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Entry requirement information for countries within Europe.

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Albania

We do not accept Albanian school leaving qualification 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.

Austria

Applicants offering the Reifeprufung-Certificate/Matura are asked to achieve an overall average of 2 with no lower than 2 in English (or IELTS at 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6 in any component). 

Belarus

We do not accept the Belarus 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.

Belgium

Applicants from Belgium are expected to have completed the Certficat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with 85/80% overall, depending upon the degree programme applied for, with no lower than 80% in relevant subjects.

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.

Bulgaria

Applicants are expected to pass the Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie with an average of 5.5 overall and no lower than 5 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.

Croatia

We would expect students to pass Matura with 5 overall and no lower than 4 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.

Cyprus

We expect applicants from Cyprus to have completed either the Apolytirion with an overall score of 18+ in addition to two GCE A levels at Grades AA/AB or 3 GCE A levels at grades AAB/ABB, depending upon the degree programme applied for. 

We will also consider applications from students who are taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school providing an overall GPA of 80% is achieved.

Czech Republic

Applicants are expected to achieve an overall grade of 2 in the Matura, with no lower than 2 in English. Applicants for BSc Economics are expected to be studying Mathematics and to achieve a Grade 1.

If applicants are not taking English as part of the Matura we would require a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Denmark

We expect applicants to achieve an overall grade of 10 in the Studentereksamen.

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.

Estonia

Applicants are expected to pass at least 10 subjects at grade 5, with no lower than 4 in remaining subjects in the Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus. We also expect students to pass their State School Leaving Certificate with no lower than 85% 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.

European Baccalaureate

Applicants are expected to achieve 80%/77% overall depending on the degree programme applied for with a minimum of 7/10 in English.

Finland

Applicants from Finland are expected to pass their Matriculation exams with at least 2 subjects at grade L and no lower than M in any subject. Students applying to the BSc Economics (L102) programme are required to achieve grade L in compulsory Mathematics (classes MAA1-MAA10).

France

Applicants are expected to achieve 14.5/14 overall in the French Baccalaureate, depending upon the degree programme applied for. Students studying the Option International Baccalaureate are required to obtain 14/13.5 overall, depending upon the degree programme applied for. Students would be expected to achieve 14 in English.

Germany

Applicants would need to achieve an overall grade of 1.5/1.6 in the German Abitur, depending upon the degree programme applied for, with no lower than 12 in English and Maths. Applicants applying for the BSc Economics are expected to achieve at least 13 in Maths.

Greece

We expect applicants from Greece to obtain at least 18 overall in the Apolytirion and 18 in 3 Pan-Hellenic national examination subjects (including Maths for the BSc). We can also consider 18 overall in the Apolytirion (without Pan-Hellenic exams) and two GCE A levels at Grades AA/AB, depending upon the degree programme applied for.

 

Hungary

Applicants are expected to achieve no lower than 5 in any subject, including two subjects at higher maturity level in the Erettsegi vizsga. 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.

Iceland

Applicants are expected to achieve 8/7 overall in the Studentsprof, depending upon the degree programme applied for. 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.

Ireland

Applicants are expected to complete Irish Highers with four/three subjects at H2 and one/two subjects at H3, depending upon the degree programme applied for.

Italy

Applicants are expected to achieve 90% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato.

Any student not taking English as part of the final year of their diploma would need to obtain a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Latvia

Applicants would be expected to achieve a minimum of 9 in all subjects in their Atestats.

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.

Lithuania

Applicants are required to achieve no lower than 85% in State Exams and grades 9 and 10 in School Exams.

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.

Luxembourg

From students expecting to receive the Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires we would normally ask for 'tres bien' in at least four subjects and 'bien' in all remaining subjects.

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.

Macedonia

Applicants would be expected to achieve a GPA of 4.7 (out of 5) in the Matura.

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.

Moldova

We do not accept the Diploma de Bacalaureat 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.

The Netherlands

We expect applicants to pass the VWO Diploma with no lower than 8 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.

Norway

Applicants are required to pass VVO with 4.7/4.5 overall, depending upon the degree programme applied for, and no lower than 4 in English.

Students not studying English as part of the VVO will need to obtain a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Poland

Applicants are expected to pass at least 3 subjects at advanced level in the Polish Matura with 85% overall and no lower than 80% 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.

Portugal

Applicants are expected to achieve 19 overall in Diploma de Ensino Secundario.

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.

Romania

We normally ask that applicants offering the Diploma de Bacalaureat score no lower than 8 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.

Russia

We do not accept the Russian 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.

Serbia

We normally ask that students achieve 4.5 overall in their diploma. 

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.

Slovakia

Applicants are expected to achieve 1.5 overall in the Matura.

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.

Spain

Applicants are expected to achieve an average of 8 in the Bachillerato.

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.

Sweden

Applicants are required to pass the Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan with six subjects at grade A and no lower than B in any subject.

Switzerland

Students taking the Federal Maturity Certificate are asked to achieve an overall average of 5, with no lower than 5 in English.

Turkey

The School may consider applications from students offering the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school providing an overall GPA of 4.00 is achieved.

Other applicants will be expected to complete an appropriate acceptable UK-based foundation programme. Please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office at socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk for further information.

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.

Ukraine

We do not accept the Ukrainian Matura or Attestat 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.