WELCOME TO
STUDENTS FROM
INDIA

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, supported by our award-winning International Student Centre. Find out more about our scholarships offer, our courses and how to apply to study with us.

Top 30UK university**The Guardian University Guide 2020
Goldrated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018

The UK government has recently announced a new ‘graduate route’ that allows international students to work, or look for work, at any skill level for a period of two years after completing their courses in the UK. Find out more about the two-year post-study visa

A warm welcome

As a Gold-rated institution for our teaching and learning (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework), we combine academic expertise with industry experience to ensure your learning is up to date and relevant to today's world.

We continuously invest in our cutting-edge facilities, so you'll be using the latest resources and equipment to support your studies, as well as experience realistic working environments so you'll be ready to impress your future employers and fulfil your ambitions. 

Our Derby English Language Centre can help you improve your language skills in an academic setting and progress through your degree programme, while academics and students work together to ensure we have a fully integrated student community.

Our friendly International Student Centre is rated the best of all UK universities (International Student Barometer 2018 UK Benchmark Group) and will help you settle in to student life when you arrive in the UK with airport pick-ups and a welcome programme to meet your fellow students.

Derby is the UK's most central city, with great rail links across the country and within easy reach of airports. A lively, multi-cultural city, Derby is home to major multi-national companies like Rolls Royce and Toyota. It's a welcoming and safe place with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.

Amanpreet Singh Bawa

I chose to come to the University of Derby because I like being part of a diverse student body. The world is a big place and attending a big university like the University of Derby better prepares me for life in the real world.

Amanpreet Singh Bawa
MSc Marketing Management

Scholarships for students from India

As a student from India, you could be eligible for one of our scholarships and discounts, offering a reduction in fees during your first year of study. We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.

You 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. Read our full terms and conditions here.

Here is a list of our current scholarships:

We pay one full year’s tuition fees to a limited number of exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate exceptional achievements in extracurricular activity, either in your own time or through your employment in the last two years in your personal statement.

£5,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students who can demonstrate excellence in their application.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate excellence in extracurricular activity, either in your own time or through your employment in the last two years in your personal statement.

£5,000 is roughly 455,764.50 in Indian Rupees - please be aware that exchange rates vary.

£5,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible postgraduate international students on the MBA course.

You will have evidence of high leadership skills in previous or current work experience and have achieved high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course.

£5,000 is roughly 455,764.50 in Indian Rupees - please be aware that exchange rates vary.

£3,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students from the following countries who have demonstrated high achievement:

  • SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia)
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • South Asia (India, Pakistan)
  • Africa

If you are from a country not listed above, you may still be awarded a scholarship at the discretion of the University.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate a good understanding of your chosen subject area, previous experience in the field and clear aims and objectives for the future in your personal statement.

£3,000 is roughly 273,458.70 in Indian Rupees - please be aware that exchange rates vary.

£3,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students for selected courses taught at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate excellence, knowledge and experience in your proposed field of study in your personal statement.

£3,000 is roughly 273,458.70 in Indian Rupees - please be aware that exchange rates vary.

£2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a postgraduate taught programme (PGT).

£2,000 is roughly 182,305.80 in Indian Rupees - please be aware that exchange rates vary.

We offer a number of sports scholarships that are also available to international and EU students.

Find out more about our sports scholarships

Student in class

Executive and Professional Education

Achieve your goals with our suite of flexible executive and professional education programmes, underpinned by expert teaching and inspired by the latest business and management thinking.

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Contact our national representative

Anjali Bhatia

Anjali Bhatia
National Representative

If you are in India, you can contact Anjali Bhatia.

Email
a.bhatia@derby.ac.uk

Phone
+91 (0) 2267161079 / +91 (0) 9987446635

Skype
Anjali Bhatia

Address
9 SE, 9th Floor, The Ruby,
29 Senapati Bapat Marg,
Dadar (West)
Mumbai – 400 028

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 students from India. Please click below to find out the details and links:

SI-UK Online Event 

Webinar: Opening new career doors in turbulent and challenging times. Postgraduate study at the University of Derby

Date: 3 June 2020

Time: 16:00-17:00 (India time)

Presenters: Anjali Bhatia, our National Representative in India, and David Orton, a Senior Lecturer from the Derby Business School

Register for webinar

You can contact Anjali Bhatia on +91-09987446635 / +91-022-6716 1079 or email a.bhatia@derby.ac.uk with any questions you have about what it's like to live and study in Derby.

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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Tuition fees

Below is a summary of our annual tuition fees in UK pounds before any scholarship or discount has been applied. 

Course levelSeptember 2020 / January 2021
Foundation £14,045
Undergraduate* £14,045
Postgraduate* £14,700
MBA £15,450
MBA Block Delivery £19,800
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950
DBA £27,800

* Some course fees may vary so please check the course webpage for details.

A student in front of a world map

From Delhi to Derby: Mohika's story

Mohika Shankar discusses settling in as an international student and her aspirations to promote Indian Classical Dance across the world.

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Student Andrea Ferrao from Goa

Derby masters is helping Andrea build pioneering future

Scholarship recipient Andrea Ferrao from Goa hopes studying at Derby will be her gateway to an exciting career in the forefront of sustainability practice.

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General entry requirements

  • Students with a minimum average of 65% in Standard XII/ Intermediate Examination/Higher Secondary Examination can usually be considered for direct entrance to bachelors courses
  • Diplomas with a minimum score of 60% will be considered on a case-by-case basis for advance standing onto bachelors courses. Students can be accepted onto the final year of bachelors degrees at the programme leader’s discretion
  • Bachelors degrees from institutions recognised by NARIC or government recognised institutions
  • Requirements will vary depending on recognition of institution and scoring system used. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • A score of 60% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1; a score of 50% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2 plus work experience

We accept UKVI or Academic IELTS at the required score for your chosen course, as indicated on the course page. The test must be no older than two years old. We will not be accepting Medium of Instruction evidence for English language.

Find out more about English language testing for September 2020 entry

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

Derby campus buildings on the a globe of the world

Be inspired by our Virtual Open Days

Can't make it to campus? Take a tour wherever you are with our Virtual Open Days. See our first-class facilities, discover our courses and find out what it's like to be a University of Derby student.

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Where is Derby?

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

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