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For Future Students
Important Points You Should Know Before Applying Online
●Be sure to fully prepare the photocopies or the scanned copies of your application materials.
●Five types of methods to make a payment are available on SICAS, you can select the most convient one for you,following when you apply.More...
1.PayEase: It is a convenient, safe and easy online payment platform, supporting Master Card and VISA cards.
2.PayPal: PayPal is a secure, simple, and convenient way of paying. For those who have not used PayPal before, you can create an account on their website
3.Bank Transfer (T/T) in China: Applicants who are currently in China can do a direct bank transfer to pay the application fee in CNY
4.Bank Transfer (T/T) Overseas: Applicants who are not in China can pay the application fee in US Dollars by a bank transfer
5.Western Union: For applicants who cannot use T/T or PayPal payments, SICAS recommends you to use Western Union (especially African applicants)
Reminder:Please keep in mind that it is not until the payment has been confirmed will the applied university start for processing. In other words, universities will only start to process the applications which have been paied )
Entry Requirement

SBC Standard Entry Requirements - Undergraduate Programmes
SBC Year 1 Entry (NCUK International Foundation Year)
1.Age and School Attendance Requirements* Applicants must normally be 17 years of age by 30th September in the year of entry to SBC Year 1. They must have completed 12 years of school education including completion of year 12 and achieved a satisfactory level of pass in the Year 12 school leaving examinations.
2.English Language Requirements*:A minimum of IELTS 5.0 in all components (or equivalent **).
3.Academic Requirements - Standard Qualifications*:
(a) International Baccalaureate:
A minimum of 22 points.
or:
(b) UK GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge O Levels:
A minimum of 3 A Grades and 2 B Grades including Mathematics and Science subjects (or relevant subjects depending on Business or Engineering streams).
or:
(c) UK A2 Levels:
A minimum of one E grade.
or:
(d) UK AS Levels:
A minimum of 2 E grades.
Mathematics Requirements:  An acceptable level of Maths is required.
*SBC may consider applications from students who have not met the standard entry criteria above, including age, schooling, English language and academic qualifications received in other countries, on a case by case basis.
** English Language Test Equivalency
IELTS (5.0)=TOEFL PBT (500)=TOEFL CBT/iBT (173/61)= EAP (E)=%(35-39)= PASSWORD (5)=GCSE O Level (C)
Applicants who have not taken a recognized English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL may take the SBC Entrance Exam(Pre-Year 1)

SBC Year 2 Entry (NCUK International Diploma)
Age and School Attendance Requirements: Students should normally be 18 years of age by 30th September in the year of entry to SBC Year 2.
English Language Requirements: A minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all components (or equivalent **).
                               A minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all components( or equivalent**) is required to be exempt from the SBC Year 2 EAP Revision Course
                               A minimum of IELTS 6.5 in all components( or equivalent**) is required to be eligible for entry into Sheffield, Leeds or Bradford programmes
3.Academic Requirements - Standard Qualifications*:
(a) International Baccalaureate:
A minimum of 24 points.
or:
(b) Cambridge A Levels:
A minimum of 2 D Grades.
or:
(c)Advanced Placement(AP) and SAT Reasoning Test:
A minimum of one 550 in each part(math+ verbal) of SAT I and either:
 Advanced Placement Tests(AP) in two or more individual subjects at Grade 3 or
 Two SAT subject tests(SAT 2) with a minimum of 550 in each;
or:
(d) NCUK International Foundation Year Programme(IFY):
A minimum of 120 NCUK Points from two subjects following study of the NCUK IFY programme.
 Mathematics Requirements:
 Engineering routes-a minimum of A Level Grade D(or equivalent)
 Accounting and Finanace routes-a minimum of O Level Grade C (GCSE) or
 Accounting and Finance routes-a minimum of O Level Grade C (GCSE) or equivalent. To be eligible for certain universities, grades C to A are required.
 Physics Requirements:
 Engineering routes-a minimum of A Level Grade D( or equivalent)
*SBC may consider applications from students who have not met the standard entry criteria above, including age, schooling, English language and academic qualifications received in other countries, on a case by case basis.
** English Language Test Equivalency
IELTS (5.5)=TOEFL PBT (525)=TOEFL CBT/iBT (200/72)= EAP (D) = %(40-49)= PASSWORD (5.5)=GCSE O Level (C)
Applicants who have not taken a recognized English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL may take the SBC Entrance Exam(Pre-Year 1)

Application Materials

Application form is prerequisite, and every university has its own version. SICAS will guide you step by step to fill the exact one when you click”Apply now” on the page of your favorite course.
Be sure to prepare fully the following documents before starting online application. You will be asked to upload attachments in the application progress.

1.Original Certificate of School Attendance or Graduation Certificate with seal
2.Original Academic Transcripts and School Certificates with seal(if available)
3.Two Letters of Recommendation(original) with signature in sealed envelope
4.Personal Statement and Resume with your signature(in English)
5.Non-Native English Speakers require copies of IELTS or original TOEFL test report form( or equivalent)
6.Copy of Passport ID page and Chinese visa(if applicable)