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University of Hull

United Kingdom


England's 14th oldest university, the University of Hull, is an ambitious institution that strives to inspire future world-changing leaders.

Hull's motto, Lampada Ferens, means ‘carrying the light of learning,' and the university is proud to have been making a global impact and challenging the way people think for 90 years.

Originally established as University College Hull in 1927, today the university has a community of over 16,000 students, around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff.

Hull has a 97.9% percent graduate employability rate for international students (HESA 2018), which can be attributed to its excellent award-winning careers support (AGCAS 2018) where students have access to countless invaluable resources.

Hull, or Kingston upon Hull, is a very student-friendly and affordable city. It was UK City of Culture between January 2017 to December 2020, which attracted over 5.3m audience visits with events ranging from major touring exhibitions of artworks by the likes of Picasso and Michelangelo, debates, drama, to classical concerts by renowned musicians. Hull is vibrant city to live in with the annual Freedom Festival and the Humber Street Sesh, which attracted about 15,000 people and over 100+ bands in 2022.

On the east coast of England near stunning countryside and coastlines, the city of Hull has inspired great names such as JRR Tolkien and Hull-born Olympian Luke Campbell. Students will have plenty to enjoy in the surrounding area, such as concert venues, art galleries, museums, cinemas and shopping centres.

A direct train to London takes under three hours and Manchester or Birmingham is just two and a half hours away. York and Leeds can both be reached in an hour and the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby are also nearby.

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What's new

What's new

Virtual campus and city tour

Ideal for students who aren't able to visit the University of Hull before applying or joining, there are 360-degree virtual tours available. Students can see the impressive architecture, where they could be studying and socialising, and the recent GBP 300 million investment into the campus.

Official University Partner of Team GB

The University of Hull is proud to be the Official University Partner of Team GB. Holding the title until 2025, this has brought, and will facilitate, unforgettable and invaluable opportunities for students. This includes internships, guest lectures, volunteering, work placements, exclusive events and much more.

In November 2019 the university announced its ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2027, which marks the university's 100-year anniversary. Hull's vision is to shape a fairer, brighter carbon neutral future for all. The university plans to deliver on this by preparing outstanding graduates to help solve critical, complex, global challenges and thought provoking, game changing research that is advancing knowledge to inform policy and practice.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality


The University of Hull ensures that students are taught by passionate experts. The university is immensely proud of its academic staff, who come from many different countries.

The university's heritage, together with its academic quality, means students can expect an education from ambitious professors and academics at Hull who are dedicated to helping them succeed.


It's also a fantastic hub for research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, conducted in 2021, Hull's research graded as world-leading (4*) has doubled, and overall 82% of its research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (4*+3*).

The university has made many contributions to life-changing research, including liquid-crystal technology, LCD screens and bone density scanners. It is also esteemed for its work in social justice, maritime history, environmental technologies, 3D visualisation, healthcare and nanotechnology. Hull has even been given the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement. Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings named the University of Hull in the top global 100 for impact. These global rankings are based on the United Nations' (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Hull has four academic faculties:

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Subject areas taught in this faculty include American studies, digital and game design, drama, education, English and creative writing, film and media studies, history, criminology, philosophy and sociology, as well as teaching and childhood studies.

Students will learn from passionate staff who work tirelessly to ensure that they have a rich and inspiring education in order to reach their full potential.

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

This faculty combines Hull University Business School, the Department of Politics and the Law School. Led by dedicated experts, the faculty's curriculum has a focus on government, legal and political studies, international business, governance and ethics.

Subject areas taught in this faculty include accounting and finance, business and management, economics, law, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, as well as politics and international studies.

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a major contributor to the region's healthcare workforce and carries out world-leading research on critical issues.

This pioneering faculty includes the Hull York Medical School and teaches subject areas including biomedical and forensic science, criminology, health, nursing and midwifery, medicine, psychology, social work, and sport, health and exercise science.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The faculty unites leading academics with state-of-the-art facilities. The university delivers teaching and research across a broad range of science and engineering areas.

This faculty is home to subject areas such as biochemistry, biological science, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, ai and data science, electrical and electronic engineering, environmental science, geography, mathematics, mechanical engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence, medical and biomedical engineering, physics and astrophysics.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to study at the University of Hull, students whose native language is not English or who need a Tier 4 student visa will have to show proof of their English language proficiency.

For degree and masters programmes, the university accepts a number of tests and qualifications including the following:

  • IELTS Academic Test – a score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each band for undergraduate degrees
  • IELTS Academic Test – a score of 5.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each band for integrated foundation year programmes
  • IELTS Academic Test – a score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each band for postgraduate taught courses
  • Other accepted equivalents

Students who cannot satisfy the English language requirements can pursue a Hull English language course before starting their academic degree.

There are also country and course specific requirements.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of international scholarships and awards to help students fund their studies. These are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. There are a number of options available for international students, the details of and requirements for each can be found on the university website. Some of the available funding includes:

  • Chevening/University of Hull Scholarships - (application open to five International postgraduate taught students from eligible countries)
  • GREAT Scholarship 2023 - Justice and Law (applications open to students from Malaysia)
  • GREAT Scholarship 2023 - (applications open to students from Ghana, Bangladesh, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, China and Kenya)
  • Talented Athlete Programme
  • Fairer Future Global Scholarship

It is also possible to apply for a scholarship at Hull through various scholarship organisations and bodies such as Chevening, Marshall and The Commonwealth Scholarships.

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The University of Hull constantly looks for ways to improve the student experience and is currently undergoing a GBP 300 million project to drastically enhance the campus buildings and facilities.

New buildings

This includes the GBP 28 million health campus which features the impressive Allam Medical Building, and the GBP 9.5 million investment into transforming the Middleton Hall into an outstanding performing arts venue.

Campus facilities

Students have access to 1,600 study spaces across campus. The Brynmor Jones Library has recently undergone a GBP 28 million refurbishment and offers countless learning resources and spaces. There's even a seventh-floor observatory offering panoramic views.


There is a range of on-campus accommodation options including, a recently completed GBP 130 million housing complex. All students are guaranteed a room in university accommodation if they apply by the given deadline. There are many options to pick from to suit all preferences and budgets.

Students' Union

The Hull University Union is a social hub where students can find dining options and spaces to relax and socialise. There is also a nightclub which has welcomed many big names in the music industry. It has even hosted bunny cuddling sessions to help students reduce stress.

Sports facilities

When students choose to be a part of sport at Hull, you're also choosing some of the best sport and fitness facilities in the country. Facilities include an eight-court sports hall, 110-station fitness suite, floodlit pitch and pitch side changing rooms. Students can also explore their brand-new sports centre, The Allam Sport Centre, and find out what its GBP 16 million investment means for them.

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International students

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THE World ranking

Hull Marina
Chemical Engineering Lab
International Student Ambassadors
Hull University Welcome Week
Faculty of Health Sciences Students
Hull University Welcome Week
Business School
Studying in Eats
Music class
Westfield Court Accommodation
New Sports Centre The Beacon Gym Treadmill
Hull Fruit Market
Hull University Welcome Week
International Student Ambassadors

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