The University of Chester recently celebrated 180 years of teaching, making us one of the oldest higher education providers in the UK. With around 15,000 students from about 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 programme 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 

  • 200+ Courses Across 30 Subject Areas
  • International and Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Top 10 in the UK for Postgraduate Research
  • Guaranteed Accommodation for International Students
  • 15,000 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


The information on this page has been submitted by the higher education institution itself, and it varies how frequently they update it. If you want to know more, get in touch and one of our student advisors will answer all your questions!

Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed before arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.


Student population: Approx. 15,000

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

Notable alumni

  • Duffy
  • Sir Dave Brailsford
  • Sir Walter Winterbottom
  • Helen Jones MP
Biology, University of Chester

I chose to study Infection and Immunity at the University of Chester because it combines my love of the progressive natures of infectious diseases, microbiology and their subsequent roles in our history and evolution, without being limited to… Read more

Psychology, University of Chester

I found out about Across the Pond just doing online searches for master’s programs. I eventually wanted to enter a PhD program and knew a master’s degree would make my application more competitive. When I saw that I could get a master’s degree in… Read more

Health Sciences, University of Chester

Hi! My name is Alexis, a student from Canada almost done completing my master’s degree in Public Health in Chester, England. As a mature student, it was a big deal for me to quit my job back in Canada, get rid of my apartment and car, and fit… Read more

Business, Management, University of Chester

Studying in the UK has been a good experience for me, and it has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual but also as a member of groups and societies. I decided to study in the UK, because I wanted to experience other cultures… Read more

Engineering, University of Chester

With the first year of university at the University of Chester now completed, I have to say that Across the Pond played a crucial role in helping me get into university in the UK.

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