Why Falmouth?

Falmouth University is renowned worldwide for art, design, media, performance and writing. Built on over 100 years of experience, our commitment to international students is well established and, as a result, our student community is rich and diverse.

Small enough to be welcoming, yet laterally focused enough to encourage creative enterprise, our international graduates leave able to compete at a global level.

Our students are also actively encouraged to enrich themselves overseas, through numerous exchange programmes and partnerships with international universities. They also benefit from self-initiated study trips and work placements.

Voted the number one institution in the world for international student experience across seven categories in a recent International Student Barometer poll, we are committed to delivering world class education. Considered the official measure of international student opinion, the report put Falmouth first for support, arrival services, language assistance, host friends, campus environment and welcome. The University was also ranked number one in the 'good place to be' category.

We provide everything you need to prepare for, acclimatise and embrace your time with us. We'll help you with the application process. We'll help you obtain a student visa, secure accommodation and manage tuition fees. We'll meet you at Heathrow Airport, give you a week's orientation and a series of introductory sessions to life and study at Falmouth, as well as the UK. We also offer an English language course, and evening classes on writing and working culture in the UK. And, if that's not enough, we'll help you through one-to-one meetings with your tutor. Whatever it takes, we'll always be there for you.

Select your home country on the interactive map to find out more information about entry and language requirements, available sources of funding and our international representatives.


Attracting the best international students from around the world is a key element of our internationalisation strategy and Falmouth offers a range of scholarships to students classified as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes. Full details of the current scholarship offer will be published shortly.

Meet us in your country

Our international study staff attend many events around the world. See the 'Meet us in your country' block below for dates and event details. If you would like to meet us at one of these events, please make an appointment in advance by email: international@falmouth.ac.uk. We also work with international study agents and representatives around the globe.


Our International Office is here to provide international students with all the support you require, from help with the application process to study visas, tuition fees and finding accommodation. It also provides:

  • A free airport meeting service from London Heathrow
  • A week of orientation activities to help you acclimatise to your new surroundings
  • Introductory sessions on banks and finance, visas and passports, equality and diversity, health and student services
  • Information and support to students wishing to undertake an exchange through the Erasmus or Study Abroad programmes

ASK: Academic Skills offers:

  • A three-week English language pre-sessional course
  • Evening classes in academic writing, academic culture and presenting in English
  • One-to-one appointments to cover any English language issues

Student housing

When you accept a place at Falmouth you will receive an information pack from the Accommodation Office full of information about our student residences and private sector rentals. The University guarantees a room on campus to all first-year international students if you submit your accommodation application form by the July deadline. We can also help you to arrange off-campus accommodation.

Sources of information

Portfolio guide (3.79 MB)

Browse our Frequently Asked Questions

There are many things to think about and prepare for but our International Office is here to support you. We are always happy to share our knowledge and experience of living and studying in Cornwall and the Falmouth area. Check out our FAQs above and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns you might have about coming here to study.

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs), is a comprehensive source of up-to-date information, advice and support for international students coming to study in the UK.

Contact us

For further information please contact:

Stuart Westhead
Head of the International Office

Julie Tucker
International Admissions

International Office, Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1326 213794
Fax: +44 (0)1326 370725
Skype: UCF.International.Office
Email: international@falmouth.ac.uk

Interactive map

Use our interactive map to find information tailored to your country of domicile, including:

  • Academic requirements
  • English language requirements
  • Available scholarships
  • Recruitment fairs and events we are attending
  • Contact details for our international representatives
  • A list of partner institutions

Click on a continent to zoom in and select your country

Click a continent to zoom in
International study at Falmouth

International study at Falmouth University

I was looking for a university that offered creative courses with a strong theoretical basis, complemented with work of a high standard and a vibrant international community. Having previously lived in Brussels, the move to Falmouth was a pleasant one.

