International Plymouth: study with us

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 these pages will help you to find out what Plymouth has to offer and how you can become a part of our vibrant international community of students and staff.

University of Plymouth International College (UPIC)

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 University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) we can support you to make that first step.

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

Find out more about the pathways offered by UPIC.

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.

Latest news: University shortlisted in Student Choice Awards

We were shortlisted in the international category of the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2018. This was based on the overall rating given by international students at each university. The winners were announced on the 19 April and we came in 4th place overall, a great achievement!

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018: The results

Exchange opportunities

Expand your horizons and enhance your student experience by accessing our worldwide student exchange network.

Seize the opportunity to 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). 

Find out more about our exchange opportunities.

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, and 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

International Student Advice (ISA)

International students will find friendly help and advice at ISA. Helping you get the most from your studies and from your time in the UK. We provide specialist services and guidance if you're an international student.

Visit the ISA page