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Chile / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Entry requirements will vary from course to course, and will be based upon the standard UK requirements.

Students who have completed the Licencia de Educación Media are normally required to complete a foundation course or A Levels before entering onto the first year of a three-year bachelor's degree.

The University of Manchester runs its own foundation programmes for students who wish to study in the areas of Engineering or Science. For further information on the options available for foundation study, please visit the below link:

For admission onto The University of Manchester's International Foundation Year, students require:

  • Mimimum grade of 5.1/7.0
  • IELTS 5.5

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Specific requirements vary by discipline/school of study. Applications are considered on a case by case basis by academic selectors.

If you are applying for a postgraduate course at The University of Manchester from a Chilean university you are expected to have a minimum grade of 5.1/7.0 or above in your Grado de Licenciado/Professional title awarded after a minimum of four years of study.

For PhD programmes, a master's degree is usually required.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English language policy, including a list of some of the English language qualifications we accept, can be found here.

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while others give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English language proficiency before starting the course.

Under certain circumstances, the University may consider IGCSE/O-level English, or International Baccalaureate Language (English) or Language and Literature (English) at high grades as a recognised English language qualification.

Other entry requirements

Please note that this is generic information only. Faculties and Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is important to check with the School directly before you apply.

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.