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.

Goldrated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Top 10Postgraduate Student Experience**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
No 1UK Modern University for multi-cultural learning**UK Modern ISB Benchmark Group 2018

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.

Here are our current scholarships for 2021/22:

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.

The deadline for 2021 applications was 1 July 2021. Please read our terms and conditions for full details.

£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.

You can only apply for this scholarship once you have an offer from us.

£2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a postgraduate taught programme (PGT)*

You will automatically be awarded this discount unless you have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship or a GREAT Scholarship.

*Postgraduate Scholarships are not available for students studying with the University of Derby Online Learning, this are only available to students studying on-campus. Read our terms and conditions.

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 students from Norway starting courses in 2020/21 academic year, shown in UK pounds and the rough equivalent in Norwegian Krone – please be aware that exchange rates vary.

Course levelInternational fee
Foundation £14,045
Undergraduate £14,045
Postgraduate £14,700
MBA £15,450
MBA Global Block £19,800
DBA £27,000
Mikaela Green

Mikaela Green
International Officer

Contact Mikaela 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

There are many ways for you to find out more about studying at Derby. Sign up for Derby on Demand, explore our Virtual Open Days, or watch our Open Day Live production and listen to interviews with our brilliant staff and students.

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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.

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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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