How to apply
Applications to the United in Manchester Summer School are considered in the order they are submitted.
Any applications received after the deadline may not be successful, and students may not receive their first choice of classes.
All correspondence will be via email so please check for responses regularly. A decision will be made on all applications by the end of May 2020, but we may contact you earlier. If you are offered a conditional place we will send you a message detailing your next steps.
Your place on the summer school is not confirmed until the course fees are paid in full. Upon receipt of full payment, we will issue an unconditional offer letter. This will be sent via email.
Further information about the course will be sent to successful students before the course starts.
To apply to the United in Manchester International Summer School, you need to:
- Be 18 or over on the first day of the course.
- Be a registered undergraduate student at a tertiary institution such as a university or college. Mature students, postgraduates and recent graduates are also welcome to apply.
- Have achieved good academic grades equivalent to GPA 3.0. Please contact us if you are not sure what the equivalent grade would be for your home institution.
If English is your second language, although we don’t ask for an English language qualification, you will need to have sufficient English language proficiency (equivalent to IELTS score of 6 / Chinese CET-6).
If your English language level is lower than required we will assess your personal statement and may request an additional sample of your written English.
We would be happy to consider your application or offer advice if you do not meet all of our entry requirements – please contact the Summer School team to discuss your application.
Three different options are available:
- GOLD PACKAGE includes specialist teaching (morning sessions – six different streams available) + English communication and Business classes (afternoon sessions) + accommodation for the duration of the Summer School + local and regional trips and activities + welcome and farewell dinners.
Total fee: £2,999
- SILVER PACKAGE (EU students only) includes English communication and Business classes (afternoon sessions) + accommodation for the duration of the Summer School + local and regional trips and activities + welcome and farewell dinners.
Total fee: £1,499
- BRONZE PACKAGE (EU students only) includes English communication and Business classes (afternoon sessions) + accommodation for the duration of the Summer School + welcome and farewell dinners.
Total fee: £999
Your place on the summer school is not confirmed until the course fees are paid in full. This is done via our online store using a credit or debit card.
We can offer a discount based on multiples of ten students coming from the same institution. For further details please contact us.
In addition, you will need to budget for living costs to cover food, travel and personal expenses. Manchester is a relatively affordable place to live. It is cheaper to cook yourself than eat out. All accommodation provides cooking facilities. A weekly grocery bill is approximately £30 - £50.
Our students stay in Weston Hall (address: 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB).
Conveniently located in the centre of Manchester, this self-catered residence with a secure environment and a daily reception service is supported by a residential life team who can be contacted 'out of hours' via the adjoining 24 hour hotel reception.
Accommodation is in single study bedrooms within a flat for eight people. En suite facilities in all rooms. Shared flat lounge area including dining facilities. All rooms are well equipped. Bed linen, duvet, pillows and towels are provided. Flat kitchens have a microwave, cooker, fridge and freezer. Launderette facilities.
Not all students require a visa to enter the UK – you can check your eligibility on the Home Office website.
If you do need a visa, it will usually be a Short-Term Study Visa which allows you to visit the UK for less than six months and undertake some study while here. It is not the same as a Tier 4 (General) student visa which requires a CAS number. You will be sent an unconditional offer letter which you can use for your visa application.
If you have any queries about which visa you should apply for, please visit the Home Office website or email The University of Manchester's visa office.
While you are on the University’s premises you are protected by the University’s public liability insurance. Your personal property is not insured by the University. Any official University related travel is automatically covered by the University’s travel insurance policy.
If you are coming from another country you are expected to have your own travel insurance for international travel, which should cover your personal property and medical expenses.