Student Referral Programme

BeeKind, BeeInspired, BeetheChange, BeeManchester! Refer a friend, colleague or family member to our Masters Programme and they can avail a 10% discount on their tuition fees, and you will also be rewarded!


Why Refer?

Sharing positive experiences within your community helps others to thrive and helps them to choose the right path for themselves and for their careers.

The purpose of this Programme is to recognise, empower, and reward our alumni and current students who share their experiences of studying with The University of Manchester-Middle East Centre, with people they know i.e. family, friends or colleagues. Our alumni and current students can pass on a discount of 10% to prospective students to enrol at the Middle East Centre, and in return they will be rewarded themselves.



‘Referrer’ is the term used for a student / alumnus who refers a friend, colleague or family member. The ‘Referred Student’ is the person being referred to the Middle East Centre. ‘Referral’ is the term used for the act of referring a student to the Middle East Centre.


Eligibility Criteria for Participants:

1. Referrers & Conditions:

  • The Programme is open to all alumni of the University of Manchester in the Middle East region who have successfully graduated from a full-time, part- time or distance learning programme.

  • The Programme is also open to current students who are considered to be in ‘good standing’ i.e. not suspended, withdrawn or a debtor.

  • Some alumni and current students may be excluded from applying -see section 3 for who is not eligible to participate.

  • Rewards are made to Referrers on a first-come-first-served basis (i.e. if a student is referred by more than one referrer, the first referral application will be deemed the only valid one).

  • There is no limit to the number of rewards that a Referrer can get for referring students.

  • Referrers can make any number of applications under each programme per intake and get rewarded for each referral.

  • To qualify for a reward, referrers must complete and submit the student referral form for approval.


2. Referred Students & Conditions:

  • Referred Students must represent new students that have not previously applied, enquired or enrolled on any other programme i.e. not already in the University’s database of active and prospective students or alumni. Previous applicants or enquirers will be eligible to be referred to, provided they last enquired or applied over two years ago.

  • Referred Students must be residing in of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

  • Referred Students can enrol on to any programme at the Middle East Centre.

  • To qualify for a reward, Referred Students must successfully enrol on to their chosen programme, pay their deposit and the first instalment of tuition fees, and successfully complete their first academic semester.


3. Who is NOT eligible to participate?

  • Employees of the University are prohibited from participation as a Referrer.

  • Referred Students who are not residents of the countries listed in section 2.



4. Rewards for Referrers:

Referrers will receive one of the following rewards for each successful referral:

    • £200 Amazon® Vouchers

    • Annual Subscription for Financial Times

    • Annual Subscription for Economist Magazine

    • 1 night stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel worth £200


5. Rewards for Referred Students:

  • The Referred student will get a 10% discount on tuition fees as long as the student is eligible to participate according section 2 above.


Referral Programme for Executive Education Courses

We encourage you to #BeeManchester and leverage your network to refer individuals who would benefit from our Executive Education programmes and benefit from the exclusive rewards below:

  • A Gift Voucher: Get a GBP 100 voucher from Amazon towards a Hotel stay or service for each successful referral outside our network. The referral needs to book and pay for the session.
  • A Complimentary Seat Offer: Refer 10 successful nominations and receive a complimentary seat in an Executive Education open program free for yourself.

Please be informed that your referral will only count towards the rewards if the individual referred is outside our student and alumni community and if that person has booked and paid for the course.


The University of Manchester Middle East Centre reserves the right to alter the terms and conditions of the Programme at any point. For any further enquiries please email

Start Referring Today!


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