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.

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

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.

Meet us in your country

Click below to find further details of upcoming events we are attending in India:

Fountainhead School Fair

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Time: 13:30-15:00

Venue: Opp. Ambetha Water Tank, Kunkni Gam, Rander-Dandi Road, Olpad, Surat, Gujarat 395005, India

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

Geebee World Education Fair

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Taj Gateway Kochi,Shanmugham Road,Marine Drive, Kochi,Kerala 682011

Representative: Anjali Bhatia 

Geebee World Education Fair

Date: Sunday 19 January 2020

Time: 11:00-16:00

Venue: Casino Hotels,Kokkalai Junction, TB Rd, Thrissur, Kerala-680021

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

Geebee World Education Fair

Date: Sunday 26 January 2020

Time: 10:30-17:00

Venue: Hotel Sahara Star,Jade Banquet Hall,Opposite Domestic Airport, Vile Parle-East,
Mumbai – 400099

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Monday 27 January 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Raddison Blu, Avinashi road, Coimbatore

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

Education Link

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Hotel Le Meredien, Windsor Place, New Delhi

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Shangri La Eros, 19, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Hotel Hilton,Mangalam GeejGarh House, 42, Hawa Sadak, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

Bittrack Education Fair

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020

Time: 10:00-17:00

Venue: Raddison Blu , Panchvati Road, Ahmedabad

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

AECC Education Fair

Date: Sunday 2 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Vivanta by Taj,1-10-147 & 148, Mayur Marg, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500016

Representative: Anjali Bhatia 

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Lemon Tree Premier ,Near  Pune Station, Pune

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

OEC Education Fair

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Fergusson College Campus Pune

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

IDP Education Fair

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: JW Marriott, Plot No: 6, Dakshin Marg, 35B, Sector 35, Chandigarh, 160035

Representative: Martin Binns

SI-UK Education Fair

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: St Regis, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

IDP Education Fair

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Le Meridien, Windsor Palace,New Delhi -110001

Representative: Martin Binns

AECC Education Fair

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Shangri La Eros, 19, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

IDP Education Fair

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Sahar Airport Road, Andheri - Kurla Rd, near Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Representative: Martin Binns

Edwise Education Fair

Date: Monday 10 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: The Lalit Great Eastern, Dalhousie Square, Opp. Rajbhavan, Kolkata

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

AECC Education Fair

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Courtyard Marriott, Ramdev Nagar Cross Road, Satellite Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380015

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

AECC Education Fair

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Sayaji Hotel,  Sayaji Hotel, Near Bhimnath Bridge Sayajigunj, 390005 Vadodara, India

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

IDP Education Fair

Date: Saturday 15 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Sheraton Grand, Raja Bahadur Mill Rd, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001

Representative: Martin Binns

IDP Education Fair

Date: Sunday 16 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Rd Number 1, Mada Manzil, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

Representative: Martin Binns

IDP Education Fair

Date: Thursday 20 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: 17, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Representative: Martin Binns

IDP Education Fair

Date: Saturday 22 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: 41/3, MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Representative: Anjali Bhatia 

IDP Education Fair

Date: Sunday 23 February 2020

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: Mahatma Gandhi Salai, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

IDP Education Fair

Date: Monday 24 February 2020

Time: 12:00-16:00

Venue:  No. 164, 165, Avinashi Rd, Peelamedu, Tamil Nadu 641004

Representative: Anjali Bhatia 

IDP Education Fair

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020

Time: 12:00-16:00

Venue:  Shanmugham Rd, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala 682011

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

OEC Education Fair

Date: Thursday 27 February 2020

Time: 11:00-16:00

Venue:  Hyderabad - TBC

Representative: Anjali Bhatia

 

Please contact Anjali Bhatia, our National Representative in India 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.

Contact our national representative

Martin Binns

Martin Binns
Senior International Recruitment Officer

Contact Martin 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.binns@derby.ac.uk
Anjali Bhatia

Anjali Bhatia
National Representative

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

Email
a.bhatia@derby.ac.uk

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 based at our Buxton Campus.

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

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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 levelJanuary 2020September 2020
Foundation £13,250 £14,045
Undergraduate* £13,250 £14,045
Postgraduate* £14,250 £14,700
MBA £15,000 £15,450
MBA Block Delivery £19,800 £19,800
DBA £27,000 £27,800

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

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Student cost of living in Derby

Derby is one of the most affordable cities in the UK, making it the perfect city for students to live and study.

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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 and 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 do not currently accept other evidence such as Pearson or TOEFL. We will not be accepting Medium of Instruction evidence for English language.

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

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