Europe

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 are expected to have the Certificat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs. With 90% overall and no lower than 80% in any subject.

AAB offer - Applicants are expected to have the Certificat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs. With 85% overall and 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 are expected to have the Certificat d'Enseignment Secondaire Superieur/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs. With 80% overall and no lower than 75% in any subject.

In addition, you will need a suitable English language qualification. Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Bulgaria

AAA offer - You will need a Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie. With an average of 5.8 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

AAB offer - You will need a Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie. With an average of 5.5 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

ABB offer - You will need a Diploma za Zaversheno Sredno Obrazovanie. With an average of 5.0 overall and no lower than 5 in any subject.

In addition, you will need a suitable English language qualification. Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Croatia

You will need a pass in 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 - you will need either the Apolytirion with an overall score of 19+ and two GCE A-levels at grades AA. Also, a GCSE grade B in mathematics. We will consider applications from students taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, with an overall GPA of 90%.   

AAB offer - you will need either the Apolytirion with an overall score of 18+ and two GCE A-levels at grades AA. For BSc Economics, you will need an A-level in maths at grade A. We will consider applications from students who are taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, with an overall GPA of 85%. For BSc Economics, you will need an A-level in maths at grade A.

ABB offer - you will need either the Apolytirion with an overall score of 18+ and two GCE A-levels at grades AB or three GCE A-levels at grades ABB. We will consider applications from students taking the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school, with an overall GPA of 80%.

You will also need 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, you will need a suitable English language qualification. Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Denmark

You will need 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 10 subjects at grade 5, with no lower than 4 in all subjects in the Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus.

You will also need to pass your State School Leaving Certificate, with a minimum of three subjects scoring 85% each.

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 77% overall, depending on the degree you apply for, with a minimum of 7/10 in English.

Finland

You will need to pass your Matriculation exams with two subjects at grade L and no lower than M in any subject.

Students applying for the BSc Economics course will need grade L in compulsory Mathematics.

France

AAA offer - you will need 15 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate, you need 14 overall. For both qualifications, we require a minimum of 14 in English and maths.

AAB offer - you will need 14 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate, you need 13 overall. For both qualifications, we require a minimum of 14 in English and maths (excluding Politics and International Relations).

ABB offer - you will need 13 overall in the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate, you need 13 overall. For both qualifications, we require a minimum of 14 in English.

Germany

AAA offer - You will need an overall grade of 1.3 in the German Abitur, with 12 in English and maths. 

AAB offer - You will need an overall grade of 1.4 in the German Abitur, with 12 in English and maths (apart from Politics and International Relations). You will need at least 13 in maths to apply for BSc Economics.

ABB offer - You will need an overall grade of 1.5 in the German Abitur, with 12 in English.

Greece

AAA offer - you will need 19 overall in the Apolytirion and in each Pan-Hellenic national examination subject.

AAB offer - you will need 18 overall in the Apolytirion and in three Pan-Hellenic national examination subjects. You need 19 in Hellenic maths to study BSc Economics.

ABB offer - you will need 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 a score of 5 in any subject and two subjects at a 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

AAA: Successfully complete the Irish Leaving Certificate with four Higher Level subjects at H1, H1, H1, H1.

AAB: Successfully complete the Irish Leaving Certificate with four Higher Level subjects at H1, H1, H1, H2.

ABB: Successfully complete the Irish Leaving Certificate with four Higher Level subjects at H1, H1, H2, H2.

Italy

AAA offer - You will need 95% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato. With no lower than 8 in mathematics.

AAB offer - You will need 90% overall in the Diploma di Esame di Stato. With 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 need 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 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 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

If you're taking the Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires, you need 'tres bien' in four subjects and 'bien' in all other 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 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 VVO with 5.0/4.7/4.5 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 a suitable English Language qualification. Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Poland

You will need at least three subjects (advanced level) in the Polish Matura. With 85% overall and no lower than 80% in any advanced level 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 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 entry to undergraduate courses.

Serbia

You will need to 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 need an average of 9 in the Bachillerato and 8 in mathematics.

AAB offer - You will need an average of 8.5 in the Bachillerato and 8 in mathematics. For BSc Economics, you need grade 9 in mathematics.

ABB offer - You will need 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 the Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan with six subjects at grade A and B in all other subjects.

Switzerland

Students taking the Federal Maturity Certificate need an overall average of 5, with no lower than 5 in English.

Turkey

We may consider applications with the Lise Diplomasi from a reputable school with an overall GPA of 80%.

Other applicants will need an 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 A-levels or International Baccalaureate or, an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You 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 Ukrainian Matura or Attestat for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.