Arcadia: Manchester - University of Manchester

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Today’s University of Manchester, a member of the elite Russell Group,  is ranked among the top 40 institutions in the world. The present university was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of Victoria University of Manchester and the University of... read more

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Got to travel and see part of the world with people who have become good friends. - Bryant University View Entire Review
I learned what it was like to live independently in a major city and gained a great deal from the experience. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
I got to experience a number of different cultures and learned new things about them. I also had a lot of stereotypes provided false during my travels. - Bryant University View Entire Review
I think that if I didn't have this experience I would have wished I had and always wondered what it would've been like. But after actually going through it, I realized I could have lived without it. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Manchester - University of Manchester
It's totally worth. I saw different culture and meet different people. - Austin College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, as I was able to accept and adapt to another country's culture and learn their perspective on events of the world today. - Austin College View Entire Review
I have learned to be more open and to lighten up. I was thrown into another culture and had to remain open minded and also quickly acclimate. I would not trade this experience for anything in the world. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
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Today’s University of Manchester, a member of the elite Russell Group,  is ranked among the top 40 institutions in the world. The present university was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

It is home to over 40,000 students, and is ranked as the 23rd most international university in the world. Manchester maintains a commitment to accessible, inclusive, and international learning that is blended and flexible.

Manchester’s origins began with two institutions: a college funded by a wealthy industrialist in the mid-nineteenth century; and an early nineteenth-century institute dedicated to the education of working men. At the initial founding of each institution, the focus on education in the world’s first industrial city recognized research as a key priority, and today’s Manchester is a leading world research institution that boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners among its ranks.

An urban campus with a lower cost of living than London is of great appeal to international students, who also benefit from Manchester’s reputation for academic excellence. It’s an experience in a big city in a distinct part of England, with one of the largest libraries in Great Britain, an active Students’ Union with over 200 clubs and societies on offer, and other cultural amenities, including an art gallery, museum, and theater, along with access to thriving music and sports scenes.

Manchester has particular academic strengths in theology, life sciences, psychology, fashion retailing, education, pre-law and engineering. In addition, the Alliance Manchester Business school is AACSB-accredited. 

The campus blends into the surrounding city, the second-largest metropolitan area outside of London. Manchester is young, vibrant, and diverse, bustling with music, culture, sports— with a more affordable cost of living, and an urban and welcoming vibe.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

  • Tower of London

  • London Street Art Tour

  • Hampton Court Day Excursion

  • Keats house

  • and more...

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Science
  • American Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
  • Legal Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Archeology
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • History
  • Fashion / Apparel Design
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.