Manchester University is one of the best universities in the United Kingdom and Europe. It has been ranked 7th in the UK, 9th in Europe and 30th in the World, according to the Sunday Times. It is the largest campus based university, with the largest amount of applications every year. Hence, we believe there might be a lot of people who are interested in becoming a part of the university. We have prepared some tips and advices, thus making your life easier, when choosing an institution for higher education.

It is true that the living and studying in the UK is expensive, however, the education level is one of the worlds highest. You could compare the performance of universities on global and local level, using different rankings. We believe that the following are some of the most reliable:

Sunday Times Higher Education Supplement
Times Good University Guide

Financial Times
Guardian University Guide


After choosing the universities where you want to study, you need to apply. All applications to British universities are processed through Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). You could find all the information you need on their website.

  • You can apply to UCAS from 1st September for entry the following autumn.
  • The normal closing date for receipt of applications is 15th January following which you can apply through UCAS Extra. (30th June is the deadline for international applications).
  • If you are including Oxford or Cambridge or programmes leading to a professional qualification in Medicine or Dentistry in your choices then the closing date is 15th October in the year prior to entry.
  • In many cases you can defer entry by one year, especially if you wish to gain relevant work experience or improve language skills. Please check with admissions for the relevant subject before submitting your UCAS form

The requirements for admission vary, depending on the university and the programme.The Bulgarian High-School Diploma is generally recognized in the UK.


For the top 10 British universities the common requirement is an overall grade higher then 5.75 (or sometimes 5.50). Furthermore, extracurricular activities and some work experience are always a plus, if not a necessity. The motivation latter is one of the most important parts of your application, thus, we advice you to give it thorough consideration. However, if one part of your application is weak, it is possible to compensate it by another.

The minimum English language requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS 6.0 - 7.5
  • TOEFL 220-260 /CBT/
  • Cambridge Exams : - CPE Grade C; CAE Grade A (B)

The University

The University of Manchester is one of the most reputable and prestigeous higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. It has more than 40000 students, 20% of whom are international students. There are more than 210 societies where you could develop your hobbies and meet like-minded people.  You could find all the information about the university structure, programmes and fees on :

Some usefull links are:

 - List of All Departments Manchester Business School - List of Courses /Requirements/

Living in Manchester

Manchester is one of the most vibrant English cities. With more than 100 000 students, it is one large university campus. There is plenty to be done and seen and you wont be bored (at least at the beginning :) It is much cheaper than London. The monthly living costs fluctuate, nevertheless, we believe that around £400 are enough, to live a comfortable life (excluding accommodation and tuition fees). The tuition fee is equal for all public, English unis and is about £3070 for EU students. As far as we know the tuition fee at the Scotish universities is £1775 (and £2825 for medicine programmes) .


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