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1. High Academic and Learning Standards

The University was recently awarded silver status by the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, confirming our high-quality teaching and learning standards. We are also ranked in the top ten for academic experience and top 15 for overall student experience by Times Higher Education (Student Experience Survey 2017).

In the 2018 Sunday Times Good University Guide, the University climbed 20 places to 61st in the UK. This places us in the top 50% of UK universities!

As an international student at the University of Chester, you can look forward to an excellent level of education and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities. With hundreds of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level across eight academic faculties, we are confident that you will find a course to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

2. Loved by International Students

We are currently home to 20,000 students from 130 countries across the globe. Based on the reviews of international students across all UK universities, we are ranked in the top ten! (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017).

There are more than 100 active societies and sports teams running at the University, many of which are internationally focused, providing you endless opportunities to make new friends.

3. International Scholarships

The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

We have a number of merit-based and country-specific scholarships available. Visit the following link for more details: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/scholarships

4. High Graduate Employability

Our graduate employment rate is 95.3% (DLHE). Our Careers and Employability Team attach the utmost importance to securing excellent employment prospects for our international graduates. We will provide you with a range of opportunities to help you to gain the experience, skills and knowledge that you need to succeed during your time at university and beyond. You will also be supported by information, advice and guidance services which have been nationally commended.

5. Outstanding Course Rankings

Our teaching and learning standards have been recognised by high-profile bodies. Check out some of our course specific rankings below:

  • Top 25 Course for Accounting and Finance*
  • 96% Student Satisfaction for Accounting and Finance***
  • Top 15 Course for Education*
  • 98% Employment for Primary Education****
  • 100% Student Satisfaction for Health and Social Care****
  • Top 20 Course for Theology and Religious Studies**
  • 100% Employment for Human Nutrition****
  • Top 30 Course for Mathematics*
  • 1st for Overall Satisfaction in Chemical, Process & Energy Engineering***

Guardian League Tables 2018*
The Complete University Guide 2018**
The National Student Survey 2017***
KIS 2016 Published by HEFCE AND HESA****

6. Work Based Learning

The University of Chester has a national reputation for its Work Based Learning module which is offered to undergraduate students in their second year of study. Almost all level five students will undertake the WBL module which involves spending 5 weeks (May-June) working for an organisation. In addition to the project outcomes or work tasks completed during the placement, each student will produce a reflective report that focuses on their skills development.

We have links with a wide variety of organisations that offer a broad range of placement opportunities. Students have the opportunity to work for some prestigious and high-profile organisations and WBL can open the doors to permanent employment post-graduation.

Placements can be based anywhere in the UK, in organisations large or small and do not need to be related to a student’s field of study. In addition to the wide variety of placement opportunities advertised by the WBL Office, students are able to nominate an organisation from their own contacts or searches.

7. Safety Matters

The University of Chester has been ranked as the safest city-based University in the North West of England three years in a row (The Complete University Guide 2014-2016).

8. Guaranteed Accommodation

University accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students whose accommodation application forms are received by the stated deadlines for our September intake.

Our university accommodation facilities include:

  • 24/7 security
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Utility bills, maintenance, cleaning and insurance
9. Great Location

Our students love studying here in Chester and it’s not hard to see why! Voted the fifth best place to live in Britain (Sunday Times 2016) and the fifth prettiest city in Europe (USA today 2016), the city of Chester is at the heart of our Students’ University experience!

Chester is a modern and contemporary city, rich in history and culture. One of eight world-famous British Heritage cities, Chester welcomes over eight million tourists each year with a wide variety of attractions. Ideally placed in the North West of England, it is less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, just a two-hour direct train journey to London and close to both the beautiful Welsh coast and mountains. The ancient Roman walls still surround Chester’s city centre, which along with the renowned Cathedral, Eastgate Clock, and Roman Amphitheatre, demonstrate its 2000-year-old heritage.

Chester is home to the world’s third best zoo (TripAdvisor 2017) and is a must-visit for all students. The list of exciting activities to try here in Chester is limitless. From spending a day at the races to shark diving in a local aquarium. It is a great location for those with a passion for shopping with countless outlets located in the historic Chester rows. There are also many international and award-winning restaurants so, whatever your passion, come and experience it here in Chester!

10. Courses Accredited by Professional Bodies

Our courses are accredited by professional and prestigious bodies. To view a full list please visit the faculty pages of the International Prospectus.

An accredited course is one which has been approved by a professional body. Accredited courses provide students with a guarantee of quality and can count towards professional qualifications or registration with a professional body. This not only benefits a student’s career but can also be a legal requirement in some professions.

The University of Chester now has over 20,000 students, drawn from over 130 countries all over the world. You can study at the University of Chester as a 'Study Abroad' student for a semester, for a year, or for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree. But, whatever you choose, you will find that we uphold the highest professional standards and are committed to meeting the needs of our students and international partner organisations with sensitivity and care.