Bath Spa University is set in one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities, home to world-famous Roman Baths and the Georgian Royal Crescent and Circus. The university offers a wide range of courses in the arts, business, education, humanities and sciences, and is highly regarded for its teaching, earning a silver Teaching Excellence Framework award.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

800 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • Bath Spa University has a dedicated support service that helps international students prepare for coming to the UK. The service provides full guidance on a wide range of areas including arrival, accommodation, visas and finance.

English Language Requirements

  • Non-native English-speaking students will need to demonstrate their English language skills as part of the application process.
  • The university accepts a range of English language qualifications, the level specified varies from course to course. In general, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component is required.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university guarantees accommodation for international first year students who fit the eligibility criteria and apply by the application deadline. There is a range of good quality accommodation both on and off campus.
  • The university can also provide advice on where to look for accommodation for students' families when they visit.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Varied scholarship and bursary opportunities are available to international students, updated regularly. The following is a selection, please refer to the university website for details of all awards available.

  • Postgraduate Scholarship for Bath Spa University Alumni: available to any Bath Spa graduate from an undergraduate or PGCE course, progressing onto a taught master's degree (e.g. MA, MSc, MRes).
  • Bath Spa University's International Scholarship programme: for high-achieving international students who are looking to study in the UK.

Ongoing Support

  • Bath Spa University supports international students from the time they arrive in the country right through to graduation, and many alumni stay in touch with the university after they leave.
  • Support available for international students includes English language and EAP (English for Academic Purposes), help with visas, fees and finance, social trips and events, careers advice and scholarships.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance