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Entry requirement information for countries within Asia.

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Afghanistan

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Armenia

We do not accept the Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Azerbaijan

Applicants would be required to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme or achieve one year’s academic study at University with an overall average of 90%.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Bangladesh

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Brunei

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

People's Republic of China

Applicants from the PRC are expected to have completed their Senior High School Examination and either three GCE A Levels with the appropriate grades or an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We may consider applicants who are currently studying the first year of University study in China for entry into the first year of our courses, we would normally ask for a GPA of 80% or 3.2 out of 4. For further information about this, please contact the undergraduate admissions office: socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk.

Georgia

We do not accept the Georgian Secondary School Leaving Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Hong Kong

Applicants are expected to complete the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). Applicants taking 3 or more electives would require with 5,5,4 in elective subjects and no lower than 4 in compulsory English. For courses requiring a GCSE in Maths we would require a minimum of 4 in compulsory Maths. Applicants taking 2 elective subjects must achieve 5,5 in elective subjects with at least 5 in two core subjects and no lower than 4 in compulsory English (and 4 in compulsory Maths where GCSE Maths is required). 

India

Applicants are expected to achieve 85% overall in Year 12 exams, with no lower than 80% in any subject, including English and Mathematics. Where Mathematics is required and we require a GCSE equivalent, we would accept a minimum 70% in Maths in year 10 exams.

Iran

In conjunction with the Secondary School Leaving Certificate, where applicants must achieve an average of 16 out of 20, students are expected to achieve 18/17 overall in the Pre-University Certificate, depending upon the degree programme applied for, with no lower than 16 in any subject.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Japan

Applicants are expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme or achieve an Associate Degree or Diploma with grades A/B.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Kazakhstan

Applicants are expected to complete first year University/KIMEP study with a GPA of 4 or an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Republic of Korea

We normally ask that applicants have completed both the Inmungye Kodßng in addition to either 3 GCE A Levels or an acceptable UK-based foundation programme. Applicants with a relevant Junior College Diploma may also be considered.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Kyrgyzstan

We do not accept the Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Malaysia

We would expect that applicants would have three GCE A Levels with the appropriate grades, have taken a diploma in an appropriate subject and obtained a GPA of 3.2 (out of 4) or have taken a Matriculation certificate and obtained an overall GPA of 3.5 (out of 4).

Students would be expected to have an SPM equivalent to the GCSE Maths grade (if needed) and O-Level 1119 English language equivalent to the required GCSE in English language.

Mongolia

We do not accept the School Leaving Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Myanmar (Burma)

We do not accept the Basic Education Standard 10 Examination for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Nepal

We do not accept the Higher School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Pakistan

We would expect that applicants would have three GCE A Levels with the appropriate grades.

Equivalent grades in O-Levels would meet our GCSE Mathematics and English requirements.

Phillipines

We do not accept the school-leaving certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Singapore

We would expect that applicants would have three GCE A Levels (at H2 level) with the appropriate grades, or have taken a polytechnic diploma in an appropriate subject and obtained a GPA of 3.2 (out of 4).

Equivalent grades in O-Levels would meet our GCSE Mathematics and English requirements

Sri Lanka

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme. The required grades can be found on the specific course entry requirements tab.

Tajikistan

We do not accept the Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Taiwan

We do not accept the Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Thailand

We do not accept the Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Turkmenistan

We do not accept the Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Uzbekistan

We do not accept the Certificate of Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Vietnam

We do not accept the Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Applicants would need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate otherwise they would be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.