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: email@example.com. 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
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)
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.
For further information please contact:
Head of the International Office
International Office, Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1326 213794
Fax: +44 (0)1326 370725
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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
International scholarships application form (131.50 KB)
Value - £10,900 fee award, per scholarship
Value - £1,000 per scholarship
- 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
International scholarships application form (131.50 KB)
For more information contact the International Office at email@example.com
We want to build alliances with institutions and organisations which share our vision, so together we can reach further, innovate, raise industry standards and deliver more for the students and graduates who’ll shape the creative landscape of tomorrow.
Professor Geoff Smith
Deputy Rector, University College Falmouth
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