Scholarships and discounts for International Students

Scholarships and discounts

We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and outside the European Union (EU), offering a reduction in your fees during your first year of study. Students from EU countries are not currently eligible for international scholarships - more information on EU funding can be found here.

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.

Scholarships and discounts for international students

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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).*

If you are not successful in being awarded an international scholarship, you will automatically be awarded this discount.

*Postgraduate Scholarships are not available for students studying with the University of Derby Online Learning, this are only available to students studying on-campus.

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

Find out more about our sports scholarships

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Derby are offering two scholarships to students in China and Thailand applying for postgraduate courses.

This is an exciting opportunity for students from China and Thailand to get financial support to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Derby.

Find out more about GREAT scholarships

We also offer the following discounts to international students:

Early Bird Discount

£500 discount to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students who pay the tuition fees in full by the time of enrolment.

Masters Alumni Discount

£500 discount to eligible postgraduate taught international students who have completed a bachelor or masters degree at the University of Derby.

How do I apply?

You do not need to apply separately for an international scholarship.  All applications to study from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. Any discounts will be applied when you pay your fees. 

Read terms and conditions of our scholarships

For more details and support with any questions about our scholarships and discounts offer, please contact the international admissions team on +44 (0)1332 591698 or international@derby.ac.uk

 

A student who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's scholarship

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