At the University of Manitoba, there are two types of applicants:

  • Direct entry
    If you are a current high school student or have already graduated from high school, but have completed less than 24 credit hours of post-secondary level study, you are eligible to take the direct entry route into a faculty or program.

  • Advanced entry
    Students with more than 24 credit hours of post-secondary level study can apply to an advanced entry program.

    Each program has varying admission requirements based on these two categories, so be sure to visit the program page you are interested in to see if you qualify.

Student requirements

Canadian direct entry high school student requirements

Manitoba applicants require Manitoba high school graduation (5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G, or U), plus a designated set of program-specific requirements (or equivalent).

Out of Province applicants should check the provincial curriculum equivalencies for equivalent requirements.

International direct entry high school student requirements

If you are applying directly from a high school outside of Canada (or studying in Canada on a study permit), you must demonstrate English language proficiency and meet the general entrance requirement based on the country/curriculum where you studied.

Advanced entry and transfer student requirements

If you have completed courses at another recognized post-secondary institution or have completed courses in another faculty, school or college at the University of Manitoba, you may qualify as a transfer student.

Transfer credit is assessed once all transcripts and course outlines are submitted. All transfers are subject to faculty/school/college regulations and requirements. See our transfer credit policies for more information.

Transfer students who have completed more than 24 credit hours, and have completed the necessary university prerequisites, may apply to any of our programs with an advanced entry option.

Mature student requirements

Mature student status applies to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada over 21 years of age who have never attended another university or college, or who do not meet high school or transfer student requirements.

English language proficiency requirements 

Because English is the language of instruction and communication at the U of M, an applicant whose primary language is not English must demonstrate a sufficient command of English to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions.