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.

Top 11Postgraduate Student Experience**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021
No 1UK Modern University for multi-cultural learning**UK Modern ISB Benchmark Group 2018

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 Norway

As a student from Norway, 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. Please read our full terms and conditions for details.

Norwegian student Emma Hatlen

Studentmiljøet er veldig sammensveiset og innbydende, og man kan enkelt finne noen man har noe til felles med. (The student community is very close-knit and welcoming, and you can easily find someone that you share a common interest with.)

Emma Hatlen
BA (Honours) Writing and Publishing student from Norway

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.

Anna Scott international officer

Anna Scott
International Officer

Contact Anna 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.


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Study Across the Pond
Our overseas recruitment agent

Across the Pond is our official representative in Norway. Their team of Norwegian UK graduates would be happy to help you with your application as well as answer any questions you may have about the University, our courses and local funding from Lånekassen.





Virtual fairs and online events

Whilst we can't meet you in person at the moment, we are taking part in virtual fairs and online events for students from Norway thinking of studying in the UK. 

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From Norway to Derby: "The England you see in the movies"

BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Marie Blomqvist discusses discovering Derbyshire and settling in to life as an international student at Derby.

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Discover Derby Uni as an International student

We understand that joining us from outside the UK affects what you need to know about studying with us, so here are all the digital ways you can find out more about our University.

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Chat to our students

Want to know more about what it's like to be an international student at the University of Derby? Chat to one of our online ambassadors to find out more about life at Derby.

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Where is Derby?

An animated video about where the University of Derby is located in the heart of England.

View Where is Derby? video transcript

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International Foundation Programme

Our International Foundation Programme is designed to give you a recognised English language qualification so you can progress onto your chosen degree.

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Our partners in Norway

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Postgraduate prospectus

Explore your digital postgraduate prospectus and find out what you need to know about studying with us. When you sign up, tell us what you're interested in and we'll send you a link to information put together just for you.

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