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University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester, a casualty of the Industrial Revolution—it was once known as Cottonopolis—is now a case study in urban evolution. Here you will find old textile mills revamped into eateries, shops, and theaters! The city also has terrific art galleries, including Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth, and the Currier. And as the city that gave the world Joy Division, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, Manchester rivals London in terms of its club and music scene. Don’t leave without catching a soccer match at one of Manchester’s two famous clubs, United or Manchester City.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Manchester website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. The Manchester course codes indicate semester availability. If the course code ends in a 1, it means this course is only available in semester 1; if the code ends in a 2, it means the course is only available in semester 2; if the code ends in a 0, it means it is a full year-long course only.
United Kingdom Universities are typically on a three-year system; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2. Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Manchester and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 Manchester credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester. The credit translation system between Manchester and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at the University of Manchester will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Mid-September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January – Early-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Manchester web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences. Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Manchester. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).
You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University of Manchester Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.
In order to learn more about your choices of accommodation, please visit the University of Manchester web page.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2013-2014
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Manchester Expenses Worksheet:
Manchester Spring 2014 Expenses Worksheet
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
BUTEX Scholarship- Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information please visit the BUTEX website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.