Mobile menu icon
Mobile menu icon Search iconSearch
Search type

International entry requirements

Below is a list of entry requirements by country for those applying to our undergraduate Pharmacy courses.

We require all international applicants to have obtained a suitable English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.5 in each component.

In addition to this you will also need to have the appropriate qualification for your country. See the list below for more details.

If you can't see your qualification or country listed, or for any other query, please contact ug.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk.

Africa

Kenya

KCSE

You need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate. Otherwise, you would be expected to complete our Foundation programme or an acceptable UK equivalent.

Asia

Brunei

Brunei/Cambridge A-level or Matriculation

You would normally need ABB-AAA in Brunei/Cambridge GCE A-levels including Chemistry and one from Biology and Mathematics. 

Hong Kong

HKDSE

For entry onto our undergraduate Pharmacy course, applicants with a Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education would normally need 554 in Chemistry, Biology and Maths (Liberal studies or Physics may be accepted in place of Biology).

Grade 5 in English can be accepted as an alternative to IELTS.

India

SSC (Grade XII) CBSE Board (may also consider some State Boards)

Applicants are expected to successfully complete the SSCE (CBSE) with a minimum of 85% in Chemistry and 80% in four other subjects including Biology and Maths.

For applicants completing the State Board exams, we require a minimum of 90% in Chemistry and 85% in 4 other subjects including Biology and Maths. 80% in English can be accepted as an alternative to IELTS.

Malaysia

Matrikulasi, STPM, College Diploma (Taylors, Inti, etc)

Applicants should complete the Matrikulasi with a Grade Point Average of 3.5-3.75, with no individual subject below 72%.

For applicants who have completed the STPM, we require grades AAA-ABBB including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Singapore

SIPCAL, Diploma

Applicants taking the SIPCAL will need ABB-AAA including Chemistry and one from Biology and Mathematics. 

Applicants holding a Diploma with a CGPA of 3.3 and the majority of subjects at B will be considered for entry onto our undergraduate Pharmacy course.

UAE

Thanaweyyah, Tawjihi, General Secondary Certificate

Applicants need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate for entry onto our undergraduate Pharmacy course.

Otherwise, you would be expected to complete the Pharmacy Foundation Year or an acceptable UK equivalent.

North America

Canada

Ontario - COSSD (we may consider other provinces)

Applicants would need to successfully complete the COSSD with a minimum of 80% in six Grade 12U subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Functions and English.

US

APs, ACT and SAT Subject Tests

Applicants normally need the following:

  • a High School Diploma with a CPGA of 3.0 plus AP grades of 444 including Chemistry and either Biology or Maths;
  • an ACT composite score of 27 plus 3 SAT subjects at 650-700 including Chemistry and either Biology or Maths;
  • an ACT composite score of 27 plus 3 AP grades at 444 including Chemistry and either Biology or Maths;
  • SATs at 650-700 in 3 subjects including Chemistry and either Biology or Maths.