Welcome
students
from India

Welcome to the University of Derby, an ambitious, modern university in the heart of the UK. We have a growing Indian student community and here you will find important information on entry requirements, who to speak to, and when and where you can meet our representatives in India. You can also get in touch with our dedicated International Recruitment Officer for India.

At the University of Derby, we are proud to welcome more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with award-winning support services.

Top50UK University**The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top 11Postgraduate Student Experience**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021
No 1UK Modern University for multi-cultural learning**UK Modern ISB Benchmark Group 2018

Applications for September 2023 are now open. On-campus courses staring in January 2023 are closed to new applications from international students due to unprecedented demand. Please take a look at our useful information for international applicants. If you have any questions, please email askadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

Student from India

Getting to know me

Mohika Shankar came to Derby from India to turn her passion into her career. And she found more than good grades: she got to know herself.

Read Mohika's storyRead Mohika's story

Scholarships for students from India

As a student from India, you could be eligible for one of our scholarships and discounts, which can be used together to offer a reduction in fees during your first year of study. You can apply for some scholarships once you have an offer from us and others will be applied automatically if you are eligible.

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. Terms and conditions apply.

Merin stands leaning against railings laptop grasped within her arms

Developing skills on a 'tailor-made' course

The prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship has helped Merin Matthews take another step towards her dream career and develop her research skills.

Read Merin's storyRead Merin's story
Samantha Roy from India

A story worth telling

Securing our GREAT Scholarship gave Samantha the chance to study MA Publishing in the UK.

Read Samantha's storyRead Samantha's story

General entry requirements

Here you can find details of the general entry requirements if you are from India. If you have specific questions about your qualifications you can contact the international recruitment officer.

  • A minimum of 70% in the Standard XII
  • We will accept English from CBSE, CICSE and Maharashtra boards with a minimum of 75%
  • Bachelors degrees from institutions recognised by NARIC or government recognised institutions
  • Requirements will vary depending on recognition of institution and scoring system used. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • A score of 60% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1; a score of 50% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2 plus work experience

We accept UKVI or Academic IELTS at the required score for your chosen course, as indicated on the course page. The test must be no older than two years old. We will not be accepting Medium of Instruction evidence for English language.

Find out more about English language testing

For more information and advice about entry requirements contact us.

International students sitting at laptop

International Foundation Programme

Our International Foundation Programme is designed to give you a recognised English language qualification so you can progress onto your chosen degree.

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Amanpreet Singh Bawa

I chose to come to the University of Derby because I like being part of a diverse student body. The world is a big place and attending a big university like the University of Derby better prepares me for life in the real world.

Amanpreet Singh Bawa
MSc Marketing Management

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 2022 / 2023 2023/2024
Foundation £14,045 £14,900
Undergraduate* £14,045 £14,900
Postgraduate* £14,700 £14,900
MBA £15,450 £16,500
MBA Block Delivery £19,800 £20,500
MSc GeoEnergy £19,950 £19,950
DBA £27,000 To be confirmed

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

Madalin Simeria Senior International Marketing Officer

Sim (Madalin Simeria)
Senior International Officer

Contact Sim if you want to know more about what it's like to live and study in Derby or have any questions about making an application.

Email
M.Simeria@derby.ac.uk

Contact us:
Message our Enquiry Team.
Anjali Bhatia

Anjali Bhatia
National Representative

If you are in India, you can contact Anjali Bhatia.

Email
a.bhatia@derby.ac.uk

Skype
Anjali Bhatia

Address
9 SE, 9th Floor, The Ruby,
29 Senapati Bapat Marg,
Dadar (West)
Mumbai – 400 028

Contact us:
Message our Enquiry Team
Student in class

Executive and Professional Education

Achieve your goals with our suite of flexible executive and professional education programmes, underpinned by expert teaching and inspired by the latest business and management thinking.

Find out more about Executive and Professional EducationFind out more about Executive and Professional Education

The UK government has recently announced a new Graduate Route visa that allows international students to work, or look for work, at any skill level for a period of two years after completing their courses in the UK. 

Where is Derby?

An animated video about where the University of Derby is located in the heart of England.

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Discover Derby Uni as an International student

We understand that joining us from outside the UK affects what you need to know about studying with us, so here are all the digital ways you can find out more about our University.

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Chat to our students

Want to know more about what it's like to be an international student at the University of Derby? Chat to one of our online ambassadors to find out more about life at Derby.

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No 1UK Modern University for faith provision**UK ISB Benchmark Group 2018
Top10in the world for international student learning experience**Global ISB Benchmark Group 2018
No 1UK Modern University for formally welcoming international students**UK ISB Benchmark Group 2018
Mohika Shankar

From Delhi to Derby: Mohika's story

Mohika Shankar came to Derby from India to turn her passion into her career. And she found more than good grades: she got to know herself.

Read more about Mohika's storyRead more about Mohika's story

What Mohika is looking forward to this year

International student Mohika Shankar from Delhi, India shares her thoughts on coming back to campus this year and what she's looking forward to.

International student Mohika Shankar

View What Mohika is looking forward to this year video transcript

Mohika performing Indian classical dance

Derby will soon become your home away from home. I’m certain this is going to be your most cherished experience and you’ll get to make a lot of fun memories with the most amazing people. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Mohika Shankar
Student from Delhi
Student Andrea Ferrao from Goa

Derby masters is helping Andrea build pioneering future

Scholarship recipient Andrea Ferrao from Goa hopes studying at Derby will be her gateway to an exciting career in the forefront of sustainability practice.

Read about Andrea's journey to postgraduate studyRead about Andrea's journey to postgraduate study

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