Welcome to the University of Derby, an ambitious modern university in the heart of the UK. We are proud to welcome more than 1700 international students from over 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with award winning support services.

We have a growing Pakistani student community at the University of Derby and here you will find important information for Pakistani students on entry requirements, who to speak to and when and where you can meet our representatives in-country. You can also get in touch with our dedicated International Recruitment Officer for Pakistan.

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

Gulzaib from Pakistan

Derby is an excellent institution that polishes skills and keeps student wellbeing a priority. With the best academic faculty on board, the University is a gem in the heart of the UK. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this great learning expedition.

Gulzaib Khanum
Current student from Pakistan

General entry requirements

Here you can find details of the general entry requirements if you are from Pakistan. If you have specific questions about your qualifications you can contact the international recruitment officer.

If you are studying and completing the A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) from the International Schools within Pakistan, then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelor's degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.

Credit transfer into the second or final year of a Bachelor's degree programme may also be possible.

Students must have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Pakistan. This should be equivalent to at least a UK ‘Upper Second Class (2:1)’ or ‘Lower Second Class (2:2)’ degree.

Students who have a two or three-year Bachelor degree must also have a pass in a Master’s degree.

If you hold a Bachelors degree with honours (four-year BA, BBA, BSc, BEng) with a minimum GPA of 2.4/4.00 from a recognised Pakistani University you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

For postgraduate research degrees, PhD applicants are expected to have a masters as well as bachelors degree in the relevant subject areas. Most importantly applicants must submit a research proposal. You can find out more here.

We accept UKVI and Academic IELTS at the required score for your chosen course, as indicated on the course page. The test must be no older than two years old. We will not be accepting Medium of Instruction evidence for English language.

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

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 level 2022 / 2023 2023/2024
Foundation £14,045 £14,900
Undergraduate* £14,045 £14,900
Postgraduate* £14,700 £14,900
MBA £15,450 £16,500
MBA Block Delivery £19,800 £20,500
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950 £19,950
DBA £27,000 To be confirmed

* Some course fees may vary so please check the course webpage for details.

Scholarships for students from Pakistan

As a student from Pakistan, 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. Terms and conditions apply.

Shahid Hussain international officer

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.


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