Derby: One of the most affordable cities in the UK for international students
If you are an international student who wants to keep living costs low and also gain a degree which is respected all over the world, there are few better places than the University of Derby.
Derby is one of the most affordable student cities in the UK and is home to the University of Derby, a Gold rated Teaching Excellence Framework university. Located in the centre of the UK, the university is home to around 20,000 students and many choose to join Derby because of its emphasis on “real world learning”, where the university works closely with employers to ensure you have the best possible start to your future career.
Learn more about living costs and what it is like to study at Derby below. Want to apply? Arrange your free consultation with SI-UK in Nairobi or Mombasa today.
International Student Costs in Derby
Ioannis-Thomas Dimakopoulos is currently studying at Derby and gave us his student view on living and studying in the city as an international student.
“Derby has a wide variety of grocery shops catering to all budgets, so your weekly spend on essentials won’t break the bank. The local supermarkets all have great offers every week and provide excellent value-for-money. I spend approximately £40 every 10 days on groceries, which is a significant saving compared to the costs in other cities I’ve visited in the UK.”
“As a student I really love to socialise with my friends in the city centre. I particularly enjoy the many pubs and restaurants. Two of my favourite places in the city are The Wonky Table and the popular chain TGI Fridays. What I love about the city of Derby is the variety of places to go, and in most cases you will be able to take advantage of student discounts.”
“Having spoken to friends and fellow students, the average cost to rent a house in Derby is approximately £700 a month – which includes rent, gas, electricity and water bills. Compared to other UK cities, these prices are reasonable. The price of halls depends on the location and size of the room you choose.”
“Even taxis and public buses are cheap in Derby, and because of its location, you will find there are many that travel to a variety of villages, towns and cities at a low price. The best news for students is the UniBus, which is free. It is easily accessible from each University campus and there are many stops all around the city.”
Derby can meet every student’s expectations
“It’s not easy to choose a new city to live and study in, but researching living options and the costs of your favorite hobbies will definitely help you make the right decision.
Visiting Derby in advance confirmed that I had made the right choice to join the University. My aim was to not only study at a great university, but also to find a life which would be relatively cheap, with nice places to visit away from study. Derby has met all my expectations and I am having a great time living and studying here.”
Study at Derby
If you want to follow in Ioannis-Thomas’s footsteps and study at Derby, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in Nairobi or Mombasa today. We can help answer all your questions on courses, entry requirements and funding.