With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, the University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for international students.
In July 2020, based on the reviews of 41,000 students across 150 institutions, the university was placed at number two in the UK for international students at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.
The university is one of the oldest higher education providers in the United Kingdom having recently celebrated its 180th year of teaching, starting off as a teacher training college back in 1839. Originally based on one campus in Chester, the university now offers more than 200 single and combined honour's programmes across a number of specialist sites in Chester, Shrewsbury and Warrington.
Courses have an emphasis on practical learning to enhance prospects via industry placements or overseas opportunities, ranging from five-weeks to one-year. 90.4 per cent of the university's full-time, first degree students are found to be in employment or progress to further study on graduation.
The University of Chester offers generous international and merit based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the headline tuition fees.
Chester is a modern and compact city that is also rich in history and culture. One of eight world-famous British Heritage cities, Chester welcomes over eight million tourists each year. Some of the attractions in the city include the Chester Zoo, Chester cathedral and Roman amphitheatre. 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 city of Chester has received countless awards including:
- Safest City Based University in North West England (Complete University Guide 2019)
- Top Ten City in the UK (The Telegraph 2018)
- Second Most Student-Friendly City in the UK (The Sun 2019).