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Iran / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

The Iranian Pre-university Certificate satisfies general entry requirements in related subjects, provided a minimum mark of 80% or 16/20 is obtained. Equivalent grades in the National Entrance Exam (Kunkur) and the Kardani are also generally accepted for undergraduate entry.

Candidates with the Diplom-Metevaseth National High School Diploma will be required to follow a foundation course.

Applicants for The University of Manchester's Foundation in Engineering or Science will require a cumulative grade of 16/20 for entry onto a foundation year with at least 16/20 in relevant subjects.

Applicants for the INTO Manchester foundation routes will require a cumulative grade of 15/20 for entry with at least 15/20 in relevant science subjects and 16/20 in Maths for science and engineering and a cumulative grade of 16/20 for entry onto a foundation year with at least 16/20 in relevant subjects for humanities.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Iranian first degrees with a mark of at least 14.0/20 in the percentage point system from state or public universities, or at least 15.0/20 in the percentage point system from private universities, is generally accepted for entry on to our masters courses.

A grade of 15.0/20 is required at Iranian masters level for entry onto PhD programmes, provided that the course is not assessed entirely by coursework.

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.