University of Manchester Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

  • Manchester,UK
Anumika Bahukhandi

England’s first civic university, the University of Manchester is a member of the Russell Group of universities and has earned repute internationally in terms of innovative research and teaching excellence. It was after the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) that it came into being in 2004. Many of the present and former staff and students of the university are recipients of the Nobel Prize who have earned distinction in their respective fields through ingenious discoveries and research, such as introducing graphene to the world and splitting the atom.

The University of Manchester offers great facilities and various courses from different domains. One may discover a great collection of historical archives and artefacts, encompassing myriad topics and problems.

As per the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 2022, the institution is featured as one of the top 50 universities in the world and among the outstanding universities globally for impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. According to the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, it is the 27th most international university in the world. Almost 93% of the research conducted at the university was rated world-leading (4*) in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Some of the famous alumni include Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Raworth, Vincent Kompany, Parineeti Chopra, and David Nott. 

Manchester University Goals

University of Manchester: Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The University of Manchester offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 70 subject areas. Research programmes are offered in 88 fields of study. Apart from this, postgraduate certificates and diplomas and continuing professional development programmes are also available at the university.

Foundation Year Courses

These are bridging courses for undergraduate international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements in their chosen degree. Some of these courses also offer additional English language courses for students who require to upgrade their English proficiency or skills.

Pre-sessional English

Open to all international aspirants, pre-sessional courses help students to develop their academic skills in English as per course requirement. These courses are also open to students that do not meet the English language requirement for their chosen degree.

INTO Manchester

This is a foundation programme that serves as a pathway option to international students requiring necessary academic grades in the following degrees:

  • Biosciences
  • Engineering and Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

To know more about courses offered by Manchester, check the following prospectuses: UndergraduatePostgraduate

University of Manchester Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The University of Manchester has country-specific academic and language requirements. For Indian students, the eligibility requirements are:

Type of Programme

Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

Undergraduate with Integrated Foundation Year

Standard XII equivalent to UK ‘A’ Levels

  • National boards: 70%
  • State boards: 65%
  • Regional boards: 65%

Standard XII English: 65%

INTO Manchester Foundation

Standard XII (regional boards): 65%



Standard XII equivalent to UK ‘A’ Levels:

  • National boards: 80–95%
  • State boards: 80–95%

As per course requirements

Postgraduate taught

Three-year bachelor degree equivalent to a UK First Class honours degree in the relevant subject area: 60–80%

As per course requirements


Three-year bachelor degree and/or a master’s degree in the relevant subject area with First Class

As per course requirements


  • Bachelor and master or a professional degree
  • Work experience: At least three years
  • Interview

Any one of these:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 or above
  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • PTE Academic: Overall 59 or above
  • Cambridge: Grade C
  • Indian Standard XII English: 65%

Any one of the following English proficiency test scores is accepted:

Note: Some courses may have different academic and language requirements or require an interview. Check the respective school/course website for more details.

What all documents are needed for application?

All documents submitted during the application process need to be original drafts and in English or translated into English. Students should also get their documents evaluated by trusted credential evaluators.

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Language proficiency score report
  • GRE/GMAT score report
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two to three LORs
  • Additional supplements such as video essays or portfolios, as per course requirement
  • Financial documents
  • Fee waiver form, if any

University of Manchester: Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The University of Manchester charges a non-refundable amount of GBP 20 for undergraduate programmes as per UCAS. For PG programme, there is no application fee for most courses. For a few courses like MBA, a non-refundable application fee of GBP 60 may be charged.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

Tuition and other fees are subject to revision, and the details provided below are official fee quotes. The image below is an estimation of the tuition fee for international students:

Manchester Tuition Fee

Note: Check the university website for the exact fee structure.

University of Manchester: Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Country-specific and course-specific scholarships are offered to international students by the university. To Indian students, it provides more than GBP 1,00,000 of funding as financial assistance. A scholarship’s amount may range from GBP 5,000 to GBP 10,000, depending on the course. Moreover, Indian students are also eligible for the GREAT scholarship and the Manchester Science and Engineering International Excellence scholarships. A list of these scholarships can be found on the university website.

