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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. Find out more about our scholarships offer, our courses and how to apply to study with us.

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On-campus courses starting in September 2022 and January 2023 are now closed to new applications from international students due to unprecedented demand. Applications for September 2023 will open in October. Please take a look at our useful information for international applicants. If you have any questions, please email askadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

Scholarships for students from the Middle East

As a student from the Middle East, you could be eligible for 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. Please read our terms and conditions for details.

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Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018
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Shahid Hussain
International Officer

Contact Shahid 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
S.Hussain2@derby.ac.uk

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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 level2022 / 2023
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.

The UK government has recently announced a new Graduate Route visa that 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. 

General entry requirements

Click on your country below to find the entry requirements. You can also check the course page for any specific requirements.

Foundation

  • Secondary School Certificate Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama
  • Students with an overall score of 65% would usually be eligible for the International Foundation year
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Applicants with a Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama will normally need to complete an International Foundation Year

Postgraduate

  • We require a  Bachelor degree from a NARIC or government recognised institution, a typical offer would be:
  • A score of 2.7-3.3/4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1 A score of 2.0-2.6/4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

English

  • The English Language requirement is Academic IELTS or if your previous study was taught in English then a recent MOI from the institution of study is required

 

International Foundation Year

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education
  • Students with an overall score of 65% or GOOD would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Students with a minimum of 65% in the لوم دب االزﻫر (Al-Azhar Training Diploma) can typically be considered for direct entrance to Bachelor degree programmes
  • Students with 65% in the وس وری كال ب ال (Bachelor degree) from a NARIC or government recognised higher institute are eligible for advanced standing on degree programmes

Postgraduate

  • We require a a وس وری كال ب ال (Bachelor degree) from a NARIC or government recognised university. A typical offer would be a score of 80-89% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1, a score of 65-79% is comparable to a UK 2:2
  • For postgraduate research degrees, PhD applicants are expected to have a masters as well as a bachelors degree in the relevant subject areas. Most importantly applicants must submit a research proposal. You can find out more about how to apply here

International Foundation Year

  • Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama
  • Students with an overall score of 60% would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • If you are studying and completing any internationally recognised qualification such as A-levels; International Baccalaureate (IB) or the American Curricula from the International Schools within Jordan, then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for specific entry requirements
  • If you have completed a recognised international foundation programme with good grades
  • Advanced entry to year 2 or 3 may be possible. You will need to supply detailed information including courses taken, grades achieved, syllabus and a grading guide

Postgraduate

  • Students must have completed a subject relevant Bachelors degree with an overall score of 'Good' or above (2.25 GPA) from a recognised university in Jordan
  • For postgraduate research degrees, PhD applicants are expected to have a masters as well as a bachelors degree in the relevant subject areas. Most importantly applicants must submit a research proposal. You can find out how to apply here

Foundation

  • Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama
  • Students with an overall score of 60% would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year.
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • If you are studying and complete any internationally recognised qualification such as A-levels; International Baccalaureate (IB) or the American and Indian Curricula from the International Schools within Kuwait, then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for specific entry requirements.
  • If you have completed a recognised international foundation programme with good grades.
  • Advanced entry to year 2 or 3 may be possible. You will need to supply detailed information including courses taken, grades achieved, syllabus and a grading guide.

Foundation

  • General Secondary Education Certificate.
  • Students with a score of 75% would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in a (University Diploma) can typically be considered for direct entrance to Bachelor programmes
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in an (Associate Degree) can typically be considered for entrance to the second year of a Bachelor degree

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for master’s studies
  • A GPA of 3.3 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1 A GPA of 2.3 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

English

  • The English Language requirement is Academic IELTS or if your previous study was taught in English then a recent MOI from the institution of study is required

Foundation

  • General Education Diploma
    Students holding the General Education Diploma with a score of 65% would usually be accepted
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Students with a minimum score of 65%, C+ or GPA of 2.3 in the (Diploma) can typically be considered for direct entrance to Bachelor programmes
  • Students with a minimum score of 65%, C+ or GPA of 2.3 in the (Higher / Advanced Diploma) can typically be considered for entrance to the final year of Bachelor programmes dependent upon module mapping

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree
    Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for master’s studies
  • A score of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1 A score of 2.3 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

English

  • The English Language requirement is Academic IELTS or if your previous study was taught in English then a recent MOI from the institution of study is required

Foundation

ال شهادة ال ثان وی ة ال عامة ل لمدارس ال م س ت ق لة – Senior School Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama)

  • Students with a grade C or Good (over 63%)
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0/5 in the ال شهادة ال جام ع یة ال م تو سطة (Associate Degree) can typically be considered for entrance to the second year of Bachelor programmes.

Postgraduate

  • Bachelors degree

Foundation

شهادة ال ثان وی ة ال عامة – General Secondary Education Certificate

  • Students with an overall score of 70% in the General Secondary Education Certificate would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year
  • UKVI IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

دب لوم ال ك ل یات / ال م عاهد ال صح یة – Diploma from a Health College / Institute

دب لوم ال ك ل یات ال ت ق ن یة / ال م عاهد ال ف ن یة – Diploma from a Technical College / Vocational institute

  • Holders of the above awards with a minimum GPA of 3.0/5 are eligible for entrance onto a Bachelor programme

ال شهادة ال جام ع یة ال م تو سطة – Associate Degree

  • The Associate degree in Health Sciences with a minimum GPA 3.0/5 of will be considered for entrance to the second year of a Bachelor degree

ال شهادة ال جام ع یة ال م تو سطة ف ي ال ع لوم ال صح یة – Intermediate University Degree in Health Sciences

  • The Intermediate University degree in Health Sciences with a minimum GPA 3.0/5 of will be considered for entrance to the second year of a Bachelor degree

English

  • The English Language requirement is Academic IELTS or if your previous study was taught in English then a recent MOI from the institution of study is required

Postgraduate

  • Bachelors degree
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