The University of Manchester is one of the top 20 universities in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) 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 also has an enviable record in academic research, rated third behind Oxford and Cambridge (RAE 2008) and counting 25 Nobel prize winners amongst its alumni!
International Foundation Year
The INTO Centre at the University of Manchester provides a range of foundation and language courses, giving access to degree programmes for international students.
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 course at the university.
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.
Self-catering accommodation is available in halls of residence, located only a few minutes walk from the INTO Manchester Centre. Accommodation includes free internet, an en suite shower room and fully fitted kitchen.
Alternatively, students can stay with a carefully selected host family (homestay). Standard homestay includes a single study bedroom, plus breakfast and evening meals. Superior homestay guarantees free internet availability, laundry and specialist diets (e.g. halal) are catered for.