International students - Paying your fees

You will need to pay £5,000 of your tuition fees as a deposit, this payment will secure your place on your chosen course. You can then pay the remaining amount of your fees in two equal instalments.

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 2023/2024 2024/2025
Foundation £14,900 £14,900
Undergraduate* £14,900 £14,900
Postgraduate* £14,900 £14,900
MBA £16,500 £16,500
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950 £19,950
MSc Sustainable and Ethical Business Management  £15,450 £15,450
MSc Conservation Biology  £16,450 £16,450
BSc Occupational Therapy  £14,045 £14,045

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

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Scholarships and discounts for international students

We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students which can be used together to offer a reduction in your tuition fees.

Find out more about scholarships for international studentsFind out more about scholarships for international students

When to pay your fees

You can now pay using our online payment system.

Help to pay your fees


If you progress from an undergraduate degree to a postgraduate degree at Derby, you will get an Alumni discount on your postgraduate course fees.

* Discount applicable on all courses except the International Foundation Programme and can be used in conjunction with another scholarship, bursary or discount. See terms and conditions for discounts.


If you are an overseas applicant, any offer made will initially be a conditional offer, subject to you either paying a deposit of GBP £5,000 or providing a sponsor letter.

Refund of the £5,000 deposit is normally dependent on your providing proof that your visa application has been refused. However, if your visa application was submitted using fraudulent or dishonest evidence or documents, we will not refund your deposit.

Please complete our form if you wish to request a refund. All refunds must be requested within 14 days of making the payment, or within 14 days of notification of a change of status to your application. Deposits are not guaranteed. Please refer to our policy for all refund information (such as not meeting all your offer conditions, CAS or visa refusal). An administration charge may apply.

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