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Entry requirements

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.

Current undergraduate

You must be a current undergraduate of a university or college of higher education and be in good standing at that institution.

Academic standing

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.

English Language entry requirements

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

  IELTS TOEFL iBT
Archaeology 7 100
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
Classics 7 100
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
Drama 7 100
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
Geography 6.5 90
History 7 100
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
Linguistics 6.5 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
Music 7 100
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.