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General requirements for undergraduate courses

Students who have completed the Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii are normally required to complete a foundation programme or A-levels before entering onto the first year of a three-year bachelors degree.

Foundation programmes

The University of Manchester runs its own foundation programmes for students who wish to study Engineering or Science. 

For admission onto the University of Manchester’s international foundation year, Ukrainian students require:

  • Strong performance in the Attestat
  • IELTS Level 5

Undergraduate courses

For entry onto an undergraduate degree programme, we accept the following qualifications:

  • Attestat as above, plus a recognised foundation programme
  • A-levels
  • International Baccalaureate
  • At least two years of the Specialist Diploma (Diplom ob okanchanii vysshego uchenbego zavedeniya) or Bakalavr

Although formal undergraduate applications must come through UCAS, we are happy to consider your qualifications informally to indicate the likely chances of your gaining admission.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Postgraduate taught programmes

For entry onto a postgraduate taught programme, we accept the following qualifications. (Please note that these may vary depending on the academic School in which you plan to study.)

  • Completion of a four-year Bakalavr, with a minimum average grade of 4.5
  • Specialist diploma, with a minimum average grade of 4.25
  • Magistr
  • Kandidat nauk (Кандидат наук)

Postgraduate research

  • Magistr
  • Kandidat nauk (Кандидат наук)

Postgraduate research degrees are individually supervised, and we strongly recommend that you make initial enquiries with the potential supervisor or academic School before submitting a formal application. A research proposal is required along with your formal application.

Other entry requirements

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. Individual departments sometimes have different entry requirements so it is important to check the specific course information before you apply.

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.