We are International Plymouth

Study with us

Play your part in our thriving international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries studying full and part time programmes at the University. 

Whether you are looking to study a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree, take part in a summer school, study as part of an exchange or extend your academic studies with a research degree, we'll help you at every step of your journey - from applying, to settling in, during and after your studies.

Discover why you should choose Plymouth

EU referendum

As you will no doubt be aware Britain is to leave the European Union.

There is no immediate change for the UK university sector and in particular, programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ will continue as normal.

Read more advice for current and prospective students

Plymouth University International College (PUIC)

We want to make sure you get the best out of your time at Plymouth. For some the step to higher education at a foreign institution can seem daunting but with a little help from our friends at Plymouth University International College (PUIC) we can support you to make that first step.

Through our partnership with PUIC we offer academic pathways which lead to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, transforming international students into Plymouth University graduates and lifelong learners.

Find out more about the pathways offered by PUIC.

English Language Centre

Do you need to improve your English language before starting your degree course with us? Our English Language Centre (ELC) offers a range of courses to help you develop your academic English language skills.

The ELC offers pre-sessional English courses to bring you up to the standard required for your undergraduate or postgraduate study. Continued support is available throughout your studies through workshops, drop-in sessions and our Writing Café.

Find out more about the English Language Centre.

Summer schools for international students

Enjoy a mixture of academic adventures and social activities on our University summer school: the perfect way to visit Plymouth and to get your first taste of university life in the UK.

Improve your conversational English. Make new friends from around the world. Enjoy our beautiful waterside city with trips and activities to show you the very best of Plymouth and the UK.

From history to robotics and business to creative writing there's plenty to choose from.

Find out more about our summer schools

Your global Plymouth

Study abroad through our world-wide links with international organisations and academic institutions.

You'll find student exchange opportunities with partner universities in Europe, North America and the rest of the world through our exclusive Bilateral exchange agreements, the EU’s Erasmus+ programme and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Access our worldwide student exchange network

Our global research success

With an international reputation for the quality of our research in many diverse fields across the sciences, arts, and humanities, Plymouth University is one of the leading research universities in the South West.

We have research projects and partnerships in countries across the globe, from the Arctic to Australia – and we continue to grow. Plymouth prides itself on meeting the needs of all those in the regional, national, and international community.

Find out how we’re changing lives around the world with our research

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