Are you from Albania and looking to study in the UK? Find out the requirements you need to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Academic requirements

Undergraduate

We require students taking the Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) to successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.

Postgraduate

We require a Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma).

Albanian degree classification Alternative name English translation or equivalent
10 Dhjetë Excellent 1st
9 Nëntë Very good 2:1
8 Tetë Good 2:2

English language equivalency

We will not accept an Albanian English language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements.

English requirements

All applicants for undergraduate programmes will need a minimum English level of IELTS or equivalent 6.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other bands. Some programmes require 6.5/7.0 – please contact the International Office if you are unsure of your course requirement.

For postgraduate entry all applicants will need a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other bands or equivalent. Some courses have a higher requirement – please contact the International Office if you are unsure of your course requirement.

For International Foundation entry all applicants will need a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, with no less than 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other bands.

If you have taken an IGCSE exam in English and have a Grade C, this will also usually be acceptable for most undergraduate courses.

We are also able to consider some non-UK English qualifications for entry. The International Admissions Team will advise if they are able to accept your English language qualification once you have applied.

Our representatives

If you are applying from Albania, please contact the representative closest to you to make your application.

Integral Educational Programs Sh p.k

Contact: Fjoralba Marku and Helen Lami

Address: Rr. Abdyl Frasheri, Pall 9, shk. 1, Kati 3Ap. 6 Tirana, Albania

Tel: +355 422 52 065

Email: info@integral.al

Website: www.integral.al