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Experience Manchester for a semester or full academic year.
What’s Manchester life like as an international student?
Our University is a multinational hub in a city where anyone can feel at home.
From its lively city centre to well-connected suburbs, there's a proud sense of community wherever you are in Manchester.
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Life at Manchester
Best UK city to live
The first of Britain's great modern cities, Manchester is a true original; a confident, creative, contemporary city that likes to do things differently.
The city, and surrounding Greater Manchester, offers an exciting mix of sport, entertainment, art and culture, shopping, and much more.
The UK's largest Students' Union
Manchester’s Students’ Union is here to support your life outside of academic studies and provide opportunities for meeting fellow students.
There are plenty of societies for you to join, including more than 100 culture and faith groups, and its student media outlets are some of the best in the UK.
Find out more about how you can get involved on the Students’ Union website.
A diverse community
Each year, the quality of our teaching and research welcomes one of the largest international student populations in the UK to our University.
We welcome students from 170 countries each year from all over the world, creating a truly multicultural University with an exciting and friendly community.
Our reputation is built on research and we have the credentials to match, ranking as the 9th best university in Europe.
Here, you'll have access to pioneering facilities and take courses led by distinguished tutors working at the forefront of their subjects.
Making a difference
Social responsibility is one of our core goals and we are committed to creating a healthier, fairer and greener world through research, teaching and learning, and public engagement.
With us, you will have the opportunity to make an ethical, social, and environmental difference in society through student volunteering, online courses, and activities.
Read how you can get involved in socially responsible activities at Manchester.