With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide. Our campus includes more than 11,500 students from 180 countries outside the UK. The University of Manchester has a long history of welcoming students from Japan and there are approximately 60 students from Japan studying at the University.

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our current world ranking of 27 in the influential QS ranking. The University is consistently one of the most targeted universities by the UK’s leading employers. On these pages you will find key information for Japanese students, including entry requirements, exhibitions and visits,


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. 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.


The University was named the Times and Sunday Times top University for employability in 2020. We're also one of the most targeted universities in the UK by the nation's top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research). 

World-leading research

We are one of the highest ranked universities in the UK in terms of research power, with 83% of research activity judged to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.