Expenses and accommodation

The University Accommodation Office will endeavour to allocate accommodation to students studying at MBS for a Full Year, Semester One or Semester Two from University Halls. Students cannot be guaranteed a specific Hall or the type of accommodation but can indicate a preference between a Self-Catered or a Catered Hall. The first semester contract terminates at the end of January and the full cost for the semester will need to be paid even if a student is permitted to finish at MBS in December. The second semester contract terminates in June.

Students can apply online for accommodation only after an acceptance letter from Manchester Business School has been issued with a UID number. It is essential that once an online application has been submitted that you check emails on a regular basis as an offer is only held for a very short period of time.

Further information about university accommodation is available at the University's accommodation pages.

MBS is unable to assist with private accommodation arrangements but Manchester Student Homes is a recommended contact.

Estimated living expenses
Students should expect to spend between £35–£60 per week on food etc but this may vary according to requirements.

Academic expenses
There are no tuition fees to be paid to MBS by exchange students, University of Manchester. It is recommended that students should not buy any books before arrival. Books may be borrowed from the library or second hand books may be available for purchase.

Other expenses
Local transportation, social activities and travel around UK and Europe.

Health/travel insurance
Free health treatment is available on the UK's National Health Service to all international students studying here for longer than six months, as well as to all students from EU countries. Students studying here for less than six months are advised to take out medical insurance before departure. This could be part of a travel policy that we would also recommend is arranged pre-arrival.

Further information on health care can be found in the Arrival Guide

Visa requirements
Please check with the local UK Government office for up-to-date information and requirements, or visit the Home Office website.

Student services and student facilities

  • MBS East UG International Office
  • Academic Advisory Service
  • Campus Sport
  • Careers service
  • Counselling service
  • Disability Support Office
  • IT services
  • Library services
  • Occupational Health for Students
  • Student Services and International Advice Team
  • Sports facilities
  • Student clubs and associations
  • University of Manchester International Society

MBS also has an International Society run by final year students for the benefit of exchange students. The society runs a mentoring scheme and various social events throughout the year. A number of other facilities are located off campus.

For useful information for all international students at Manchester, visit the University arrival guide pages.