Why Chester?

Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country, we offer a warm welcome to applicants from all parts of the world.


The picturesque Roman city of Chester is one of those places that outsiders probably always expected to have its own university"
The Times

The University of Chester now has over 18,000 students, drawn from over 130 countries all over the world. You can study at the University of Chester as a 'Study Abroad' student for a semester, for a year, or for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree. But, whatever you choose, you will find that we uphold the highest professional standards and are committed to meeting the needs of our students and international partner organisations with sensitivity and care.


There are many reasons why students choose to come to study at the University of Chester. Here are just a few of them:

Our Rankings Great Location Popular Student Choice
Truly British Experience: Only 6% of our students are from overseas

Among Top 3 Most Affordable in Terms of Living Cost
(Sunday Times 2012)

2nd Safest University City (Lloyds Bank University Quality of Student Life Survey 2013)
5* Rating in Student Support Part-time Job Opportunities High Student Satisfaction
International 5th Happiest city
Work-based Learning Study at One of the Oldest Educational Establishments in the Country 5th Happiest City to Live In Across the UK (Daily Mail 2012)