The University of Derby is located in the heart of the UK and offers real-world learning to prepare you for working life. The university has been named the number 1 UK modern university for multicultural learning (ISB 2018) and top 10 for international student learning experience (ISB 2018). Derby is a welcoming and safe place with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.
Derby offers a wide range of subjects from Business to Marketing, Engineering to Nursing. The university has invested £200 million in some of the best university facilities in the UK and has a reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes so students can gain professional work experience alongside their studies.
The University of Derby campus consists of four different sites: Kedleston Road (which is the largest and where you will find the main library), Markeaton Street (art and design studios), Britannia Mill (dance and fine art) and One Friar Gate Square (law, criminology and social studies). A new Derby Business School is set to open in 2024, in the city centre. All sites are close to each other, the city centre and accommodation. There’s also a bus that runs between the sites and the centre of Derby, and which is free for students to use.
Home to global names such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier, Derby is a safe and welcoming small city with good transport links to other larger cities and close to East Midlands airport. There is also a free airport pick-up service when you arrive in the UK.
The University of Derby can offer a variety of student housing, with both rooms with bathrooms and standard rooms, as well as single, double and studio accommodation. All halls are all close to the University sites, city centre, bus and train station, so you can explore Derby and the UK. Halls are a great way to make friends and the accommodation team organise lots of free events like day trips and social evenings to help you meet people. All your gas, electricity and water bills are included in your fixed-price rent, helping to manage budgeting. You also will receive a free welcome pack with kitchen and bedroom essentials. Accommodation sites are monitored by round-the-clock staffing and a secure entry system for safety.
There is a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students to offer a reduction in tuition fees.
“My experience at Derby is really amazing. As an international student, I was anxious about this new life abroad but moving to Derby was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made.” — Barbora Horackova, BSc Marketing
The University of Derby belongs to the top 300 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
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The average tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA are 8,400 GBP per year.
The average tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA are 15,600 GBP per year.
Tuition fees may vary for each study programme.
When you apply to the University of Derby, you will need to prove your English proficiency.