Manchester Metropolitan University

Righton Building, Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Type: Exchange

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Located in Manchester with a history of education since 1824, “Manchester Met” is a modern university of over 30,000 students with a driving ambition to make higher education accessible and beneficial. FIT students are hosted by Manchester Fashion Institute at MMU, which offers innovative, industry-focused fashion programs. Manchester is the commercial, educational, and cultural capital of the northwest of England with a rich history of industry and a cosmopolitan character that attracts more international students than any other region in the UK outside of London. The campus is located in the city center, close to world-class arts, eating, shopping and sports venues.


Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Oct*: Fall Semester

*Early applicants receive preference.


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Fashion Business Management students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the Faculty Coordinator. Students may study during their 5th or 6th semester (Spring only)

Course Information

Liberal arts credit is not generally available, but students may take liberal arts and other courses online at FIT at no additional expense as this is an exchange program.

Fashion Business Management Course Information:

Students fulfill four bachelor’s level major area courses by taking two modules from the Fashion Buying and Merchandising and/or Fashion Business Management programs at the Manchester Fashion Institute.

Academic Calendar

Term Dates can be viewed on the MMU website. Students are generally expected to arrive the weekend before orientation begins.  The spring term is generally split into two blocks,  January - February and March - April.


Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Students may apply to live in campus accommodation with MMU’s Accommodation Services  or search for private sector accommodation with Manchester Student Homes.

Study Visa

US citizens do not need to apply for a visa in advance of arrival. Upon entering the UK with proper documentation, US citizens are granted a short-term visitor visa on arrival. All non-US citizens must carefully review UK visa requirements as they may need to apply in advance for a short-term study visa. Supporting documentation will be provided by UW after admission

UK Study Visa

Health & Wellness

Health Insurance

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it.

  • Coverage abroad: UHC Study Abroad Insurance
    *Students will be enrolled and account will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Wellness & Support

There are lots of great services and opportunities available to help you make the most of your time at Manchester Met.

Student Wellbeing

Program Budget

See: MMU Financial Budget Sheet

This sheet may be shared with Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by a financial aid counselor.


See: Paying for Study Abroad. Note that MMU program participants are eligible to apply for the Butex scholarship.

Applications, Instructions & Preparations

See: How to apply