The University of Manchester2014 League Table Ranking 25
2014 Overall Score 768
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Pre-arrival and orientation
- To help international students settle in during their first few days in Manchester the university offers a comprehensive programme of orientation events to provide students with valuable information, as well as giving them the opportunity to meet other students.
- The programme is organised by staff from the International Office, but it also involves student helpers from the university – our Purple People – who will be available to give support and answer any questions.
- Orientation events and services include an airport collection service for all students arriving on their own and living in university accommodation, registration guidance, presentations and workshops, city and campus tours, an introduction to life in the UK and a range of social events.
- All overseas students are guaranteed a place in university-owned accommodation for the duration of their studies, proving they are coming to university alone, and have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 August of the year of entry.
- The university has a range of self-catered or catered, en suite or shared facilities, with mixed or single-sex halls available. Internet access is provided.
- We allocate students (as far as possible) to the halls that they have asked for. There is, therefore, a spread of international students across the halls – some halls do have a higher proportion of international students than others.
- There are more than 9,200 accommodation places available, almost all of which are within two or three miles of the university campus. There are three campuses: the City Campus with all facilities such as the libraries and Students’ Union on the doorstep; Victoria Park campus, situated between the city and Fallowfield residential campuses, meaning halls here are ideally placed for both academic and social activities; and the Fallowfield campus, the acknowledged student suburb of Manchester. Most halls are situated on the main bus route to the university and city centre, and services to both are frequent.
- Students do not have to move out (or move their belongings) during vacations – the undergraduate rooms that are let on a 40 week basis (from September through to June) are not used during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
- Costs vary depending on whether halls are catered or self catered, and if they are en suite. Prices start at around £85–£140 for self-catered, and £115–£150 for catered (2011–12).
English language requirement
- The English language requirement varies depending on the programme of study. Please take a look at the details within each course profile on the website.
Scholarships and bursaries
- The University of Manchester offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to international students.
- Some are university-wide and others are offered by the Academic Schools. Please visit the website for more information.
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
The University of Manchester
- If you are an applicant to the University of Manchester and require more detailed information, please telephone our applications hotline on +44 (0)161 306 1634 (9.30am–5pm, Monday to Friday.
- Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2196
- Fax: +44 (0)161 275 2058
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.manchester.ac.uk/international/
Why study at the University of Manchester?
- The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed that the University of Manchester smashed the 'Golden Triangle' of research universities traditionally dominated by Oxford, Cambridge and London, being placed third for research power in the UK.
- The university was recently found to be the most targeted institution by employers, according to research undertaken by High Fliers in 2012. The University has a truly multicultural community, with over 180 nationalities.
- As well as having the third largest library in the UK, opening in Autumn 2012, the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons’ (AGLC) will provide students with an inspiring place to learn, discuss and develop their work. A £25-million investment, it will be one of only a handful of similar state-of-the-art university facilities in the UK.
- The building and its services, named in memory of the university’s inaugural President and Vice-Chancellor, who passed away in July 2010, will be managed by the John Rylands University Library. Totally focused on student satisfaction, the Learning Commons will be a hive of activity when it opens its doors later in 2012.
- The origins of the Learning Commons concept lie in university campus life in the US, where research into how students like to study and what they use, resulted in the development of buildings in which students can meet to work together in a variety of different ways. In essence, a one-stop-shop for private and collaborative learning. We have created a 'fly through' video, showing how the building will look and be used. Please visit the website for more information.
- We do not have a campus overseas, but instead have numerous partnerships with some of the best universities across the world.
Student organisations for international students
- The International Society, located on Oxford Road, is a busy centre for international students based in the Manchester area. The society has over 3,000 members from over 150 different countries, making it a great place to meet friends and make contacts during your stay.
- The society arranges weekend trips around the UK, offers over 40 different classes each week and organises over 100 different social events throughout the year, helping you to make the most of your time in the UK.
- Activities include cultural nights, social meetings, theatre visits, visits to areas of interest locally and across the UK, a Hospitality Scheme to link up international students with local people, a reception each term for members to meet socially, as well as English and other language classes.
- In addition to the International Society, there are numerous societies for individual counties and religions, not to mention the hundreds of other societies run via the University of Manchester Students’ Union. Joining a society is a fantastic way to try out new experiences and meet people with similar interests.
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