Why choose Cumbria?

It’s great you are considering studying at the University of Cumbria! Here are some of the reasons our international students have chosen us.

1. Located in one of the UK’s top tourist destinations

Where better to live and study than in one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the UK?

Our students enjoy the best of both worlds – great cities with excellent transport links, and some of the most beautiful coast and countryside the UK has to offer. Come and experience it for yourself!

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2. Small and friendly campuses in safe cities

Here at Cumbria, our small and friendly campuses provide a welcoming and supportive environment where you can quickly begin to feel at home. What's more, our campuses are located in pleasant, medium-sized cities, which are clean and safe – reassuring for our students and their parents!

Discover our campuses

3. A quality education

The quality of our education and the student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Cumbria. Many of our programmes record 100% student satisfaction.

Unlike many universities, we have small class sizes and can offer you a more personal experience, something that our international students tell us that they really value. Here at the University of Cumbria, your tutors will take time to get to know you and understand your needs – all part of their commitment to helping you succeed!

The Guardian University League Tables for 2017 recognised the quality of our programmes and placed us:

4. Award-winning student support

We have lots of experience of supporting our students' differing requirements, both in their academic studies and personal lives - help is always at hand. Our exceptional student support was recognised by the award of ‘Outstanding Student Support Team’ in the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards of 2014.

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High employability

Our graduates have an amazing employability record, with 9/10 in employment or further study six months after graduation.

A university education is a positive investment for your future, and our enviable employability record is proof of the value a University of Cumbria degree holds to both our graduates and employers.

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6. Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee you a room on campus for your first year if you apply by the deadline.

Living on campus is very convenient, with lots of opportunities to make friends and take part in sports and social activities.

Accommodation options

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7. Cost of living

Here at the University of Cumbria, we enjoy a low cost of living – far more favourable than most parts of the UK. Also, our campus accommodation is some of the least expensive university accommodation in the UK. This certainly helps your finances stretch a bit further!

8. Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a number of international scholarships, bursaries and discounts to support our international students financially.

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