Fees and funding

There's lots of financial support available to help you while you're studying.

How much is the cost of living in Manchester?

Manchester's affordable cost of living makes it an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy a major city on a budget. It's consistently shown to be one of the cheapest places in the UK for students to live. Information and estimated living costs can be found in our student life pages.

I'm an EU/EEA/Swiss National, will I pay international fees?

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support for courses starting in the academic year 2021/22. These students will therefore be charged the international rate of fee. There are certain exceptions including those who meet residency requirements and have been granted Settled or Pre-settled status under the EU Settlement scheme; full details can be found on our Impact of Brexit on fee status page. You may also wish to read the guidance published by the Department for Education and their set of FAQs.


UK, EU and international students can learn more about student fees and funding on our Student Finance 2021 page.

UK undergraduate students

If you’ve got the ability, we believe that finance shouldn’t be a barrier to you coming to Manchester and being successful. That’s why we’ve invested in our financial support packages. Approximately a third of all our undergraduate UK students will receive bursaries of up to £2,000 per year. You don’t have to pay your fees up front, and you can get plenty of information and advice to help you manage your money.

The Student Loans Company has issued some guidance for prospective students and answered common questions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

International undergraduate students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students. Please visit the individual course pages for further information.


  • Learn about postgraduate taught/master's fees and funding.
  • Learn about postgraduate research fees and funding.