India / Entry requirements
The University of Manchester welcomes a large volume of applications from Indian students each year. General minimum entry requirements for Indian applicants are summarised below. Please carefully check the specific requirements for your chosen programme prior to application.
If you are studying A-levels or the IB then you can apply for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate/bachelor’s degree.
Typical grade requirements:
- A-levels: A*AA – ABB
- IB: 34-38 points, with 7, 6, 6 – 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level (HL) subjects
Subject specific requirements may apply.
Students completing Higher Secondary School Certificates at the end of CBSE/ISC Standard XII will usually be considered for direct entry to the first year of undergraduate courses provided they have achieved a minimum of 80-95% overall. The specified minimum requirement varies depending on the chosen programme of study. For further information contact the International Office.
Students achieving an overall Standard XII grade of 70% or higher (with a minimum of 75% in Mathematics and Physics and 65% in English) would be considered for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme. Applications for the University’s Biosciences with a foundation year programme would be considered following completion of the Standard XII HSC on a case by case basis.
We will also consider applications for direct entry to the first year of undergraduate programmes from the following State Boards only, provided that a minimum score of 80-95% overall is achieved:
- Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat
Applicants from State Boards will not be considered for Medicine.
Students who have achieved an overall Standard XII grade of 65% or higher from exam boards that are not listed above would be considered for the foundation programmes (Engineering and Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (including Management and Law), Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology) run in partnership with the University by INTO Manchester.
Subject specific requirements may also apply.
The entry requirements below are provided for guidance only. Requirements may vary by course and/or academic School.
|Undergraduate courses (direct entry)||A-levels||A*AA – ABB (subject specific requirements may apply)|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||34 – 38 points, usually with HL scores between 7, 6, 6 – 6, 5, 5 (subject specific requirements may apply)|
|Indian Standard XII
(CBSE & ISC)
|Minimum 80-95% overall score (subject specific requirements may apply)|
|Indian Standard XII (Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat)||Minimum 80-95% overall score (subject specific requirements may apply)
Applicants will not be considered for Medicine.
|Undergraduate courses with Integrated Foundation Year
(Science, Engineering, Bioscience only)
|Indian Standard XII
(CBSE & ISC)
|Minimum 70% overall score (with minimum 75% in Mathematics and Physics and 65% in English)|
|Indian Standard XII (Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat)||Minimum 70% overall score (with minimum 75% in Mathematics and Physics and 65% in English)|
|INTO Manchester Foundation Programmes
(Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology)
|Indian Standard XII (Other regional boards)||
Minimum 65% overall score (subject specific requirements may apply)Specific requirements for individual programmes may vary by board and subjects taken.
Students who have completed a minimum of a three-year degree and who have obtained First Class from a reputable university are considered for postgraduate study. The minimum requirement typically ranges from 60-80% overall, depending on the quality of the university of prior study and grading scale.
Pre-requisites and additional requirements are specified on the programme descriptions.
The Manchester MBA requires a minimum of three years’ professional work experience. Please read the full MBA entry requirements. The University of Manchester offers a range of one year master's programmes that offer an attractive alternative to academically well-qualified students without suitable work experience.
Students who have completed a minimum of a three-year degree and who have obtained First Class at a reputable university (or have completed a three-year degree with First Class, and also obtained a master's, both from reputable universities) are considered for PhDs.
PhDs/Postgraduate research degrees are individually supervised. We strongly recommend that prospective applicants 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.
English language requirements
All international students coming to study in the UK on a Tier 4 visa/Student Route visa are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. The minimum English language requirements for each programme are specified on the course description.
We accept a range of global English tests (eg IELTS, TOEFL iBT). In addition, we may be able to accept English from Indian Standard XII exams, depending on the Board and overall score achieved. For further guidance about evidencing English language proficiency, please contact the International Office or the relevant admissions team. Alternatively, consult our English Language requirements.