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The Greater Manchester area is home to thousands of international students, thus offering a truly multicultural experience to students who decide to study here.

As a student at Manchester School of Architecture you will be located just a short walk from the city centre and have numerous study, sport, leisure and entertainment facilities on your doorstep. This includes an array of arts and cultural venues, including art galleries, museums and theatres.

International students studying architecture at the MSA are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of studies, this will be arranged by the University of Manchester.

Both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester have a dedicated international support staff who provide assistance, advice and support from the moment you apply to the day you graduate. Many of the international team speak different languages and have spent time in a variety of countries, so can really help and understand your needs as an international student. The international team and academic staff attend events around the world so that you can talk to someone in person about the course you are interested in.

In addition to the support provided by the international team, you can take advantage of a range of other services. For example, career advice, counselling, learning support and chaplaincy. You can also get help with your written and verbal English Language skills.

Making an Application

Before you apply it is worth checking that you meet both our academic and English language entry requirements, details of which can be found on the relevant course pages.

When applying for our courses, many international and EU students use a recruitment consultant or education advisor based in their home country to help them. Manchester School of Architecture works with a number of education advisers worldwide and you may and that we have one in your country. They will be able to tell you more about MSA and how best to present yourself in a way that will interest admissions tutors and some will offer you assistance with your visa and predeparture briefings.

Details of how to apply for our courses and the latest fees information can be found on on the course pages.

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