International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


We require applicants to have completed the Ylioppilastutkinto known as studentexamen (matriculation examination) when awarded after three years of study.

A Level  UCAS Tariff  Finnish comparable offer *   Finnish (Latin) Grade description   Finnish Grade Point and description   
AAA 144 E, E, E, E L: Laudatur 7: Excellent 
AAB 136 E, E, E, E  E: Eximia cum laude approbatur   6: Exceptionally Good  
ABB 128 E, E, E, M M: Magna cum laude approbatur  5: Very Good
BBB  120  E, E, M, M  C: Cum laude approbatur 4: Good
BBC  112  E, M, M, M  LU: Lubenter approbatur 3: Satisfactory
BCC  104  M, M, M, M   A: Approbatur   2: Pass 
CCC  96 C, M, M, M I: Improbatur   0: Fail

*A minimum of 4 subjects are required


We require applicants to have completed an Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto, AMK  Yrkeshögskoleexamen (Polytechnic degree) OR a Kandidaatti / Kandidat with the following criteria:

Finnish Degree Classification - Numerical Finnish Degree Classification - Description UK Degree Equivalent
4 or 5 A (Excellent) 1st
3 or 4 B (Very Good) 2:1
3 C (Good) 2:2

English Language requirements

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the university's pre-sessional English Language courses.         

Find out what our students think

Our student profiles offer the chance to hear from international students who have already experienced living and studying in Plymouth.

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