How to apply to MU

What you need to know

There is no fee for applying online using  The Common Application.

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Non-immigrant students, both first year and transfer, should complete the online application and send supporting documents to our office. 

  • Application Deadline is May 15 for fall entry and November 15 for spring entry 
  • Admissions decisions are made by June 15 or December 15
  • Admission packets with the I-20 form will be sent by June 30 or December 30

Once admitted, the student should be prepared to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $500 USD by July 1 for fall entry, or Dec.1 for spring entry. The balance of costs for the semester must be sent to Manchester by Aug. 1 for fall entry, or Jan. 2 for spring entry. A summary of the balance due will be sent after the deposit is made for the first semester. After the first semester, Student Financial Services will post your billing online.

Failure to meet appropriate payment deadlines will disable the student to enroll in classes for the next semester and put the student out of visa status, which can result in termination of the visa and the right to remain in the United States.

Learn more about graduate and professional program admissions here.

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Documents Required for Admission

All documents, except for transcripts, can be emailed directly to

  1. Complete Online Application 
    Manchester University only accepts international applications submitted via The Common Application. You can begin the application at
  2. Proof of English Proficiency
    An official TOEFL or IELTS
    International applicants must be able to read, speak, write and comprehend rapid idiomatic English.  We do not offer ESL instruction. Therefore, Manchester requires one of the exams listed below. The following are minimum guidelines used to determine sufficient test scores for admission: 
    • TOEFL paper-based test=550
    • TOEFL iBT=79
    • IELTS=6.5
    • Pearson PTE=53 or higher
      Testing locations and dates for these exams may be found on their web sites: TOEFL; IELTS; Pearson PTE We require original scores sent from the different test administrators.
  3. Official or certified copies of national exams
    We need copies of all national exams as proof of completion of secondary school. This includes national exams or “O” level exams, and “A” level exams.
  4. Evidence of financial support
    Student and financial sponsor must complete the Affidavits of Financial Support and return those to the Admissions Office with proof of adequate funds to support you for at least one year.  Such proof includes bank statements, employer testimony of salary, or government support letters. 
  5. Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher or the reference form from the Common Application may be used.  This must be in English.
  6. Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts
    Manchester will not accept transcripts directly submitted by students or institutions. All international transcripts must be submitted for evaluation to World Education Services. WES will then send Manchester University a copy of their evaluation. There is a fee for this evaluation that the student is in charge of paying and the evaluation can take 2-4 weeks. If you are transferring from a university outside the U.S., you also must have the transcript evaluated by World Education Services.  Admission and transfer of credits cannot be finalized until we receive the report from WES:


  • Application deadline is May 15 for fall entry and November 15 for spring entry
  • $500 nonrefundable deposit deadline is June 15 for fall entry and December 1 for spring entry Balance due for fall semester on August 1 and for spring semester on January 1
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