Thailand: Entry & English Language Requirements


Foundation Programmes

The Foundation Programmes offered by our INTO Newcastle University Centre are suitable for students who have successfully completed 12 years of schooling with good grades (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard).  As part of their application, students will also need to show that they meet the minimum English language level for entry to the Foundation programme.

Visit the INTO Newcastle University website or email for further information.

Students with English Language scores of IELTS 6.0 and above (or equivalent) may be considered for the University's Science and Engineering Bachelor degree courses with a Foundation Year. 

Undergraduate Programmes

Holders of UK A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 28 points or more will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

Postgraduate Programmes

Holders of a Bachelor degree (honours) or a Bachelor degree in a professional subject who studied at recognised Thai institutions will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate taught programmes.

An upper second class (GPA 3.00 above out of 4.00) are normally required for admission to postgraduate study.

Holders of a Masters degree (MSc, M.Tech) will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD). PhD candidates should have a good result in their Masters dissertation.

Because of the variation in standards of education, students should include full information regarding their educational qualifications when they apply for admission to the University.

Pathway Programmes

The University offers a wide range of English Language, Foundation and Graduate Diploma programmes through our INTO Newcastle University Centre.  For further information please consult the INTO website or email

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English generally require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Full details of all acceptable English qualifications are provided on the INTO Newcastle University website.