Taiwan / Entry requirements

Entry requirements for students from Taiwan

General minimum entry requirements for Taiwanese 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.

Taiwanese High School Diploma

Due to differences in the Taiwan and UK education systems, applicants who have taken the High School Diploma 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 80% or higher, with a minimum of 80% in Mathematics and Physics, can apply for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme.

Applicants with HSD 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 80% 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)
Taiwan High School Diploma Minimum 80% overall score, with minimum 80% in Mathematics and Physics
INTO Manchester Foundation Programmes
(Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology)
Taiwan High School Diploma Minimum 80% 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 bachelor’s degree at a recognised Taiwanese university, with a minimum GPA of 3 / 4.0, are considered for postgraduate study. Some Schools and Departments may ask for higher. We do not accept Christian College graduates for master's degree entry.

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


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 an undergraduate degree plus a master’s degree, both with a minimum GPA of 3/4.0 and from recognised Taiwanese 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). For further guidance about evidencing English language proficiency, please contact the International Office or the relevant admissions team. Alternatively, consult our English language requirement webpages.

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