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Admission Requirements

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The minimum age requirement at UICC is 17 years old. Students must turn 17 by the last day of their first semester to be admitted.

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at UICC is English. Before being granted admission into a program at UICC, you must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below. Individual band scores apply.

Direct Entry

If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to Foundation (UTP Stage I) or International Year One (UTP Stage II).

Integrated Entry

If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin Foundation (UTP Stage I) or International Year One (UTP Stage II) and will take INTG100 and two academic courses in your first term of study. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

*The Canadian High Commission, in accordance with visa assessment guidelines, may place additional English language proficiency requirements on students from particular countries, which may differ from published requirements listed above.

**Students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with Reading and Writing minimum 6.0), TOEFL 80 (minimum 16 in Listening, Reading and Speaking, and a minimum score of 18 in Writing), PVT score of 61 are exempt from ILC course.

IELTS test dates can be found through the following link: www.ielts.org

Students wanting to submit TOEFL scores should request the originals to be sent to UICC directly.

In addition to the IELTS and TOEFL tests, students may satisfy the University’s English language proficiency requirement in other ways as outlined on the University’s website.

Important Notes:

A credit in Grade 12 English (or the equivalent) in and of itself, is not enough to satisfy the English Language Requirements.

UICC reserves the right to require applicants with an English Language Proficiency score disparate from their academic English prerequisite achievement to present further evidence of proficiency.

Academic Entry Requirements

Entry into International Year One (UTP Stage II) generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below*. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

Entry into Foundation (UTP Stage I) generally requires the successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific academic requirements are listed below.

*Meeting minimum admissions requirements as listed below does not guarantee admission. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

Not all qualifications are listed. If you have other qualifications, please send details to admissions@uicc.ca for assessment.

Entry Requirements

Curriculum - GCE A Levels

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects.

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - International Baccalaureate

UICC Stage I - International Baccalaureate 16

UICC Stage II (Business) - International Baccalaureate 21

Math Pre-requisite - IB Math (SL or HL) at a 4 or higher level

Curriculum - Argentina

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with average 6.0/10

UICC Stage II (Business) - Bachillerato with a 6.0/10 average

Math Pre-requisite - Grade 12 Math 6.0

Curriculum - Australia

UICC Stage I - Australia Year 11 with an overall passing grade of 60% for all subjects (including English)

UICC Stage II (Business) - Australia Year 12 with a minimum 60% average over 4 Grade 12 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 60%

Curriculum - Bangladesh

UICC Stage I - Higher Secondary Certificate with a D average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Higher Secondary Certificate with minimum overall of C in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at C

Curriculum - Bahrain

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of 11 years of academic preparation with 60% average.

UICC Stage II (Business) - Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with average 60% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Bolivia

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with 60% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Diploma de Bachiller or Bachillerato Cientifico with 60% average over 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Botswana

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Brazil

UICC Stage I - Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum score of 5/10

UICC Stage II (Business) - Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio with a 6.5 average

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 6.5/10

Curriculum - Brunei

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Cambodia

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with D average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Baccalauréat (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education) with D average over 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - G12 Math D

Curriculum - Canada

UICC Stage I - Completion of Canadian Grade 11 with 60% and a minimum of 3 grade 12 level Canadian courses attempted

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Canadian Grade 12 with an average of 58% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60% (30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent)

Curriculum - Caribbean Commonwealth Countries

UICC Stage I - Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) with VI average in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with V average

Math Pre-requisite - Math at CSEC or CAPE V

Curriculum - Chile

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with minimum 4.5/7 and completion of Licencia De Educacion Media Secundaria

UICC Stage II (Business) - Licencia De Educacion Media Secundaria with a minimum score of 4.5/7

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 4.5

Curriculum - China

UICC Stage I - Senior Middle 2 with a 64% average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Senior Middle 3 with 65% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 68%

Curriculum - Colombia

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with 6.0 average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Bachillerato with 6.0 average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 6.0

Curriculum - Ecuador

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with 6.0 or completion of Bachillerato

UICC Stage II (Business) - Bachillerato/Ciclo Diversificado (High Graduation Certificate) with a minimum score of 6.0 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 7.0

Curriculum - Egypt

UICC Stage I - Completion of Certificate of General Secondary Education

UICC Stage II (Business) - Certificate of General Secondary Education (Upper Secondary) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Ethiopia

UICC Stage I - Completion of Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate with 60% average over 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Ethiopian SSCE Math 60%

Curriculum - Fiji

UICC Stage I - Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 5 average in academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Fiji Year 13 with overall score of 200

Math Pre-requisite - Year 12 or Year 13 Math B

Curriculum - France

UICC Stage I - Completion of Baccalaureat Generale

UICC Stage II (Business) - Baccalaureat with average score of 10 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 11 points

Curriculum - Germany

UICC Stage I - Successful completion Certificate of General University Maturity (Arbitur or equivalent)

