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Country-specific information

Some of our entry requirements are specific to particular countries, so please read our advice to check what you need before studying at Manchester.

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.

Austria

Qualification

Matura

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

Award of Matura graded mit ausgezeichnetem erfolg bestanden including:

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

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

Award of Matura graded mit gutem 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

Bangladesh

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree programmes:

  • At least 60% average from an honours degree in mathematics and physics studied for at least 2 years

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 80% including:

  • 80% in mathematics
  • A scientific bias to the subjects studied

Botswana

Qualification

Higher Certificate (Part 1 of a Bachelor's degree)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate degree courses

An overall average of 80% including:

  • an overall average of 80%
  • a minimum of 80% in four mathematics and physics courses

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:

  • 5.90 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 scientific bias to the subjects studied

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Cameroon General Certificate of Education English language grade C

Canada

Qualification

Alberta High School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of High School Diploma with an average of 88% including at least five grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31, including:

  • 88% in grade 12 mathematics
  • 88% in grade 12 science
  • 85% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 65% or grade B in English (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of High/Secondary School and the qualification was studied in Canada)

Qualification

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of British Columbia Certificate of Graduation with an overall average of 88% including at least five grade 12 subjects, including:

  • 88% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus
  • 88% in grade 12 science
  • 85% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 65% or grade B in English (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of High/Secondary School and the qualification was studied in Canada)

Qualification

Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the High School Graduation Diploma with an average of 88% including at least five grade 12 courses, including:

  • 88% in grade 12 mathematics or calculus
  • 88% in grade 12 technology or science
  • 85% in three further academic subjects

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 65% or grade B in English (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of High/Secondary School and the qualification was studied in Canada)

Qualification

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an average of 88% including:

  • 88% from six subjects at 4U or 4M, including mathematics and a scientific bias to the other subjects studied

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 65% or grade B in English (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of High/Secondary School and the qualification was 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 scientific bias to the subjects studied
  • All subjects must be taken as 2-unit courses

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

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

Croatia

Qualification

Državna Matura (Matura Certificate)

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

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

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

Cyprus

Qualification

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio)

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

Award of Apolytirion of Lykeio with an average of 18/20 including:

  • 18/20 in mathematics taken as a specialist subject
  • 18/20 in physics or computer science taken as a specialist subject

Along with either of the following external qualifications:

  • Grade A*A in two GCE A-levels including A* in mathematics
  • 75% average in a one-year full-time foundation course including 75% in mathematics and physics, which should constitute half of the course
  • 18/20 in each of the four Pan-Hellenic Examinations taken within a Science Studies stream, including Mathematics

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

Award of Apolytirion of Lykeio with an average of 19/20 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*A in two GCE A-Levels including A* in mathematics
  • 75% average in a one-year full-time foundation course including 75% in mathematics and physics, which should constitute half of the course
  • 18/20 in each of the four Pan-Hellenic Examinations taken within a Science Studies stream, including Mathematics

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 BSc/BEng courses

80% average from three Riigieksamid including:

  • 80% in Extensive Mathematics taken as a state examination

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

90% average from three Riigieksamid including:

  • 90% in Extensive Mathematics taken as a state examination

France

Qualification

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

Award of Baccalauréat Général (Scientifique) with an average of 15/20 including:

  • A minimum of 15/20 in mathematics with a minimum coefficient of 5

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13/20 in English with a minimum coefficient of 3

Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB) with an average of 14/20 including:

  • A minimum of 14/20 in mathematics with a minimum coefficient of 5
  • A scientific bias to the specialist subjects studied (as measured by the coefficient)

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13/20 in English with a minimum coefficient of 3

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

Award of Baccalauréat Général (Scientifique) with an average of 16/20 including:

  • A minimum of 16/20 in mathematics with a minimum coefficient of 5

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13/20 in English with a minimum coefficient of 3

Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB) with an average of 15/20 including:

  • A minimum of 15/20 in mathematics with a minimum coefficient of 5
  • A scientific bias to the specialist subjects studied (as measured by the coefficient)

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 13/20 in English with a minimum coefficient of 3

Germany

Qualification

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

Award of Abitur with an overall grade less than 1.2 including:

  • Mathematics studied at the Leistungskurse/Kurse mit erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau level
  • 14 in the written mathematics examination

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 12 in English

Entrance requirements for MEng courses

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

  • Mathematics studied at the Leistungskurse/Kurse mit erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau level
  • 14 in the written mathematics examination

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 12 in English

Greece

Qualification

Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou (Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of National Apolytirion with an average of 18.1/20 including:

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

Along with either of the following external qualifications:

  • Grade A*A in two GCE A-Levels including A* in mathematics
  • 18/20 in each of the four Panhellenic Examinations taken within a Science Studies stream, including mathematics

Hong Kong

Qualification

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education with 5*55 including:

  • 5* in Core Mathematics
  • 5 in either M1 or M2

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • HKDSE Core English at level 4

Entrance requirements for MEng 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 or M2, plus a science subject, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, or Combined Science

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • HKDSE Core English at level 4

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
  • 80% in Advanced Level Physics or another Advanced Level science subject

India

Qualification

Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard 12)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grade X examinations with:

  • an average of 85%
  • 85% in mathematics
  • 85% in science

Grade XII examinations awarded by CBSE or ISC National Boards, or West Bengal State Board, with:

  • an average of 85%
  • 85% in mathematics
  • 85% in physics or computer science

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

  • an average of 90%
  • 90% in mathematics
  • 90% 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:

  • 75% in India Standard XII (Standard 12) English (NOT 'Functional English') if it is from either National Boards (CBSE or ISC) or one of the following State Boards (Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal)

