With 20,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, The University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for international students.
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 400 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. 95.6 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. 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 beauty and heritage. On the outskirts of the city you'll also find the world-famous Chester Zoo and Cheshire Oaks, the largest retail outlet in the UK.
The city of Chester has received countless awards including:
- Safest City Based University in North West England (Complete University Guide 2019)
- Top 10 City in the UK (The Telegraph 2018)
- Second Most Student-Friendly City in the UK (The Sun 2019)