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Introduction

With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide.

We welcome more than 10,500 students from 180 countries outside the UK and our campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis.

The University of Manchester has a long tradition of welcoming students from Portugal across all levels of study.

World-leading research

We are recognised as a global powerhouse of research, with 93% of the University’s research activity assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our ranking in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. 

In the 2021 survey we were placed 35th in the world, 9th in Europe and 5th in the UK.

EU students considering Manchester

Following the UK's decision to leave the European Union you may be feeling uncertain about what Brexit will mean for you. View the latest information for prospective students from the EU.

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 one of the world's leading universities for impact towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 2022).

League tableWorldEuropeUK
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings  9  2  2
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2022) 38 - 6
QS (2023) 28 9 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  -  -