The University of Manchester is a top ranking UK university and the most popular, receiving more applications each year than any other British university. The university attracts students from more than 180 countries and boasts world class facilities, including the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, the Jodrell Bank Observatory and one of the largest academic libraries in the UK.
The University of Manchester is also a world class institution for research. In the last research assessment exercise, 65% of research was judged world leading or of international importance. And Manchester boasts 25 Nobel prize winners amongst its alumni!
The INTO Centre provides specialist English and academic programmes for international students who want to study a degree at The University of Manchester.
The International Foundation Year prepares overseas students for entry to a wide range of undergraduate courses at the University of Manchester. There are pathways in Humanities, Law, Business, Management, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computing. Successful completion of the Foundation Year guarantees entry to the first year of a bachelor's degree at the university.
Why Study at The University of Manchester?
- Top performing UK and International University - ranked 25th in UK (Times University League Tables 2014) and 58th in the World (Times higher Education World University Rankings);
- A top university for student satisfaction (85%, National Student Survey 2014);
- 91% of undergraduates in employment or education (National Student Survey 2014), with 72% in professional jobs or postgraduate level study after one year (Sunday Times University Guide 2014);
- A world class institution for research. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 65% of research activity was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent!
The International Foundation Year is taught at the INTO Manchester Centre, a short walk from the main university campus. The centre houses modern classrooms, most equipped with IT facilities and interactive whiteboards, and a dedicated Learning Resource Centre.
As a student at the INTO centre, you will also have access to university facilities, including the John Rylands Library, one of the largest academic libraries in the UK.
Manchester is a large city situated in the north west of England. It is well connected by rail and road to other cities in the UK (including London) and has an international airport. The city is culturally diverse and is near to areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as the Peak District and British Lake District.
Safe, secure accommodation is available at Parkway Gate, a 10 minute walk from the INTO Centre. Accommodation includes a single study bedroom with private bathroom, TV and Wi-Fi; secure door entry and CCTV; access to shared kitchen and laundry facilities; a shared common room, games room and garden.
Alternatively, students can stay with a carefully selected host family (homestay). This option includes a single study bedroom, plus breakfast and evening meals.