University Guide

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is situated on one campus, located in the centre of a vibrant town, surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Compared to larger UK cities, Huddersfield offers a relatively low cost of living.  The campus has benefited from £150m investment in top class facilities, buildings and resources for students over the last decade.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Huddersfield.

  • Rankings

    The University of Huddersfield has achieved the pinnacle of recognition with an outstanding Gold rating in the Office for Students’ latest Teaching Excellence Framework and are the only university in Yorkshire to achieve three Gold ratings in the 2023 TEF. The university is currently ranked at the 56th best university in the UK on the Times Higher Education league tables 2024.

  • Employability

    Students are able to study for the Global Professional Award alongside their undergraduate degree(1) enabling them to gain valuable qualities that employers are looking for. The Award is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (Level 5), an internationally recognised institute, which may help to set students apart from other graduates.

    (1) full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees.

    The University is in the top 15 in the UK for placement years in industry. HESA Student Record 2018/19.

  • Fees

    Undergraduate fees Fees for undergraduate full time study is £9,250 a year. This is reduced to £1,000 for a placement year. 

    International Fees Fees for undergraduate students vary, with most courses starting at £16,500 per year. The cost for some courses is higher and more information can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    A number of scholarships are awarded to students each year. Eligible students will receive a £1000 payment towards their first year of study. We also offer a range of scholarships to international applicants, including automatic £2,000 scholarships for eligible students on most of our undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses


The University of Huddersfield has a range of accommodation options and students are guaranteed a place (including during clearing) if they use the University's preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider, DIGS Student. At Storthes Hall Park, all rooms are en-suite, and there’s a free gym on-site as well as a bar and gaming room.Weekly rent includes utility bills, up to 100mb broadband and WiFi, and contents insurance. You can also stay here for the duration of your studies – not just in first year. AFS also has a selection of private accommodation options available in Huddersfield.

Students' Union

The University of Huddersfield’s Student’s Union is an exciting hub of activity through its events, activities and impressive range of clubs and societies that range from traditional sports to more niche discussion groups. Executive Officers are also on hand to answer any queries and offer impartial advice to students including wellbeing, finance and housing.

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University of Huddersfield Students' Union

Famous for

Sir Patrick Stewart is the Emeritus Chancellor of the University and drama students are taught in the Sir Patrick Stewart building


Engineers from the University of Huddersfield are helping to ensure a prestigious new railway project will be undergone with safety and reliability.

AFS says

“Huddersfield is a multicultural place, which combined with the large student population and native Yorkshire folk, provide the town with an enigmatic, albeit buzzing character".

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