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University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Website: Click to visit
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Life Sciences, Other, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Maggie Flynn
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Video courtesy of the University of Manchester

   Quick Facts

  • This program is currently a competitive program because spots are limited.  There are other exchange programs in the U.K. that can accept more applicants.  As part of the exchange application you will be required to select an alternative program choice. You can search other programs and contact your International Coordinator for suggestions. The selection process of exchange programs is competitive, because ASU can only send a limited number of students on an exchange program each year. This means that sometimes there are more applicants than there are exchange spots. Alternatively, partnership programs are not limited by the number of students that can enroll and may be a great option for some students. Please find a list of partnership programs in the United Kingdom here

  • The University of Manchester's degree programs are career-oriented and designed with input from industry and commerce to ensure students develop skills relevant to today's workplace.
  • Manchester is the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom!
  • Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and ranked 38th in the world, seventh in Europe and fifth in the UK in the 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking (
  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st. Applying by the priority deadline does not guarantee a spot on the program and space may still be limited. This program may fill to capacity based on priority applications. If space allows, additional applications will be considered after the final deadline. 


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Manchester - Man United

Location Details

The Greater Manchester area is home to 2.6 million residents. It is a bustling city rich with social, sporting, and artistic venues. It is a lively, friendly city of more than 75,000 students from four different universities. It  is where scientists first split the atom and developed the first programmable computer. Visit the Manchester Tourism Board for more information about the events and highlights of the city.

Photos courtesy of the University of Manchester

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy. The UK Visa and Immigration site is a good resource to reference. 

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Originally founded in 1851, the University is the largest of England's great civic universities with 28,000 undergraduate students.

For more information about choosing your course units
Courses are restricted in the following disciplines:

  • Business (See our University of Manchester Business School exchange)
  • Creative Writing (level 3 courses, must supply example of written work)
  • Music (Music majors only)
  • Psychology (upper division courses not guaranteed & are for Psychology majors only)
  • Drama (typically only level 1 drama courses available)
  • Law
  • History
Courses in the following disciplines are not available:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
High-demand course units:
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Politics
  • History

Select courses from the Subject List. Students wishing to study in the fall semester must enroll in courses that offer continuous assessment and no final exam.

Academic Culture

British universities tend to place a greater emphasis on independent student learning. Students may be expected to conduct guided readings or practice assignments outside of the structured coursework. This program is ideal then for self-motivated learners who are ready for this challenge.

Rather than receive a final grade based on multiple assignments, exams, and/or projects, it is common to only be graded on a midterm and or/final exam or paper. While the course content may not be more difficult, the standards and expectations in place may take some getting used to.

Glossary of Terms

  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Module = US class
  • Course = US major
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)
Level 1 = first year course
Level 2 = second year course
Level 3 = final year course
Level 4 = postgraduate cousre, not eligible for enrollment

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at University of Manchester will convert to ASU credits and grades.

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Photo courtesty of the University of Manchester

Program Housing

University Accommodation at the University of Manchester offers you a wide range of residential accommodation, ranging from modern self-catering apartments to traditional collegiate-style halls of residence with meal plans.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017
Rolling Admission 01/29/2018 06/06/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.