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Study abroad at Teesside University

Teesside University (Teesside) is a leading institution situated in Middlesbrough, a fantastic town in England’s North East region. Alongside its main Middlesbrough campus, Teesside also has sites across the world to support students.

There are many programs available to study at Teesside at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There’s everything from creative subjects like animation and visual effects, to analytical ones like biosciences - there’s so much choice.

When it comes to student facilities, Teesside is second to none. In addition to its state-of-the-art learning areas, Teesside’s spacious campus is home to a gym, student wellbeing services, a modern library, and many social zones.

The University is a brilliant place to gain and enhance your knowledge and skills, thanks to its outstanding learning approach. There are over 100 clubs and societies for international students to get involved in - there’s everything from sports clubs to academic groups.

University campus in multiple locations


Teesside University

Campus Heart, Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK

Middlesbrough is the perfect place for international students to live and study. The town is packed with trendy social venues, popular eateries, and fabulous shopping outlets. Other nearby cities like Newcastle, York, and Durham are within easy reach.


  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
    • Spin Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Fitness Classes
    • Climbing Walls
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
    • Loan Laptops
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 5 Cafe’s
    • Bars
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Badminton Courts
    • 2 Squash Courts
    • Climbing Wall
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 100 Clubs & Organizations

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £15,000 per year

  • Postgraduate diploma

    £14,250 per year

  • Postgraduate taught degree (one year)

    £15,000 per year

  • Postgraduate taught degree (two years)

    £9,000 per year

  • Integrated master's final year

    £15,000 per year

Some specific programs have different tuition fees.


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Amount

    There are up to 30 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships available, of £5,000 each, allocated as a fee waiver in the first year of study.

  • Requirements

    For outstanding students who can demonstrate their skills and commitment to becoming future global leaders. For students intending to study an international fee-paying undergraduate degree level course, enrolling for the first time at Teesside University. Submit an application for consideration.

International Development Scholarship

  • Amount

    The Scholarship value is £3,000 in your first full academic year of study

  • Requirements

    A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees. Applying from one of the following countries or regions: Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Ukraine, any EU member country, an international student applying to Teesside University from a UK-based private school.

Deans' International Scholarships

  • Amount

    A Scholarship of £3,000 is allocated as a fee waiver in your first full academic year of study

  • Requirements

    On a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate program in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law or in the School of Arts & Creative Industries, applying to study at Teesside for the first time. A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees.

Global Excellence Scholarships

  • Amount

    The Scholarship value is £2,000 in your first full academic year of study

  • Requirements

    On a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate program, applying to study at Teesside for the first time. Excludes students on pathway/foundation programs at Teesside University International Study Centre, however you may be considered for this scholarship on progression to a full degree program at Teesside University. A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees.

British Council GREAT Scholarships

  • Amount

    Worth up to £10,000

  • Requirements

    For students from Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia. Applications are open until 30 April 2023. Candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship. A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees.

Visa requirements for Teesside University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Why study at Teesside University

  • Global environment

    The University attracts students from across the world

  • Financial aid initiatives

    There are several scholarship packages available at Teesside

  • Employment prospects

    Boost employability through career workshops, networks, services, and internships

  • Student-friendly location

    Middlesbrough is a idyllic student town with lots to enjoy

Life as an international student

The student body at Teesside is incredibly diverse. There are over 4,000 international students from 100 countries currently enrolled at the University. The atmosphere is truly eclectic - there are so many different cultures present on campus, it’s an awesome place for international students.

All halls of residence are situated on campus and are within walking distance from the main University buildings. There are also plenty of private accommodation options available in Middlesbrough if you prefer to live off-campus.

The wonderful staff at Teesside will ensure your transition from home to University is as smooth as possible. The team is always available to help, guide, and support international students with anything they need from the very beginning.

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What Teesside University says

  • Profile of George Hunt
    George Hunt
    George Hunt says:

    Teesside University is a global university, committed to internationalizing our campus to offer our students a truly diverse and international experience during their studies with us.

    Named University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, Teesside has a long-standing commitment to support students from all walks of life to access higher education.

    We are committed to creating an inclusive campus that embraces diversity and supports all students throughout their academic journey.

    As a student at Teesside University, you will be part of an ambitious and enterprising community, which will provide you with international opportunities, in a future-facing learning environment. Our innovative courses have been developed with global industry and societal challenges in mind.

    Teesside offers fantastic opportunities for international students with a varied and comprehensive portfolio of courses spanning Business, Computing, Engineering, Animation, and Visual Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Healthcare and Nursing, and Art, Fashion and Interior Architecture to name a few.

    We are proud to have a consistently strong performance in the International Student Barometer year-on-year. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the International Student Barometer 2020 we scored a 95.8% overall average satisfaction, demonstrating our commitment to supporting our international community and to putting student support at the heart of what we do. Teesside is also the only Adobe Creative Campus in Europe, equipping all our students with a suite of Adobe software to prepare our students with the digital skills for today’s and tomorrow’s world of work. Our campus is in the heart of Middlesbrough, a vibrant town in North England offering a fantastic student experience with shops, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues a stone’s throw from campus. We have invested, and continue to invest, significantly in our campus to provide students with the best facilities; we have invested over £275million in our campus and are investing a further £300million. We have cutting-edge teaching facilities including a mooting Law court, a flight simulator for Aerospace Engineering students, and even a crime-scene house for our Forensic Science students. Students also benefit from living and studying on a campus designed for their needs including a 24/7 library, a gym with a climbing wall and floodlit pitches, a Student Life building in our campus heart with all student support services in one place, and a Students’ Union building providing a space for social events and activities. Our students graduate from Teesside ready to maximize their career opportunities and join a global network of alumni. Students can choose to do a placement as part of their course at undergraduate level and also in our 2 year Master’s programs, enabling our students to gain relevant professional experience. Teesside has great industry links and hosts festivals such as ExpoTees connecting our students with industry professionals. Our graduates are working all over the world for companies such as the BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, Johnson Matthey, HSBC, United States Air Force Research Lab, Vodafone, Microsoft, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Raleigh UK, 22 Cans, Snapchat, Playstation and Framestore.