The University of Derby is located in the heart of the UK and offers real-world learning to prepare you for working life. Derby is a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023) and is a welcoming and safe place, with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.
There is a strong focus on academic expertise and career-centred courses. Derby offers a wide range of subjects from Business to Arts, Engineering to Nursing, with Marketing and Hospitality, Event & Tourism Management in the Top 3 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023) and Media & Film Studies in the Top 5 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023).
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. The Business School will be a modern hub for students and local start-up companies, and will feature a virtual reality suite, stock trading room and creative labs. 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.
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.
Living in University of Derby’s halls means living in award-winning accommodation. Choose the Best University Housing 2022 in the UK and Ireland for a fantastic choice of halls. Derby’s accommodation also won Best Moving In Experience 2022 thanks to the welcoming halls team, helping to you feel right at home straight away.
The University of Derby can offer a variety of student housing, including en suite rooms 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 such as 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 14,500 GBP per year.
The average tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA are 14,500 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.