Pre-Arrival and 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.
  • A superb quality of life in a waterfront city, with great connections to the rest of the UK and beyond.
  • Support by Plymouth's International Student Advisory Service (ISAS), providing help with immigration, visas and work regulations, as well as advice on finance and healthcare.
  • Free support classes to improve English language skills.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS6.0 (undergraduate), 6.5 (postgraduate), although 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.
  • Over 700 university-approved shared houses and flats are also available to students. These properties are regularly visited by staff and meet the university's standards for safety and suitability.
  • Please refer to Plymouth Studentpad website for more information.

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 £12,250 £13,250
Mixed - -
Laboratory £12,250 -
Clinical - £16,110
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?