Manchester in a minute
We are The University of Manchester
This is the place to consider your role in the world, explore how you can make a difference to others and design the future you want to be a part of.
Choose Manchester and you'll benefit from world-class teaching at a time when scientific expertise is of paramount importance.
Your degree will give you great opportunities to both shape your future and make a difference to people’s lives.
Manchester was voted the top UK city to live in for 2019
(The Economist Global Liveability Index)
More than 17,000 international students
(figures sourced from HESA 2021/22)
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Living in University accommodation is a great way to meet people and get to know Manchester if you’re new to the city.
Our halls of residence are set across three main areas, each offering something different to cater for everyone’s tastes.
Use our interactive tour to explore each area and meet the students who live there.
Which accommodation is right for you?
We want you to have peace of mind in your move to university.
You’ll have the option of a guaranteed place in student accommodation for your first year (UK) or longer (international).
All you need to do is decide on accommodation type. Catered or self-catered? Single-sex or mixed? Ensuite or shared bathroom?
Take our short quiz to find the ideal place for you.
Campus and city
Living in Manchester
Cost of living
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Joining university may be your first time living away from home and managing money for bills, food, rent and other outgoings.
We’re proud to be a truly multicultural university and welcome students from 177 different countries to live and learn here.
The city itself is one of the most diverse in the UK and you’ll find a mix of cultures and communities to explore and enrich your experience of Manchester.