Enjoy the eclectic vibe of a large university embedded within an exciting, affordable city

The University of Manchester is a world leading research institution with 25 Nobel Prize winners from within its staff and students. Its campus is blended into the surrounding city, a favorite destination of UK students due to its urban pulse and low cost of living compared to London. Manchester’s reputation for academic excellence extends to visiting students, who can take courses in a wide variety of subjects like theology, life sciences, psychology, education, pre-law and engineering. If you want to study in a big city, but are daunted by the expense of London, consider this program—it might be a great choice for you!

  • You’ll have access to the university library, one of the largest in Great Britain with more than 3 million books and an extensive range of electronic resources.

  • Make friends through the Students’ Union, which sponsors over 200 social clubs and societies and is one of the largest in the UK. Enjoy live music at The Academy, where you’ll see a variety of performances by top acts. The university also houses an art gallery, museum, and theater and you can join an excursion planned by the International Society.

  • Known as the “capital” of northern England, you’ll be at the heart of a contemporary music and club scene that has launched many popular musicians, including The Smiths, Oasis, and the Bee Gees. You’ll get caught up in the football frenzy of fans of Manchester United, one of England’s most popular clubs.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2015 1/13/2015 6/6/2015 15-16 $21,790 10/15/2014 More Info
Fall 2015 9/13/2015 2/1/2016 15-16 $19,980 4/20/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 9/13/2015 6/11/2016 30-32 $34,610 4/20/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in England are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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