University of Plymouth

United Kingdom

The University of Plymouth is located in the coastal port city of Plymouth on England's south coast.

Originally founded as the Plymouth School of Navigation in 1862 and today it is home to over 20,000 students.

The university has a strong reputation for law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing and fine art. It also has the largest Marine Science and Engineering School in Europe.

What is the University of Plymouth acceptance rate for International Students?

The University of Plymouth acceptance rate is 85%.

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Student Life
  • Specialised laboratories
  • Industry-specific simulators 
  • Collaborative learning spaces
  • 50 station gym
  • Squash courts
  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Student’s Union
  • State-of-the-art research facilities, including Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre, Babylab, SoAIR Laboratory, Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory plus Wolfson Nnanomaterials and Devices Laboratory.
  • English language centre
  • Student learning services
  • Languages cafe 
  • Law clinic
  • Library


The university sits in a South Devon seafront location, allowing students to walk along the beach to get some headspace and good views. Plymouth is one of the cheapest student cities in the UK, with a much lower cost of living than London. The city is known for its rich multicultural community and dense student population.


Over 95%* of our graduates are working or studying 15 months after graduating according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21. The university is known for its strong links with international, national, regional, and local employers. The careers service at Plymouth University offers students a wide range of employer-led careers information and recruitment events.


The University of Plymouth employability rate is 87%.

The University of Plymouth is ranked 601-650th in the QS World University Rankings, 53rd in The Guardian University Guide.

The Undergraduate International Student Scholarship offers students £2000 off their tuition fees in the first year. The scholarship is designed to reward academic achievement and is applied to eligible students automatically, with no separate application form needed.

The International Academic Excellence Scholarship offers 50% off your tuition fees in the first year, and 50% off in succeeding years if an overall grade of 70% or above is maintained by the student.

The International Undergraduate Gold Scholarship recognises academic achievement for undergraduate international students in the School of Psychology. Students benefit from £4,000 off their tuition fees in year one.

One student from the Caribbean region will be offered a scholarship worth 50% off their year one tuition fees with the UKESC Caribbean Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship. They may receive 50% off the successive year's tuition fee, if an overall grade of 70% or above is maintained.

The acceptance rate for University of Plymouth is 85%.

Courses in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Geography and Environmental Science, and Art and Design all rank highly.


Approx. 2,000

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