International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


We require applicants to have completed the 高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) also known as the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho and a foundation year programme or equivalent. 

Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.


We require applicants to have completed either the 学士 bachelor degree known as Gakushi or the 高度専門士 Advanced Diploma from a recognised institution with the following criteria:

Japanese degree classification - percentage Japanese degree classification - grade  Japanese degree classification - description UK degree equivalent 
90% - 100% S or A   Shū 秀 Outstanding 1st
75% - 89% A or B Yū 優 Excellent 2:1
65% - 74% B or C Ryō 良 Good 2:2

English language requirements

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.

Agents in Japan

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agents in Japan — they'll be happy to help.

Affinity Co. Ltd
Email: ryugaku@affinity-japan.com
Website: https://www.affinity-japan.com/
3F Jingu Gaien Bldg. 2-7-25 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Branches: Osaka, Fukuoka

Email:  coordinator@beo.jp
Website: https://beo.jp/
5th floor FORECAST SHINJUKU SOUTH Bldg, 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
Branches: Osaka, Fukuoka

Find out what our students think

Our student profiles offer the chance to hear from international students who have already experienced living and studying in Plymouth.

Visit our international student profiles

Our student blogs are another good way to get an insight into studying here as an international student. Our international student bloggers regularly post about their experiences of living and studying in Britain's Ocean City.

Visit our student blogs