WELCOME TO STUDENTS FROM EUROPE

Welcome to the University of Derby, an ambitious, modern university in the heart of the UK. We are proud to welcome more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with award-winning support services. Find out more about funding for EU students, our courses and how to apply to study with us.

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Funding for EU Students

EU students starting university in the 2020/2021 academic year will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England.

Find out more about post-Brexit guidance for EU studentsFind out more about post-Brexit guidance for EU students

Seize the opportunity to start your studies in January 2021

This is the last chance for EU students to qualify for home fee status. Starting in January means you will pay the same as UK students for your course, and be eligible for UK tuition fee loans. With higher tuition fees and more visa restrictions due to come into place in 2021, starting your studies with us this January will guarantee you quality education in the UK at lower cost.

Why choose Derby?

Make Derby your choice this January and you will study at a UK university that:

Apply now for January 2021

General entry requirements

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 15

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 15

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 16 (80%)

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 16 (80%)

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 16.5 (82%)

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 16.5 (82%)

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 17 (85%)

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 17.5 (87%)

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion with a grade of 18 (90%)

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires score of 82%

Accepted English Language Alternatives - Students who graduate from the English medium schools will not be asked to provide IELTS.

We will honour the UK home status fees of £9,250 per year for Cyprus soldiers who are currently on mandatory military duty in 2020/21 that enrol on a University of Derby undergraduate degree in the academic year 2021/22.

 

Postgraduate

Ptychio degree from a Higher Education Institution

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 4

72 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 4

80 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 3.5

88 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 3.5

96 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 3

104 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 3

112 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 3

120 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 2

128 Tariff Point - Pass Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with average grade of 2

Other entry criteria - Matura results: Excellent - 1, Commendable - 2, Good - 3, Sufficient - 4

Accepted English Language Alternatives - Grade 2 at B2 Level in English in lieu of IELTS 6.0/6.5 from the Czech maturitni. We will accept the TESA from candidates applying through Study Abroad Advising Centre (Unilink) in lieu of IELTS; results will be provided in IELTS format.

Postgraduate

Bakalar degree (awarded from 2002) or Magistr (formerly Absolvent Vysoké Skoly) / Professional title (before 2002) - Pre 2002 grade 1 or Vyborny (Excellent) / Post 2004 grade A or 1 or Vyborny (Excellent) = 1st, Pre 2002 grade 2 or Velmi dobry (Very Good) / Post 2004 grade B or 1.5 or Velmi dobry (Very Good) = 2:1, Pre 2002 grade 3 or Dobry (Good) / Post 2004 grade C-D or 2 - 2.5 or Dobry (Good) = 2:2

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 3

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 3

80 Tariff Point -  Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 4

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 4

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 4

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 4

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 4

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 5

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with 5

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires 4

Accepted English Language Alternatives - We will accept a grade 4 in English as an alternative to IELTS 6.0

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  13.1 to 16

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  13.1 to 16

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  13.1 to 16

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  13.1 to 16

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  13.1 to 16

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  16.1 to 18

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  16.1 to 18

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  18.1 to 20

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Apolytirion or Ptychio with an overall grade of  18.1 to 20

Other entry criteria - 16.1 to 18 is required grade for any pre-requisite subjects. We are able to accept students onto first year of a degree with an overall grade of 50% on the Network Foundation from Greece (or 60% if they go onto a course with 120 UCAS points)

Accepted English Language Alternatives - ONLY for Network Foundation applicants: We accept 60% in English in lieu of IELTS or other SELT

Postgraduate

Ptychio (Bachelor) degree awarded by an AEI - Ἀριστα (Excellent) or 8.50-10.00 = 1st, Λίαν Καλώς (Very Good) or 6.50-8.49 = 2:1, Καλώς (Good) or 5.00-6.49 = 2.2

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 60

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 60

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 65

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 65

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 70

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 70

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 70

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 75

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Diplom di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 80

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires grade 7

Postgraduate

Diploma accademico di primo livello - 110 con lode = 1st, 101 = 2:1, 91 = 2:2

Diploma di Laurea (2002-) - 110 con lode = 1st, 101 = 2:1, 91 = 2:2

Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico - 110 con lode = 1st, 101 = 2:1, 91 = 2:2

Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti (to be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

Diploma di Laurea (Vecchio Ordinamento) - 110 con lode = 1st, 101 = 2:1, 91 = 2:2

 

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 6

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 6

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 6.5

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 6.5

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 7

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 7

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 7

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 8

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Latvian Atestats with an overall average grade of 8

