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Hong Kong / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

If you have taken the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) you will be considered for direct admission on to our undergraduate courses. Level 3 to level 5** are deemed comparable to grades E to A* in British GCE A-levels.

Entry requirements are specific to each course and are likely to differ between Schools and Faculties. You are strongly advised to contact the admissions department for the course that you are interested in.

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.

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements, you can apply for The University of Manchester’s foundation programmes in physical sciences and engineering or life sciences or the foundation programmes for science and engineering or humanities run by the University’s partner INTO. Upon successful completion, you will be admitted on to the undergraduate degree course.

Applicants with other qualifications, such as a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised university/college, may be considered for entry on to the second year. Please check with the Admissions Tutor of the relevant course before making your application.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Taught master's

If you hold a first class or 2:1 Honours degree in a related subject area you will be considered for admission on to the taught master’s programmes. Please refer to the entry requirements of individual courses for further guidance.

PhD

Applicants with a first class or 2:1 Honours degree in a related subject area and, in many cases, a master’s degree, will be considered for postgraduate research programmes of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A research proposal is required when submitting your application.

English language requirements

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

The 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 the English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are 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.

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.