admission requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6

550 with a minimum TWE of 5.5

80 with a minimum of 20 in each category

58 For All faculties

What are the admission requirements?

Program of Entrepreneurship: Grade 12 Math, English, and any 2 subjects chosen from Social Studies, Languages or Sciences, and one other academic course; an overall average of 70% minimum.

Program of Computer Science & Mathematics: Grade 12 Math, English, 2 Sciences, and one other academic course; an overall average of 70% minimum.

Program of Sustainable Design EngineeringGrade 12 Academic Math, English, two Sciences chosen from Biology, Chemistry or Physics and one other academic subject; an overall average of 70% minimum with no grade below 65% and at least 70% in Grade 12 Academic Math.

Note: For students who may be missing a subject required for admission into a specific faculty, or students requiring a transition program to university from High School, the UPEI Cairo Campus is prepared to provide a pathway that will allow qualified students to either register into a Gateway Program or as an Unclassified Student.

Transcript of grades 10, 11, and 12 with a strong standing

  • Sustainable Design Engineering: 5 ‘O’ levels in the appropriate subjects with no grade below (C) and 1 AS level in Mathematics (minimum grade of C )
  • Computer Science & Mathematics: 5 ‘O’ levels in the appropriate subjects and 1 AS level in Mathematics (minimum grade of C )
  • Entrepreneurship: 5 ‘O’ levels in the appropriate subjects with a minimum grade of (C) in Mathematics
  • Admission from Grade 11
    This is for the exceptional student with at least 85% in Grades 10 and 11, who is highly recommended by the school (at least two letters), and who has written parental permission. Students with special aptitudes who may not have 85% will also be considered.
  • Presentation of completed high-school diploma from a recognized academic Grade 12 program
  • At least 4 different subjects at the matriculation level must be presented within the diploma
  • Only 1 course may be used for admission purposes from the Grade 11 level
  • SAT, ACT, and EST scores are not required for admission but may be used for admission reference
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program
  • Overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) 
  • Certificate of grades 10, 11, and 12
  • A minimum GPA of 11 is required for admission
  • An IB diploma with 3 courses at the higher level (HL) and 3 courses at the standard level (SL): no grades below a ‘4’ (IB)
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.
  • Scholarships
  • Transcript for grades 11, 12, and 13 (university prep). Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Reifezeugnis (Certificate of General University Maturity)
  • A minimum of 9 overall in the Abitur and a minimum of 3 (befriedigend) overall in the others mentioned above are required for admission
  • A maximum of three transfer credits will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for AP exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4
  • Applicants should provide a detailed course description and official test results for transfer credit assessment
  • Transcript for grades 10, 11, and 12. Or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results issued directly by WAEC (to be verified online). 
  • For WAEC, we require a minimum of grade C4 (Numeric value of 4) , on the relevant required subjects assessed for the program of entry application submitted to UPEI.

A minimum of C+ in the KCSE is required for admission. 

N.B. Enrolment into UPEI Cairo Campus programs is a competitive process. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the University.