from India

Welcome to the University of Derby, an applied university of today, for tomorrow, in the heart of the UK. We are proud to welcome more than 2,000 international students from 100 countries and we have a growing Indian student community. Here you will find important information on scholarships, entry requirements and what it’s like to study at Derby as a student from India. You can also get in touch with our In-Country Representative for India.

Student from India

Getting to know me

Mohika Shankar came to Derby from India to turn her passion into her career. And she found more than good grades: she got to know herself.

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Scholarships for students from India

As a student from India, you could be eligible for one of our scholarships and discounts, which can be used together to offer a reduction in fees during your first year of study. You can apply for our scholarships once you have an offer from us.

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. Terms and conditions apply.

Our scholarships

Here are our available scholarships for the September 2024 intake. Successful scholarship applicants will be contacted via email to confirm their award.

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT British Campaign, this scholarship programme offers financial support of £10,000 to eligible students from the following countries pursuing one year of postgraduate study at the University of Derby, as part of our September 2024 intake.

A separate application is required through an online form once you have received your offer. Applicants must be from one of the following eligible countries:

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is 31 May 2024.

GREAT Scholarships full details

Full tuition fee and stipend for talented and motivated postgraduate students studying either Master of Public Health, MBA Global or MSc GeoEnergy from Commonwealth countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Dominica
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

The deadline for this scholarship is 14 December 2023 at 4pm (GMT). The outcome of applications will be announced after 31 March 2024. More information can be found on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website

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Developing skills on a 'tailor-made' course

The prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship has helped Merin Matthews take another step towards her dream career and develop her research skills.

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Samantha Roy from India

A story worth telling

Securing our GREAT Scholarship gave Samantha the chance to study MA Publishing in the UK.

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General entry requirements

Here you can find details of the general entry requirements if you are from India. If you have specific questions about your qualifications you can contact the international recruitment officer.

  • A minimum of 70% in the Standard XII
  • We will accept English from CBSE, CICSE and Maharashtra boards with a minimum of 75%
  • 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 more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

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International Foundation Programme

Our International Foundation Programme is designed to give you a recognised English language qualification so you can progress onto your chosen degree.

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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

Tuition fees

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

Course level 2023/2024 2024/2025
Foundation £14,900 £14,900
Undergraduate* £14,900 £14,900
Postgraduate* £14,900 £14,900
MBA £16,500 £16,500
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950 £19,950
MSc Sustainable and Ethical Business Management  £15,450 £15,450
MSc Conservation Biology  £16,450 £16,450
BSc Occupational Therapy  £14,045 £14,045

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

Anjali Bhatia

Anjali Bhatia
National Representative

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


Anjali Bhatia

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

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The Graduate Route visa 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. 

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Discover Derby Uni as an International student

We understand that joining us from outside the UK affects what you need to know about studying with us, so here are all the digital ways you can find out more about our University.

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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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What Mohika is looking forward to this year

International student Mohika Shankar from Delhi, India shares her thoughts on coming back to campus this year and what she's looking forward to.

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Derby will soon become your home away from home. I’m certain this is going to be your most cherished experience and you’ll get to make a lot of fun memories with the most amazing people. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Mohika Shankar
Student from Delhi
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