required in terms of the Spanish Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements

 

Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher

Swedish exam

LC Ordinary

Swedish

H1

A (Mid-level) or B (highest level

O1

C (Mid-level)

H2

B (Mid-level) or C (highest level)

O2

D (Mid-level)

H3

B (Mid-level) or C (highest level)

O3

D (Mid-level)

H4

C (Mid-level)

O4

A (basic level)

H5

C (Mid-level)

O5

C (basic level)

H6

D (Mid-level)

O6

E (basic level)

H7

E (Mid-level)

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:


Points Equivalence Table

Mid-level

Subject Score

 

Highest level

Subject Score

A

80

 

A

40

B

70

 

B

35

C

60

 

C

30

D

50

 

D

25

E

40

 

E

20

Level A subjects do not count for points. Scores are calculated counting up to 6 distinct recognised level B subjects Additional points can be awarded for up to 3 subjects at level C or higher and these will be required in order to attain more than 480 points. The level C subjects may be the same as subjects already counted at level B. e.g. 480 points = 6 level B subjects A


Bonus points for maths in 2017: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Mathematics Level 3C, grade E or better

 

Switzerland

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

French Speaking

  • Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération
  • Maturité Cantonale
  • German Speaking
  • Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • Maturitätszeugnis
  • Kantonale Maturität partial recognition to a maximum of 500 points

Italian Speaking

  • Attestato di Maturità / Attestato di Maturità cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione
  • Maturité Cantonale – partial recognition to a maximum of 500 points
  • Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Kantonale Maturität/Maturité Cantonale/Maturità Cantonale): not recognised federally.  – may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Does not automatically satisfy entrance requirements.

Minimum Entry Requirements
- 10 point scale: all 6 subjects at 6 with at least 3 at 8
-  6 point scale: all 6 subjects at 4 with at least 3 at 5
-  5 point scale: all 6 subjects at 3 with at least 3 at 2

 to include English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Course Requirements
This table shows what is required in terms of the Swiss Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Subject Grade Comparison:
NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC higher

10 point scale

6 point scale

5 point scale

LC Ordinary

10 point scale

6 point scale

5 point scale

H1

10

6

1

O1

8

5

2

H2

9

6

1

O2

7

4

3

H3

9

6

1

O3

6

4

3

H4

8

5

2

O4

6

4

3

H5

8

5

2

O5

6

4

3

H6

7

4

3

O6

6

4

3

H7

6

4

3

 

 

 

 

Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows (counting the 6 best distinct subjects normally recognised by Irish HEIs for admissions purposes) Note, for exams accepted to maximum of 500, this will be scaled pro rata:

10 point scale

Score

Subject IPS

10

100

9

85

8

70

7

55

6

40

Example: 480 = 4 subjects at 9 + 2 at 8

 

               

6 point scale

Score

Subject IPS

6

100

5

70

4

40

Example: 480 = 4 subjects at 9 + 2 at 8

 

               

5 point scale

Score

Subject IPS

1

100

2

70

3

40

Example: 480 = 4 subjects at 6 + 2 at 4

Bonus points for maths in 2017: Not applicable

European Baccalaureate

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall 60%, including grade 6 in six distinct recognised subjects including English, mathematics and another language.

English Language Competence
6 in 1st Language, or in 1st or 2nd Foreign language or see full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific course requirements
If a course has a requirement of a grade H4 at higher Leaving Certificate  level, students presenting EB must present the subject at grade 7 or better. To satisfy a requirement of a grade H3 at higher Leaving Certificate  level students presenting EB must present the subject at grade 8 or better.
See the full details of specific course requirements.

Indicative Points Equivalence 
Students are ranked on the basis of their six best distinct recognised subjects from one sitting of the EB Exam. Points for each 3, 4 &5hr subject=the points awarded to the higher level Leaving Certificate grade in the same percentage range. Points for each 2hr subject=the points awarded to the ordinary level Leaving Certificate grade in the same percentage range.



Percentage Range

Grade

Points > 3hour subjects

Points 2 hour subjects

90  to 100

H1/O1

100

56

80 but less than 90

H2/O2

88

46

70  but less than 80

H3/O3

77

37

60 but less than 70

H4/O4

66

28

 

International Baccalaureate

Minimum Entry Requirements
3 subjects at grade 5 at Higher Level and 3 subjects at grade 4 at Standard Level, to include English, mathematics and another language.

NB: If a course has a specific course requirement for mathematics students must present mathematics at Higher or Standard Level (whichever is required).  Maths Studies only satisfies the minimum entry requirements.

English Language Competence
English A1, A2 or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English) or see full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Sample subject grades
This table shows what is required in terms of the IB to meet specific course requirements for entry to the various programmes. See the full details of specific course requirements.


Irish Leaving Certificate

IB

H6/02

6 at Standard Level, 4 at Higher Level

H4

5 at Higher Level

H3

5 at Higher Level

Indicative Points Equivalence
As a guideline it is anticipated that points will be awarded as follows based on the overall IB score assuming sufficient recognised subjects are presented:


IB Score

IPS

45

600

42

560

36

480

30

400

27

360

24

320

 Bonus points for maths in 2017: 25 additional points will be awarded for a grade 4 or better on higher level Mathematics ONLY

Note re 2018: A major review of IB scoring is ongoing and there may be significant changes in scoring and entry requirements for 2018.

 


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