International student life at Derby

1stin the UK for welcoming international students**UK Modern Universities ISB Benchmark Group 2018
2ndin the UK for the quality of accommodation**UK ISB Benchmark Group 2018

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.

Our international students who share their experiences of leaving their home country to study in the UK

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 bank. 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.

Living costs

Three students enjoying a night out

Fitting in and making friends

When Simona first arrived at University she was afraid that as an international student she would feel alone and that it would be hard to make new friends. Fortunately for her, these feelings didn’t last long.

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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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Greek student Ioannis

Why join a society? My story as an international student

No matter how far away you're coming from, joining a society can help you to meet people who share the same hobbies or interests as you. Ioannis from Greece, tells us about his experience.

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Derby campus buildings on the a globe of the world

Be inspired by our Virtual Open Days

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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