Salford students in the library

At the University of Salford, we are delighted to welcome large numbers of students from Pakistan and South Asia each year. 

Greater Manchester has a large community of Pakistanis, as well as British people with Pakistani heritage, so you’ll find many people living here who speak Pakistani languages like Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi and Pashtu. Greater Manchester is also very well known for its great Pakistani restaurants, takeaways and shops selling Asian food.

Our Pakistani Alumni

When you graduate from Salford, you will join a global community of over 200,000 alumni from all over the world making a positive impact in their communities. We will connect you with this community to provide networking opportunities, events and mentorship programmes. You can also get lifelong careers advice from us.

Below you can explore the paths of some of our Pakistani graduates and hear what they had to say about their time with us. 

Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq

International Alumni Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq

CEO, Root Millennium Education Group 

BSc Finance & Accounting, Class of 2001

“From the moment I arrived at the University of Salford, I was struck by the warmth and friendliness of the people, who went out of their way to make me feel welcome and supported. I was impressed by the quality of education at Salford, which was taught by world-renowned faculty members who were experts in their fields.”

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my experience was the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world, each with their own unique experiences and perspectives. This diversity enriched my learning and helped me to broaden my horizons and deepen my understanding of the world."

Ali Raza Kabir

International alumni Ali Raza Kabir

Managing Partner, Ali & Qazi

LLM International Commercial Law, Class of 2021

“As an international student at the University of Salford, I had a wonderful experience. The instructors were knowledgeable and passionate about their subject areas, which made for an inspiring learning environment. The flexibility of the program allowed me to continue my legal practice while pursuing my studies, which was incredibly valuable to me.

“My favourite thing about studying at the University of Salford was the quality of teaching and the engaging and stimulating classroom discussions. I was impressed with the quality of instruction and resources provided, as well as the accessibility and responsiveness of the faculty and staff.”

Salford and Pakistan

Contacts at the University of Salford

If you need any support in making an application or have a question relating to your offer you can contact Nick Croft at


We are proud to offer a range of scholarships aimed at supporting high achieving international students. Explore our international scholarships.

Entry requirements


Applicants require a minimum 80% at HSC, or lower grades plus a recognised foundation year, or a two-year bachelor's degree with 50% or more (individual programme requirements may differ).

  If you do not meet the entry requirements, you could take the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.


Applicants require a four-year bachelor’s degree with GPA of 2.5/4.0 or 55% (second class), or a three-year bachelor's degree (with honours) with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 75%, or a two-year bachelor's degree plus a two years master’s degree with a GPA of 2.7/4.0 or 60% (individual programme requirements may differ).

living in salford and manchester as a south asian student

Our students love how friendly and diverse our community is, and that our location balances exciting city living with our spacious green campus. 

All students are welcome to our faith centre on our campus for religious support and friendship. There are mosques and other places of worship nearby our campus.

Watch the video below to see more about student life from some of our current students from South Asia.

Living in Salford as a South Asian Student