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Department of Computer Science

Country-specific information

Some of our entry requirements are specific to particular countries, so please read our guidance about which qualifications you will need to study Computer Science at Manchester. The entry requirements listed below are for September 2022 entry and are subject to review each academic year.

This page relates to undergraduate entry requirements only. If you are looking for postgraduate country information, or your country is not listed, please contact the relevant admissions team.

Australia

Qualification

High School (Year 12) Certificate

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Completion of 12 years of High School studies with an excellent overall average, including high grades in mathematics and science.  An ATAR grade in the region of 99.00 is required. 

Qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Austria

Qualification

Matura

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Matura graded mit ausgezeichnetem erfolg bestanden including:

  • sehr gut in mathematics
  • awarded by an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule
  • Realgymnasium (science branch)

Azerbaijan

Qualification

Bakalavr Diplomu

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Certificate of completed secondary education including:

  • Grade 5 in mathematics, physics and chemistry

At least one year (not foundation year level) of a bachelor degree in a computing subject with:

  • an average of 95% including 95% in two mathematics modules

Belgium

Qualification

Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur, Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts or Diploma van secundair onderwijs

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree courses

An overall average of 90% including:

  • 90% in mathematics
  • 90% in physics

Bulgaria

Qualification

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree courses

Award of Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with an average of 5.90 including:

  • 5.95 in mathematics taken as a State Maturity Examination

Cameroon

Qualification

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree courses

Grades AAA in three Advanced Level qualifications including:

  • Mathematics
  • A science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Cameroon General Certificate of Education English language grade B

Canada

Qualification

Alberta High School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science.

Award of High School Diploma with at least five grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31, including:

  • 90% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus (including grade 12 AP Calculus AB)
  • 90% in grade 12 science
  • 90% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Qualification

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science.

Award of British Columbia Certificate of Graduation with at least five grade 12 subjects, including:

  • 90% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus (including grade 12 AP Calculus AB)
  • 90% in grade 12 science
  • 90% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Qualification

Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science.

Award of High School Graduation Diploma with at least five grade 12 courses at 300 (university entrance course) level, including:

  • 90% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus (including grade 12 AP Calculus AB)
  • 90% in grade 12 science
  • 90% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided Grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Qualification

New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science

Award of High School Graduation Diploma with at least five grade 12 courses, including:

  • 90% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus (including grade 12 AP Calculus AB)
  • 90% in grade 12 science
  • 90% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided Grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Qualification

Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science.

Award of the High School Graduation Diploma with at least five grade 12 courses, including:

  • 90% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus (including grade 12 AP Calculus AB)
  • 90% in grade 12 science
  • 90% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Qualification

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade 10 High School studies with 70% average, including 70% in mathematics and science.

Award of Ontario Secondary School Diploma including 90% from six subjects at 4U or 4M, including

  • Advanced functions
  • Calculus and vectors
  • a science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 70% or grade B achieved in the High School Diploma, provided grades 10-12 have been studied in Canada

Caribbean and the West Indies

Qualification

Caribbean Examinations Council, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree programmes

Grade One (I) in three CAPE subjects including:

  • Mathematics
  • A science subject

All subjects must be taken as 2-unit courses

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade One (I) in English A in the Caribbean Examinations Council: Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)

China

Qualification

Senior High School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree courses

Applicants who have completed the Senior High School Diploma are required to undertake a foundation year or year 1 of undergraduate studies in order to be considered for first year entry to Computer Science. We require 80% average from High School Grades 11-12 with 85% average in mathematics and physics, plus foundation or year 1 studies including a significant maths component and awarded by a recognised institution. Qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Senior High School Diploma may be considered without foundation or undergraduate studies if it is taken alongside AP and SAT/ACT examinations. Entry requirements are as follows:

  • High School Graduation Diploma with a GPA of 3.3 or 85%, including 3.3 or 85% for Grade 12.
  • SAT with a combined score of at least 1300, including a minimum of 730 in mathematics;
  • ACT will be accepted as an alternative to SAT with a combined score of at least 27 and a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics
  • Grade 5 in AP Calculus BC or Calculus AB
  • Grade 5 in AP Physics or Computer Science
  • Grades 5 and 4 in two further advanced placement tests

Croatia

Qualification

Državna Matura (Matura Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Državna Matura with overall average of 4, including:

  • grade 5 in Mathematics Advanced
  • grade 5 in either Physics Advanced or Computer Science Advanced

Cyprus

Qualification

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio Lykeiou)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate

Award of Apolytirio Lykeiou with an average of 19.5/20 including:

  • 19/20 in mathematics taken as a specialist subject
  • 19/20 in physics or computer science taken as a specialist subject

