English for visiting and exchange students

Are you a non-native speaker who is visiting the University as an exchange or Erasmus student? If you are, you can enrol on one of our specialised units designed to enhance your language proficiency.


Our Academic Success Credit Courses cater for varying English levels so please check that you meet the IELTS proficiency level (or equivalent) required. You will find this in the Advanced English Language in Use and English for Academic Purposes pages.

To understand the application process, please read our frequently asked questions before applying.

If you are unable to provide proof of your language level, please contact the academic success office and we will provide further guidance: academicsuccess@manchester.ac.uk

The course pages below cover all of the University Centre for Academic English credit-bearing units for visiting and exchange students. However, if you are interested in a non-credit bearing course to improve your English during your studies, please visit our Academic Success Programme Master’s and Undergraduate Students page.

For information on other English language courses (including intensive and pre-sessional courses) please explore our other study options.

Academic Success Credit Courses

Courses at IELTS 7.0 level or equivalent

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