UICC Stage II (Business) - Successful completion Certificate of General University Maturity (Arbitur or equivalent) with average 6 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 6/15

Curriculum - Ghana

UICC Stage I - The West African Examinations Council (WASSCE/NECO) with a minimum score of D7 in 5 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - The West African Examinations Council (WASSCE/NECO) with a minimum score of C6 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - WAEC or NECO Math C6

Curriculum - Honduras

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of Bachillerato

UICC Stage II (Business) - Bachillerato with 60% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Hong Kong

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of Form 5 with "Passing Grade" in 4 academic subjects or HKDSE Form 6 completion

UICC Stage II (Business) - HKDSE result with a total score of 9 or above in best 4 Category A Academic subjects (level 2 minimum)

Math Pre-requisite - HKDSE Math Level 3

Curriculum - India

UICC Stage I - India Senior Secondary School Certificate with a minimum of 35% average in 4 academic subjects.

UICC Stage II (Business) - India Senior Secondary School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education with a minimum overall average of 50% in 4 academic senior level subjects OR Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard 12) with a score of at least 17% above the pass mark of the State Board transcript in 4 academic subjects.

Math Pre-requisite - CBSE Math 12 50% or a Grade 12 Math score of 17% above the pass mark of the State Board.

Curriculum - Indonesia

UICC Stage I - Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 2 with an average grade of 5.5 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3 with an average grade of 5.5 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 6.0

Curriculum - Iran

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of Grade 11 with a minimum average of 10.5 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Successful completion of High School (Grade 12) with a minimum average of 11.5 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 11.5

Curriculum - Israel

UICC Stage I - Matriculation Certificate

UICC Stage II (Business) - Matriculation Certificate (Teudat Bagrut) with a minimum grade of 5.5

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 minimum 5.5

Curriculum - Italy

UICC Stage I - N/A

UICC Stage II (Business) - Diploma di Maturita Classica showing successful completion of Higher Secondary with 5.5 average in 4 academic subjects.

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 5.5

Curriculum - Japan

UICC Stage I - Completion of Kotogakko Year 2 with a grade average of 2.5 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Kotogakko Year 3 with a grade average of 2.5 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Year 3 Math of 2.5

Curriculum - Jordan

UICC Stage I - Certificate of General Secondary Education or Year 11 with 60% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Certificate of General Secondary Education with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Kazakhstan

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of high school

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Atestat with 3.0 average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Attestat Math 3.5

Curriculum - Kenya

UICC Stage I - Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum average of Grade D

UICC Stage II (Business) - Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum average of Grade C-

Math Pre-requisite - KCSE Math C-

Curriculum - Republic of Korea (South)

UICC Stage I - Senior High School Leaving Certificate with Rank 6.5 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Overall average of Year 3 Stanine (or CSAT) Rank 6.0 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math Rank 6.0 in Year 3

Curriculum - Kuwait

UICC Stage I - 11 Years of high school with 60% average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Shahadat al-thanawai-al-a'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Laos

UICC Stage I - Completion of Baccalaureat Generale

UICC Stage II (Business) - Baccalaureat with average score of 12 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 12 points

Curriculum - Macau

UICC Stage I - Completion of Form 5 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Certificate of Higher Education (Form 6) with minimum 60% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Form 6 Math 60%

Curriculum - Malaysia

UICC Stage I - Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): 3 academic subjects (may include one of either English or Malay plus 2 academics) with a minimum D average on SPM final results

UICC Stage II (Business) - Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with passes in 3 academic subjects or Malaysia Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum grade of C6 average in 4 academic subjects.

Math Pre-requisite - STPM Math C or UEC Math C6

Curriculum - Mauritius

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Mexico

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with 6.0/10 in 4 academic subjects or completion of Bachillerato

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Bachillerato with 6.0 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 6.0

Curriculum - Mongolia

UICC Stage I - Completion of Year 11 with a minimum score of 1 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Gerchilgee Certificate with a minimum score of 1 or an average of D in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60% (1)

Curriculum - Morocco

UICC Stage I - Completion of Baccalaureat Generale

UICC Stage II (Business) - Baccalaureat with average score of 10 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 11 points

Curriculum - Myanmar

UICC Stage I - Completion of High School with an average of 45% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Matriculation Examination Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 50%

Curriculum - Nepal

UICC Stage I - Higher School Certificate (HSC) with minimum 49% average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Higher School Certificate (HSC) with minimum 55% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 55%

Curriculum - Nigeria

UICC Stage I - The West African Examinations Council (WAEC/NECO) with a minimum score of D7 in 5 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) with a minimum score of C6 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - WAEC or NECO Math with C6

Curriculum - Oman

UICC Stage I - Completion of Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with a minimum average of 55%

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate - Year 12) with a minimum average of 60%

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Pakistan

UICC Stage I - Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) with 44% average in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) with 49% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 49%

