International students - country guides and travel

Are you a student from outside of the UK? Thinking of coming to study at Plymouth University? Welcome. 

To answer all your questions we've gathered together helpful information for all international applicants right here.

You can also access our handy guides with country-specific information, contact details for our representatives in your country and details of upcoming visits. 

Find your home nation to get started and join students from over 100 countries who have already chosen to study with us at Plymouth University.

Qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study

If you need foundation qualifications, you can take them at Plymouth University International College (PUIC) or one of our Academic Partners.

PUIC is the official, on campus, pathway provider of Plymouth University, offering an extensive range of international foundation and first year degree opportunities to international students from around the world. Learn more about PUIC

For postgraduate courses, you should hold either a bachelors degree (with a high GPA), a masters degree from an institution in your home country or a good honours degree from a British university. We assess applications on an individual basis and we may also consider other qualifications or work experience.

English language requirements

You must have an English language qualification to be accepted onto a course at Plymouth University. To see the tests and scores we accept view our English language requirements.

Scholarships and bursaries


Find out about the range of scholarships and bursaries available, on our money pages.

To apply for a scholarship award for the academic year, you're should apply for a place on the course of your choice as early as possible. Once you've received your offer letter, you can apply for a scholarship by contacting international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Find out more information on funding sources, by visiting the British Council website.

Cost of living


You should budget £1,015 a month minimum to meet living expenses.

Accommodation

You can apply for University managed accommodation (Halls of Residence) once you're holding a conditional offer of a place at the University, which you've accepted firmly, or as your first choice. 

Explore your accommodation options on our accommodation pages or email residencelife@plymouth.ac.uk for more information and advice.