University of Derby

Rank 601
Established 1992
Famous for

Business, Law, Science, Engineering, Arts

Fees £14,045.00 - £14,700.00


Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023), providing industry-relevant, expert teaching.

Many of Derby’s academic staff are practicing professionals who combine industry experience and academic knowledge to ensure students gain the real-world skills employers are looking for, ready for a successful career.

The University wants everyone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. They were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards.

The University is home to more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is proud to be the UK's best modern university for multi-cultural learning and top 10 in the world for international student learning experience, (ISB 2018), and number 11 for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021). 

The city of Derby is a welcoming and safe place with a diverse community. Thanks to its central location, it’s easy to explore the rest of the UK.

International students can find their home away from home in Derby’s award-winning accommodation. As winners of Best University Housing and Best Moving In Experience (Global Student Living Awards UK & Ireland 2022), Derby offers lots of choice and great value for money. All bills are included in rent prices, so there’s no need to worry about paying for gas, electricity or WiFi as extras.

University of Derby


The University offers a range of support services, advice and social activities which will help you settle smoothly into life in the UK. Expert teams can provide practical help and advice with questions around finance and budgeting, study skills and living and working in the UK.

The University runs a pickup service from selected airports for new international starters, and this is followed up by an induction program which takes place in the week before term begins. 

The university also provides a wealth of free and confidential support for students’ health and wellbeing – this includes helping students juggle competing demands, taking care of mental health, supporting students with disabilities and specific learning differences, and advice for mature students and student parents.

Personal tutors provide advice and guidance as students progress through their studies, and additional study support is available, including English language tuition.

Fees and Finance

All international students who are studying on campus will pay international student fees. Most international fees are £14,900 per year for 2023/2024.

The most up-to-date fees will be listed on the course page – search for your course and look for the section on fees.


The University of Derby has a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students. These offer a reduction in fees during the first year of study. Some scholarships are automatically awarded to eligible students; for others you will need to submit an application form once you have an offer to study at Derby.

Students must be applying for a full-time degree. Applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Scholarships open to international students include: 

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • International Excellent Student Scholarship
  • GREAT Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

There are also a number of sports scholarships open to international students. Full details about scholarships, including terms and conditions, are available here.

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The University of Derby has been named UK's best modern university for multi-cultural learning and top 10 in the world for international student learning experience, (ISB 2018). The university is also number 11 for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021) and is ranked in the top 800 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.



You will discover secure, affordable accommodation in the University of Derby’s award-winning halls of residence where you will be provided with a free arrival pack, bed pack and kitchen pack as soon as you arrive. They include essential items of food, cutlery and bedding. With all bills included in rent, you don’t need to worry about paying extra for gas, electricity or WiFi, helping you to budget.

Derby's halls of residence are owned and run by the University so you can be sure of good quality accommodation - a real home from home. Voted Best University Housing (Global Student Living Awards UK & Ireland 2022), there are lots of options to suit your preferences and budget. 

Halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University as they’re a great place to make friends - and the good news is that you can live in halls throughout your studies if you want to.

Most first year students live in halls. They're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends and settle into University life. 

Halls offer you safe, good-value accommodation in convenient locations with some added extras, like an awesome events programme and weekly cleaning service. Derby was voted Best Moving In Experience (Global Student Living Awards UK & Ireland 2022), thanks to its friendly and welcoming team.

Derby guarantee a room in halls to all first year and overseas students who make the University of Derby their first choice and apply for accommodation by July each year.


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