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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

Our 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, we are confident you will find a program to satisfy your thirst for knowledge. All our 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

Across the Pond Partners Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2018

Across the Pond is excited to celebrate the achievements of several of our partners who have been shortlisted in the 2018 Higher Education Awards by the Times in the below categories. We're rooting for all of them!

Partner Universities Support Across the Pond Scholarships

Across the Pond is very pleased to announce the Across the Pond Scholarships!

Twelve of our partner universities have very generously allocated funds for Across the Pond applicants, totaling over £130,000 worth of award money for Across the Pond students exclusively. Because these scholarships are exclusive to students using Across the Pond’s services, the chances of obtaining an award are quite high. We strongly encourage students to apply!

The participating universities are as follows:

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.

To learn more about these opportunities, enquire here and speak to one of our expert Student Advisors.


Much cheaper!

Name: Holden Koepke Romero

Attending a UK university allows you to complete your bachelor's degree in a shorter time frame for much cheaper than in the States! All while having a great experience abroad and gaining invaluable qualifications!

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