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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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International students

As a university with a global outlook, we take great pleasure in welcoming students to our Department from outside the UK.

Amir Ashraf bin Ahmad Izham

The Mechanical Engineering postgraduate course at Manchester has definitely equipped me with the knowledge to become a competent engineer upon graduating.

Amir Ashraf bin Ahmad Izham / MSc Mechanical Engineering Design

As an international student in Manchester, you'll be part of a large multicultural community of students from 160 countries.

Studying at our university is a fantastic experience. With our tradition of outstanding teaching and research quality, The University of Manchester is recognised worldwide as a prestigious educational institution.

There are a few things to consider before you apply, from visa requirements to our guidelines on English language.

You can read about these in more detail below.

English language requirements

All applicants for our BEng and MEng courses are required to provide an approved English language qualification, such as GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS with 6.0 overall and no sub-test below 5.5.

Find out more about English language requirements more generally on the main University website.

Fees, funding and scholarships

There are a range of funding options open to international students, depending on the nature of your programme.

Explore our fees and funding pages to discover more about these.

Foundation programmes

If you are interested in studying one of our undergraduate courses but you don't currently have the correct entry qualifications, you may be eligible for entry via our Foundation Year.

Additionally, you can find out more about foundation courses for international students on the main University website.

Visa requirements

To study at The University of Manchester, international students require a Tier 4 (General) student visa.

Please read the University’s guidance on visas before you start working on your application.