My Derby Journey

We can't wait for you to start your journey with us! Find out everything you need to know from how to accept your offer, how to apply for accommodation, and how to get involved in Derby student life.

Reply to your offer

If you have applied through UCAS, you can accept your offer vis UCAS Hub. If you have applied to us directly, you can email

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Join us for your Applicant Day

Start your exciting journey at Derby by booking onto your Applicant Day on Saturday 24th February. This is an exclusive invite-only event designed to give you a taste of what it's like to be a student, explore our campus and halls, meet your future classmates and help support you during this part of your journey. This is the only Applicant Day we're hosting this year, so don't miss out!

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International students at Markeaton Street campus

Fees and funding

Want to know more about the financial support on offer at Derby? Find out everything you need to know about applying for tuition fees and maintenance loans, placement year funding and bursaries.

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Cost of living

Coming to university is an exciting time, so preparing how you'll manage your money while studying can make your student life easier. By choosing to study at Derby you're off to a great start, as the Midlands is one of the cheapest regions in the UK to live as a student. We've put together some pointers on ways to make savings, with tips and advice around making the most of your budget.

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Students living in Student Halls

Guidance for parents and guardians

Preparing for university is an exciting but daunting time for you and your child. We're here to help - browse through our pages, full of guidance and tips to make their journey as smooth as possible for you all.

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Open Day visitors


We're proud winners of the Best University Housing and Best Environmental Management in The Global Student Living Index 2023, as voted by our students. We're also the only Platinum Certified Student Accommodation Operator in the country! If you've received your offer and we're your first choice, you're guaranteed a room in our award-winning student accommodation.

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Darley Bank student accommodation

Student life in Derby

Whatever you love doing, you’ll find plenty of choice in Derby. Did you know that it's one of the most affordable cities to live in? Nightlife, outdoors, sport, culture, places to unwind – Derby has something for everyone.

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Derby nightlife

Chat to our students

Join The Ambassador Platform (TAP) where you can chat with our Student Ambassadors to find out what it’s like being a student here at the University of Derby. Student Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions about student life, course experience, living in student accommodation and living in Derby. You will also have the opportunity to join a group chat with prospective students.

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Students using recording equipment

Visit us before you join

Can't make it for an Applicant Day but still want to visit us? Join us for an Open Day to explore our campus, visit our halls, participate in a Subject Session, and speak to our Student Support teams. Alternatively, book onto one of our Campus Tours for a personal tour of the university.

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Kedleston Road campus

Connect with us

Follow our social channels to see what's going on at the University as well across Derby and Derbyshire.