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Manchester for International Students

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Find out why Manchester is the number one choice for many international students!

Manchester is a great city to live in! It's even better for international students as there's so much you can do while you're here, without having to spend a fortune. This is maybe why more students are now choosing Manchester over other cities, like London or Edinburgh.


Manchester is slap bang in the middle of the country. It's only 2 hours to London or 3 to Edinburgh and there's loads of places around an hour away. You can be in the countryside in less than an hour. There's excellent train and coach links all over the country and the international airport has daily flights from places like Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and many more.


Manchester has some of the best football in the world. Manchester United and City are the main teams, but did you know there's also the National Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome, Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, and the National Football Museum! There's something for everyone, even if you don't like football!


If you like shopping, then you'll love Manchester. In the city, you've got the Arndale Centre and the luxury designer shops on Exchange Square. If you like retro and unique, head to the Northern Quarter! If you prefer to spend all day shopping, then make your way to the Trafford Centre - one of the biggest malls in Europe.

The Cost of Living

Manchester is so much cheaper than London. You can find really nice accommodation for less than you would pay in London.

Going out is cheaper - a night out won't cost you a fortune!

Groceries are cheaper - you can use cheap supermarkets and markets

Transport is cheaper - you can get a bus pass for 1 week for as little as £12.00!

Rent is cheaper - You can get a room in a shared flat for around £350-£400 per month!

So, you can see that Manchester is a real option if you want to study in the UK! If you are looking for quality English courses, check out our courses here.

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