Study Abroad at the University of Manchester

United Kingdom England Manchester

One of the largest and most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, University of Manchester offers access to excellent faculty, research opportunities, and cultural activities for study abroad students. Located near the heart of a modern and multicultural city, Manchester city is full of cultural importance. Attend a musical performance at Manchester Arena or take in an opera, or other eye-catching performance, at the nearby Opera House. Of course, when it comes to football, be sure to experience the excitement of Manchester United or Manchester City match live. From start to finish, this study abroad experience promises to be engaging.

Academic strength: Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

University of Manchester

With star-studded alumni of Nobel Prize winners, the world’s brightest scientific minds and some of Britain’s finest comedians, the University of Manchester is the largest non-collegiate university in the UK, with a vast student community.

Since its beginnings as an inclusive institute of learning for the working classes, it has committed to “advance education, knowledge, and wisdom for the good of society.” It is a place driven to improve students both academically and personally. 

Full of cultural importance, the university has a city-center campus, which puts you at the heart of Manchester’s action. Think large-scale music tours, world-class theatre, opera, and dance productions, and, of course, its amazing soccer football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Learn more at University of Manchester's official website

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Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Yixuan Wu - Manchester
“I have really enjoyed studying in Manchester because of quality teaching. Because I have to speak English every day, my language skills have improved. My dormitory is comfortable and very close to my campus. I highly recommend everyone to study abroad – you won’t regret it!”
Yixuan Wu, Past SAF Student

Our Favorite Things About Manchester

We asked current students, Manya, Angela and Abi, what their favourite thing about Manchester is. They talked about the city's diversity, the nightlife, the clubs, the bars, and finding themselves in Manchester. Manchester is a place where all students have the opportunity to grow, lead and make a difference. Explore campus with excellent facilities and green spaces, all within easy reach of the city centre.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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