Support for Manx students studying off-island

Support for Manx students who are currently studying in the UK and beyond

In these challenging times, we understand that studying off-Island is very different from what you are used to or expected it to be. As a local education provider, we are here to help you and below are some ways in which we can do so.

For more information, or to schedule a virtual/telephone meeting to discuss your options, please email


Join our degree-level students and enjoy our study spaces and learning resources. The UCM library at our Homefield Road campus has a range of individual and group study spaces and if you wish to access these resources, you just need to present your UK student card when you arrive. Please see here for the library opening hours, or you can contact for more information.

We will support you when you are back on the Island; you can access our online resources and if possible, our specialist tutors. Contact for details. 

Transfer to a UCM degree course

You can transfer to a UCM degree level course, subject to an appropriate programme match; see here for a list of our higher education courses. If you are interested, please complete this form and email it to; we will contact you to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Fees & Funding

If your current studies are supported by Student Awards and you are interested in transferring to UCM or deferring your studies to join the UCM Learning Company, you must contact to discuss your intentions further.

Operation Fairy Bridge

The Manx Students' Union has launched Operation Fairy Bridge, which is described as a 'one-stop-shop' online hub to assist students returning to the Island. This programme aims to make life a little easier for those students who plan to return to the Island, by listing out all of the latest government information and support available.

why study at UCM?

If you want to know what it is like to study at UCM here are some student case studies and interviews, which can give you an insight into what it is like to be a degree student at UCM.

  • Drew Flemming - Drew explains his reasons for studying on the Isle of Man.
  • Hannah Clinton - For Hannah Clinton, expressing her creativity through art, is something which has always greatly interested her. The opportunity to utilise her artistic passion by studying BA (Hons) Visual Communications through Digital Media whilst remaining on the island, has allowed Hannah to develop her knowledge of multimedia, enhance her skillset and continue with her involvement in local theatre productions.
  • Brendon Alford - Brendon Alford - When Brendon Alford was looking to continue his studies to higher education, he realised that University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) BA Hons Business Studies degree provided him with an opportunity to not only remain on the island and save accommodation costs, but also build valuable contacts from local industry, two factors which were very important for Brendon and his career aspirations.
  • Breeshey Webb - For Breeshey Webb, final year BA History & Heritage student at University College Isle of Man (UCM), being able to undertake a degree on the Island in a subject that she loves has enabled her to gain valuable knowledge and experience which she hopes will create a strong foundation for her future.
  • Farjana Jaigidar - Some people prefer to continue with their studies and specialise further after completing their degree and this was the case with Farjana Jaigirdar. So, after completing her undergraduate degree, she sign-up for the MA Business Entrepreneurship, a course that has provided her with the opportunity to start a career in policy within government. 

careers advice

The Department of Education, Sport & Culture Careers Service has a careers adviser who can help you if you are considering transferring to UCM for continued study, or looking at alternative options including employment. Please contact or call 471314. You may also want to check out the Careers Service website which provides career information and advice.