Entry Routes

ACCA offers various entry routes, depending on your age and previous academic qualifications.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • 2 passes at GCE A' Levels and 3 passes at GCSE/GCE O Level in 5 separate subjects, including English and Mathematics
  • American Higher School Certificate with at least 50%

Graduate Entry Route

Graduation, B.Com, BA, BSc from a recognised University

Access to ACCA via FD qualification

Complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business through theFoundation Diploma route, and you can continue your studies with the Certified Accounting Technician Qualification, or you can transfer onto the ACCA Qualification, miss out the first three exams and continue your studies from the fourth exam (F4 Corporate and Business Law) onwards.

Foundation Route for those without the necessary entry qualifications

ACCA have introduced Foundations in Accountancy, which is open entry and does not require you to have any previous academic qualifications to apply, it is possible for you to enter at any level within Foundations in Accountancy, including the Diploma in Accounting and Business. The exams FAB, FMA and FFA on Foundations in Accountancy are identical to F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA Qualification.

Claiming Exemptions

Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempted from all 9 exams within the Fundamentals Level and register directly at the Professional Level. Degrees with some relevance may also qualify for exemptions. For details, refer to ACCA Global Exemption Support


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