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Study abroad at the University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is a well-known public university based in the UK city of Carlisle, which sits near the England-Scotland border. Alongside its Carlisle sites, there are other campuses in Lancaster, Ambleside, and London.

The University was established in 2007, but its history stretches back to 1882. Staff at the University of Cumbria are dedicated to preparing students for their dream careers by combining theoretical content with practical methods.

International students who consider enrolling at the University of Cumbria are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a program to study. There’s a great mix of analytical and creative courses available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Campus life at the University of Cumbria is wonderfully pleasant and convenient. The University houses some brilliant facilities and resources like a sports complex, eating spaces, theatre, library, careers advice center, and health and wellbeing services.

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Why study at the University of Cumbria?

  • Employment prospects

    97% of graduates find work within 6 months after completing their degree

  • Quality teaching

    Learn from esteemed professors and academic staff

  • Industry links

    Work experience opportunities thanks to the University’s great business partnerships

  • Alumni membership

    Network with over 47,000 University of Cumbria graduates across the world

Life as an international student

The University of Cumbria welcomes international students from across the world each year, and its popularity is rising. The lovely campuses are wonderful melting pots - the atmosphere is bursting with different cultures and languages.

There’s an abundance of accommodation options available at the University of Cumbria. The residences are located on campus, or a short distance away. Student neighborhoods are safe, homely, and sociable environments. Off-campus housing is also easy to find.

It’s super easy to make lifelong friends and gain amazing knowledge, skills, and experiences outside the classroom at the University of Cumbria. There are many student societies, groups, networks, and events to enjoy throughout the year.

Student life & facilities

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    • Group Study Rooms
    • Individual Study Rooms
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    • Bike Rental
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Fees and funding


Cumbria Global Scholarships

  • Amount: The University of Cumbria is offering an international fee discount scholarship of up to £2,000 per year of study.
  • Requirements/Eligibility: This is available to most Non-EU and Non-EEA international students enrolling with us in the academic year 2023/24.

UoC Global Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Amount: £1,000 fees discount per year of study.
  • Requirements/Eligibility: For standard full-time on-campus taught courses (excluding all Pre-Registration Health courses).

UoC Global Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Amount: £1,000 fees discount.
  • Requirements/Eligibility: For standard full-time on-campus taught courses (excluding all Pre-Registration Health courses).

UoC Global MBA Scholarships

  • Amount: £2,000 fees discount.
  • Requirements/Eligibility: For standard full-time on-campus taught MBA courses.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from £13,575 to £16,400 per year.
  • Graduate tuition: from £13,575 to £16,400 per year.


University of Cumbria

Fusehill St, Carlisle CA1 2HH, United Kingdom

All campuses are situated in fantastic towns and cities. Each location is well-connected thanks to great transport networks. Every campus is in close proximity to charming shops, excellent dining joints, art galleries, museums, bars, clubs and so much more.

Visa requirements for the University of Cumbria

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.

UK student visa requirements