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Department of Mathematics

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International students

Manchester is a diverse, multicultural city, and the University takes great pride in welcoming students from across the world.

Xiaolin Li

I feel at home in Manchester because the students are very diverse, so I could make friends with home students. Having a broad circle around me, I feel very supported.

Xiaolin Li / Mathematics International student

At Manchester, you will follow in the footsteps of world-changing mathematicians, including 'the creator of modern computing', Alan Turing. There are also a wide range of opportunities to connect with potential employers and shape your future.

There are plenty of funding options available to international students, regardless of your level of programme.

If you're coming to Manchester to study from overseas, there are a few things to consider before you apply.

Find out more about the University's funding options, language information and Manchester in general, below.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0 and 6.5 in writing
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 overall with a minimum of 22 in writing and nothing below 20 in the other sub-tests.
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 70 overall with 70 in writing and nothing below 65
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification - learn more about our English language requirements.

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.

Undergraduate fees and funding
Taught master's fees and funding
Postgraduate research funding options

Foundation programmes

Would you like to study Mathematics at Manchester but don't have the right entry qualifications? A Foundation Year course could be the solution for you.

The Integrated Foundation Year is 'year zero' of a four or five year course that leads to a degree from one of the schools of science or engineering at The University of Manchester.

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 student visa.

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