China Entry Requirements

These are minimum general requirements only. Please refer to the relevant programme pages for essential subject requirements and grade ranges. Advanced entry is only possible where qualification aligns with programme.

Qualifications and grades


  • Gaokao – 450/750 (or 60% of the total mark if total is not out of 750) for direct entry to year 1
  • Gaokao – 525/750 (or 70% of the total mark if total is not out of 750) for direct entry to year 2
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate at minimum 70% in each subject for Level 1 entry
  • Zhuanke / Dazhuan and Gaozhi suitable for Level 2 or 3 entry
  • Advanced entry to Level 2 or 3 possible with equivalent study from Bachelor's degree programme

Postgraduate Taught

For entry to our MSc and MBA programmes, we typically accept 4-year Bachelor's Degree at grade 65% from a Tier One University and 70% from Tier 2 or 3 University. Please check individual course pages for details. Full grade equivalencies are listed below.

UK Equivalent

Tier One (985/211) Universities

Tier 2 and 3 Universities
1st 75% 80%
2.1 70% 75%
2.2 65% 70%

A 3-year Junior College plus a 2-year undergraduate degree can also be considered.

English language requirements

To study at the University you must also provide evidence of your English language ability. For further information on the University’s English language requirements, please click here.

INTO GCU offers a range of pathways which provide access to postgraduate and undergraduate programmes at the University. If you do not meet the University’s standard entry requirements, please contact INTO GCU to find out more about how they can help you access your chosen GCU programme.

Entry requirements for certain programmes may differ from those shown above. For further information on entry requirements, please contact us at