The University of Huddersfield (informally Huddersfield University) is a public university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It has been a university since 1992 but has its origins in a series of institutions dating back to the 19th century. It has made teaching a particular focus of its activities, winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award, and achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award, both in 2017.
The increase in student numbers prompted a move to Nelson's Buildings in New Street, and the renaming of the institution to more closely reflect its remit. The first Secretary, Robert Neil, was appointed in 1844, and acted not just as a Secretary but as a teacher-supervisor, influencing the formative development of the organization.
In March 1844 he organized a Soiree (tea-party) for 700 at the town's Philosophical Hall, and in May a Rural Gala for 500 at Fixby Pastures. Negotiations with the local railway company led to reduced fares into York for 300 membership to enjoy the cultural opportunities of the city. In 1846, Neil was succeeded by George Searle Phillips, who was described by historian John O'Connell as 'philosopher, propagandist and missionary' of the institution. He oversaw the expansion of the curriculum, revision of the fees system to make the institution self-supporting, the visitation of absent students, and the compilation of statistics of the institution's achievements.
International Students: 14.6%
Applying to the University of Huddersfield is a quick and easy process and we can usually give you a decision within five working days.
For your application to be successful you will need to satisfy our general entry requirements and also any specific requirements of your chosen course. We accept many overseas qualifications and you can find information on the different ones required in our country's information pages.
The University of Huddersfield offers a ‘Meet and Greet service for students arriving at Manchester International Airport, including transport to Huddersfield. To help international students settle in there is a programme of events that will enable them to enroll with the University, register with all the necessary authorities, meet other new students.