International PhD students
The University has an international reputation for research excellence in the biological, medical and health sciences, making Manchester the best place to start or continue your career in research.
The Faculty has a large international student community and we will help make your transition to Manchester as smooth as possible.
As well as the outstanding support we offer to all of our research students, we have a number of schemes in place to support international students within the Faculty, both before you arrive in Manchester and throughout your postgraduate research studies.
Using our ambassador and buddies schemes, we provide support during the application process, pre-arrival and throughout your studies. Our dedicated International Recruitment Officer will help you to identify the most appropriate buddy before your arrival.
The University operates an orientation programme over four days in the week ahead of registration. Check the orientation pages to make sure you are aware of dates so that you can plan your arrival.
We will meet with all new international students during your induction activities. You will be invited to a special event to welcome you, hosted by the Lead for International Postgraduate Students.
Postgraduate and international societies
The Faculty Postgraduate Society organises social and academic events throughout the year. The Society makes sure that events are suitable for our international students, and has a dedicated International Representative serving on Postgraduate Committees.
The University also has a wide range of activities organised by the International Society, which has over 3,000 members from over 150 countries worldwide.
English language courses
The University Language Centre offers language courses to suit all levels, including pre- and in-sessional English courses.
The city of Manchester
“I am very glad that I chose to do my PhD at the University of Manchester. From day one I have felt supported, be it regarding funding or just a little chat to keep me on track. I believe that I have advanced on both an academic and personal level throughout my course.”Naorin Sharmin / PhD student, Bangladesh