International student life at Derby

1stin the UK for welcoming international students*
3rdin the UK for the quality of accommodation*
5thin the world for our dedicated International Student Centre*

University is much more than a place to learn; it will become your second home. You will make new friends from all over the world, experience a new culture and learn to live independently in a new country. It’s an exciting adventure. Are you ready?

At Derby, we offer a warm welcome, lots of support and interesting places to discover – from bright, busy cities to peaceful countryside.

Explore Life at Derby to find out if the University of Derby is the right choice for you.

*Out of all modern universities. Results from the latest i-graduate International Student Barometer (2016)

Living in the UK

As a student in the UK, you will have a lot of fun and freedom. Our society is based on values of democracy, fairness and mutual respect.

Student costs in the UK are also lower than in the USA and Australia, according to research by HSBC. You will find living costs in Derbyshire in particular, very affordable. There are also plenty of part-time jobs if you need to earn money.

Our international students who share their experiences of leaving their home country to study in the UK
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A student who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's scholarship

Being an international student

Moving to the UK has been a life-changing experience for Sam Chikowore, who was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship. Read about his first few months as an international student at Derby.

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