Arriving in the UK

To make sure your arrival in the UK goes as smoothly as possible it is a good idea to learn as much as possible about what to expect.

Welcome to Manchester Metropolitan University

This may be the first time you have lived away from your home and family and we understand that the thought of spending time in a different country can be a little overwhelming. Each year we organise a number of welcome events to help you settle in to our University and make new friends.

Airport Transfer

To make your arrival at Manchester Met as smooth as possible we have a free transport service from Manchester Airport to the accommodation you have arranged. This service is available all year round, but may need booking depending on the date you travel. You are welcome to use this courtesy service at the start of your studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

For full details please see our Airport Transfer Service page.

International Welcome

Our International Welcome Programme is taking place on the 3rd and 4th of January 2019. It will provide you with essential information about living and studying here; there are useful information sessions and social activities to help you make new friends.

Schedule of Events


As you join the University you are required to complete pre-enrolment before you can enrol online. Pre-enrolment is where we scan originals of your passport, immigration permission (visa) and the qualifications that helped you get an offer for your course (these would normally be the certificates/transcripts listed on your CAS). 

Pre-enrolment is incorporated into the International Welcome Programme.  You will receive a Boarding Pass by email in September informing you where to go.  If you arrive early or after the International Welcome Programme, please find us in Pod 1.01A, at the Business School Student Hub.  We will be open Monday-Friday between 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00.

All scanned documents are kept securely on your student record as part of our license requirements with UKVI.


The week after the International Welcome is Faculty Induction. After pre-enrolment you can enrol online and start your academic journey at Manchester Met. Your personalised academic welcome information can be found on the University's welcome section.

Get your personalised induction

In September and January the Freshers’ Fair at The Students' Union will give you the chance to find out about the sports and recreational clubs and societies available to you while you are a student at Manchester Metropolitan University. You can find out about the social and recreational activities available through The Students' Union throughout the year, but the Fairs are a great opportunity to meet students from across the University.


If you are an overseas, study abroad or exchange student, you must attend pre-enrolment before you can complete online enrolment with the University and begin your studies.