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Cambridge O Level qualifications are recognised by universities and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement. Many universities worldwide require a combination of Cambridge International AS and A Levels and Cambridge O Levels to meet their entry requirements.
Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge O Levels at grade C or above. Check the admissions policy of individual institutions for more information.
In the UK, Cambridge O Level is accepted as equivalent to the GCSE.
Search our recognition database to find out which institutions recognise Cambridge qualifications. You can view details by country and qualification. To search for recognition statements from universities for Cambridge O Level, select the following options: ‘Country’, ‘Organisation Type' (select 'Universities and colleges') and tick the box for 'Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level'. Alternatively, use the search function to find any statements listed for a particular institution.
Kamal Khan Virk, a former Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS and A Level learner in Pakistan, progressed to the London School of Economics. Learn more about his experience: