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This guide is provided by The University of Alabama at Birmingham Admissions for general reference purposes only. Meeting the requirements listed here does not necessarily indicate that an applicant has met all admission requirements or that an applicant will qualify for admission to UAB or INTO UAB.

When referring to the following guide, be aware that this is not inclusive of all grading or admission requirements. Grading systems and educational structures vary widely around the world and within countries and we evaluate each application individually to determine if the applicant meets the standards for success at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Please also be aware that requirements by country are updated and adjusted appropriately throughout an academic year and might not be current.

Country

UAB Undergraduate Pathway

GCE / A Levels

Must have 2 A level grades of D or better 

IGCSE/ GCSE / O Level 

5 subjects, with D or better - Math, English, Science and 2 electives

International Baccalaureate

24, or average grades of 4 or higher, if by individual grades

Azerbaijan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma with minimum 3.5 out of 5 or 60/100 

Bahrain

Tawjihiya with minimum 50%

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with minimum 45% 

Brazil

 Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with minimum 6 out of 10 or 60%

China

GaoSan (Year 12) Senior High School Graduation/Completion (Year 12) minimum 70%

China

GaoEr (Year 11) Senior High School Graduation/Completion (with Huikao) minimum 70%

Colombia 

Bachillerato Académico with 6.5 out of 10 

Ecuador

High School transcript and graduation certificate (Bachiller) with average 7 on a 10 points scale

France

baccalaureat de l’enseignement du second with 10 out of 20 

Gambia

Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC) 3 grades of 6/C or better and 2 grades of 7/D or better. Subjects must include English, Math, Social Studies, and Science

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife 3.5 out of 6

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 4 Core subjects (Math, English, Science and Liberal Science with a of 2 or higher)

India

Higher Secondary Certificate or the Standard 12 with 40%, C2 or 6 out of 9 (CISCE)

Indonesia

SMA or STTB with grades for Years 9-12 and an average of 6.0 on a 10 points scale or 2.0 on a scale of 4.0

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii Pre-University Certificate with a 10 out of 20 

Italy

Diploma di Maturiata/Diploma di Perito with an average of 6 on a 10 point scale

Japan

Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho with minimum 3.0 out of 5.0 

Jordan

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) with an average of 50% out of 100% 

Kazakhstan

3.5 out of 5 or 70/100%, Attestat 

Kenya

6 out of 12 or C on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 

Kuwait

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama with 70%

Kyrgyzstan

3.5 out of 5, Attestat

Malaysia

SPM - Require 5 subjects with 2Cs and 3 Ds. Subjects must include Math, English, and Science

Mongolia

School leaving certificate with average 75%

Myanmar

TBD 

Nigeria

Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC) 3 grades of 6/C or better and 2 grades of 7/D or better. Subjects must include English, Math, Social Studies, and Science

Norway 

Vitnemal 3/6 in core courses 

Oman

General Secondary School Certificate 65% out of 100% 

Pakistan 

42/100%, SSC and HSC, HSSC or Intermediate 

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari - General Secondary School Certificate. An average of 60% out of 100%

Russia

3.5 out of 5, Attestat, Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education 

Saudi Arabia 

65/100%, General Secondary Education, Shahadat Al- Marhalat Al - Thanawiyyat 

Singapore 

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level with 5 subjects and an aggregate score of 32.5 or less. Subjects must include English, math and science.

South Africa

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an average of 50% 

South Korea

High School Certificate minimum 65% or average ranking 6.5

Sweden

Completion of upper secondary school (gymnasieskolorna), with the leaving certificate Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg 65%

Taiwan

Senior high school leaving certificate with a minimum of 60% average

Tanzania

See GCE O-levels 

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education with 60%

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/Secondary Diploma with average 3 on a 5 point scale or 55% out of a 100%

UAE

60/100%, General Secondary Education

Ukraine

6 out of 12, Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Seredniu Osvitu

Uzbekistan

3.5 out of 5, O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma 

Vietnam

6 out of 10, Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 

Zimbabwe

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level 5 subjects, with D or better - Math, English, Science and 2 electives 

Country

UAB Undergraduate Direct Entry                            

GCE / A Levels

Must have 2 A level grades of C or better 

IGCSE/ GCSE / O Level 

5 subjects 3 grades of C or better and, 2 grades of D or better - Math, English, Science and 2 electives

International Baccalaureate

25, or average grades of 4 or higher, if by individual grades

Azerbaijan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma with minimum 4 out of 5 or 70/100 

Bahrain

Tawjihiya with minimum 55%

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with minimum 50% 

Brazil

 Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with minimum 6.5 out of 10 or 65%

China

GaoSan (Year 12) Senior High School Graduation/Completion (Year 12) minimum 75% 

Colombia 

Bachillerato Académico with 7 out of 10 

Ecuador

High School transcript and graduation certificate (Bachiller) with average 7.5 on a 10 points scale

France

baccalaureat de l’enseignement du second with 11 out of 20 

Gambia

WAEC, all grades 6/C, subjects should include English, Math, Social Studies and Science

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife 3 out of 6 

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 4 Core subjects (Math, English, Science and Liberal Science with a of 3 or higher)

India

Higher Secondary Certificate or the Standard 12 with 50%, C1 or 6.5 out of 9 (CISCE)

Indonesia

SMA or STTB with grades for Years 9-12 and an average of 6.5 on a 10 points scale or 2.5 on a scale of 4.0

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii Pre-University Certificate with a 13 out of 20 

Italy

Diploma di Maturiata/Diploma di Perito with an average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale

Japan

Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0 

Jordan

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) with an average of 65% out of 100%.

Kazakhstan

4 out of 5 or 80/100%, Attestat 

Kenya

7 out of 12 or C+ on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 

Kuwait

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama with 75%

Kyrgyzstan

4 out of 5, Attestat

Malaysia

SPM - Require 5 subjects with 5Cs or 2Bs and 3Cs. Subjects must include Math, English, and Science

Mongolia

School leaving certificate with average 80%

Myanmar

45/100% or 3 out of 5, Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A 

Nigeria

WAEC, all grades 6/C, subjects should include English, Math, Social Studies and Science

Norway 

Vitnemal 4/6 in all core courses

Oman

General Secondary School Certificate 73% out of 100% 

Pakistan 

45/100%, SSC and HSC, HSSC or Intermediate 

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari - General Secondary School Certificate. An average of 70% out of 100%

Russia

4 out of 5, Attestat, Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education 

Saudi Arabia 

75/100%, General Secondary Education, Shahadat Al- Marhalat Al - Thanawiyyat 

Singapore 

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level with 5 subjects and an aggregate score of 32.5 or less. Subjects must include English, math and science.

South Africa

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an average of 60%

South Korea

High School Certificate minimum 75% or average ranking 5.5

Sweden

Completion of upper secondary school (gymnasieskolorna), with the leaving certificate Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg 75%

Taiwan

Senior high school leaving certificate with a minimum of 65% average

Tanzania

See GCE O-levels 

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education with 65%

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/Secondary Diploma with average 3.5 on a 5 point scale or 63% out of a 100%

UAE

75/100%, General Secondary Education

Ukraine

6.5 out of 12, Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Seredniu Osvitu

Uzbekistan

4 out of 5, O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma 

Vietnam

6.5 out of 10, Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 

Zimbabwe

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level, 5 subjects with an average of 4.5 (grade 1 is high). Subjects must include English, Math and Science.