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Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The University of Chester provides a free arrival collection service from either Manchester or Liverpool airports on specified dates and transports the students and their luggage to the Chester or Warrington campus.
  • The International Orientation programme is a week-long, helping students to settle into life in the university and the UK. Sessions include banking and opening a bank account; study skills and an introduction to library facilities; city tours and an introduction to the Students’ Union.
  • Students will also be provided with a welcome pack full of useful information including maps, details on how to register with the local doctor, Student Rail Card and a UK mobile phone SIM card.

English Language Requirements

  • For undergraduate study, IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).
  • For postgraduate study, IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 5.5).
  • Any other English Language test approved by the UK Home Office (such as Trinity); and a range of other country specific English language qualifications such as International Baccalaureate, WAEC, NECO, Indian Standard XII, etc.
  • Students who secure lower IELTS scores may be eligible for a pre-sessional English Language course. For students who are unable to attend an IELTS test, they can book onto a University of Chester English Language Test conducted via Skype to meet this requirement.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university guarantees accommodation for all new international students whose accommodation applications forms are received by the stated deadline.
  • Accommodation can be semi-catered or self-catered.
  • All student accommodation is safe and secure with 24 hour security and CCTV in operation.
  • International students do not have to move out during holiday breaks.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,800 £11,850
Mixed £11,800 £11,850
Laboratory £11,800 £11,850
Clinical - £11,850
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?