The University of Huddersfield is an exciting, stimulating place to learn. As a growing center of research and academic excellence, the university is always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Choosing Huddersfield makes sense for international students as every year we welcome students from over 120 countries worldwide. They come because of the university's academic reputation, the range of courses on offer, the quality of the teaching, the international student experience and their graduate employment rates.

Huddersfield is a friendly and student-centered university. Most of the courses offer the opportunity to get involved with industry, from sponsored projects and guest lectures to internships and work placements. Many of the full-time degree courses include the option of an internship where you will spend a year on a paid work placement gaining the skills employers are looking for as well as gaining (on average) a better degree classification. The university has placed students with many international companies around the world, including Microsoft, Panasonic, Ferrari, BMW, Bosch, Intel, Motorola and many more. 

A continuing program of campus development (Huddersfield has spent nearly £160 million over the last ten years) ensures that you have access to some of the best facilities and equipment in the country. In addition to developing your academic abilities, Huddersfield has a dynamic, creative and cultural mix with a strong reputation for student safety.

The international student societies allow you to meet other students from your country and to celebrate your culture on campus. A year-round campus events program enhances your UK student experience with food festivals, sports competitions and cultural visits.

Award-winning University

Huddersfield is a QS 4 stars university, with 5 stars (the maximum) for Employability, Teaching Excellence, Facilities, Internationalization and Access to the University.

Excellent Teaching

  • Huddersfield is proud to have been recognised as a gold-rated university by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • Huddersfield won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).
  • Huddersfield's academic staff are continually rated as providing high quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. In fact, Huddersfield is first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018).


  • Huddersfield has an impressive record for graduate employment, with 97.3% of their undergraduate and 93.8% of postgraduate students in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

International support

Huddersfield has been voted as outstanding by their students for the support offered to them in a well renowned international student survey (ISB, 2018).

Choose to study at the University of Huddersfield and you’ll also benefit from their commitment to developing you as one of the outstanding professionals of the future.


International Week
The University of Huddersfield is very proud of the excellent student experience on offer. Huddersfield students gave the University an 88% student satisfaction rating in the most recent National Student Survey.

International Campus Events
The university has a large range of international student activities, including 58 different international societies ranging from the American through to the Vietnamese society. Their purpose is to represent different cultures, languages and countries on and off-campus, include others, educate and learn from one another while making new friends and having fun along the way. They are FREE and open to anyone. These societies help us to host an international food and culture week on campus.

The university has an excellent careers team who can help you find both part-time work and a job on graduation. 94% of Huddersfield's students go into work or further study 6 months after graduation.

Huddersfield has great accommodation for students. Book with the university's preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider, DIGS Student, and be guaranteed a room in halls of residence.

Sports & Societies
Whether you’re interested in competing for one of the university's sports teams, or would like to just play socially; there’s a variety of sports opportunities for everyone here at the University of Huddersfield.  

There are many clubs and societies for you to get involved with during your time at Huddersfield. From cricket to cheerleading, rugby to the rock and heavy metal society, there is something to suit everyone and if not, you can always suggest something or start up your own club or society. There is everything from the popular to the quirky and even if you don’t want to get involved and play a sport or join a society, it can always be fun to go and support your fellow students be it on the field, ice rink or playing a gig in a local pub or club. The annual Varsity competition against Bradford University always brings out big crowds as Huddersfield tries to defeat them in every sporting discipline.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Huddersfield, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.


Student population: about 20,000

Number of international students: approximately 3,000

City population: around 170,000

Closest airports: Manchester Airport & Leeds Bradford Airport

Date of establishment: 1825

Areas of expertise: Art & Design, Education, Fashion & Textiles, History and Politics, 

Notable alumni: 

  • The Rt Hon. the Lord David Blunkett
  • Frank To is a contemporary fine artist
  • Sir George Buckley Hon DSc is one of the world’s leading businessmen
  • Robbie Hunter Paul - former New Zealand Rugby League


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.


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