Studying abroad

The opportunity to study overseas is something that you may wish to consider.

Study abroad as part of your degree

Many courses at Manchester Metropolitan University offer an option to study abroad for three, six or ten months, at partner universities in countries including Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the USA, China, Malaysia, Canada and over 20 countries across Europe. There are also summer exchange opportunities open to students of any discipline.

Opportunities to study abroad are competitive. You will need to apply for a place and, to be eligible to go, you must have successfully completed your first year of study, meet all academic requirements set by your department and have the support of your academic department. For more information, visit the Exchange drop-in every Wednesday from 1pm – 3pm, during term time in the Business School Student Hub.

The benefits may include:

Postgraduate study abroad

If you are considering postgraduate study overseas, you need to start your research early. The types of postgraduate courses on offer will differ in each country, as well as the application process, funding options and visas.

Finding the right course

You can research your options and identify institutions and courses using the following resources:

Consider the qualification requirements

You will need to check whether your academic qualifications are acceptable to the institution you wish to apply to. Universities may vary in how they interpret British qualifications and what level of study they see them as equivalent to. For detailed information on European qualification standards and equivalencies visit the ENIC-NARIC.

Find out if you need to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). If so, you will need to submit your grade with your application. You can find sample questions and test preparation booklets on the relevant websites.

Funding postgraduate study abroad

Postgraduate tuition fees can vary from £3,000 up to at least £30,000 depending on the course you want to study and where. For information on fees and funding, contact the International Office of the universities that appeal to you and read our guide to Further Study and Funding 

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