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Fact Sheet:
Duration: Academic Year, Semester Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language Requirement: None Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: Yes
Program Type: Direct Enroll, Exchange Provider: NC State
High Impact Experiences: Service-Learning Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities Additional Requirements: None
Program Coordinator: Kevin Feeney College or Unit: N/A
Program Description:


Manchester is a large cosmopolitan city that has an illustrious past as well as a cutting edge future. Manchester was the most important city Manchesterin the world at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and was the place that many great scientists came to test their inventions. The most famous invention in Manchester is the world's first computer. 

The buildings around Manchester display its industrial history as evident from its grand Victorian buildings.  New architectural delights are springing up including Urbis, the Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry and the City of Manchester stadium. The culture, food, music, entertainment, shopping, and sport also make this city an exciting place to live.     


Geographically, historically, and culturally, the University of Manchester is at the heart of this exciting city! It is a close walk from the city center and all of its attractions. About 40,000 students attend the university, which makes it possible to offer a wide range of interdisciplinary research areas. The University of Manchester was awarded University of the Year in 2006, and finds itself consistently ranked in the top 50 of all universities worldwide, according to various publications. It is currently the UK's largest single site university and the UK's most popular university, receiving more applications than any other institution.

Experiential Education

Manchester offers the Leadership and Service Pathway for study abroad and exchange students. In addition to their academic program, students can undertake a volunteer placement with local community groups, enabling them to engage with British life, society and culture.
For more details, visit For additional ways to get involved in the community and with social justice at Manchester, check out Student Development and Community Engagement Division.


Before starting a course search, review Manchester's guide on how to select courses at Manchester

Some courses and subject areas (particularly those in STEM fields) are not available to students studying during the Fall only semester at Manchester. For a complete list of subjects and availability see Manchester's course list for incoming study abroad. Those courses that are unavailable for fall only study will have NO indicated under the Fall Assessment Available column. These course restrictions do not apply for spring and academic year study, as students coming during these terms should not have a need for early assessment, and examinations can be taken during the regular examination period. 

A full-time course load at the University of Manchester is 60 credits per semester. Most courses are either 10 or 20 Manchester credits. For a breakdown of recommended credit equivalency see the 
University of Manchester credit equivalency guidelines.

Textiles students: Click UM-TextilesCourses.pdf for available courses.

The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at University of Manchester. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.


Students coming to University of Manchester for one full year are guaranteed university accommodation. Students coming for one semester are usually allocated a room on campus, but spaces are more competitive. See more details.


Estimated costs for program participation are located in the budget link at the top of this page. In addition, you should also review the cost of living data provided by the University of Manchester. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad such as applying to outside scholarships, and starting a funding page. For more information about funding opportunities, please visit this link.

Highlights Travel Docs

Students who enter the UK with a U.S. Passport will study under one of two visa categories. Students studying for a maximum of six months, and who WILL NOT be performing any kind of paid or unpaid work, work placement, or work experience during their studies will enter with the short-term student visa (most students fall under this category). Students who will study more than six months, or students who study less than six months but will work or intern in the UK are required to have a tier 4 visa. Your host institution will provide you with further visa instructions and procedures only after you have received their letter of official acceptance. Please see UK Student Visa requirements for further information.
University of Manchester academic calendar. Review the Manchester calendar for exact fall and spring dates.

Fall Term
Approximate start date | mid-September
Approximate end date | late January
**Students studying in Manchester's fall term should note that final exams are taken in mid-January, and only certain disciplines permit early examination. Subjects that allow early fall examination are listed here.

Spring Term
Approximate start date | late January
Approximate end date | early June

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/21/2018
09/28/2018 01/19/2019 06/07/2019
NOTE: Review the host institution’s academic calendar and website for the most current dates and arrival information.
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA

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