Scholarships and discounts for International Students


The deadline for international scholarships applications for September 2018 start has now closed.

We have a number of discounts still available including £2000 off tuition fees for postgraduate programmes in selected colleges and £500 off when you pay your fees early - see below for details.

You can apply for a scholarships once you have received an offer on a course from the university. The deadline for applying for scholarships is 31st July for September start courses and 30th November for January start courses. Any applications received after the deadline cannot be accepted. The course being applied for must be full time and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for the discount or scholarship.

Please note an individual student is only entitled to one type of scholarship, bursary or discount listed, with the exception of the £500 early bird discount.

International Scholarships for 2018-2019 

Types of scholarshipsUndergraduatePlaces availablePostgraduatePlaces available
Vice Chancellor Scholarship (one year tuition fees only) Full tuition fee 1 Full tuition fee 2
Excellent International Student Scholarship £5000 £5000 
Leadership Scholarship (MBA only) Not applicable Not applicable £5000 
Best of Derbyshire Scholarship (course taught at the Buxton campus only)  £3000  £3000 

Regional High Achievers Scholarship


  • SE Asia
  • China
  • India
  • North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
£3000  5 per region  £3000  5 per region 

Sports Scholarships 

Find out more about our range of sports scholarships


Discounts available

Types of discountUndergraduatePostgraduate

Early Bird Discount  (applicable to all applicants who pay tuition fees in full prior to CAS being issued)

£500  £500 

Partnership Discount* (applicable to all academic partners)

£1000  £1000 
Referral Discount* (referred by Derby Alumni)  £500  £500 
Masters Alumni Discount* £500 £500

Progression Discount* (for University of Derby students achieving a 2:1 and above degree to progress onto Derby postgraduate taught PGT or postgraduate research PGR)

Not applicable £2000

Postgraduate Scholarship* for programmes in the following colleges only:

Colleges of Engineering and Technology

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences 

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

This discount is applied automatically to all new international students joining the University of Derby in our September 2018 intake, along with our current international students looking to enrol on a postgraduate course within the above colleges. Students must choose a master's programme that is available in the September 2018 intake.

Not applicable £2000

* Not available in conjunction with the Early Bird discount. 

How to apply

To make an application for an international scholarship, please download and complete our ‌International Scholarship Application Form‌‌. Any eligible discounts will be applied automatically when you pay your course fees. 

For more details and support with any questions about our scholarships and discounts, please contact the International office on +44 (0)1332 591698 or