Apply for student finance
Before you can register for each year of your course, you need to either have confirmation of your tuition fee loan from Student Finance; have confirmation of sponsorship or set up a payment plan if you are self-funding your tuition costs.
It’s really important that you have your funding arrangements in place as soon as possible – find out more.
From 21 August onwards you can register online – it’s really important you complete this promptly before your course starts. Find out more about how you can register and what the process involves.
Sort your accommodation
If you’ve not already sorted accommodation, one big decision you’ll need to make is where you’re going to stay!
We have great accommodation available on campus and we work with Manchester Student Homes to find other places to live across the city – find out more and book your place.
'Get Going' with our guide to studying at university
Whether you’ve come straight from school or college, or are returning to study after some time out, get ahead with the skills you’ll need at university. Our ‘Get Going’ guide includes information on sorting out your IT, using the library and studying at university – find out more here.
Check your academic induction timetable
Your academic induction timetable lets you know about everything that’s happening in the first few weeks of your course - check it out now to make sure you don't miss out!
Disability & Learner Support
Our Disability & Learner Support team can make an appointment with you before you start your studies to make sure we’ve got the right support in place to help you succeed – find out more.
Studying on campus? Plan your journey to the university
We have great public transport links, with lots of different options for you to get to and from university. Our main campus is just over a mile from Manchester city centre, only a five minute journey by bus. We’ve also got our own train station – find out more.
Are you studying at one of our partner colleges?
If you are based at one of our partner colleges then click here for information about your studies.
The welcome pack contains all the information you need before you arrive – read it now.