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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Program features: Service-Learning Area of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Asian studies, Astrophysics, Biology, Biomedical and health sciences engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical archaeology, Classical humanities, Classics, Comparative literature, Computer Science, Contemporary European studies, Creative writing, Dramatic art, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental geoscience, Environmental health sciences, Environmental sciences, Environmental studies, Exercise and sport science, French, Geography, Geological sciences, German, Global studies, Greek, Hispanic studies, History, Interdisciplinary studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Music, Naval science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious studies, Russian studies, Sociology, Southern studies, Spanish, Urban planning, Writing
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing options: Residence Hall Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

University of Manchester

On this program, UNC students directly enroll at the University of Manchester for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life at Manchester. You may apply as an exchange student or as a non-exchange/study abroad student . No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking students, have access to student housing, and participate in all aspects of student life.


The University

The University of Manchester was formed in 2004 as the result of a merger between the Victoria University of Manchester, which was commonly known as the University of Manchester, and UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology). Spanning the bustling Oxford Road, Manchester is a campus-based university located in a collegiate area of the city centre. With just under 40,000 students (28,000 of which are undergraduates), Manchester has the largest student community in the UK.

The City

A lively, multicultural city in Northern England, Manchester hosts a population of around 512,000 within the city, climbing to 2.5 million including suburbs. Manchester is considered England's second city after London, with a lower cost of living than the capital. Manchester caters to a variety of tastes with its abundance of cultural events, cinemas, exhibitions, and social outlets.

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Courses & Credits

Academic Offerings at Manchester

UNC students at Manchester are fully integrated into the university and have virtually the same range of classes to choose from as British students.

Manchester is organized into 25 Schools with some Schools housing multiple subjects. Due to Manchester’s academic calendar, some subjects will not admit students for fall-only study. A complete list of subjects and fall-only availability can be found here.

In particular, Manchester may be a good fit for students interested in Biology, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Asian Studies, and Global Studies. View the full list of available subjects and restrictions here.

This program may not be a good fit for English majors. Due to differences in the academic system and assessments, it will be difficult to find courses at Manchester that will satisfy English major requirements at UNC.

The British Education System

The British educational system positions students to be more independent and pro-active in their learning. Rather than multiple assessments throughout the semester, students may be graded only on a final essay and/or exam. Students may find that they are spending less time inside the classroom, but the expectation is that they will spend increased amounts of time engaged in independent study. While this system may prove challenging for U.S. students, many students thrive on the freedom to direct their education and welcome the exposure to a Graduate School-style approach.

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Students who attend Manchester for a full academic year are guaranteed housing. University accommodation for visiting and exchange students for part-year study may be more limited, though it is usually available under normal circumstances. Manchester offers both catered and self-catered housing options. Catered housing provides meals during term-time and access to small kitchens for preparing snacks. Self-catered housing provides shared kitchen/diners for students. There are also various cafes on and around campus as well as supermarkets nearby.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change. 
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.  
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad  

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 09/28/2021 06/11/2022
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 09/19/2021 12/18/2021
Spring 2022 09/19/2021
09/20/2021 02/01/2022 06/11/2022
Fall 2022 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA

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

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