My university entrance qualification is a General Certificate of Education, or GCE for short, with A and AS Levels. What requirements do my certificates have to meet?

 

Documents to Upload on RWTHonline as Part of Your Online Application

1. Four General Certificates of Education – Advanced Levels, or A Levels for short, or
2. Three General Certificates of Education – Advanced Levels, or A Levels for short, and one General Certificate of Education – Advanced Subsidiary Level, or AS Level
3. Two General Certificates of Education – Advanced Levels, or A Levels for short, and three General Certificate of Education – Advanced Subsidiary Levels, or AS Levels

 

Requirements for Recognition as a University Entrance Qualification, in Short HZB

A subject-related HZB applies if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  1. Four independent, general education examination subjects
  2. The following must be among these subjects:
    • One foreign language and
    • Mathematics or a natural sciences subject, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics
  3. At least three of the four subjects must be passed at A Level. AS Level is sufficient for the fourth subject. Two subjects at AS Level can replace an A Level.
 

Subject-Specific Requirements

Access to Courses of Study in Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Economics, and the Arts

  • An A Level corresponding to the chosen field of study
  • For economics and social sciences: an additional A Level in mathematics

Access to Courses of Study in Natural Sciences

  • Two of the following A Levels: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics

Access to Technical and Mathematical Courses of Study

  • An A Level in mathematics and
  • One of the following A Levels: biology, chemistry, physics, computer science

Access to Medicine

Three of the following A Levels: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics

Note: If you have two A Levels and three AS Levels as university entrance qualifications, this will not count as a suitable university entrance qualification for medicine, as the third A Level is missing.

 

Additional Information

If your examination grades are documented as provisional results, namely Statement of Results or Candidate Statements of Provisional Results, they can be used as a basis for the HZB.