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Entry requirement information for countries within Europe.

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Albania

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept Albanian school leaving qualification for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

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

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

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

Belgium

AAA offer - Applicants from Belgium are expected to have completed the Certficat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with 90% overall, with no lower than 80% in any subject.

AAB offer - Applicants from Belgium are expected to have completed the Certficat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with 85% overall,  with no lower than 80% in any subject. If you wish to study Bsc Economics you should contact the UG Admissions Office for advice.

ABB offer - Applicants from Belgium are expected to have completed the Certficat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with 80% overall, with no lower than 75% in any subject.

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

Bulgaria

AAA offer - You will be expected to pass the Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie with an average of 5.8 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

AAB offer - You will be expected to pass the Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie with an average of 5.5 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

ABB offer - You will be expected to pass the Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie with an average of 5.0 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

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

Croatia

We will expect you to pass Matura with 5 overall and no lower than 4 in any subject.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Cyprus

AAA offer - We expect applicants from Cyprus to have completed either the Apolytirion with an overall score of 19+ in addition to two GCE A-levels at grades AA.  GCSE grade B in mathematics. We will also consider applications from students who are taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, providing you achieve an overall GPA of 90%.   

AAB offer - 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.  For BSc Economics, you will need an A-level in maths at grade A. We will also consider applications from students who are taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, providing you achieve an overall GPA of 85%. For BSc Economics, you will need an A-level in maths at grade A.

ABB offer - 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 AB or three GCE A-levels at grades ABB. We will also consider applications from students who are taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, providing you achieve an overall GPA of 80%.

We also require you to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Czech Republic

You will need 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 you 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 you to achieve an overall grade of 10 in the Studentereksamen.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Estonia

You will need to pass at least 10 subjects at grade 5, with no lower than 4 in remaining subjects in the Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus. You will also need to pass your State School Leaving Certificate with no lower than 85% in any subject.

You will need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

European Baccalaureate

You will need to achieve 80%/77% overall, depending on the degree you apply for, with a minimum of 7/10 in English.

Finland

You will need to pass yourMatriculation 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

AAA offer - We expect you to achieve 15 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate you are required to obtain 14.5 overall. For both qualifications we require a minimum of 14 in English and maths.

AAB offer - We expect you to achieve 14.5 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate you are required to obtain 14 overall. For both qualifications we require a minimum of 14 in English and maths (excluding Politics and International Relations which does not require maths).

ABB offer - We expect you to achieve 14 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate you are required to obtain 13.5 overall. For both qualifications we require a minimum of 14 in English.

Germany

AAA offer - You will need to achieve an overall grade of 1.3 in the German Abitur, with no lower than 12 in English and maths. 

AAB offer - You will need to achieve an overall grade of 1.5 in the German Abitur, with no lower than 12 in English and maths (apart from Politics and International Relations which does not require you to use maths).  You will need at least 13 in maths to apply for BSc Economics.

ABB offer - You will need to achieve an overall grade of 1.6 in the German Abitur, with no lower than 12 in English.

Greece

AAA offer - We expect you to obtain at least 19 overall in the Apolytirion and 19 in each Pan-Hellenic national examination subject.

AAB offer - We expect you to obtain at least 18 overall in the Apolytirion and 18 each in three Pan-Hellenic national examination subjects. You should achieve 19 in Hellenic maths to study BSc Economics.

ABB offer - We expect you to obtain at least 17 overall in the Apolytirion and 18 each in three Pan-Hellenic national examination subjects.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Hungary

You will need to achieve no lower than 5 in any subject, including two subjects at higher maturity level, in the Erettsegi vizsga.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Iceland

You will need to achieve 8/7 overall in the Studentsprof, depending on the degree you apply for.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Ireland

You will need to complete Irish Highers with four/three subjects at H2 and one/two subjects at H3, depending on the degree you apply for.

Italy

AAA offer - You will be expected to achieve 95% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato.  No lower than 8 in mathematics.

AAB offer - You will be expected to achieve 90% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato.  No lower than 8 in mathematics. If you wish to study BSc Economics you should contact the admissions office for advice.

ABB offer - You will be expected to achieve 85% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Latvia

You will need to achieve a minimum of 9 in all subjects in your Atestats.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Lithuania

You will need to achieve no lower than 85% in State Exams and grades 9 and 10 in School Exams.

You will also need 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.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Macedonia

You will need to achieve a GPA of 4.7 (out of 5) in the Matura.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Moldova

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Diploma de Bacalaureat for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

The Netherlands

You will need to pass the VWO Diploma with no lower than 8 in any subject.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Norway

You will need to pass VVO with 4.7/4.5 overall, depending on the degree you apply for, and no lower than 4 in English.

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

Poland

You will need to pass at least three subjects at advanced level in the Polish Matura with 85% overall and no lower than 80% in any subject.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Portugal

You will need to achieve 19 overall in Diploma de Ensino Secundario.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Romania

AAA offer - If you are offering the Diploma de Bacalaureat you will need to score no lower than 9 in any subject.

AAB offer - If you are offering the Diploma de Bacalaureat you will need to score no lower than 8.5 in any subject. For BSc Economics, you must achieve grade 9 in mathematics.

ABB offer - We normally ask that applicants offering the Diploma de Bacalaureat score no lower than 8 in any subject.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Russia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

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

Serbia

We will usually ask that you achieve 4.5 overall in your diploma. 

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Slovakia

You will need to achieve 1.5 overall in the Matura.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Spain

AAA offer - You will be expected to achieve an average of 9 in the Bachillerato.  No lower than 8 in mathematics.

AAB offer - You will be expected to achieve an average of 8.5 in the Bachillerato. No lower than 8 in mathematics (other than for Politics programmes). For BSc Economics you must achieve grade 9 in mathematics.

ABB offer - You will be expected to achieve an average of 8 in the Bachillerato.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Sweden

You will need 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.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Ukraine

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need 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.

We do not accept the Ukrainian Matura or Attestat for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.