Entry requirements for students from Macao

The University of Sheffield accepts a number of different qualifications from Macao. Some of the most common are listed below. If your qualification is not listed here, please contact us.


The following information is for guidance only. 

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent for undergraduate study and 6.5 for postgraduate study. Some departments may require a higher score.

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Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

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Macao University Degree Holders

You will usually need a four year bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject for entry.  Most postgraduate courses require a UK 2:1 (or equivalent) for entry, but some courses may consider 2:2 grades.  Please see our course finder for specific course requirements. 

The score required will depend on the university you have attended and the course you have applied.

Qualification UK degree classification International equivalencies (Macao)
Bachelor Degree (Licenciatura) First Class Honours GPA 3.5 out of 4.0
Bachelor Degree (Licenciatura) 2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours) GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
Bachelor Degree (Licenciatura) 2:2 (Lower Second Class Honours) GPA 2.5 out of 4.0

Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

With around 2,000 postgraduate research students from over 100 different countries, Sheffield is one of the foremost centres for research training in the UK.

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Macao Masters Degree Holders

You will usually need a bachelors degree AND a masters degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject for entry. Some courses may consider a bachelors degree on its own if it is combined with relevant research experience. Please see our departmental web pages for specific course requirements.

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