International Foundation Programme
A warm welcome to all our new students arriving at The University of Manchester.
This website will guide you through the next steps of the entry process to help you achieve a smooth transition into student life.
You will find key information about what to do before you arrive in Manchester and also what to expect in your first week here.
A warm welcome from the Academic Lead
I want to say a big hello from everyone involved in the School of Medical Sciences International Foundation Programme at The University of Manchester.
We are really looking forward to welcoming and meeting you at the start of your programme in a few weeks' time.
During the coming academic year, we are going to build your scientific knowledge, expose you to different styles of teaching and learning, and guide you to develop the skills needed to successfully join our undergraduate MBChB, BDS or Pharmacy programmes.
It will be hard work – but I promise that it is going to be fun!
In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you in Manchester soon.
Professor Elly Cartwright
Academic Lead for Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Programmes
Information for new students
See important information on registering as a student, finance, accommodation and more.
Travel and visas
Information for students arriving in the UK from overseas, including visas, getting to Manchester and healthcare.
Documents you should read before arriving in Manchester.
Your first week on campus
Find out what will happen on the first week of the Programme Welcome (19 September 2022)
How your course will be delivered
See how we will deliver your course in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Completing your UCAS application
Guidance on completing your application to our Medicine and Dentistry undergraduate programmes by the 15 October 2022 deadline.
Find out how to seek support with your studies.
Frequently asked questions
See answers to frequently asked questions about the International Foundation Programme.
Mr Andy Fan (Foundation Year Administrator)