Indonesia / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Due to differences in the Indonesian and UK education systems, applicants who have completed the national High School curriculum (SMA3) will need to successfully complete a University-recognised foundation programme before joining an undergraduate course.

Students who have achieved an overall grade of 80% or higher with a minimum of 90% for Physics and Mathematics 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 High School curriculum (SMA3) on a case by case basis.

Students who have achieved an overall national High School curriculum (SMA3) average of 80% would also 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.

Students with diplomas will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis, for enrolment on either our foundation or directly onto undergraduate courses in a relevant subject. Please contact the International Office for further information at

Bachelor's degrees

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

  • A-levels or the IB Diploma
  • One or more years of study at a university may be considered for a transfer onto year one or two of an undergraduate degree

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

Students who have completed an S1 of four years duration can be considered for admission onto a one-year master's degree.

Admissions tutors typically look for a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) although attention is also given to the accreditation of your degree.

Students who have an S2 can be considered for a PhD degree which is typically for three years.

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.

Departments sometimes have different entry requirements so it is important to check the individual 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 student route visa to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often called 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 general 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.