The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
University of Manchester
- Largest university in the United Kingdom
- Receives more applications than any other university in the country
- 40 000+ students (27 500 undergraduates) and 10 500+ staff
- 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current and former staff and students
- Manchester is in an ideal location to explore the nearby cities of Leeds and Liverpool
- 1 hour away from the beautiful Lake District and 2 hours from London by train
- Lively, cosmopolitan city offering a vibrant mix of multicultural attractions
- Situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east
- Centre of the arts, the media, higher education, and commerce
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study (students on exchange with Alliance Manchester Business School are limited to one course outside of the business school.)
- Students must have a minimum 72% cumulative average to attend this partnership
- Students wishing to study in Psychology must have a cumulative average of 75% or higher
- Semester 1: Mid September to Late January
- Semester 2: Late January to Early June
- Summer: Late June to Early August
- For students in possession of a Tier 4 Visa status, the University requirement is that you attend all classes, including lectures, seminars and tutorials - any absences that are unaccounted for will be followed-up on by the International Office
- Humanities students wanting to return to UBC for Term 2 will likely be able to take alternative exams in December
- No alternative assessments are possible for Economics, Applied Science and Science students
Course equivalency formula
- Manchester credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
- 70-100% Excellent First Class Degree
- 60-69% Very Good, 2.1 Degree
- 50-59% Good, 2.2 Degree
- 40-49% Pass, Third Class Degree
- 39% and below Fail
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Semester two and full year exchange students: Students are expected to be in attendance for all examinations - students are not permitted to take special assessments in place of examinations
- Semester 1 only, Commerce students: Students are able to choose from a selection of semester one and full year courses - if students wish to leave in December and not return for the examination period in January, the student should complete the appropriate section on the course choice form supplied with the MBS acceptance pack, in order to make special assessment arrangements
- Commerce students may only take 1 course outside of the Manchester School of Business Course offerings
- Computer Sciences courses are overly subscribed to at Manchester. You must be a CPSC Major at UBC to be eligible to request CPSC courses at Manchester and enrolment is not guaranteed.
Full course load information
- You will need to select a full course load of 60 Manchester credits per term or 120 Manchester credits per-year
- For Manchester Business School: full workload for the year is 120 MBS credits – 60 MBS credits per semester
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- For the European Summer Study Program, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- The University Accommodation Office will endeavour to allocate accommodation to students studying at UM for a Full Year, Semester One or Semester Two from University Halls
- Students attending for one semester only will not be able to choose a specific Hall or the type of accommodation but can indicate a preference between a Self-Catered or a Catered Hall (this cannot be guaranteed)
- Cost could vary from between £50 - £120 per week
- The first semester contract terminates at the end of January and the full cost for the semester will need to be paid even if a student is permitted to finish at UM in December
- The second semester contract terminates in mid-June
- Applications for accommodation will be sent with the application material and must be submitted to the UM International Office and not sent to the Accommodation Office
- Manchester Student Homes is a useful contact to assist with private accommodation arrangements