International

A truly international city

Manchester is home to more international students than any other region outside of London. We welcome over 3,000 students from 120 countries to the University every year. We are also a major international educational and research hub, with strong links to businesses and universities all over the world.

“The dedication from staff and the mentorship that they provided laid the foundations for my career, and helped get me to where I am today.”

Alexander Lamb, Design Director, Ralph Lauren, New York and BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology graduate

International students

Manchester’s cosmopolitan character creates a truly dynamic atmosphere that has earned it the unofficial title of the UK’s most popular student city. The University also has fantastic facilities to help make international students feel at home.

"During my studies I have been able to spend time with other students from all around the world, which allows me to experience their culture and learn about the fashion industry in their countries first hand."

Ivan Haorui Liang, Chinese Student Studying BA (Hons) International Fashion

Partnerships

We are internationally connected having built a number of collaborative and strategic partnerships with institutes and organisations across the globe. These partnerships ensure that our staff are aware of the latest developments in fashion education and the apparel industry worldwide and our students are given the best opportunities for real world experiences.

BIFT
BIFT, China
Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy, India
RMIT
RMIT, Australia
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Student Opportunities

Working in partnership with universities and colleges around the world, we are able to offer a number of exciting overseas work placements, exchange programmes, study trips and opportunities for our students to both study and work abroad.

"studying in new york gave me an international perspective and allowed me to take a different approach to my studies when i returned to the UK."

Jennifer Todd, Participated in an international exchange programme at Buffalo State University, New York before completing her placement year as a Product Development Assistant at JD Sports

Short courses & Summer schools

Our short courses and summer schools can be used as a platform for a career in fashion, to discover new strengths or just try something new and creative.

Courses are delivered throughout the year including our extended programme of international summer schools. Most of our courses are aimed at International students wishing to gain experience of studying in the UK. We also provide customised training for academics – creating unique courses to suit your schedule and requirements.

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International News

Design students team up with RMIT in Australia on collaborative brief to design multipurpose garments for Aquaterro

Tue 20 Jul

Fashion graduate wins scholarship to study haute couture in Paris

Wed 3 Feb

Fashion students cross virtual borders to China to collaborate during lockdown

Tue 11 Aug

Manchester Metropolitan and Pearl Academy collaborate on virtual mobility fashion and journalism project

Thu 11 Jun

Contact

Our International team can help you with any question about international study.

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