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With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide. Following an unprecedented £1 billion investment into outstanding research and teaching facilities, the University aims to become a top 25 global provider of education and research by 2020.  

Our campus welcomes more than 10,500 students from 180 countries and is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis.

The University of Manchester welcomes applicants from Norway and receives applications for a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Particularly popular areas of study include engineering, European studies, economics, social studies, and the specialist master's programmes offered by the Alliance Manchester Business School.

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our ranking in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. In the 2016 survey we were placed 35th in the world, seventh in Europe and fifth in the UK.


Manchester graduates have an excellent reputation among employers. Not surprisingly, therefore, we are 35th in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 and one of the most targeted universities by major graduate recruiters (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers Research).

Many of our academic Schools offer career-related course units and a number of lectures are delivered by employers who will explain exactly what they are looking for in recruits.

In addition, we maintain links with more than 7,000 UK and global employers. This enables us to ensure teaching and course content are relevant to the needs of industry and commerce so our graduates leave not just with academic knowledge, but also with the transferable skills needed for success on their chosen career path.

Find out more about where some of our graduates work, and gain an insight into how they created their careers success on our Careers Service website.

Scholarship information

For undergraduate study, you can search for subject-specific awards.

Most Norwegian students depend on financial support from The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, administered by Lanekassen, which provides student loans and stipends for higher education.

The University of Manchester is on the list of UK institutions where students are eligible for supplementary funding (Tilleggsstipend). For further information on the Loan Fund visit: