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University of Chester

The University of Chester is currently celebrating its 180th year of teaching, making us one of the oldest higher education providers in the UK. With 20,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, Chester provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for international students.

Life in Chester

Chester's students love the city and it's not hard to see why. Chester is consistently ranked as one of the best and safest places to live in the UK.

Ideally placed in the North West of England, Chester is close to the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool, a two-hour direct train ride from London and is bordered by the beautiful coast of Wales. 

As a beautiful and compact city, you'll be able to explore Chester's historic and cultural surroundings by foot with all campuses just a short stroll away.

Careers and Employability 

With hundreds of single and combined courses at Bachelor's, Master's, and Research level, Chester is confident you will find a program to satisfy your thirst for knowledge. All their courses have an emphasis on practical learning which will provide you with the skills and experience employers are looking for. 

Every Bachelor's degree includes a Work Based Learning Module where students complete a five-week work placement at a professional organisation. You will have the opportunity to complete your placement at businesses across the world.

Why International Students Love Chester 

  • 300+ Courses Across 30 Subject Areas
  • International and Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Top 10 in the UK for Postgraduate Research
  • Guaranteed Accommodation for International Students
  • 20,000 Students from 130 Countries Worldwide
  • Second Most Student-Friendly City in the UK
  • Safest City-Based University in North West England
  • Top Ten City in the UK

If you would like to find out more about studying at the University of Chester, please contact our Across the Pond Advisors today.

Student population: Approx. 20,000

Number of international students: Approx. 1,200

City population: Approx. 120,000

Location: City of Chester

Closest airports: Liverpool and Manchester

Date of establishment: 1839

Areas of expertise: 

  • Psychology
  • History
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • English
  • Geography

Cost of Tuition per year: From £12,450 (2020/21)

Accommodation cost: starting cost per week, on campus: £80-£155 per week

Notable alumni

  • Duffy
  • Sir Dave Brailsford
  • Sir Walter Winterbottom
  • Helen Jones MP

Scholarship Competition

Across the Pond is pleased to announce our video scholarship competition!

We are awarding three great prizes, and in addition several of our partner universities offer scholarships exclusively to Across the Pond students. More information can be found here.

You'll need an offer to accept the award so let us help you get an application in!

January 15th deadline

If you're thinking of applying, consider applying before January 15th! While generally the 15 January UCAS deadline doesn't apply to international students, there are some exceptions and it helps to beat the rush of UK/EU students who will be submitting.  

We can help you apply ASAP!

Across The Pond Scholarship Now Open

Across The Pond has partnered with seven of its partner universities to offer Across The Pond students ONLY the chance to win a scholarship.

This isn’t your typical scholarship application, however.

While we are interested in understanding your financial need, we are more interested in your excitement about studying in the UK. In other words, this is a fun application!

Scholarship Opportunities at Chester!

The University of Chester announces new funding opportunities for alumni and non-alumni applying to PGT or MBA courses, including the International Merit Scholarships for non-alumni (£1,000) and the International Merit Alumni Scholarship (from £1,000  to £2,000). Chester also has a new, comprehensive accommodation package for undergraduates applying to study at its Shrewsbury Centre.

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