With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide. With an unprecedented £1 billion investment into outstanding research and teaching facilities, our campus includes more than 10,500 students from 180 countries outside UK. The University of Manchester has a long history of welcoming students from India and there are approximately 1300 students from India studying at the University with more than 1500 from across South Asia. 

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our current world ranking of 32 in the influential QS ranking. The University is consistently the most targeted university by the UK’s leading employers. On these pages you will find key information for Indian students including our scholarship provision and reputation for employability. You can also find out more about the University’s Indian research partnerships


The single-site campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester. Manchester is UK’s most popular student city  a buzzing and modern metropolis and an incredibly vibrant, cosmopolitan, friendly place to live and study. Manchester has one of the most diverse populations in the UK with more than 200 languages spoken and a huge South Asian diaspora community. It is budget-friendly for international students as rent tends to be more reasonable than in many other locations. The many amenities are within walking distance of the campus with most of the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants a short walk away.

Meet Nomaan Ahmad

Nomaan is studying his MSc in Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship and talks about his motivations for studying at Manchester. 


World rankings

Using different methodologies, international rankings typically compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation.

League tableWorldEuropeUK
QS (2024) 32 8 6
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2023) 41 10 6
Times Higher Education (2024) 51 17 8
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings (2023)  2 1 1
Times Higher Education ‘Most International University’ rankings (2023)  23 18 10
QS World University Sustainability Rankings 3 1 1