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.

We have a long history of welcoming students from Thailand and there are approximately 100 students from Thailand 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 Thai 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 the most targeted university by the UK's top graduate employers (The Graduate Market 2022, High Fliers Research). 

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 (REF), 2021

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