Asia

Entry requirement information for countries within Asia.

The minimum entry requirements for admissions to our undergraduate courses are listed by country below. The requirements stated may vary depending on the grading system used by the institution. If your country is not listed, or if you have any additional queries, please contact our undergraduate admissions team.

These entry requirements are a guide only and the details may vary depending on your personal circumstances, the content of your application and the course you are applying for.

Select your home country:

Afghanistan

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.

Armenia

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 Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Azerbaijan

You will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme or achieve one year’s academic study at university with an overall average of 90%.

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

Bangladesh

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.

Brunei

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.

People's Republic of China

You will need to have completed your Senior High School Examination and either three GCE A-Levels with the appropriate grades or 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 may consider applicants who are currently in 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

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 Georgian Secondary School Leaving Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Hong Kong

You will need to complete the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).

Applicants taking three or more electives will require 5,5,4 in elective subjects and no lower than 4 in compulsory English. For courses requiring a GCSE in Maths you will need a minimum of 4 in compulsory Maths.

Applicants taking two elective subjects must achieve 5,5 in elective subjects with at least 5 in 2 core subjects and no lower than 4 in compulsory English (and 4 in compulsory Maths where GCSE Maths is required). 

India

The Standard XII CBSE or CISCE is acceptable for entry to our courses.

No lower than 80% in any subject, with a minimum average of 85% which must include English and Maths.

The Standard XII from Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal state boards is acceptable for entry to our courses.

No lower than 85% in any subject, with a minimum average of 90% over the four best subjects which must include English and Maths. Maths must be taken as a subject in the Standard XII.

Where Mathematics is required and we require a GCSE equivalent, we would accept a minimum 70% in Maths in Year 10 exams.

Iran

You will need to achieve an average of 16 out of 20 in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate, and 18/17 overall in the Pre-University Certificate, depending upon the degree programme you apply for, with no lower than 16 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.

Japan

You will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme or achieve an Associate Degree or Diploma with grades A/B.

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

Kazakhstan

You will need to complete first year university/KIMEP study with a GPA of 4 or 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.

Republic of Korea

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

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

Kyrgyzstan

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 Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Malaysia

We would expect you to 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).

You will need 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

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 School Leaving Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Myanmar (Burma)

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 Basic Education Standard 10 Examination for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Nepal

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 Higher School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Pakistan

We would expect you to have three GCE A-levels with the appropriate grades.

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

Phillipines

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 school-leaving certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Singapore

We would expect you to 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

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 can find the required grades on the 'course entry requirements' tab of each specific course details page.

Tajikistan

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 Certificate of Completed Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Taiwan

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 Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Thailand

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 Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Turkmenistan

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 Senior High School Diploma for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Uzbekistan

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 Certificate of Secondary Education for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Vietnam

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 Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.