University of Manchester: Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The University of Manchester offers UG programmes in the Fall Intakes only and PG programmes in the Fall and Spring Intakes. Check the university website to know about courses offered in each intake. For international students, the UG deadline is usually in June; however, the university advises students to apply by the UK/EU students’ deadline of January. For students applying to Oxford/Cambridge or Manchester’s Medicine/Dentistry course, the deadline is in October. PG programmes have no official closing dates, but the university advises aspirants to apply as early as possible. Deadlines for PG courses can be found in the respective course/school webpage.

How to apply to UG courses?

Similar to UK residents, as an international student, you can apply to the University of Manchester through the UCAS website only. You can keep track of your application status through UCAS Track. After assessing the applications, the university will contact you for an interview round.

How to apply to PG courses?

The university has a separate application portal where aspirants of PG Taught and PG Research programmes can apply to Manchester directly.

Applying to the University of Manchester

As a new student, you need to register on the portal first and then login with your saved details. You can use this link to apply to the PG Taught courses at Manchester:

Step 1: Enter your e-mail ID, security code, and password. Then click on ‘Register’ and login to start your application process.

Machester PG Application Step 1


Step 2: Read the terms and conditions carefully and accept the undertaking, which will lead you to the following page. Select the programme type (Academic Career), ‘Mode of Attendance’, and search for your course.

Machester PG Application Step 2


Step 3: Choose the course from the list and click on ‘Apply’ to start filling the application form.

Machester PG Application Step 3


Step 4: Enter your details, test scores, and upload your personal statement as per each section. Remember to complete all the nine sections and review them before submitting the application.

Machester PG Application Step 4

Note: Your application will be deleted after 28 days of inactivity. Read the instructions on the website carefully before applying.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

UG decisions are usually communicated in a month after the application submission. Some courses may adopt a ‘fielded approach’ for assessing applications, which may delay the decisions. The admissions committee usually reverts on these applications by the UCAS deadline. The university keeps such applicants personally informed about the final decision. PG decisions are declared as soon as possible. There are no fixed timelines for such reverts.

University of Manchester: Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university/college?

The university seeks to recruit students with outstanding academic achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds. With an acceptance rate of over 50 per cent, the university looks for the following in an applicant:

Manchester Student Profile

Source: University of Manchester

The admission process involves four major stages until the admission committee makes a final offer to a student.

Manchester Admission Process

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

In 2018-2019, the University of Manchester welcomed 40,250 students across all its programmes. Out of this, 11,545 were international students from over 160 countries. In 2018-2019, there was a 1.1 per cent rise in overseas undergraduate students and a 2 per cent rise in overseas PG aspirants from the previous year.

Manchester UG Student Body

Manchester PG Student Body

University of Manchester: Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

A broad range of part-time job opportunities is available for international students either on-campus or in the Manchester community, such as:

  • Administration
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Conferences/exhibitions
  • Customer service
  • IT/web design
  • Market research
  • Shops/retail
  • Translation

Students with a Tier 4 Visa need to follow part-time and full-time work rules as per the UK Council for International Student Affair (UKCISA). Tier 4 Visa students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week while the university is in session. During vacations, this limit can be extended up to 40 hours a week. Students can also find jobs on the university’s job portal – Careers Service. For more information on Tier 4 Visa rules, check the university website or the UKCISA website.

University of Manchester: Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university of UK and is divided into three faculties that further supervise academic schools and departments.

Manchester Faculties

Is on-campus housing available?

The University of Manchester has approximately 8,000 rooms in 19 halls of residence that guarantee every first-year undergraduate student a place in university housing. University accommodation is either catered or self-catered with the following facilities:

  • Internet connection
  • Utility costs (gas, electricity, and water)
  • Personal possessions insurance
  • Welfare support staff
  • 24-hour security

From modern self-catering flats to traditional college-style catered halls of residence, the university offers single and mixed-sex accommodation with the option of en-suite or shared bathroom facilities. Students an also opt for private accommodation and use the university’s service – Manchester Student Homes – that helps students in finding accommodation privately. For 2018, the room rents were as follows:

  • Single self-catering room with shared facilities: GBP 98–111
  • Single self-catering room with en-suite facilities: GBP 140–150
  • Single room with shared facilities in a catered hall:  GBP 135–152

Manchester Cost of Living

Note: Rates fluctuate yearly and may include other charges as well. Check the official website for the current year’s room rent.

University of Manchester: Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students can contact the university in case of any doubts:

Address: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK


Telephone: +44 (0)-161-306-6000


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