International exchange

Spend a year abroad studying overseas and broaden your horizons.

Combine your studies in Manchester with the cultural experience of university life in another country - from Singapore to Switzerland. All of our exchange partners teach in English.

First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business.

Spend your third year abroad studying at a partner institution before returning to Manchester for your final year on BSc (Hons) International Management or BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies.

Many of our exchange partners feature in the top Financial Times rankings or Shanghai JiaoTong global rankings and all classes are taught in English. Our dedicated international team prepare you for your exchange and support you while you are away.

You also have the opportunity to secure a summer internship in the UK or abroad to further enhance your employability. With study at two world-class institutions, extensive travel opportunities and added work experience there’ll be no stopping you after graduation.

Benefits of study abroad

  • Enhance your employability
  • Gain independence
  • Increase your cultural awareness
  • Improve your final year grades
  • Secure an international summer internship

Nothing will ever beat this year – without a doubt the best 12 months of my life with the most incredible people you could ever meet - I would relive it 1,000 times if I could!

- HKUST exchange student, BSc (Hons) International Management

International exchange gallery

As a BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies student you can choose from a wide range of exchange partners across the USA and Canada:



50 exchange partners across 18 countries


81% of students who go on exchange achieve first or upper second degrees


Earning potential increases by 8.3% (HEFCE 2010).

How much will it cost?

Please visit the appropriate country websites for visa costs.

Return air fares can be expensive when travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore US and Canada. Peak times will also be more expensive.

Also consider any other travel costs during the exchange period.

The University’s student travel insurance policy provides cover for students undertaking study abroad as part of their course. Some of our partner institutions may also require you to purchase additional compulsory health insurance. This can vary from £200 - £2,000.

Home/EU students studying abroad for the full year will pay £1,350. Additional support is available to UK students from low income households as follows:

International students will pay half of the standard international fee.

You do not pay academic fees to the exchange partner. The above information is subject to confirmation each academic year.

In order to obtain a visa for the US, you must provide evidence of sufficient financial support during your stay. The amount required can range from $9,000-25,000 USD and will vary between institutions.

For Canada, this is generally in the region of $10,000 CAN.

In order to obtain a visa in other parts of the world, you may need to provide evidence of sufficient financial support during your stay.

Accommodation costs vary according to country, university and whether you opt for private accommodation. Also consider the cost of housing during vacation periods and consider the current exchange rate.

Accommodation offered can often be in a shared room.

If you are a UK student visit for information on funding and travel grants.

All students on an Erasmus exchange are entitled to apply for Erasmus funding.

Some destinations offer scholarships which are usually based on academic merit.

- Books, equipment and supplies

- Possible administration fee

- Food

- Travel and social

Many institutions provide a breakdown of approximate living costs for the year on their websites.