International Entry Requirements

Before applying, please ensure that you meet our academic entry requirements – as well as any programme- specific criteria. These requirements are for MSc programmes only – there are separate requirements for MBA programmes and the Doctoral programme.

If your country of study is not listed below, please check the College’s Country Index for information on minimum entry requirements, though please bear in mind that the Business School may ask for higher grades than the College minimum.

If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree, your current average mark should meet or exceed the grades specified below, in order to demonstrate that you are on course to meet our academic entry requirements. If you receive an offer, you will need to provide confirmation that your final overall grade meets our requirements by the offer condition completion deadline of 15 August 2014.

While every effort has been made to ensure that this information is up-to-date, Imperial College Business School can accept no liability for any inaccuracies or alterations of which it may be unaware.

Australia
Australia

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with First or Upper Second Class honours from a recognised university.

Please note that we only accept honours degrees and are not able to accept ordinary degrees.

Canada
Canada

A Bachelor’s degree awarded with a minimum final overall GPA of between 3.1/4 or 78% and 3.4/4 or 84% is required, depending on the university's ranking.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about the specific grades required for your institution.

China
China

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with a final overall average mark of at least 85% from a Project 211 or 985 university.

France
France

We require university graduates to hold either a Licence or Bachelor's degree from a university with an overall grade of at least Assez Bien (Bien or better is preferred)

From graduates of Grande Écoles, we require successful completion of at least 180 ECTS credits (normally including the award of the Gradué en Ingenierie degree) or successful completion and award of the Diplome d'Ingenieur degree.

Germany
Germany

We require a Diplom or a three year Bachelor's degree from a mainstream university normally awarded with a minimum of 2.5, but preference is given to those with 2 or better.

From candidates with a post-Bologna Bachelor's degree awarded by a Fachhochschule we require a minimum of 2, but preference is given to those with 1.5 or better.

Greece
Greece

We require the award of the Ptychion from a recognised institution with a minimum overall mark of between 7.2/10 and 8.4/10 depending on the university's ranking.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about the specific grades required for your institution.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with First or Upper Second Class honours from a recognised university.

India
India

We normally require a four year Bachelor's degree from a mainstream university (state/federal or ‘deemed' institution) passed with a final mark of First Class with Distinction or a CGPA of at least 9/10. Applicants graduating from one of the elite Indian Institutes of Technology should have completed a four year Bachelor's degree passed with a CGPA of 7.5/10 or better.

Please note that we are normally unable to accept three year Bachelor’s degrees unless they are accompanied by a Master’s degree, with both qualifications awarded with at least First Class Honours from a mainstream university (state/federal or ‘deemed' institution).

From a limited number of institutions we can accept three year Bachelor's degrees for admission passed with a final mark of First Class with Distinction or a CGPA of at least 9/10.

Italy
Italy

We require a 1st cycle Diploma di Laurea from a mainstream university with a minimum of 106/110 but we encourage applicants to also present the 2nd cycle Corsi di Laurea Specialistica with a minimum of 106/110.

Japan
Japan

We require a Bachelor's degree with an overall average grade of B or better from a recognised university.

Lebanon
Lebanon

We require a Bachelor's degree from a mainstream university with a minimum overall grade of between 2.75/4 and 3/4, depending on the university's ranking.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about the specific grades required for your institution.

Netherlands
Netherlands

We require a 1st cycle Bachelor's degree of at least 3 years duration, awarded with a minimum overall grade of 7.5/10 or 3.4/4 from a recognised university.

Nigeria
Nigeria

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with First or Upper Second Class honours from a recognised university.

Portugal
Portugal

We require a Licenciatura/Licenciado or a 1st Cycle Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS points and a final overall grade of 14/20 or better. From some prestigious institutions, we may be able to accept a final overall grade of 13/20 or better.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about the specific grades required for your institution.

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

To be considered for admission, applicants should have completed a minimum of five years study and been awarded the Specialist Diploma or have completed four years of study and been awarded the Bakalavr. For both qualifications the requirement is an overall average grade of 4.6/5 or better from a recognised university.

Singapore
Singapore

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with First or Upper Second Class honours from a recognised university.

From Singapore Management University, a final overall GPA of 3.4/4 or better is required.

Spain
Spain

We require a Licenciado, Licenciatura, Titulo de Ingenieria or Ingeniero Superior from a mainstream university awarded with a minimum overall mark of 6/10 or 2/4, though a minimum overall mark of 7/10 or 2.5/4 is preferred. Post-Bologna Candidates may be considered if they hold a 1st Cycle Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) from a mainstream university with a minimum overall mark of 7/10 or 2/4.

Switzerland
Switzerland

We require a first degree, Diplom/Diplóme; Lizentiat/Licence or Staatsdiplom/Diplóme d'Etat from a mainstream university, awarded with an overall mark of 4.5/6 or better or 7.5/10 or better. Post Bologna applicants should present a 1st Cycle Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) with an overall mark of 4.5/6 or better or 7.5/10 or better.

Taiwan
Taiwan

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with a final overall average mark of at least 80% from a recognised university.

Thailand
Thailand

We require a Bachelor’s degree awarded with a minimum GPA of 3.25/4 from a recognised university.

Turkey
Turkey

We require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university awarded with a minimum final overall GPA of between 3/4 and 3.5/4 depending on the university's ranking.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about the specific grades required for your institution.

United States of America
United States of America

We require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university awarded with a minimum final overall GPA of between 3/4 and 3.75/4 depending on the university's ranking.

Please contact the relevant admissions team if you have any questions about th e s pecific grades required for your institution.