International Student Centre

#1International Student Centre**UK ISB Benchmark Group 2018
#1for formally welcoming international students**UK ISB Benchmark Group 2018
Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018
Our International Student Centre team
Meet the International Student Centre team: Laura Williamson, Domitila Mwikali, Andrew Hinchliffe, Monika Nikolova, Andreea Coman, Ash Slater, Margaret Francis and Joy Lewis

The University of Derby’s International Student Centre was ranked the best of all UK universities that participated in the International Student Barometer 2018, which measures international students’ experience of higher education. Our International Student Centre supports all of our international students with a broad range of services, as well as helping you to settle in the UK and make new friends.

We're very pleased to welcome back returning students to Derby as well as welcoming new students. We hope to build on the good relationships we've already made with you and we welcome any feedback that will help us to continue to develop the services we offer. All the team are here to support you during your time at the University.  We can help you with your issues or concerns in many areas including British culture, immigration, your student visa, finance, working and adapting to life in the UK, and personal and welfare problems.

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice for international students

Please see the links below to access the latest information about coronavirus:

Letter from Minister Donelan Michelle to International Students

Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan MP, has written to international students at higher education providers in England. 

The letter sets out key messages from the Minister to international students at this challenging time, and provides an overview of the latest relevant guidance and links to a set of resources for further information. 

"Dear International Students,

As Universities Minister, I wanted to write to you to provide reassurances that we have taken action to keep you safe and to mitigate the worst effects of COVID-19 on you and your education. ..."

Click here to read the full letter

#WeAreTogether campaign 

The #WeAreTogether campaign is a social media campaign involving students, academics and all staff from UK universities, students unions, pathway providers and organisations across the sector. We want to bring all those involved in UK higher education in any form together in a positive campaign which highlights our unity and mutual support for each other as we find our way through the Covid19 outbreak together.

This campaign is particularly aimed at providing reassurance and support for international students. We know many of you may be stuck on campus far away from home and their families. We want to ensure that you know you are not alone and are aware of where to go for help.

Click here to see the full briefing campaign

A wide range of support

There is a clear link between your wellbeing and academic success. To give you the best chance of succeeding, we provide a wide range of face to face, telephone and online support. We can help with visas and immigration, welfare, Post-Brexit Guidance for EU Students, providing International Student Letter Request Form and much more.

Opening hours - Derby Campus

We are located in B001 at Kedleston Road.

You can contact us by phone on +44 (0)1332 591616 or email.

Opening hours - Buxton Campus

You can contact us by phone on +44 (0)1332 591616 or email

Connect with us

Follow the International Student Centre over on social media.

International Student Centre on Facebook

International Student Centre on Instagram

Related links

A group of international students at the welcome event

#1 International Student Centre in the UK

We're pleased to share our national and global rankings in the latest International Student Barometer 2018

Find out how we didFind out how we did
A student who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's scholarship

Being an international student

Moving to the UK has been a life-changing experience for Sam Chikowore, who was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship. Read about his first few months as an international student at Derby.

Read Sam's blog about starting university and feeling welcomeRead Sam's blog about starting university and feeling welcome
A student doing archery

Scholarships and discounts for international students

We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).

Find out more about scholarships for international studentsFind out more about scholarships for international students
Nigerian student Mercy O. Okorie

A home away from home

From the big cities in Nigeria to the community spirit of Derby. Find out how Mercy learned to navigate her new home, and how she's learning how to 'Be the Boss' through one of our initiatives.

Read Mercy's storyRead Mercy's story