Curriculum - Panama

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of Year 11 with an average of 3.0 and completion of Year 12

UICC Stage II (Business) - Must provide original or certified true copy of transcript showing successful completion of Grade 12 with minimum overall average of 3.0 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Grade 12 Math 3.0

Curriculum - Peru

UICC Stage I - Completion of Certificado de Educacion Secundaria with an average score of 11

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Certificado de Educacion Secundaria with an average score of 12

Math Pre-requisite - Year 12 Math 12/20

Curriculum - Philippines

UICC Stage I - High School Year 11 with minimum C average equivalent in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - High School Graduation (12 years) with minimum C average equivalent in 4 academic Grade 12 subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 with C grade

Curriculum - Poland

UICC Stage I - Grade 11 with 60% over 4 academic subjects.

UICC Stage II (Business) - Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogólnoksztalcacego/Matura Certificate with a minimum average of 60%

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Qatar

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with an average of 65% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Tawjihiyya (General School Leaving Certificate) with an average of 65% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 65%

Curriculum - Russian Federation

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of high school

UICC Stage II (Business) - Completion of Certificate of Secondary Education or Upper Secondary Education with minimum average of 3.0

Math Pre-requisite - Attestat Math 3.0

Curriculum - Rwanda

UICC Stage I - Ordinary Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Advanced Level with D passes in 2 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A- Level Math D

Curriculum - Saudi Arabia

UICC Stage I - Year 11 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Tawjihiyah (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 60% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Singapore

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Singapore GCE A Level with D passes in 2 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/A-level Math with D grade

Curriculum - South Africa

UICC Stage I - Grade 11 with an average of C (Level 4)

UICC Stage II (Business) - National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an average of 3/7

Math Pre-requisite - NSC Math Level 4

Curriculum - Sri Lanka

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Sri Lankan GCE A Level with D passes in 2 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/A-level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Sweden

UICC Stage I - Completion of Högskoleförberedande Examen with average Pass

UICC Stage II (Business) - Högskoleförberedande Examen with D average

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 D

Curriculum - Taiwan

UICC Stage I - Year 11 results with an average of B grade

UICC Stage II (Business) - Senior High School - Year 12 results with an average of C or an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Tanzania

UICC Stage I - Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (O-Levels) with minimum 3 passes in academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum D grades in 2 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/A-level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Thailand

UICC Stage I - Completion of Matayom

UICC Stage II (Business) - Matayom 6 with 1.5 average

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 1.5

Curriculum - Turkey

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of high school

UICC Stage II (Business) - High School Diploma with minimum 60% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Uganda

UICC Stage I - UCE with passes in 3 academic subjects or GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - UACE with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - Ukraine

UICC Stage I - Certificate of Complete Secondary Education

UICC Stage II (Business) - Must provide certified true copy of Certificate of Upper Secondary with a minimum average of 6.0 in 4 academic subjects.

Math Pre-requisite - Attestat Math 6.0

Curriculum - United Arab Emirates

UICC Stage I - Tawjihiyya with an average of 65% in 4 academic subjects or 11 years of education with an average of 74%

UICC Stage II (Business) - Tawjihiyya with 69% average in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 69%

Curriculum - United Kingdom

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Curriculum - United States of America

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of USA Grade 11 with 60% or completion of Grade 12

UICC Stage II (Business) - Successful completion of Grade 12 with a minimum 65% in 4 academic subjects or completion of Grade 12 with a minimum SAT score of 960

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 60%

Curriculum - Uzbekistan

UICC Stage I - Grade 11 with an average of 3.0.

UICC Stage II (Business) - Attestat with Grade 3.00 average on the 5 point scale

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 3.0

Curriculum - Vietnam

UICC Stage I - Successful completion of Year 11 with an average of 6.0 in 4 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Successful completion of Year 12 with an average of 6.0 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 6.0

Curriculum - Venezuela

UICC Stage I - Completion of Baccalaureat Generale

UICC Stage II (Business) - Baccalaureat with average score of 12 in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - Math 12 at 12 points

Curriculum - Zambia

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - Zambian School Certificate with 4 academic subjects with 6 or higher or GCE A Levels with D passes in 2 academic subjects.

Math Pre-requisite - Math with credit score (5/6) or GCE A/AS Math with D score

Curriculum - Zimbabwe

UICC Stage I - GCE O levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or minimum grade of 3 (in 9 scale) in 3 academic subjects

UICC Stage II (Business) - GCE A level results with D passes in 2 academic subjects or GCE AS level results with D passes in 4 academic subjects

Math Pre-requisite - IGCSE/AS/A Level Math with D grade

Mathematics Requirements

The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required as a prerequisite to the International Year One (UTP Stage II) Business program. Should you be unable to meet the posted Math prerequisite, you will be required to complete additional course(s) during your studies at UICC.

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