Welcome
students
from
Pakistan

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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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 do not meet the standard entry requirements for one of the bachelor degree courses, you can still join Derby and apply for the International Foundation Year Programme.  

Higher Secondary Certificate

  • Students holding the Higher Secondary Certificate with an average of 60% would usually be eligible for the International Foundation Year
  • UKVI IELTS with a minimum score of 4.5 overall with no less than 4.0 in all areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

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

Students with two or three-year Bachelor degrees may seek admission to advanced years of undergraduate courses. In general students with a first division (60%+) degree can be considered for the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce (Pass) – can consider for year one entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce (Hons) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Education (3 years) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Pass) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) – can consider for year three entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Technology (Pass/Hons) – can consider for year three entry of related degree

Credit transfer into the second or final year of a Bachelors 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.

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English language test requirements for September 2021 entry

Are you concerned about being able to provide English language requirements? While the current situation continues, we will temporarily accept some alternatives to the standard IELTS test for most courses.

Find out more about English language testing for September 2021Find out more about English language testing for September 2021

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 level2020 / 2021
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.

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.

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.

£1,500 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students from Pakistan who have demonstrated high achievement.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate a good understanding of your chosen subject area, previous experience in the field and clear aims and objectives for the future in your personal statement.

You do not need to apply separately for this scholarship as it will be automatically applied if you are eligible.

£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.

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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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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 Pakistan thinking of studying in the UK.

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The UK government has recently announced a new ‘graduate route’ 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. Find out more about the two-year post-study visa

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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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Whilst we don't currently have any planned visits to your country right now, you can contact Shahid Hussain, our International Officer, on s.hussain2@derby.ac.uk or +44 07500 980546 with any questions you have about what it's like to live and study in Derby.