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires grade 7 at advanced level

Accepted English Language Alternatives - Atestats grade 8 or above or 70-94% in English Language in lieu of IELTS 6.0

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 6 

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 6 

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 6.5

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 6.5

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 7

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 7 

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 7

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 8

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Brandos Atestatas with a minimum overall average grade of 9

Other entry criteria - Maths, Maths with Education, and Maths with Computing ask for Maths 8 at Advanced Level or over 50% in State Exam

Accepted English Language Alternatives - English Language at 8 or 9 at advanced level or over 50% or 60% at State Exam Level

Postgraduate

Bakalauras, Bachelor degree (awarded from 2001) - grade 5 (1-5 scale) or 10 (1-10 scale) = 1st, grade 4 (1-5 scale) or 9 (1-10 scale) = 2:1, grade 4 (1-5 scale) or 8 (1-10 scale) = 2:2

Profesinis Bakalauras, Professional Bachelor degree (awarded from 2001) - grade 5 (1-5 scale) or 10 (1-10 scale) = 1st, grade 4 (1-5 scale) or 9 (1-10 scale) = 2:1, grade 4 (1-5 scale) or 8 (1-10 scale) = 2:2

Magistras (pre 2001) - grade 4 (1-5 scale) or 8 (1-10 scale) = 2:2

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

72 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

80 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

88 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

96 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum score of 3.5 or God Kompetanse

104 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum score of 3.5 or God Kompetanse

112 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum score of 3.5 or God Kompetanse

120 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum score of 3.5 or God Kompetanse

128 Tariff Point - Successfully pass Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum score of 3.5 or God Kompetanse

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires a score of 4

Accepted English Language Alternatives - Minimum score of 4 in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

Postgraduate

Bachelorgrad (from 2003) - grade A = 1st, C+ = 2:1, E+ = 2:2

Candidatus Magisterii - grade 1.5-1.0 = 1st, 2.5-1.6 = 2:1, 3.2-2.6 = 2:2

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura- Students need 3 subjects+1 other and need Polish, a foreign language and Maths only at basic level.  Anyone doing extended level is doing extra and needs 30%. Students can do additional subjects which may be relevant to degree.

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 40%

80 Tariff Point -  Pass the Matura with average grade of 40%

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 50%

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 50%

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 50%

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 55%

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 60%

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Matura with average grade of 60%

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires 50%

Accepted English Language Alternatives - 60% in oral English with 85% written English basic level or 60% in oral English with 60% in written English at extended level

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 12

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 12

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 12

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 12

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 13

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 14

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 14

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 14

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Diploma de Ensino Secundario with minimum overall average of 15

Other entry criteria - If completed Professional Course of Tourism Technician from EPAD, can go into year 2 of Hospitality Management BA or Tourism Management BA

Accepted English Language Alternatives - We accept Grade 16 or above in English in the Diploma de Ensino Secundario or pass the Derby English Language Test (DELT) in lieu of IELTS or other SELT

Postgraduate

Licenciado - grade 18 = 1st, 16 = 2:1, 14 = 2:2

Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) - grade 18 = 1st, 16 = 2:1, 14 = 2:2

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 4

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3.5

80 Tariff Point -  Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3.5

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3.5

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 3

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 2

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Slovakia Maturitna Skuske/Maturita with 2

Other entry criteria - Please note that this qual is graded 5-1 with 1 being the highest score.  Anything scored at 3/2 or less is acceptable.Matura results: 1 – Excellent, 2 – Commendable, 3 – Good, 4 – Sufficient

Accepted English Language Alternatives - Including English Language at B2 Level - Grade 2. We will accept the TESA from candidates applying through Study Abroad Advising Centre (Unilink) in lieu of IELTS; results will be provided in IELTS format.

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5 to 5.49

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5 to 5.49

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5.5 to 6

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 5.5 to 6

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 6 to 6.9

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 6 to 6.9

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Titulo de Bachillerato with a minimum overall average grade of 6.9+

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires 5.5

Undergraduate

64 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of D (12-13.5 points)

72 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of D (12-13.5 points)

80 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of D (12-13.5 points)

88 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of D (12-13.5 points)

96 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of C (14.5-15.5 points)

104 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of C (14.5-15.5 points)

112 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of C (15.5-16.5 points)

120 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of B (16.5-17.5 points)

128 Tariff Point - Pass the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) with an average grade of B (17.5-18.5 points)

Other entry criteria - Subject specific requires grade C

Accepted English Language Alternatives – We will accept a grade C in English as an alternative to IELTS 6.0/6.5

International student Ioana Batcu

Derby is all a paradox; it’s compact but versatile, the ideal city size. Located in the Midlands, it’s known as the heart of the UK, so you can explore the rest of the country. Just get in the car, jump on the bus or take the train to start your new adventure.

