International Study Centre

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Student life

Live in a student friendly town

At Huddersfield, you will enjoy living in a peaceful and safe northern town, while completing your degree with the opportunity to create a successful career. With a thriving student community of over 16,900 from 100+ countries, the town is very warm and welcoming to all.

Things to do in Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a vibrant town with lots of cafes, restaurants, live performance venues, sports facilities and shopping areas. Close to both the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and multiple major cities, you can enjoy fast-paced city living and peaceful country landscapes. 

What the town has to offer:

  • The Queensgate - open market on Monday to Saturday.
  • Two national parks – the Yorkshire Dales to the north and the Peak District in the south.
  • The Lawrence Batley Theatre for a night of culture and entertainment.
  • Castle Hill, a historic Yorkshire landmark. 

Cost of living

Huddersfield offers a relatively low cost of living, which makes it the perfect place for students to live. Students can also take advantage of student discount, which are commonly offered by most shops, cafes and restaurants.

Student life on campus

As a student at the International Study Centre, you will have access to all the University's facilities from day one, including the library, Students' Union and clubs and societies. The fantastic learning facilities at The University of Huddersfield have been awarded 5 stars by QS (2020) - the highest rating available - and the Computing and Library Service has proudly been awarded “Customer Service Excellence”.

With access to millions of books, journal articles, databases and media items, the University library will be an important tool for your success at Huddersfield. Open seven days a week and staffed with friendly, knowledgeable employees, the library will always be accessible to you. Study spaces are available to fit your working style, too - whether that’s quietly and alone, or collaboratively. The library is spread out over five floors with over 400,000 books in print alone. TalkStations also make it possible to make free calls over the internet.

The University of Huddersfield campus is a safe place to study and socialise. There is an on-campus security team, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is also a dedicated University Safer Student Officer who is there to keep students safe by offering crime prevention advice and safety tips.

You won’t be short of activities to do at Huddersfield. There are over 100 clubs and societies on campus to choose from, including everything from salsa dancing and drama club to American Football and Wing Chun Kung Fu. If there’s something you’d like to do that doesn’t currently exist, feel free to start a society or club yourself.

The University's international societies are sponsored by the International Office and are student-led groups open to all students and staff at the University. Their purpose is to represent different cultures, languages and countries on and off campus, include others, educate and learn from one another while making new friends and having fun along the way.

The University of Huddersfield have a generous offering of sports facilities. Gym facilities and fitness classes are made available to students both on campus and at KAL Fitness Centres across the district (there are 9 in and around the Huddersfield area). ActiveHud is the gym and sport offering from the University of Huddersfield, which boasts impressive on-site sports facilities, including:

  • A double sports hall with bleacher seating for over 750 spectators
  • Two multipurpose studios
  • Strength and conditioning performance suite
  • Three-floor fitness suite with over 80 stations

More informal sport options are also made available to students at Huddersfield, with the university’s social sport programme. With over 20 sessions a week, this gives students the chance to take part in sport in a fun and relaxed environment.

The goal of the Students’ Union is to make your life better. Make your voice heard when it comes to important issues and complaints that affect you. Get involved! You could even stand for election if you’d like. The Students’ Union also works with local and national charities and organisations. This means you’ll have the chance to learn new skills, meet new people, gain real world experience, and have experience of volunteer work to put on your CV.

The University of Huddersfield is one of the UK’s top providers of ‘sandwich’ courses, which are developed in conjunction with global employers and industry. This means you may have the chance to complete a 12-month paid work placement as part of your degree. This is a great way to gain real-world skills and experience to build your CV, therefore giving you an edge once you've graduated.

20,000 students

call Huddersfield home.

Hamza from Pakistan

I like in living in the UK. I like the culture. It has different cultures from many, many countries. For example, I have Arabic friends. I have Chinese friends. There are a lot of people you can mix with.

The best part of being an international student is that you mix up other nationalities. This played a huge role in my life. I have never seen so many people from different countries from one place. So to get to know each of them, and learn their culture and learn their languages was a really nice experience.

Hamza from Pakistan
Studied Business, Hospitality, Law, Management, Marketing, Transport & Logistics Foundation
Progressed to Business Management BA(Hons)

Become a Student Ambassador

We have an exciting opportunity available at the International Study Centre to develop your social media skills and contribute to our social channels!

Get involved in taking over our social media, writing fun blogs, hosting Q&A sessions, shining bright at events, starring in our marketing materials, sharing your daily activities, and creating engaging content through photos and videos.

Of course, this would also be an impressive experience worth adding to your CV. Once your Student Ambassador role comes to a finish, you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation from us based on your performance.

“Choosing to apply to the student ambassador position was way out of my comfort zone, I can just be honest about that. But I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me get more skills and apply them in my daily life. It made me more open to speaking to different people and getting different perspectives from other ambassadors” – Awrad, a previous Student Ambassador

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Explore our range of pathway programmes at the International Study Centre and prepare for your degree of choice at Huddersfield.

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How to apply

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