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Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby has built on the region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.
Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework and Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience 2020, Derby’s academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure students are ready for a successful career. They offer a wide range of subjects which will help students develop the skills and confidence to aim high.
The University wants everyone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. They were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards.
The University is home to more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is proud to be the UK's best modern university for multi-cultural learning and Top 10 in the world for international student learning experience, according to the International Student Barometer 2018, which measures international students’ experience of higher education. The city of Derby is a welcoming and safe place with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.
The University offers services, advice and social activities which will help you settle smoothly into life in the UK. You will discover secure, affordable accommodation in our excellent halls of residence too where you will be provided with a free arrival pack, bed pack and kitchen pack as soon as you reach your destination. They include essential items of food, cutlery and bedding.
The University runs a pickup service from selected airports for new international starters, and this is followed up by an induction program which takes place in the week before term begins.
Students from outside the EU who are studying on campus will pay international student fees. All international undergraduate fees are £14,045 per year for students starting their course in September 2021.
Postgraduate degrees are competitively priced, and all essential equipment and activities are included. The most up-to-date fees will be listed on the course page – search for your course and look for the section on fees.
The University of Derby have a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students, offering a reduction in fees during first year of study. Scholarships are awarded based on the application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by the international admissions team. Students will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship when an offer has been made, and the discount will be applied to the remaining fees.
Students must be applying for a full-time degree. Applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.
Find out more information about Derby’s scholarships here.
Derby's halls of residence are owned and run by the University so you can be sure of good quality accommodation - a real home from home. Award-winning halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University and the good news is that you can live in halls throughout your studies if you want to.
Most first year students live in halls. They're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends and settle into University life. Halls offer you safe, good-value accommodation in convenient locations with some added extras, like an awesome events programme and weekly cleaning service.
Derby guarantee a room in halls to all first year and overseas students who make the University of Derby their first choice and apply for accommodation by July each year.
In the heart of the UK, the University of Derby is easy to reach by road, rail and air. The main campus is based in the vibrant city of Derby, a friendly, culturally diverse and safe place, with high standards of living and prices much cheaper than in bigger cities. Offering a great social life when you want it but a relaxed, calm atmosphere when you need to concentrate, it’s the ideal setting to enjoy your university experience to the full.
You are never at a loss for something to do in Derby – with music, dining, cinema, theatre, festivals and sport of every kind. The nearby Peak District National Park offers stunning landscapes, impressive stately homes and exhilarating outdoor activities too.
The nearest airport to the Derby campus is East Midlands Airport and is less than 20 minutes away. It’s also easy to get to by train and motorways, so a great location for exploring other UK cities.
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