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Students from the USA at The University of Manchester

USA / Counsellors

Information for College Counsellors

We appreciate that some College Counsellors may not be familiar with the UK Higher Education system or the method of making an application. Should you require any further information, either about Manchester or the UK in general, please feel free to contact our office.


If you have supplementary documentation regarding a student that you wish to be considered by the Admissions Officer, such as School transcript, School profile etc, please wait until the student has received his or her UCAS ID number and then send the additional papers to the Admissions Officer of the programme to which s/he has applied, citing the UCAS ID number.

This will allow admissions officers to tie up paperwork. If you are unable to find out who the admissions officer is, please contact our office.


If you would like to receive further subject brochures from the University, or would like to be placed on our mailing list for the undergraduate prospectus, please contact us.

As a student, you are eligible to work for up to 20 hours a week during semester or full time during the holidays. Information on assistance available to find part-time work (which can be competitive) can be found on the Careers Service webpages. Please be aware, however, that you cannot rely on getting a job to fund yourself and also that our master’s programmes, in particular, are very intensive, so you may not have time to undertake paid work.

Preparing for study in the UK

Although our language is the same, our education system and cultures are different, so do take time to think about some of the differences you will encounter here, from the amount of independent study required, through to the differences in the grading system used. The British Council USA website is a good source of information.