Why Study Here?

  • 96.9% of graduates in work or further study six months after completing their degree (HESA 2015, universities with a graduating class over 2,000), making us the number one university for graduate employment in the East Midlands.
  • We have excellent learning facilities, having invested over £150m in the past 10 years.
  • We are based in a thriving city and region in the heart of England, benefiting from excellent transport links and only 90 minutes from London and Manchester.
  • International students voted our international student support as number one in the UK for the second year running in the International Student Barometer (ISB) 2015 The ISB also ranked us top for Faith Provision and top four for Formal Welcome, First Night, Local Orientation and Residential Assistance.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language you will need an English language qualification. International students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course will normally need at least:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,500 £12,000
Mixed £11,500 £12,000
Laboratory £11,500–12,000 £12,000–16,600
Clinical £11,500 £12,000–16,300

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • We are currently reviewing our bursaries for 2015–16.
  • However we do offer a number of scholarships and bursaries for eligible international students.
  • For more information please visit our website.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • We supply online pre-arrival information for all our international students to help you prepare for your arrival in the UK.
  • We offer a free 'meet and greet' service from Heathrow, Manchester and East Midlands airports. We may also be able to offer collections from other airports.
  • Once you arrive we have a welcome programme of events and workshops, which will help you settle in and feel fully prepared for living and studying in Derby or Buxton.
  • If you plan on living in university accommodation then you are entitled to move into halls following the international 'Meet and Greet' day.

Accommodation for International Students

  • We highly recommend booking your accommodation before you arrive in the UK.
  • All international students who apply for accommodation by 31 July are guaranteed a room in halls of residence. After this date, if halls of residence are fully booked, the university will help students find suitable accommodation elsewhere.
  • Our halls of residence are all within walking distance of campus and a regular bus service is also available.
  • Students do not have to move out of halls during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Organisations for International Students

  • The International Student Centre holds regular forums where you can stay in touch with other students.
  • There are a number of societies that exist to support international students from different cultures and religious faiths.
  • For a full list of student societies please visit www.udsu.co.uk.

Overseas Campus

  • We have a number of overseas collaborative partners based in Botswana, Malaysia, Switzerland and Greece.