International Acceptance

We understand that, as an organisation, we have an important role to play in helping universities worldwide understand our curriculum and assessments, and what the grades that educators and students work so hard to achieve really mean.

We communicate regularly with universities and government authorities, sharing our expertise in curriculum and assessment but also trying to understand their educational challenges and goals so we can work together to ensure a smooth progression for our students.

The understanding universities have of the demand of our curricula and the rigour of our assessments greatly supports the recognition of our programmes and qualifications around the world. In the UK, all universities accept Cambridge International AS & A Levels in exactly the same way as the UK AS and A Levels. Around the world over 1400 universities recognise our qualifications, including over 550 universities in the US (including all the Ivy League) plus key universities in other major higher education destinations such as Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands.

We are continually building relationships with universities and other higher education institutions so that we build recognition of our programmes and create yet more opportunities for students.

For example, because the US is one of the main destinations for internationally mobile students, we founded a US Higher Education Advisory Council (HEAC) to advise us on expanding recognition of Cambridge programmes in US universities, and to feed into development of our Cambridge Advanced programmes and make sure they continue to meet the needs of higher education.

The current membership includes representatives from Columbia University, Duke University, Florida State University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, MIT, Pennsylvania State University, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington and Yale University.

Please click on the following link to be redirected to the Cambridge recognitions database to find the most up-to-date entry requirements for courses you may want to study: 

*The text above has been sourced directly from Cambridge international assessments website.

International curriculum

Teaching & Learning

Assessment For Learning

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