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The University has a long history of welcoming students from Pakistan and the city of Manchester has a large community of Pakistanis who have settled in the UK.

The University had 115 students from Pakistan registered in 2016/17. They were studying a wide range of different subject areas including Business and Management, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medicine, Law, Chemistry, Maths, Pharmacy and Development.

Rusholme, a suburb of Manchester within easy walking distance of the University, is famous for the Curry Mile – the largest concentration of South Asian restaurants in the UK.

You can also shop for traditional Pakistani food (including halal), clothing and music and celebrate traditional festivals such as Eid.

The University understands the needs of the large number of our students and staff who are muslims. The refectories sell halal food, there is a mosque on campus and the student-run Pakistani Students Association plays an active and constructive role at the University.

Scholarship information

The Higher Education Commission Pakistan offers a variety of scholarships for postgraduate level study in overseas universities.

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of study in the UK including funding opportunities.

Students from Pakistan interested in a one-year master’s degree can apply for the British Chevening programme.


Manchester graduates have an excellent reputation among employers. Unsurprisingly, we are therefore consistently among the most targeted universities by major graduate recruiters (The Graduate Market in 2017, 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 6,000 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 to be successful on their chosen career path.

At Manchester we are mindful of the concerns of prospective students from Pakistan regarding opportunities to improve career prospects by gaining work experience post-graduation in the UK. Opportunities do still exist under the Tier 2 employer-sponsored route and our Careers Service has key information on work visas during and after study.

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