Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX) (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)
  • Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) (Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate)
  • Bevis for Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) (Higher Commerce Examination)
  • Bevis for Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) (Higher Technical Examination Certificate)


Guideline University Requirements

Subject pass mark for University purposes:

4 (Scale 2-12 with 12 as maximum).

Prior to 2007, 6 in year’s work and 6 in end-of-year exam (scale 1-13 with 13 as maximum. 12 was not used)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8    2 H5 required    6 distinct recognised subjects which must include 2 subjects with grade 7 and 4 subjects with grade 2            

Competence in English Language:

The minimum English standard is 7 at level A in Bevis or 10 at level B on the post-2006 scale, or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

                                                                    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 12 O2 Level B Grade 12
H3 Level A Grade 10 O3 Level B Grade 10
H4 Level A Grade 10 04 Level B Grade 10
H5 Level A Grade 7 O5 Level B Grade 7
H6 Level A Grade 4 O6 Level B Grade 4
H7 Level A Grade 2    


Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA


Points Comparison


Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

Points Equivalence Table


Indicative Points Score












Bonus Points for Maths in 2020:

Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Level A Maths Grade 4 or better


Single Sitting: All subjects are examined at the same time and points are calculated based on a single sitting. 

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