The University of Hull offers the kind of traditional red-brick university experience that Britain is famous for, together with a supportive, modern, hi-tech environment designed to help students achieve their ambitions. The university welcomes a large number of international students to its campus every year, attracted by its academic strength, the career success of its alumni, and the friendliness and affordability of the city.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

2,085 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The International Office and its overseas partners organise pre-departure briefings for international students before they travel to the UK, provided in as many countries as possible. These sessions prepare students for living in the UK and studying at the University of Hull.
  • The Induction and Transition Team offer new international students a free transport service from Manchester Airport back to university-owned accommodation and the campus. This includes January arrivals, June, July and August for pre-sessional students, and September arrivals. There are also discounted train tickets from London Kings Cross to Hull, with Hull Trains.
  • Orientation runs during the arrival periods, with talks and advice for new students. Welcome Week is also available for all new students (home and international); this includes a faculty welcome, programme induction and various social activities.
  • A number of activities are arranged for international students to help them acclimatise to life in the UK and the university, and to gain a sense of belonging.

English Language Requirements

Before students can study a degree programme at Hull, they must demonstrate their knowledge of the English language to an acceptable level.
  • The standard requirement is an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill; or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 54 overall, with 51 in all four skills. A number of other tests are also acceptable, please refer to the university website.
  • Please note that some programmes of study have different requirements, please refer to the university website.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All new full-time students who apply for accommodation by the specified deadline in autumn, are guaranteed a place in university-owned, managed or directed accommodation.
  • The University of Hull boasts a selection of accommodation choices both on and within walking distance of campus. Options include catered or self-catered, depending on the choice of the student, and all rooms come with Wi-Fi Internet access.
  • All accommodation allows students to meet peers from a range of countries and experience the rich cultural mix that can be found across the campus.
  • Accommodation is available for the full year or for a set number of weeks.
  • Please refer to the university website for more details and for up-to-date accommodation costs.

International 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 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 13,500 13,500–15,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory 16,000 16,000
Clinical 33,000 20,910
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.