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

The University of Manchester is ranked among the world's top thirty institutions. It is a cutting-edge leader in research, with 25 Nobel laureates among its current and former staff and students. Manchester’s reputation for academic excellence extends to visiting students, who can take courses in a wide variety of subjects with particular strengths across many different disciplines, including the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and computer science. Its campus blends into the surrounding city, the second-largest metropolitan area outside of London. Manchester is young, vibrant, and diverse, bustling with music, culture, sports— all with a more affordable cost of living compared to London. 

  • 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. Manchester is also a sporting hotbed, home to two of England's most popular football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.

  • University of Manchester is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.

  • 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.

  • The Alliance Manchester Business school is AACSB-accredited.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia London Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2019 1/16/2019 6/8/2019 12.5-15 $20,850 10/15/2018 More Info
Fall 2019 9/8/2019 12/14/2019 12.5-15 $20,670 4/20/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 9/8/2019 6/6/2020 25-30 $37,550 4/20/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 1/15/2020 6/6/2020 TBA TBA 10/15/2019  

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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