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Saudi Arabia

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The University of Manchester is one of the UK's most popular destinations for students from Saudi Arabia.

Given our experience in hosting students from the Saudi and the Gulf Region, we are confident that we are well equipped to meet the specific academic, religious and dietary needs of students coming from this region.

Manchester is a vibrant multicultural city with a large Muslim population.

There are two prayer rooms provided on campus and there are a number of mosques located near the University and student areas.

Many of our restaurants serve a selection of halal certified meals and sandwiches, and many front line staff have completed training on how to deliver halal food. 

Our students from Saudi are studying at all levels in a broad range of disciplines with the following subject areas proving particularly popular:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering with a Foundation Year
  • Medicine
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil and Electrical)
  • Mathematics

Student profile

Sami Saudi Arabia

Sami Meshal Ibn Shamsah

PhD Mechanical Engineering

Embracing Manchester’s diversity

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