Why choose Teesside University

Ranked in the UK's top three

International students rank Teesside University in the top three in the UK for overall international student satisfaction*



  • We are in the top 10% of universities in the world – listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17 (601 – 800 world band listing).
  • 85 years of teaching excellence and innovation in education.
  • We've been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Excellence for our outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement.
  • The first modern university to be named Times Higher Education University of the Year.


  • Ranked in the top three in the UK for overall international student satisfaction – 87% of our international students would recommend us to others.*
  • International students rank us first in the world for our personal tutors and in the top three globally for overall satisfaction with our learning experience.*
  • We have a 90% satisfaction rate with our learning resources - above the national average of 87% (National Student Survey 2016).
  • 88% of students would recommend Teesside University to others (National Student Survey 2016).
  • 87% of our students are satisfied with their course - above the national average of 86% (National Student Survey 2016).

Excellent job prospects

  • Ranked first in the UK for careers advice and in the top three in the UK for employability.*
  • Our graduates are working all over the world for companies such as the BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, Johnson Matthey, HSBC, United States Air Force Research Lab, Vodafone, Microsoft, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Raleigh UK, 22 Cans, Framestore.
  • We help you launch your career through work placements, volunteering, live projects, accredited courses and graduate internships.
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  • Our international scholarship is worth up to £1,500 a year if you are an individual full fee-paying student. Pay fees in full when or before you enrol and get a £400 early payment discount.
  • We have affordable accommodation with free internet access, all within walking distance of the campus.
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  • The cost of living is relatively low with student discounts widely available.


  • Teesside University is based in Middlesbrough, in the heart of the north east of England. It's a friendly multicultural town with many varieties of shops, supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants, clubs, sports and museums.
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  • Appreciate the local beauty – countryside and historic towns – with two national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It's an area that many international tourists choose to visit.
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  • Arrive here easily – Durham Tees Valley Airport is 13 miles from the University and Newcastle Airport is less than 50 miles away. It is much easier to fly direct to these airports rather than via a London airport.
  • We are well located. You can reach London or Edinburgh by train in 2.5 hours, with cities such as York, Leeds, Newcastle and Durham 1.5 hours or less by road.


  • Students from over 100 countries have graduated through our programmes.
  • Over the last ten years we have delivered programmes across the globe, in countries including Botswana, Zambia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Greece, Germany and the Czech Republic.
  • We have research partnerships with universities across Europe and beyond, including leading institutions in Qatar, China and India.

*International Student Barometer Survey 2015, Autumn Wave – 159 institutions participated globally, 49 in the UK.