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Frequently asked questions

When will I receive information regarding the application process to my host institution?

As soon as the Alliance MBS International Office receives details of the application process for each institution these will be e-mailed to the relevant students' university e-mail addresses. Please note some host institutions will send out application details earlier than others.

When can I apply for my accommodation?

This will depend on the application process of the individual institution so students should either wait to receive details from the host institution or ask the host institution contact to confirm when this information will be sent out.

When should I begin the visa/study permit application process?

If you require a visa to study in the host country you will need to wait until you have received your official acceptance information from the host institution before applying for this. It is advised that once you have all the necessary documents you should apply for your visa as soon as possible to avoid delays.

Can the Alliance MBS International Office provide me with the e-mail addresses of the students currently studying at my host institution?

Names of the students currently studying at your host institution can be found under Year Abroad Allocations. You can then access the relevant e-mail addresses by undertaking an advanced people search on Manchester Directory . Please note when using the advanced people search to find a student's e-mail address you should select 'undergraduate' in the status box before typing in the student's surname.

Where can I find the term dates for the host institution?

You can usually find this information on the institution's website or in the application materials. Please note that many institutions also have compulsory induction/orientation programmes prior to the start of term.

When can I book my flights?

Students should bear in mind that they are required to pass the second year of their programme in order to progress to the third year abroad. It is also advised that you wait until you are in possession of the relevant visa before booking any flights.

As part of the application process to the host institution I am required to provide copies of my transcripts and an academic reference, where can I get these from?

The Alliance MBS International Office can provide you with copies of your transcripts and a reference from your Programme Director to accompany your application materials.  Please note that you should request these at least 2 weeks before you require them.

I need to submit my application materials by post, will the Alliance MBS International Office send them to the host institution for me?

Yes, if you submit your completed documentation to the Alliance MBS International Office at least two weeks before the host institution's deadline we will send it for you.

I need to fax my application, where can I do this from?

If you need to fax any forms to the host institution, you can do this from the Alliance MBS International Office.