Why Manchester?

There are many reasons why Manchester is an ideal choice for international students looking for a study abroad or exchange experience. Here are just a few.

The University of Manchester is among the top universities in the world and has an international reputation for its research.

The University has almost 4,000 academic and research staff, many with international reputations in their subjects, providing you with a stimulating learning environment and the highest standard of teaching.

In Manchester, you can experience some of the best in contemporary and classic art and theatre, as well as exciting museum exhibitions at the University's Whitworth Art Gallery, Contact Theatre and Manchester Museum.

Manchester is considered England's second city after London, with much lower living costs than the capital.

Manchester is one of Britain's liveliest and multicultural cities, buzzing with events, cinemas, exhibitions, clubs and bars that cater for every taste and background. It offers a vibrant world for your study abroad experience.

Manchester caters for a wide range of culinary tastes, so you can be sure to feel at home. The largest Chinatown in the UK is here, as are a variety of speciality food stores and restaurants, including Thai, halal and vegetarian/vegan.

The International Programmes Office has a team of people who are on hand to advise you at any time, committed to helping you with anything from pre-arrival questions to providing your academic transcript at the end of your time here.

Within our Faculties and Schools, academics are able to help advise you on the most appropriate courses to meet your interests and ambitions.