Along with either of the following external qualifications:

  • Grade A* in A-level mathematics and grade A* in an A-level science subject or; 
  • 19.5/20 in the Pancyprian examination in mathematics and science

Czech Republic

Qualification

Vysvedcení o maturitní zkouška (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Maturita with an overall score of 1 including:

  • Grade 1 in mathematics in which an exam has been sat
  • Grade 1 in physics/computing in which an exam has been sat

Estonia

Qualification

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

  • 90% average from three Riigieksamid including:
  • 90% in Extensive Mathematics taken as a state examination

Finland

Qualification

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg (Matriculation Examination)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grades 7,7,7 including 7 (L) in Advanced Mathematics and 7 (E) in a science subject.

France

Qualification

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Baccalauréat Général with an average of 17/20 including:

  • A minimum of 17/20 in Advanced Mathematics

Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB) with an average of 16/20 including:

  • A minimum of 16/20 in Advanced Mathematics

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13/20 in OIB English (including English Literature) with a minimum coefficient of 5

English from the Baccalauréat Général is not accepted to meet English language requirements

Germany

Qualification

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Abitur with an overall grade less than 1.1 or lower including:

  • Mathematics and a science subject studied at the Leistungskurse/Kurse mit erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau level
  • 14 in the oral or written examinations

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13 in English

Greece

Qualification

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of National Apolytirion with an average of 19/20 including:

  • Pure Sciences or Technology Stream taken in Year 3/Level C
  • 19 in Year 3/Level C Mathematics as an orientation subject
  • 19 in Year 3/Level C Physics or Computer Science as an orientation subject

Along with either of the following external qualifications:

  • Grade A* in A-level mathematics and grade A* in A-level science
  • 19/20 in maths and science Panhellenic Examination

Hong Kong

Qualification

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education with 5*5*5* including:

  • 5* in Core Mathematics
  • 5*5* in any order from either one of M1 (calculus or statistics) or M2 (algebra and calculus), plus a science subject, including biology, chemistry, physics, integrated science, or combined science

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • HKDSE Core English at level 5*

Hungary

Qualification

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Matura with Grade 5 in five subjects including:

  • 85% in Advanced Level mathematics
  • 85% in Advanced Level physics or another Advanced Level science subject (excluding IT)

India

Qualification

Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard 12)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade X examinations with:

  • 85% overall
  • 85% in mathematics
  • 85% in science

Grade XII examinations awarded by CBSE or ISC National Boards with:

  • an average of 90%, including 90% in mathematics (not applied maths) and 90% in physics or computer science (not informatics practices)

Grade XII examinations awarded by West Bengal State Board with:

  • an average of 85%, inc. 85% in mathematics (not applied maths) and 85% in physics or computer science

Grade XII examinations awarded by Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra or Tamil Nadu State Boards with:

  • an average of 95%, 95% in mathematics (not applied maths) and 95% in physics or computer science

Applicants from State Boards not listed above will be required to undertake the Science with an Integrated Foundation Year prior to first year entry.

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 85% in India Standard XII (Standard 12) English (NOT 'Functional English') if it is from either National Boards (CBSE or ISC)
  • 95% from one of the following State Boards: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
  • 85% from West Bengal State Board

Iran

Qualification

Iranian High School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the Iranian High School Diploma (Theoretical Stream in mathematics and physics) with an overall average of 19/20, including in all mathematics and physics modules studied.

Ireland

Qualification

Irish Leaving Certificate

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Six grade As and Bs in academic Junior Certificate subjects including mathematics and physical science.

Grade H1 in six academic Leaving Certificates, including mathematics, applied mathematics and a science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English language grade 3
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English language grade 4 (taught in English)

Israel

Qualification

Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

  • 9/10 in at least seven subjects with a minimum total of 21 study units including
  • 95% in mathematics with a unit value of 5

Italy

Qualification

Diploma di Esame di Stato

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Diploma di Esame di Stato with an average of 97% including:

  • 100% (20/20) in mathematics state examination and a science state examination; studied at a Liceo scientifico (scientific secondary school)

Kazakhstan

Qualification

Bakalavr Diplomu (Bachelor degree)

Entrance requirements for undergraduate courses

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education including:

  • grade 5 in mathematics, physics and chemistry

At least one year (not foundation year level) of an undergraduate degree in a computing subject

  • with an average of 80% including 80% in two mathematics modules

Latvia

Qualification

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

An average of 90% across the 12 subjects listed on the Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu, in addition to 95% in mathematics and a science subject taken as State Examinations

Lithuania

Qualification

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Brandos Atestatas with an average of 9 including:

  • 95% in mathematics state examination
  • 95% in physics or information technology state examination

Luxembourg

Qualification

Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

  • Award of Diplome with an average of 50/60 (tres bien) in six subjects
  • A minimum of 50/60 (tres bien) in mathematics

Macedonia

Qualification

Matura

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Matura with an average of 5 including:

  • 5 in mathematics and 5 in a science subject

Malaysia

Qualification

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Five As and Bs in academic SPM subjects including maths and a physical science.

