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 11,500 students from 180 countries outside the UK.

The University of Manchester has a long history of welcoming students from Pakistan, with approximately 160 Pakistani students currently studying with us and more than 700 from across South Asia.

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. We are consistently one of the most targeted universities by the UK’s leading employers.

On these pages, you will find key information for Pakistani students, including entry requirements, exhibitions and visits, careers and contacts.


Our 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'.

Read more about Manchester's performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

World rankings

International rankings compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation. We’re proud to be among the world’s top 50 universities and world number one in the THE Impact Rankings for the social and environmental impact of our research to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

League tableWorldEuropeUK
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings  1  1  1
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2021) 35 9 5
QS (2021) 27 8 6
Reuters Top 100: Europe's most innovative universities (2019) - 8 4
Times Higher Education (2022)  50  16  8
Times Higher Education ‘most international university’ rankings (2021)  23  -  -