Ioana Batcu
On where Derby is in the UK

Tuition fees

Below is a summary of our annual tuition fees for EU students starting courses in 2020/21 academic year, shown in UK pounds and the rough equivalent in Euro – please be aware that exchange rates vary.

Course level£ UK€ Euro
Foundation £9,250 €10,433
Undergraduate £9,250 €10,433
Postgraduate £690 - £825 per 20 credit module €778 - €930 per 20 credit module
MBA £15,000 €16,918
MBA Global Block £19,800 €22,099
DBA £27,000 €29,968

If you are planning to join us from September 2021, you will be part of our international student community and pay international fees. You can find out more information about this here

Mikaela Green

Mikaela Green
International Officer

Contact Mikaela if you want to know more about what it's like to live and study in Derby or have any questions about making an application.

Email
M.Green@derby.ac.uk

Phone
+44 (0)7717 808653

Virtual fairs and online events

Whilst we can't meet you in person at the moment, we are taking part in virtual fairs and online events for European students thinking of studying in the UK. Find your country and book your place. 

TutorYou University Workshops November 2020

Date: Thursday 26 November
Time: 17:35 (CET)
Webinar: “Don’t study Business: Study something you’re passionate about”
Hosted by: Mikaela Green (International Recruitment Officer), and students Gioia Federici (BSc Criminal Psychology), and Linda Riffaldi (BSc Forensic Science)

Register for the webinar

You can contact Mikaela Green, our International Officer for Europe on WhatsApp +44 (0)7717 808653 or email m.green@derby.ac.uk with any questions you have about what it's like to live and study in Derby.

Kalba Webinar Series

Date: Monday 23 November 2020 

Time: 15:30-16:30 Lithuania/Latvia time

Representative: Mikaela Green, International Officer for Europe

Register for the webinar

You can contact Mikaela Green, our International Officer for Europe on WhatsApp +44 (0)7717 808653 or email m.green@derby.ac.uk with any questions you have about what it's like to live and study in Derby.

Kalba Webinar Series

Date: Monday 23 November 2020 

Time: 15:30-16:30 Lithuania/Latvia time

Representative: Mikaela Green, International Officer for Europe

Register for the webinar

You can contact Mikaela Green, our International Officer for Europe on WhatsApp +44 (0)7717 808653 or email m.green@derby.ac.uk with any questions you have about what it's like to live and study in Derby.

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Derby on Demand

Derby on Demand brings you the very best of Open Days on your terms. You can access exclusive online content wherever you are, whenever you want, and see all Derby has to offer.

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Welcome to our safe learning environment

MBA student Clarence Clark takes you on a tour of our Kedleston Road buildings.

A tour of our campus to show the safe learning environment

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Weronika Jedrak - My international experience

Weronika came to the UK from Poland. She came to the University of Derby through a Sports Scholarships and has just graduated with a MSc in Marketing Management. In her vlog she shares with you more about her move to the UK and her thoughts on Derby city.

Weronika Jedrak

View My international experience video transcript

Czech Republic undergraduate student Tereza Rydlova in Derby City

My international journey – Czech Republic to UK

Tereza came to Derby from Prague. She explains how she made her choice to apply, and how she adapted to starting over in a totally different city.

Read Tereza's blogRead Tereza's blog
Students at an Open Day

Chat to our students

Want to know more about what it's like to be an international student at the University of Derby? Chat to one of our online ambassadors to find out more about life at Derby.

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Where is Derby?

An animated video about where the University of Derby is located in the heart of England.

View Where is Derby? video transcript

Greek student Ioannis

Why join a society? My story as an international student

No matter how far away you're coming from, joining a society can help you to meet people who share the same hobbies or interests as you. Ioannis from Greece, tells us about his experience.

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Barbora Horackova taking part in a video shoot

Marketing student Barbora excels during placement year

Digital Marketing student Barbora Horackova’s creative passion is steering her towards a career in social media marketing

Read more about Barbora's story hereRead more about Barbora's story here

Our partners in Europe

A female student works on a laptop

English language test requirements for January 2021 entry

Are you concerned about being able to provide English language requirements? While the current situation continues, we will temporarily accept some alternatives to the standard IELTS test for most courses.

Find out more about English language testing for January 2021Find out more about English language testing for January 2021