Living in Manchester
Manchester is listed among the world's top 10 destinations. It's the UK's most visited city for overseas tourists after London. It's also England's "second city" and the unofficial "capital of the North".
The National Health Service (NHS) is the UK’s state healthcare system providing a wide range of services including appointments with a doctor, hospital treatment and dental care. You should register with a doctor as soon as possible after your arrival in Manchester. Here at Think English, we will be able to advise on this and may recommend a GP practice.
Those applying for a student visa and coming to the UK for 6 months or longer will be required to pay £470 per year for the duration the visa will be granted.
Healthcare in Manchester
If you apply for your visa from overseas and it is granted for less than six months or you are required to make a number of occasional visits to the UK for short study periods, you are advised to take out medical insurance as you will be liable for NHS charges for the treatment you receive in the UK except for in a medical emergency and this is limited.
Short Study Periods
Thankfully, Manchester is a relatively compact city with excellent transport links. The tram network along with an excellent road network, Manchester has an excellent system of cycle lanes around the city so you can cycle everywhere! There are two mainline railway stations in the centre and a world-class airport just a 15-minute drive from the city.