WELCOME TO
STUDENTS FROM
SOUTH EAST ASIA

Welcome to the University of Derby. We’re an ambitious, modern university with two campuses 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, supported by our award-winning International Student Centre.

Top 30UK university**The Guardian University Guide 2020
Goldrated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018

A warm welcome

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for the sector’s most prestigious accolade – the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year Award 2019.

As a Gold-rated institution for our teaching and learning (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework), we combine academic expertise with industry experience to ensure your learning is up to date and relevant to today's world.

We continuously invest in our cutting-edge facilities, so you'll be using the latest resources and equipment to support your studies, as well as experience realistic working environments so you'll be ready to impress your future employers and fulfil your ambitions. 

Our Derby English Language Centre can help you improve your language skills in an academic setting and progress through your degree programme, while academics and students work together to ensure we have a fully integrated student community.

Our friendly International Student Centre is rated the best of all UK universities (International Student Barometer 2018 UK Benchmark Group) and will help you settle in to student life when you arrive in the UK with airport pick-ups and a welcome programme to meet your fellow students.

Derby is the UK's most central city, with great rail links across the country and within easy reach of airports. A lively, multi-cultural city, Derby is home to major multi-national companies like Rolls Royce and Toyota. It's a welcoming and safe place with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.

 

Meet us in your country

We attend a number of recruitment events in South East Asia throughout the year. Click on your country to find further details:

JM Education Fair: Johor Bahru

Date: 28 September 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 12:00 - 17:00 

Location: KSL Resort, Johor Bahru

Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Representative: Anna Scott

JM Education Fair: Petaling Jaya

Date: 29 September 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 12:00 - 17:00

Location: One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Address: First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800, Selangor, Malaysia

Representative: Anna Scott

Please contact Anna Scott, our International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia on WhatsApp +44 7500 850422 or email a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

British Council Study UK Indonesia Event

Date: Saturday 5 October

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Hotel Ayana, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.Kav 10-11, RT.10/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Tanahabang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220, Indonesia

Representative: Anna Scott

Contact details: +44 (0)1332 592869+44 7500 850422 or a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

TheRightU Singapore’s University Fair

Date: 27 September 2019 (Friday)

Time: 16:00 - 21:00 

Venue: Nicoll Halls 1 & 2, Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593

Representative: Anna Scott, International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia

Contact: WhatsApp +44 7500 850422 or email a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

UK Study Exhibition Bangkok

Date: 31 October 2019

Time: 15:00-20:00

Venue: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 ถนนสุขุมวิท, ซอย 13-15, แขวง, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Representative: Anna Scott, International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia

Contact: WhatsApp +44 7500 850422 or email a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

SI-UK Thailand Exhibition Bangkok

Date: 1 November 2019

Time: 15:00-20:00

Venue: Grande Centre Point Hotel, 2 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Thawi Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Representative: Anna Scott, International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia

Contact: WhatsApp +44 7500 850422 or email a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

OCSC Education Expo 2019

Date: 2 and 3 November 2019

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, 991 Siam Paragon Shopping Center, 991 1 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Representative: Anna Scott, International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia

Contact: WhatsApp +44 7500 850422 or email a.scott@derby.ac.uk or LINE: anna_s_1920 

Contact our national representative

International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia, Anna Scott

Anna Scott
International Recruitment Officer for South East Asia

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.

Email
a.scott@derby.ac.uk

Phone
+44 7500 850422

Line
anna_s_1920
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Scholarships for students from South East Asia

As a student from South East Asia, you could be eligible for one of our scholarships and discounts, offering a reduction in fees during your first year of study. We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.

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. 

Here is a list of our current scholarships:

We pay 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.

£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.

£5,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible postgraduate international students on the MBA course.

You will have evidence of high leadership skills in previous or current work experience and have achieved high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course.

£3,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students from the following countries who have demonstrated high achievement:

  • SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia)
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • South Asia (India, Pakistan)
  • Africa

If you are from a country not listed above, you may still be awarded a scholarship at the discretion of the University.

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.

£3,000 scholarship to a limited number of eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students for selected courses taught at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism based at our Buxton Campus.

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate excellence, knowledge and experience in your proposed field of study in your personal statement.

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

We offer a number of sports scholarships that are also available to international and EU students.

Find out more about our sports scholarships

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Tuition fees

Below is a summary of our annual tuition fees for 2019, before any scholarship or discount has been applied. They are shown in UK pounds and the rough equivalent in local currency – please be aware that exchange rates vary.

Course Level£UKIndonesian RupiahMalaysian RinggitSingapore DollarThai Baht
Undergraduate £13,250 227,303,251 67,537 22,275 554,566
Postgraduate £14,250 244,458,214 72,634 23,956 596,420
Occupational Therapy undergraduate £14,250 244,458,214 72,634 23,956 596,420
Occupational Therapy postgraduate £17,250 295,923,101 87,926 29,000 722,406
MBA £15,000 257,324,436 76,457 25,217 612,810
MBA Global Block £19,800 384,800,000 101,673 33,482 736,674
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Student cost of living in Derby

Derby is one of the most affordable cities in the UK, making it the perfect city for students to live and study.

