General information

General information about your time in Manchester can be found below.

Fees and finance

You will pay the standard international fees for your course each year you are with us. If you are studying with us for one semester only, the fees you pay will reflect this.

Students from our partner universities undertaking two years of study at Manchester will be eligible for a 15% discount on their tuition fees. 

Tuition fees cover the cost of your study and include charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation.

Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.

There are several ways that you can pay your tuition fees. For more information on methods of payment, please visit the Student Support website.


Manchester won't just be the next stage in your education, it'll also be a home away from home, and a base from which to explore. Our University accommodation offers something for everyone: catered and self-catered, traditional and modern.

Our accommodation guarantee

As an international student, you're guaranteed a place in a university-managed hall of residence for the duration of your course, provided that you fulfil the following conditions:

  • you're coming to Manchester alone;
  • you've firmly accepted a place at the University;
  • you submit your application for accommodation by 31 August.

Find out more on the University website, or get in touch:

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2888

University and city life

From its industrial heritage to its thriving cultural scene, Manchester has something to inspire everyone.

Welcoming and vibrant, it's been voted the UK's best city to live in for three consecutive years in the Economist's Global Liveability Report.

Here's our top pick of things going on:


  • Two Premier League football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City.
  • National centres for cycling, basketball, squash and taekwondo.
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre – an Olympic-size pool near campus
  • Chill Factore – indoor skiing and snowboarding


  • Music and arts venues ranging from small bars to a 21,000-occupancy arena.
  • Our own Student Union has three music venues.
  • The Bridgewater Hall is an international concert venue, home to the Halle orchestra.

Food and drink

  • Restaurants offering a host of world cuisines.
  • The second largest Chinatown in the UK.

Everything else

  • Over 30 cinema screens in the city centre ranging from IMAX to small independent arts cinemas.
  • Shop on the high street or at quirky independents and boutique stores.
  • Art galleries, museums, theatre and opera houses.
  • Around 90 minutes from the Lake District, Peak District and Snowdonia national parks.

Learn more about student life at Manchester on the main University website.