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The University of Manchester Global Futures Scholarship for International Students in the UK for 2023

The University of Manchester is happy to provide Global Futures Scholarship awards worth more than £2.9 million to overseas students who will begin their studies in September 2023.

The Global Futures Scholarship is extremely selective and open to excellent individuals who intend to enroll in a degree program at the University for the 2023–2024 academic year. The University of Manchester offers eligible candidates for this scholarship, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students.

The standard of your scholarship application will be taken into consideration, along with your academic standing.


About the University of Manchester

Located in Manchester, England, the University of Manchester is a public research institution. The main campus may be found on Oxford Road, which is south of Manchester City Centre. The university is the owner and manager of significant cultural institutions such as the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The John Rylands Library, The Tabley House Collection, and The Jodrell Bank Observatory, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The University of Manchester is a red-brick institution that sprang from the late 19th-century municipal university movement. Following the union of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), the present University of Manchester was established in 2004. The two organizations had already collaborated closely for a century before this. The Mechanics’ Institute, established in 1824, is where the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology had its start.

According to its crest and badge, the current University of Manchester recognizes this day as its formal founding year since it is also the day the Royal School of Medicine and Surgery, one of the precursor schools of the Victoria University of Manchester, was founded. 

The Russell Group, the N8 Group, and the Universities Research Association located in the US are all organizations that the University of Manchester belongs to. The University of Manchester has had 25 Nobel laureates among its former students, current employees, and faculty, which ranks it fourth among all British universities (including its predecessor institutions). The university’s total revenue for the academic year of 2021–2022 was £1.2 billion, of which £270.6 million came from research grants and contracts, placing it in sixth place nationally after Oxford, University College London (UCL), Cambridge, Imperial, and Edinburgh. Out of all UK universities, the university has the seventh-largest endowment.

Although Manchester University’s main location, which is frequently referred to as the campus and where the majority of its facilities are located, is located, it is not a campus university in the traditional sense of the word. With non-university buildings and significant roadways separating it from other areas of the city, it is centrally positioned, and its structures form part of Manchester’s architecture.

Global Futures Scholarship – Eligibility

The following requirements must be met to qualify for the Global Futures Scholarship for International Students at the University of Manchester:

  • International students must be the applicants.
  • The university must have extended an offer to the applicants.
  • Candidates must be prepared to enroll in a full-time program.
  • applicants enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs at the university
  • Candidates must provide documentation of their English language skills.

Eligible Countries

Check your national profile for detailed information because the size of the prize, the requirements for qualifying, and the deadlines vary by region:

  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria

Application Process

To be eligible for a Global Futures Scholarship, you must already have a seat offered at The University of Manchester for a degree starting in September 2023. After that, you must complete an online application form, which will be distributed to all holders of pertinent offers starting in February 2023.

Contact the International office via email at

Submission Deadline: 

August 31, 2023

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