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About the INTO Manchester Centre

A rewarding experience in an exciting city

The INTO Manchester Study Centre is close to city and local university facilities. It offers you the chance to study in one of the most exciting and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Located in Bridgewater House, an impressive Edwardian building, the Centre is right in the heart of bustling Manchester.

You're never far from a variety of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, including Manchester's famous Chinatown area. Plus, The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University are also just a short walk away.

The Centre's facilities have been designed with students like you in mind. You can take advantage of the modern classroom and IT technologies. 

Our academic programmes are taught in a similar way to what you'll experience at university, to help build your confidence before beginning your studies in higher education. Our English language classes are taught in an interactive, inclusive classroom environment to help build your language skills through classroom participation. 

The Centre is home to our friendly Student Services team, who are on hand to help. They understand the challenges that come with studying abroad, and provide a dedicated network of support. From visa and immigration advice, through to opening your UK bank account, you're in safe hands.

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Created for your success

INTO Manchester's Study Centre has everything you need to successfully live and study in the UK.

You'll find the latest learning technologies. 39 teaching rooms feature digital whiteboards, which allow your teachers to use online resources and you to get involved.

The Centre also features:

  • a range of well-equipped computing suites
  • free internet access and Wi-Fi throughout
  • comfortable break-out areas for private study and relaxing with friends
  • a Welcome Desk and the support of our friendly Student Services team
  • The Learning Resource Centre is home to 5,000 study support materials, including books, CDs, DVDs, online journals, newspapers, and printing and scanning facilities.

You'll have 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment to download lecture notes and other useful course materials. And you'll also be able to take part in online discussions with teachers and classmates.

Not sure where to start? Our friendly, experienced staff will help you make the most of the resources available.

Your course options

Life outside the classroom

As an international student, you can live as part of a vibrant student community in our carefully selected accommodation nearby. Or why not experience real British life in a family homestay? Both options offer a secure, comfortable environment in which to grow – both academically and as a person.

The INTO Manchester Welcome Desk is available for any questions you may have, and you can also call a 24-hour telephone number in case of an emergency.

Social programme with INTO Manchester

The INTO Manchester social programme will make it easy for you to meet new people and get the most out of your new home.

This includes visits to the theatre, cinemas, and other places of interest such as the National Football Museum and Manchester United Football Club.

You can also enjoy trips further afield, including to the beautiful Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace), and other cultural destinations across the north west of England.

Want to get involved? You can become a member of the Student Social Committee and form clubs and societies around your own hobbies and interests with the support of INTO Manchester staff.

The social programme with INTO Manchester includes a range of activities. There are free activities, although some activities may have a charge of up to £60.

The International Society

The International Society is a not-for-profit organisation unique to Manchester.

Based just a few minutes’ walk from the INTO Centre, it provides a social and supportive environment for nearly 7,000 international students from over 120 countries studying in Manchester.

The Society arranges weekend trips around the UK, offers more than 65 different classes each week, and organises over 100 different social events throughout the year.

Centre details

Centre Director: Dawn Abbott

Centre address: INTO Manchester, Bridgewater House, 58/60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6LT

Telephone: +44 161 631 1200


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New friends, new experiences

We'll make it easy for you to meet new people and find new, fun things to do.

Our staff will organise regular social activities and help you enjoy Manchester to the fullest.

You'll enjoy visits to theatres, cinemas, and other places of interest such as the National Football Museum and Manchester United Football Club.

You can also take part in organised trips to places like the beautiful Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace), and other cultural hotspots.

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