University of Manchester

    University of Manchester
    World Rank: 28th by QS
    Established on: 2004

    Manchester University is a public research university in Manchester, England. The main campus is on Oxford Road, south of Manchester City Centre. The university owns and operates key cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth art gallery, The John Rylands Library, The Tabley House Collection, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jodrell Bank Observatory.

    The Institution of Manchester is a red-brick university, a product of the late-nineteenth-century civic university movement. Following the merging of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and the Victoria University of Manchester in 2004, the present University of Manchester was founded. This came after a century of collaboration between the two organisations.

    The Mechanics Institute was established in 1824 as the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The founders thought that all professions depended on scientific concepts to some extent. As a result, the institution taught working people science related to their current employment.

    They felt that putting science into practice would spur innovation and progress in those crafts and professions. Owens College was established in 1851 as the Victoria University of Manchester. Beginning in 1904, academic research conducted by the university would be published by the Manchester University Press.

    Manchester University is a member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group, and the International Universities Research Association. The University of Manchester, including its predecessor institutions, has produced 25 Nobel laureates, the fourth-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom.

    The university had a consolidated income of £1.1 billion in 2020/21, with research grants and contracts accounting for £237.0 million. After Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, and King's College London, it possesses the UK's fifth-largest university endowment.

    The University of Manchester has been at the centre of scientific and social advances that have altered the world, from splitting the atom and creating the first functioning computer to discovering graphene and the contraceptive pill. The university's intellectual pedigree is among the strongest in the world, with as many as 25 Nobel Prize winners among its previous students and faculty.

    Students at the University will be taught by professionals who are internationally acknowledged as being at the forefront of their field and who incorporate the most recent thinking and findings directly into their courses and research programs.

    The institution boasts more Nobel laureates on its faculty than any other university in the United Kingdom. Students will benefit from the expertise of prominent academics such as Brian Cox, a BBC science presenter, novelist Jeanette Winterson at the Centre for New Writing, and Michael Wood, our new Professor of Public History.

    The University Ranking

    The University of Manchester is among the UK's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings for 2023 are placed at 28.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    20,000-40,000 GBP


    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    The institution provides country-specific and course-specific scholarships to overseas students. The value of a scholarship might range from GBP 5,000 to GBP 10,000, depending on the programme. Additionally, students are eligible for the GREAT award and the Manchester Science and Engineering International Excellence scholarships. 

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements


    IELTS Requirements

    6.0–7.0 (or 5.5 for foundation courses)




    Q. Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation. The University of Manchester offers accommodation options if you want to live on campus. The cost ranges from 92-152 GBP per year.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language.

    Q. Are UK credentials recognised internationally?

    Yes, degrees from UK universities are recognised globally and are known for their educational excellence.

    Q. Are there any specific prerequisites for students under 18 to study in the UK?

    Assume you're 16 or 17 and seeking a student visa. In such a scenario, you must have formal permission from your parents/guardians to live and travel freely and the contact information for your guardian in the UK. 

    Q. How can I determine the best university or college for my chosen course?

    No university or college is perfect for everyone; different places suit different people, so it depends on your preferences. 


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