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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

  • Students with a minimum score of 7 in the SMA/MA (Certificate of Graduation from Academic/ Islamic School) will be considered for Foundation Programmes.
  • UKVI Academic IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components (CEFR B1) is also required

Undergraduate

  • Students with a minimum score of 31 points on the International Baccalaureate will typically be considered for entrance on to 1st year of undergraduate programmes.
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the D1 can be considered for 1st year entrance on to Bachelor Programmes.
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the D2 can be considered for 2nd year entrance to a Bachelor Degree in a similar discipline.
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the D3 can be considered for 3rd year entrance to a Bachelor Degree in a similar discipline.

Postgraduate

  • Sarjana I or Diploma IV from a NARIC or government recognised institution - students with a GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 will be considered for entrance on to Master’s programmes.

English language

  • IELTS or a letter confirming that the student has been taught using English as a medium of instruction is required.
  • IB Higher Level English language with a score of 4 can be accepted in lieu of IELTS.
Foundation
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia – Malaysia Certificate of Education. Scores of 6 or grade C would be eligible for our International Foundation Year.
Undergraduate
  • A minimum average of 65% or B5 in the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) can typically be considered for direct entrance to bachelors programmes.
  • Students with a minimum score of 31 points on the International Baccalaureate will typically be considered for entrance on to 1st year of undergraduate programmes.
  • Diplomas with a GPA of 2.5 will be considered on a case by case basis for advance standing onto bachelors programmes. Entry typically on to 2nd year of bachelors programmes however students can be accepted onto the final year at the programme leader’s discretion.
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required*

*Some courses may require higher IELTS scores; please refer to the individual course requirements for further information.

Postgraduate
  • Bachelor’s degrees from institutions recognised by NARIC or degrees from private institutions registered within the MQR can normally be accepted for masters studies.
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required*

*Some courses may require higher IELTS scores; please refer to the individual course requirements for further information.

English
  • The following qualifications grant exemption from standard English language requirements:
  • English Language 1119 taken as part of the SPM is an official General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level issued by the Examinations Syndicate, Ministry of Education Malaysia in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate with a minimum grade of C. Similarly to GCSEs this award has no expiry date
  • MUET examination Level 4 for undergraduate studies and Level 5 for postgraduate studies
  • Level 109 in the Malaysia Certified Intensive English Programme
  • Grades A-C in English taken as part of the UEC
  • IB Higher Level English language with a score of 4 can be accepted in lieu of IELTS.
  • Students who have completed English at Standard Level with a minimum grade of 6 would be exempt from standard English requirements.

 

Foundation
  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE O Level - Students with grades 1-6 (A1-C6) in each subject will be considered for entrance on to the International Foundation Year.
  • UKVI Academic IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in all components is also required
Undergraduate
  • Students who have taken the Intergrated Programme can typically be considered for entrance on to Bachelor programmes.
  • Students with a minimum score of 31 points on the International Baccalaureate will typically be considered for entrance on to 1st year of undergraduate programmes.
  • Students holding a Polytechnic Certificate from a recognised public institution with a minimum score of 2.0, grade C or 60% will be considered for entrance to Bachelor programmes.
  • A Polytechnic Advanced Diploma from a recognised public institution with a GPA of 2.0, grade of C or 60% will be considered for entrance onto the final year of a Bachelor programme.
  • Qualifications from private institutions registered with the Singapore Council for Private Education will be considered on a case by case basis.
Postgraduate
  • Students holding a degree from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore Institute of Technology or SIM University will normally be accepted for entrance on to Master’s degrees. 
English language

The following qualifications grant exemption from Standard English language requirements:

  • O level Grade C6 or above in English language
  • A level Grade C6 or above in English language
  • Singapore Integrated Programme with grade C in English
  • Bachelor degrees – a letter confirming the medium of instruction will be accepted when a degree programme has been taught in English Language.
  • IB Higher Level English language with a score of 4 can be accepted in lieu of IELTS.
  • Students who have completed English at Standard Level with a minimum grade of 6 would be exempt from standard English requirements.
Undergraduate
  • Advanced Diplomas with a GPA of 2.3 are considered on a case-by-case basis for advance standing onto bachelors courses. Students can be accepted onto the second year of bachelors courses at the programme leader’s discretion
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required*

*Some courses may require higher IELTS scores; please refer to the individual course requirements for further information.

Postgraduate
  • Students who have completed a degree with a minimum of four years from a NARIC or government recognised institution can normally be considered for admission onto a masters degree
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required*

*Some courses may require higher IELTS scores; please refer to the individual course requirements for further information.

English

Pre-sessional English courses:

  • 5 Weeks = £1,440 (approx 59,449 Thai Baht)
  • 8 Weeks = £2,880 (approx 118,899 Thai Baht)
  • 12 Weeks = £4,320 (approx 178,349 Thai Baht)

Find out more

Some qualifications grant exemption from standard English language requirements.

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

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