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 of 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.
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.
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.
Meet our international partners
When studying with us why not expand your horizons by tapping into our network of institutions from the USA to China, and Brazil to Nepal?
Alternatively, if you study at one of our linked universities and colleges, then seize the opportunity to study at Plymouth in our beautiful waterfront city and gain access to expert staff on a wide range of graduate and postgraduate courses.
Your global Plymouth
Travel abroad through our links with international organisations and other academic institutions.
You'll find student exchange opportunities with partner universities in Europe and North America through Erasmus and International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) respectively.
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.
International Plymouth news
- National Dementia Awareness Week marked by Plymouth project linking UK and China 19 May 2016
- 3.5M Euro funding for pan-European Alzheimer's training and research programme 11 May 2016
- Plymouth University Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1million to grow international philanthropy 25 April 2016
- Global marine renewable energy firm offers students a glimpse of the future 22 April 2016
- Research launched into impact of sea lice upon salmon fisheries 20 April 2016