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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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International students

Manchester is a diverse, multicultural city, and the University takes great pride in welcoming students from across the world.

Kashish Aswani
Immersing myself in the student opportunities offered by The Department and The University has truly helped me to shape the person I want to become.
Kashish Aswani / Environmental Science Graduate

Our degree programmes are designed to train the next generation of earth and environmental scientists, and our global community of students, academics and researchers make the study of the world around us their goal.

Make Manchester your home, enjoy life-changing, free field trips and use our facilities to understand the Earth and help find solutions to challenges affecting the planet. All while you acquire the skills and hands-on experience for a career with unlimited opportunities.

Explore everything you need to know as an international student in Manchester below, including The University’s funding options, language information and Manchester in general, below.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade 4/C
  • IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL - Internet Based Test (iBT) with an overall score of 100 including 25 in Writing, and no other sub-test below 22 - we do not accept 'my best score' and applicants must achieve the TOEFL requirements in one sitting. Please note we do not accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition for 2023 entry.
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification

Please note that if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Fees, funding and scholarships

There are a range of funding options open to international students, depending on the nature of your programme.

Explore our fees and funding pages to discover more about these.

Foundation programmes

Would you like to study earth and environmental sciences at Manchester but don't have the right entry qualifications? A Foundation Year course could be the solution for you.

The Integrated Foundation Year is 'year zero' of a four or five year course that leads to a degree from one of the schools of science or engineering at The University of Manchester.

Additionally, you can find out more about foundation courses for international students on the main University website.

Visa requirements

To study at The University of Manchester, international students require a student visa.

Please read the University’s guidance on visas before you start working on your application.