Scholarship at Derby

Our Derby Scholarship Programme aims to give exceptional candidates the capability to complete any course at university irrespective of their financial means. We offer scholarships of up to 20% of total fees to outstanding students in various fields. 

Our focus is education, but we would also like students from other fields to benefit. So if you are looking to do a Global MBA or a bachelor’s in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches, we can potentially help you support your studies. 

Today’s higher education rule is: the higher the quality of education, the higher the price. UK universities are a perfect sample of such a formula. They are consistently ranked among the world’s best universities for the quality of education but are also some of the most expensive to afford.

But get excited because there are many scholarships for international students, which you can apply for to tackle your financial concerns.

History of the Derby Education Department and the University 

Over the years, two dozen bodies have contributed to the university’s formation. The first of these began in 1856 as the Derby Diocesan Institution for Training Schoolmistresses. Albeit under different names to reflect maturing objectives, the institution flourished as an individual entity for some 120 years before merging with another developing educational artery to help form what was then known as the Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education, 1977. 

The Derbyshire College of Higher Education became the only school of higher education in the country to be upgraded directly to a university. After a series of mergers, the University of Derby was the university to be established in 1992. 

Basic Requirements before Applying

You will need to achieve high academic results exceeding the entry criteria for the course and demonstrate a good understanding of your chosen subject area, previous experience in the field and clear aims and objectives for the future in your personal statement.

During the Course

You must engage in all aspects of the course and pass each section and assessment. Any additional promotional activities and events we ask you to engage in should be completed by the scholarship student (except for extenuating circumstances). 

Morris Edward Social Impact Scholarship
Stanley Richards PE and Sports Scholarship
Lavena Rattle Academic Scholarship
Susan Ellen Science and Maths Scholarship
Lisa Nightingale English and Humanities Scholarship

The Morris Edward Social Impact Scholarship

This award is designed to reward those applying for a course at Derby who has contributed or is looking too in the future contributes to social change or impact projects in the community. This can take on any form, but the most important aspect is improving the lives of individuals in need. 

You may have a particular project in mind you are currently involved in. It must affect the life chances of individuals or groups within your community. If the above can apply to something you deliver (or are in the planning stages), you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. 

According to the impact of this particular project, a maximum award of up to 20% of total fees can be awarded to an individual.

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Derby Academic Excellence Scholarship 

Lavena Rattle Academic Excellence Scholarship

This Scholarship rewards those applying for a course at Derby with exceptional academic achievements. You must have a proven academic track record in both high school and undergraduate/postgraduate levels and be able to demonstrate your academic achievements in a short presentation to a panel of experts. 

Of course, it isn’t easy to compare students’ academic success from different countries, but we look to see where students have achieved academic excellence despite their backgrounds. If the above can apply to your background, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. 

According to the level of your achievements, a maximum award of up to 20% of total fees can be awarded to an individual. 

Stanley Richards Sports Scholarship

This Scholarship rewards those applying for any course at Derby with exceptional sporting/coaching achievements. You must have a proven track record in both high school and undergraduate/postgraduate levels and be able to demonstrate your sporting/coaching achievements in a short online presentation to a panel of experts. 

According to the level of your achievements, a maximum award of up to 20% of total fees can be awarded to an individual. 

Derby Sports Scholarship
Derby Science Scholarship

Susan Ellen Maths and Science Scholarship

This Scholarship rewards those applying for any course at Derby with exceptional achievements in Maths and Science. You must have a proven track record in both high school and undergraduate/postgraduate levels and be able to demonstrate your particular successes in a short online presentation to a panel of experts. 

According to the level of your achievements, a maximum award of up to 20% of total fees can be awarded to an individual.

Lisa Nightingale English and Humanities Scholarship

This Scholarship rewards those applying for any course at Derby with exceptional English and humanities achievements. You must have a proven track record in both high school and undergraduate/postgraduate levels and be able to demonstrate your particular successes in a short online presentation to a panel of experts. 

According to the level of your achievements, a maximum award of up to 20% of total fees can be awarded to an individual. 

Derby English and Humanities Scholarship