  • AAA in three STPM subjects including mathematics and a science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Malaysia O-level English language 1119 grade B4

Malta

Qualification

Matriculation Certificate Examinations

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grades AA in two Advanced Level examinations including:

  • Mathematics
  • a science subject

Grades AA in two Intermediate Level examinations

Netherlands

Qualification

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the VWO with an average of 8 including:

  • 9 in mathematics B
  • 9 in physics

New Zealand

Qualification

National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 with at least 50 Level 3 credits at the grade of Excellence, including:

  • a Course Endorsement of Mathematics Excellence at Level 3
  • a majority of Merits and Excellences awarded for Mathematics and Science components

Norway

Qualification

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Vitnemal with an average of 5 including:

  • 6 in mathematics achieved in Advanced Course I (R1) and Advanced Course II (R2) and 6 in a final year science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 5 in English

Poland

Qualification

Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Certificate of Maturity)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the Matura with an overall average of 80% including:

  • 90% in three extended level subjects, including extended maths and extended physics or computer science

Portugal

Qualification

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano / Diploma de Ensino Secundario

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

18/20 overall in each of years 10, 11 and 12 including:

  • 19/20 in mathematics in each of years 10, 11 and 12
  • 19/20 in the exam taken in mathematics
  • 19/20 in the exam taken in a science subject

Romania

Qualification

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Entrance requirements for undergraduate courses

Award of the Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 9.5 including:

  • 9.5 in mathematics written examination and 9.5 in a written examination in a science subject (including informatics)

Serbia

Qualification

Secondary School Leaving Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Secondary School Leaving Diploma with an overall average of grade 5 including:

  • Grade 5 in mathematics
  • Grade 5 in physics

Singapore

Qualification

Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

As and Bs in six academic O-level subjects including maths and a physical science in addition to:

  • AAA in three A-Level subjects including mathematics and a science subject

Please note we do not accept Polytechnic Diploma qualifications as an alternative to the requirements listed above.

Slovakia

Qualification

Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Maturita with an overall score of 1 including:

  • 85% in Mathematics (external written examination)
  • grade 1 in Mathematics and grade 1 in Physics or Computer Science (internally assessed examinations)
  • awarded from a General Secondary School (Gymnazium)

Slovenia

Qualification

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Matura with a specialisation in science or mathematics, including:

  • grade 5 in mathematics
  • grade 5 in physics
  • grade 4 in three further subjects

South Africa

Qualification

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the South African National Senior Certificate with grades 77777 including:

  • 7 in Mathematics (please note we do not accept Mathematical Literacy)
  • 7 in a science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 6 in English Home Language

Spain

Qualification

Título de Bachiller

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Titulo of Bachiller including:

  • an average of 9.5 overall
  • 9.5 in mathematics in both years
  • 9.5 in physics in both years

Sweden

Qualification

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Avgångsbetyg with an average of B including:

  • A in each of mathematics A-E
  • A in each of a science subject A-E

Turkey

Qualification

Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the Lise Diplomasi from a private high school on The University of Manchester’s approved list, with an overall average of 95%, including 95% in Grade 12 Mathematics and Physics.

Applicants applying with this qualification awarded by a school not on the list approved by the University of Manchester will not be considered for direct entry to the first year of our courses and are required to study the Integrated Foundation Year.

Or

95% overall average from the Lise Diplomasi alongside:

  • SAT with a combined score of at least 1300, a minimum of 730 in mathematics
  • ACT will be accepted as an alternative to SAT with a combined score of at least 27 and a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics
  • Grade 5 in AP Calculus BC or Calculus AB
  • Grade 5 in AP Physics or Computer Science
  • Grades 5 and 4 in two further advanced placement tests

Uganda

Qualification

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grades AAA in three principle subjects including principle mathematics and a science subject

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Ugandan Certificate of Education English language grade 4

United States of America

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

High School Graduation Diploma with

  • overall GPA of 3.3
  • GPA of 3.3 for grade 12
  • Grade 5 in AP Calculus BC or Calculus AB
  • Grade 5 in AP Physics or Computer Science
  • Grades 5 and 4 in two further advanced placement tests

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade B achieved in the High School Graduation Diploma provided years 10-12 have been studied in the USA
  • Grade 5 in AP English Language and Composition