All Erasmus+ students must be nominated by their home university. Students must meet the minimum entry requirements of The University of Manchester.
The University of Manchester has high academic standards and our entry requirements reflect this. In order to apply to study abroad at The University of Manchester you must satisfy the criteria below.
You should also check with your home university as to whether they have any requirements you have to meet in order to be eligible to study abroad.
You must be a current undergraduate of a university or college of higher education and be in good standing at that institution.
We normally require at least a B average. This average should be maintained during the period of study immediately preceding the semester or year to be spent at The University of Manchester.
While we do not ask for language proficiency certificates from Erasmus+ students, all students are expected to have English language proficiency to the minimum levels given below.
The standard requirement is IELTS 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in any one component.
Please note that certain subject areas require higher scores as follows:
Entry in September 2016 onwards
|Business, Management, Accounting and Finance||6.5||90|
|Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||80, with not less than 20 in each component|
|Chemistry||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||80, with not less than 20 in each component|
|Computer Science||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||87, with not less than 21 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking|
|Criminology||7 with not less than 6.5 in each component||100, with not less than 24 in each component|
|Earth, Atmospheric and Environment Sciences||6.5 with not less than 6 in any component||90, with not less than 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking|
|Education||6.5, with 6.5 in writing and not less than 6.0 in any other component||90|
|English Language||7, with not less than 7 in Writing||100|
|English Literature/American Studies||7, with not less than 7 in Writing||100|
|History of Art||7||100|
|Language/Cultural Studies||6.5||90, with not less than17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing|
|Law||7 with not less than 6.5 in each component||100, with not less than 24 in each component|
|Leisure||7, with not less than 5.5 in each component||100|
|Life Sciences||6.5, with not less than 6.5 in any component||90|
|Materials||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||80, with not less than 20 in each component|
|Mathematics||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component and not less than 6 in Writing||80, with not less than 20 in each component|
|Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||87, with not less than 21 in each component|
|Physics and Astronomy||6, with not less than 5.5 in any component||80, with not less than 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking|
|Planning||7||100, with not less than 25 in Writing and 22 in the other components|
|Religions and Theology||7||100|
|Social Sciences (Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Sociology)||6.5 with not less than 6 in any component||92, with not less than 21 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking|
We also accept equivalent scores in TOEFL, Pearson Test of English and Cambridge Secure English Language Tests.
UK Visas and Immigration English language requirements
As most Erasmus+ students are EU nationals, they are able to enter the UK for study without a visa, and must therefore simply have a level of English in line with our requirements above.
If, however, you are a non-EU national applying to study with us for a full academic year under the Erasmus+ programme, and English is not your first language, you need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate showing that you meet both The University of Manchester's and UK Visas and Immigration's requirements.