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 contemporary music and club scene that has launched many popular musicians, including The Smiths, Oasis, and more recently, The 1975.  Manchester is also a sporting hotbed, home to two of England's most popular football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.

  • You have the option of hundreds of classes as well several, more focused pathways in Leadership and Service, Pre-Law and Sustainability. Find out more on our Courses page.

  • 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.

  • Make friends through the Students’ Union, which sponsors over 200 social clubs and societies and is one of the largest in the U.K. 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
Fall 2023 9/12/2023 12/16/2023 12.5-15 $23,375 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 9/12/2023 6/8/2024 25-30 $41,100 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/23/2024 6/8/2024 12.5-15 $23,460 10/15/2023 More Info
Fall 2024 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4/20/2024  
Academic Year 2024 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4/20/2024  

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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