Scholarships and discounts for International Students

£2000 discount on selected postgraduate taught programmes starting in January 2019

The deadline for applying for scholarships for courses that start in January 2019 has now closed and further applications cannot be accepted. Our scholarships for September 2019 will be confirmed in the new year so please check this page for further updates.

We still have a discounts available to students from outside the EU and non-EEA countries. 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 a discount. 

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.

Discounts for International Students

Types of discountUndergraduatePostgraduate

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

£500  £500 
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 Taught Discount*

£2000 discount on selected postgraduate taught programmes from the College of Business, Law and Social Science, College of Engineering and Technology and College of Arts, Humanities and Education.

Not applicable £2000

 * Not available in conjunction with the Early Bird discount. 

International Scholarships for 2018/2019 

Our scholarships and discounts for September 2019 will be confirmed in January 2019 so please look here for an update in the new year. Here is a summary of the previous scholarships available in 2018/19 which is subject to change:

Types of scholarshipsUndergraduatePostgraduate
Excellent International Student Scholarships £5000 £5000 
Leadership Scholarships (MBA only) Not applicable £5000 
Best of Derbyshire Scholarships (courses taught at the Buxton campus only)  £3000  £3000 

Regional High Achievers Scholarships


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

Sports Scholarships 

Find out more about our range of sports scholarships


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