James William Michael Hobbs
BA(Hons) Photography

Meet us in your country

Falmouth's international study staff attend education fairs and run workshops around the world every year. We look forward to meeting you at one of these events. Make an appointment in advance by emailing: international@falmouth.ac.uk

  • 19-20 September 2013, Destination Britain in Oslo Norway
  • 23-27 September 2013, British Council Roadshow in Hong Kong
  • 2-3 November 2013, CEE Exhibition in Beijing, China
  • 7 November 2013, CEE Exhibition in Wuhan, China
  • 9-10 November 2013, CEE Exhibition, in Shanghai, China
  • 16-17 November 2013, British Council Education Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea
  • 25 November 2013, British Council Education Exhibition in Mumbai, India
  • 29 November 2013, British Council Education Exhibition in Calcutta, India

Falmouth scholarships

Attracting the best international students from around the world is a key element of our internationalisation strategy and Falmouth offers a range of scholarships to students classified as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes. Deadline for applications: 10 May 2013

doc International scholarships application form (131.50 KB)

The offer

Value - £10,900 fee award, per scholarship

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Global Scholarship
    Open to all international applicants
  • Sino-UK Animation scholarship
    BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects only

Value - £1,000 per scholarship

  • Falmouth Foundation Scholarship
    Foundation Diploma in Art & Design only
  • International Fashion Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Fashion Design; Performance Sportswear Design; Fashion Photography; Fashion Marketing only
  • Creative Advertising Industry Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Creative Advertising and MA Creative Advertising only
  • New Designers Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Graphic Design; Interior Design; Sustainable Product Design; Textile Design only
  • International Photography Award
    BA(Hons) Photography; Marine & Natural History Photography; Press & Editorial Photography only
  • Fine Art Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Fine Art; Drawing; Contemporary Crafts only
  • International Journalism Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Journalism (f-t and p-t); MA International Journalism; MA Multimedia Broadcast Journalism only
  • Performing Arts Scholarship
    Music, Theatre and Dance courses only
  • Creative Writing Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Creative Writing; English with Creative Writing; MA Professional Writing only
  • Business & Management Scholarship
    BA(Hons) Creative Events Management; International Business Management only


Applicants must:

  • Have applied for a programme of study (excluding PhD) at Falmouth University for entry in academic year 2013-14
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees at the international (non EU) rate
  • Ensure that you meet the criteria for the scholarships you wish to be considered for

How to apply

Complete and return the scholarship application form. Deadline for applications: 10 May 2013

doc International scholarships application form (131.50 KB)

For more information contact the International Office at international@falmouth.ac.uk

I made friends from all over the world when I was studying at Falmouth and feel like I played an important part in their experience here.

Huda Abdul Aziz
BA(Hons) Graphic Design

LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore


Exchange opportunities are numerous through our partnerships with European and international universities.

Christine Pigott

An interview with Christine Pigott (USA)

Performance Centre, Tremough Campus

International Applications

Application information for full-time international students.


Our courses

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Portfolio guide for international students
The Exchange, Tremough Campus

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees and funding information for full-time international students

Huda Abdul Aziz, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Huda Abdul Aziz

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

2009 graduate Huda is now working for Agency Republic in London

Performance Sportswear by James Kamo

James Kamo

BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design

James graduated in 2011 and works for surf, skate and clothing brand Hurley International in Costa Mesa, California

Image of Christine Borch

Christine Borch

BA(Hons) Choreography

Christine lives in Berlin, where she performs and records with her band, Chastity, and works on solo dance projects

Image of Leong Darren Abriel

Leong Darren Abriel

BA(Hons) Creative Advertising

Leong graduated in 2011 and is now working at leading international advertising agency, Ogilvy

Rebecca D'Andrea, BA(Hons) Choreography

Rebecca D'Andrea

BA(Hons) Choreography

Rebecca’s work in dance, film, video and community projects has taken her to Italy, Egypt and India

Image of work by Karolina Glusiec

Karolina Glusiec

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Karolina's first animated film won two awards at the Off Jak Goraco Independent Film Festival

Ashley Grainger, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

Ashley Grainger

BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

2011 graduate Ashley now works for Cartel Photos, Falmouth’s exciting new photographic agency

Matthew Rogers, BA(Hons) Broadcasting

Matthew Rogers

BA(Hons) Digital Media

Matthew is station manager at The Source FM, the community radio station he helped set up


Vital Statistics

Sunday Times League Table 2012

Falmouth's ranking in the Sunday Times 2012 Subject Tables for Art & Design