The University of Plymouth has a thriving international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries. Students are helped at every step of their academic journey, from applying to settling in, during and after their studies. Plymouth University International College offers pathways leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, transforming international students into University of Plymouth graduates and lifelong learners.

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

3,005 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • International students coming to Plymouth benefit from the university's free orientation programme, helping students settle into a new home city, along with further events and excursions to help widen their social networks.
  • Support from Plymouth's dedicated International Student Advice team provides help with immigration, visas and work regulations, and includes a meet and greet service from Heathrow Airport as well as advice on finance and healthcare and a monthly movie night for international students.
  • The university runs free support classes to improve English language skills.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (undergraduate) or 6.5 (postgraduate); higher levels are required for some courses.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls on the condition that Plymouth is their firm first-choice university and they have applied for their accommodation by the deadline stated on the university's official website.
  • All accommodation is within a 20-minute walk of the campus and the city centre.
  • All university accommodation is for single occupancy. If students intend to bring family, they are advised to look at private rented accommodation in the city.

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 13,000 7,000–18,850
Mixed - 7,000–18,850
Laboratory - -
Clinical 36,225 -
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.