Recognised School Leaving Qualifications
- Scottish Highers
- Plus Scottish Advanced Highers
Subject pass mark for University purposes:
D (on a scale of D-A where A is best) or 3 at Standard/Intermediate
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||
5 distinct recognised subjects at Higher level grade C, plus 1 other subjects at Standard/intermediate Level (national level 5) grade 3
|NB: Applicants should include certified copies of all examinations taken from Standard level up|
For the purposes of points calculation, Advanced Highers and Highers are considered over 2 consecutive years only. Highers may not be combined over 2 years but may be taken in the same year as advanced highers.
English Language competence:
The minimum acceptable level of English is 3 at standard/Intermediate level (national level 5).
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||Scottish exams||LC Ordinary||Scottish exams|
|H1||A Higher/Advanced||O1||C Higher/Advanced|
|H2||B Higher/Advanced||O2||C Higher/Advanced|
|H3||B Higher/Advanced||O3||D Higher/Advanced|
|H4||C Higher/Advanced||O4||1 National 4/5|
|H5||C Higher/Advanced||O5||2 National 4/5|
|H6||C Higher/Advanced||O6||3 National 4/5|
Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA
Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:
|Points Equivalence Table|
|Higher Level Grade||Subject Score||Advanced Higher||Subject Score|
- Maximum best 5 distinct subjects normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes are counted.
- Additional points may be awarded for up to three subjects at Advanced Higher level, these may be the same subjects already counted at Higher level.
NB not all subjects are recognised. Programmes over 495 points will require Advanced Higher Level subjects.
Bonus Points for Maths in 2021
Bonus points of 25 will be awarded mathematics Advanced Highers grade C where mathematics is one of the subjects counted for points