Manchester is a large cosmopolitan city that has an illustrious past as well as a cutting edge future. Manchester was themost important cityin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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NOTE: Review the host institution’s academic calendar and website for the most current dates and arrival information.