Japan and Manchester Met

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‘My passion is football, and throughout my time here I have become very involved with the Football Academy. This has given me lots of coaching experience, which is relevant to my degree.’

Kumpei Koyama MSc Exercise and Sport

Welcome to the Manchester Metropolitan University Japan page. Manchester Met is home to 3,500 international students from over 140 countries.


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Entry requirements if you have studied in Japan

Foundation Year

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho).   Graduation Certificate from a Technical High School.

Undergraduate Courses

Diploma from specialised institute; Associate degree (Diploma from Junior College / College of Technology) may be eligible for Year 1; First year of a Bachelors Degree.  Holders of a recognised foundation year will be admitted to year 1.

Undergraduate advanced entry and top-up degrees

Holders of the Vocational Degree (Semonshi) or Associate Degree (Jun-Gakushi) could be eligible for second year entry to an undergraduate degree

Postgraduate Courses

Bachelor degree (Gakushi) from a recognised institution with good grades.


Master's degree (Shushi).

English Language Requirements

Undergraduate courses

For Undergraduate courses, we usually ask for IELTS 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in any section) or equivalent.

Postgraduate courses

For Postgraduate courses, we usually ask for IELTS 6.5 (No less than 5.5 in any section) or equivalent.

See the full list of English qualifications we accept

For information relating to qualifications please contact us. Entry requirements may vary from programme to programme and on a case by case basis.

If you have a UK qualification

If you have studied UK qualifications such as A Levels, you can calculate your UCAS Tariff points then check the individual course descriptions to see if you meet requirements. You can also find the minimum IB scores required by checking these descriptions.

I have an additional qualification

For information relating to additional qualifications please contact us. Please note that these entry requirements are intended as guidance only and we do not guarantee entry to holders of the above qualifications. Minimum grade requirements may apply and entry requirements may vary from programme to programme and on a case by case basis.

Manchester Met’s international education advisers in Japan

Osaka 2 advisers

Tokyo 2 advisers


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