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Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for each level are provided below. Some programmes do also have additional course-specific requirements which can be found on the individual course pages. Please ensure you are able to fulfil the programme requirements and meet the academic standards expected before submitting an application. 

Foundation Year

  • Successful completion of Standard 12 with 60% from Central Boards and Major State Boards (this does NOT include Punjab, Haryana, Rajesthan, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, or Jharkhand).

Undergraduate Study

  • Overall grade of 65% or above in Senior Secondary School Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate awarded on completion of Standard XII from:
    • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
    • Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).
    • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
  • 65% or above from Major State Boards (If a specific subject is required for entry to the course, 65% in the course subject is also required).
  • Overall grade of 70% or above in Senior Secondary School Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate awarded on completion of Standard XII from the following boards:
    • Punjab
    • Haryana
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Bihar
    • Chhattisgarh
    • Gujarat
    • Jharkhand
    • Rajesthan
    • Uttarakhand

Postgraduate Study

  • 3-year Bachelor’s Degree with 60% or above.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology/MBBS/Bachelor of Dental Surgery with 60% or above.

Study Gaps

Applicants with significant gaps in the study are considered at higher risk for visa refusal, so will need to provide evidence demonstrating activities during this period and why returning to education is beneficial to their career. Applicants who have been out of education for 10 years or longer will be subject to a more in-depth assessment of their qualifications, employment history, and motivations.

English language entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language to be eligible to study one of our foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate courses. The level of English required depends on the course applied for.

  • 75% minimum 12th standard English across all boards

Please note, we do not accept 12th standard English marksheets from the National Institute of Open Schooling or Vocational Boards.  In addition, we do not accept 12th standard English marksheets from any of the states below (both State and Central boards):

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Uttarakhand
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Rajasthan

We accept UKVI IELTS academic or other SELT only from the above states.

Further Information

Country Liaison Officer

Kiran Appana

I am the official representative of the University of Chester in India. I am also a graduate of the University. I have been working in overseas education for more than 13 years and can use my experience to inform you about the UK education system. From my office in Bangalore, I can advise on visa and immigration issues and answer any questions you have about the application process and what to expect in the beautiful city of Chester.
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