Peru / Entry requirements

Entry requirements for students from Peru

General minimum entry requirements for Peruvian applicants are summarised below. Please carefully check the specific requirements for your chosen programme via our website prior to application.

A-levels/International Baccalaureate

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (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.

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa

Due to differences in the Peru and UK education systems, applicants who have taken the Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa will need to successfully complete a University-recognised foundation programme before joining an undergraduate course.

Undergraduate courses with an integrated foundation year (science, engineering and biosciences only)

Students with an overall score of 15/20 or higher (including Mathematics and Physics) can apply for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme.

Applicants from Peru are considered for the University’s Biosciences with a foundation year programme on a case-by-case basis.

INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester

Students with an overall grade of 13/20 or higher would be considered for the foundation programmes run in partnership with the University by INTO Manchester. Pathways for Engineering and Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (including Management and Law), Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology are available. Subject-specific requirements may apply.

Undergraduate typical entry requirements

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)
Undergraduate courses with Integrated Foundation Year
(Science, Engineering, Bioscience only)
Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa Minimum 15/20 overall score (including Mathematics and Physics)
INTO Manchester Foundation Programmes
(Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology)
Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa Minimum 13/20 overall score

Specific requirements for individual programmes may vary depending on subjects taken.

Postgraduate taught/research 

PG master’s courses (MSc, MA, MRes)

Students who have completed a Bachiller or Licenciado with a minimum overall score of 14/20 are considered for postgraduate study. Some Schools and Departments may ask for higher.

Pre-requisites and additional requirements are specified on the programme descriptions.

We treat Peruvian bachelor's degrees (both Bachiller and Licenciado) according to the below equivalencies:

UK degree classification Peruvian GPA equivalent
First class bachelor's degree 16/20
High 2:1 class bachelor's degree 15/20
2:1 class bachelor's degree 14/20
2:2 class bachelor's degree 12/20


The Manchester MBA requires a minimum of three years’ professional work experience.

Please access the Alliance Manchester Business School pages for 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 with a Bachiller/Licenciado plus a Maestría/Magister, both with a minimum GPA of 14/20, 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.

We treat Peruvian master's degrees (Maestría/Magister) as per the following table:

UK degree classification Peruvian GPA equivalent
 Master's degree with Distinction  16/20
 Master's degree with Merit (high)  15/20
 Master's degree with Merit  14/20
 Master's degree with Pass  12/20

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). For further guidance about evidencing English language proficiency, please contact the International Office or the relevant admissions team. Alternatively, consult our English language requirement web pages

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