Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity and the best way to improve your language skills and immerse yourself in another culture. We understand that moving to a new country can be an anxious time, but we are here to make your journey as easy as possible.

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Halls of residence

The University of Manchester offers a range of university hall accommodation from ensuite bedrooms (own bathroom) to standard bedrooms (shared bathroom) and from fully catered to self-catering.

To view the full range of accommodation available and to obtain further information, please visit the University’s Accommodation Office website:

Private sector accommodation

Manchester Student Homes is a privately run company based in Manchester and Salford which offers a free accommodation letting service to people wanting to rent accommodation in the private sector.

Accommodation available ranges from room rental in a shared house, rental of houses/apartments/flats to residential hall accommodation. Visit the Manchester Student Homes website to search for accommodation:

Students can also find information relating to house hunting and housing advice before initially searching for accommodation.

Students requiring further advice or information in the private sector are asked to contact Manchester Student Homes directly.

Hotel accommodation

If you need accommodation for a short time, you may wish to consider hotel accommodation.

The following websites are meant as a guide only - inclusion does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by The University of Manchester.

Travelling to your accommodation

Manchester is a major international hub, connected by an excellent transport network. Manchester has its own international airport, making it an easy destination to reach.

Manchester International Airport can be reached by taxi, train, tram and bus. We would suggest when you arrive at Manchester airport, it may be easier to take a taxi to your accommodation. A taxi can be booked online in advance of arriving.

Find out more about travelling to your accommodation: