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The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group. It offers an extremely broad range of subjects and expertise, and caters 40,000 students, making it one of the largest single-site universities in the UK. Ranked in the UK's top 20 universities (The Complete University Guide 2019), it scores well for research quality and graduate prospects.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

13,925 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The university helps international students prepare for studying in Manchester by sending a step-by-step guide offering detailed advice. University staff also deliver pre-departure briefings, either in applicants' countries or via a webinar presentation, allowing students to ask specific questions or raise any concerns they may have.
  • In September, at the beginning of the academic year, the university runs a welcome service at Manchester Airport.
  • A comprehensive Orientation programme helps students with settling in during the first few days at university. It provides valuable information on the practicalities of living and studying in Manchester, as well the opportunity to meet other students. This programme runs alongside the main Welcome events at the university to ensure that international students receive plenty of support to integrate and make friends with UK students.
  • All international students have their own dedicated academic and personal advisers. They can access the full range of support offered by the Student Services Centre, including a team of advisers to provide assistance on student immigration matters.

English Language Requirements

  • Evidence of English language proficiency is required for all courses at the university and requirements vary depending on the programme of study. Please take a look at the details within each course profile on the university's website for further information.
  • Registered students of the university are able to attend support classes in academic English free of charge.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international students are guaranteed a place in university-owned accommodation for the duration of their studies, providing they are coming to university alone, and have submitted an application for accommodation by the deadline in the autumn they intend to start their course.
  • The university has a range of self-catered or catered, en-suite or shared facilities, with mixed or single-sex halls available. Free Internet access is provided. Around 8,000 accommodation places are available, most within three miles of the university campus. Accommodation is at three locations: City, with facilities such as the libraries and Students' Union on the doorstep; Victoria Park, between City and Fallowfield and ideally placed for both academic and social activities; and Fallowfield, two miles south of the city centre – a popular suburb with a vibrant and diverse local community.
  • Most halls are on the main bus route to the university and city centre, with frequent services to each.
  • Undergraduate rooms are let on a 40, 41 or 42-week basis (from September through to June or July) and there is no need for students to vacate their room during the Christmas and Easter holidays. Costs vary depending on whether halls are catered or self-catered, standard or en-suite.
  • If students prefer not to live in a university hall, there is plenty of private accommodation for rent in and around the city. Manchester Student Homes is a university-owned and managed agency that can help students locate a property or a room in a shared house either before or upon arrival.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 17,000 17,000
Mixed 21,000 21,000
Laboratory 21,000 21,000
Clinical - 38,000
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.