Police released CCTV showing who they believed was Souvik Pal leaving the Warehouse Project nightclub on Trafford Wharf Road.
The Manchester Metropolitan University student was reported missing by his flatmat at 5.30am on January 1.
Police have been searching for him ever since.
Today they found a body in the Bridgewater Canal in Trafford.
Further tests will be carried out into the death of missing student Souvik Pal. A post-mortem examination carried out was inconclusive.
The father of missing student Souvik Pal will appeal for information about his missing son, one week after his disappearance.