Iran

Qualification

Pishdaneshgahi (Pre-University Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the Pishdaneshgahi (Pre-University Certificate) with an overall average of 18/20 including:

  • 18/20 in differentiation and integration
  • 18/20 in discrete mathematics
  • 18/20 in geometry and analytical linear algebra or physics

Ireland

Qualification

Irish Leaving Certificate

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses (excluding BSc Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction))

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

Grade H1 in five academic Leaving Certificates, including:

  • mathematics and applied mathematics
  • A scientific bias to the subjects studied

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English language grade 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English language grade 5 (taught in English)

Entrance requirements for BSc Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)

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

Grade H1 in five academic Leaving Certificate subjects, including two of:

  • mathematics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English language grade 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English language grade 5 (taught in English)

Entrance requirements for MEng courses (excluding Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction))

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

Grade H1 in six academic Irish Leaving Certificates, including:

  • mathematics, applied mathematics and a science subject, from either biology, chemistry or physics

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English language grade 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English language grade 5 (taught in English)

Entrance requirements for MEng Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)

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

Grade H1 in six higher level academic subjects, including three from:

  • mathematics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English language grade 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English language grade 5 (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 95% including:

  • 100% (15/15 or 10/10) in mathematics 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 85% across the 12 subjects listed on the Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu, in addition to:

  • 90% in Mathematics taken as a State Examination
  • 90% in a Science subject taken as a State Examination

Lithuania

Qualification

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Brandos Atestatas with an average of 9 including:

  • 90% in mathematics state examination
  • 90% in physics or information technology state examination

Luxembourg

Qualification

Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses

  • Award of Diplome with an average of 40/60 (bien) in six subjects
  • A minimum of 40/60 (bien) in mathematics

Entrance requirements for MEng 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

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
  • a scientific bias to the subject studied

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Malaysia O-level English language 1119 grade C6

Malta

Qualification

Matriculation Certificate Examinations

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grades AA in two Advanced Level examinations including:

  • Mathematics
  • a scientific bias to the subject studied

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
  • 8 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 Merit overall, 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:

  • 5 in mathematics achieved in Advanced Course I (R1) and Advanced Course II (R2)

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • 4 in English

Poland

Qualification

Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Certificate of Maturity)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of the Matura with an overall average of 90% including:

  • 90% in written advanced mathematics examination
  • 90% in written advanced physics or computer science examination

Portugal

Qualification

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

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

  • 18/20 in mathematics in each of years 10, 11 and 12
  • 18/20 in the exam taken in mathematics
  • a scientific bias to the subjects studied in year 12

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

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

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

AAA in three A-Level subjects including:

  • mathematics
  • a scientific bias to the subjects studied

Qualification

Polytechnic Diploma

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

As and Bs in six academic O-level subjects including maths and a physical science.

A computer science related polytechnic diploma with a minimum average of B or 3.0 GCPA. To be considered for direct second year entry you will need to have sufficient overlap with your current studies and the first year of our courses.

Slovakia

Qualification

Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Maturita with an overall score of 2 including:

  • grade 1 in mathematics and physics as internally assessed examinations
  • 85% in mathematics taken as an external written examination
  • 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 4 in physics
  • grade 4 in three further subjects

Spain

Qualification

Título de Bachiller

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Award of Titulo of Bachillerato including:

  • an average of 9.5 overall
  • 9.0 in mathematics in both years
  • 9.0 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

Uganda

Qualification

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Entrance requirements for all undergraduate courses

Grades AAA in three principle subjects including:

  • principle mathematics
  • a scientific bias to the subjects studied

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Ugandan Certificate of Education English language grade 6

United States of America

Entrance requirements for BSc/BEng courses (excluding Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction))

High School Diploma with:

  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • GPA of 3.0 for grade 12

SAT with:

  • a combined score of at least 1250
  • a minimum of 670 in mathematics

ACT will be accepted as an alternative to SAT with:

  • a combined score of at least 27
  • a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics

Grade 5 in AP Calculus BC

Grade 4 in AP physics or computer science

Grade 4 in one further advanced placement test in a different academic subject area

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade C in English from the High School Graduation Certificate (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of high school and the qualification was taken in the US)
  • Grade 3 in AP English Language and Composition

Entrance requirements for BSc Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)

High School Diploma with:

  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • GPA of 3.0 for grade 12

SAT I with:

  • a combined score of at least 1250
  • a minimum of 670 in mathematics

ACT will be accepted as an alternative to SAT with:

  • a combined score of at least 27
  • a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics

Grade 5 in AP Calculus AB

Grade 4 in AP physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, psychology or statistics

Grade 4 in one further advanced placement test in a different academic subject area

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade C in English from the High School Graduation Certificate (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of high school and the qualification was taken in the US)
  • Grade 3 in AP English Language and Composition

Entrance requirements for MEng courses (excluding Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction))

High School Diploma with:

  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • GPA of 3.0 for grade 12

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
  • a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics

Grade 5 in AP Calculus BC

Grade 5 in AP physics or computer science

Grade 4 in one further advanced placement test in a different academic subject area

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade C in English from the High School Graduation Certificate (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of high school and the qualification was taken in the US)
  • Grade 3 in AP English Language and Composition

Entrance requirements for MEng Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)

High School Diploma with:

  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • GPA of 3.0 for grade 12

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
  • a minimum of at least 31 in mathematics

Grade 5 in AP Calculus AB

Grade 5 in AP physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, psychology or statistics

Grade 4 in one further advanced placement test in a different academic subject area

Acceptable English language qualifications include:

  • Grade C in English from the High School Graduation Certificate (providing that English was taken in the final 3 years of high school and the qualification was taken in the US)
  • Grade 3 in AP English Language and Composition