Welcome
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,with award-winning support services.

We have a growing Indian student community at the University of Derby and here you will find important information for Indian students on entry requirements, who to speak to and when and where you can meet our representatives in-country. You can also get in touch with our dedicated International Recruitment Officer for India.

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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 some scholarships once you have an offer from us and others will be applied automatically if you are eligible.

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.

Here are our current scholarships for 2021/22:

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.

You can only apply for this scholarship once you have an offer from us.

£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.

You can only apply for this scholarship once you have an offer from us.

 

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Derby is offering 10 scholarships worth £11,000 to international students applying for postgraduate courses. Additional terms as indicated by the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign may apply.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to get financial support to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Derby.

Students must be from one of the following countries: China, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan or Thailand.

Find out more about GREAT scholarships

£1,500 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students from India who have demonstrated high achievement.

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.

You do not need to apply separately for this scholarship as it will be automatically applied if you are eligible.

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

You will automatically be awarded this discount unless you have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship or a GREAT Scholarship.

*Postgraduate Scholarships are not available for students studying with the University of Derby Online Learning, this are only available to students studying on-campus. Please read our terms and conditions for further details.

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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 January and September 2021 entry

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

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English language test requirements for January and September 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 and September 2021Find out more about English language testing for January and September 2021

Tuition fees

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

Course level2020 / 2021
Foundation £14,045
Undergraduate* £14,045
Postgraduate* £14,700
MBA £15,450
MBA Block Delivery £19,800
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950
DBA £27,000

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

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Sim (Madalin Simeria)
Senior International Officer

Contact Sim 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.Simeria@derby.ac.uk

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Anjali Bhatia

Anjali Bhatia
National Representative

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

Email
a.bhatia@derby.ac.uk

Skype
Anjali Bhatia

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

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