University of Gloucestershire

Why Study Here?

  • All university campuses have excellent facilities with specific resources relating to the courses taught on the campus.
  • Two of the campuses are situated in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds. Cheltenham is also one of the safest places to live within the UK.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants should have completed high school with good grades. Some students may have to complete an international foundation course before progressing to the bachelors degree.
  • International bachelor’s degree applicants require an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent. There is also a bachelor’s studies route option with English support for students with IELTS of 5.5 overall (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • The requirement for BA Journalism is an IELTS score of 7.5 overall and 7.5 in all bands.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,750 £11,950
Mixed £11,750 £11,950
Laboratory £11,750 £11,950
Clinical - -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Gloucestershire is pleased to reward academic excellence and operates an extensive scholarship programme for international students. To be eligible for these scholarships students must be paying fees at the international tuition fee rate. Terms and conditions apply.

Scholarships and bursaries:

  • Undergraduate scholarships £1,000
  • Postgraduate scholarships £1,500
  • International merit scholarships up to 50%
  • International alumni bursary (for 2016 graduates) 20%
  • Alumni bursary 10%
  • Family bursary 10%

Subject specific scholarships:

  • MBA scholarships £2,000
  • MSc Applied Ecology scholarship £2,000
  • MA Landscape Architecture scholarship £2,000
  • Art and Design Research scholarship 30%
  • Music Scholarship £150 plus benefits

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • The University of Gloucestershire has a pre-term international welcome week induction programme with the aim of making the move to the UK less daunting for new students. The main purpose of this week is to assist students with various tasks and issues before they start their studies.
  • During welcome week there are specific events to help students find accommodation, register a UK bank account, register with a doctor and complete course enrolment.
  • The university runs classes to help inform students of important issues such as working during term time, visa regulations, the student services available and much more.
  • Welcome week also includes a varied social programme to introduce students to the local area and most important of all, it helps students make friends.
  • Timetables have included meals out, a barn dance, welcome party with live music, and coach trips to places of interest within the UK. We have found that welcome week helps students settle in to the university more quickly so they can focus their efforts on making their time at the University of Gloucestershire successful.

Accommodation for International Students

  • First year undergraduate international students who have firmly accepted their offer and applied for accommodation by the deadline (30 April in 2016) will be guaranteed a place in university accommodation. The accommodation will be either halls of residence or university approved landlord accommodation.
  • The accommodation is self-catered. There are refectories on each campus.
  • Internet provision in the halls of residence is included in the cost of the accommodation; however landlords in private housing may require contributions towards internet access.
  • International students are spread evenly across the campus halls of residence.
  • It is a short walk to lectures from the halls on campus. Some halls are located off campuses at varying distances. The university bus runs between all of the campuses every half an hour during term time.
  • Students may stay in their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations, only having to move out during the summer months.
  • Cost of Halls of Residence is £98–182 per week, inclusive. Private landlords charge £68–80 per week (not including bills) and £80–100 with inclusive bills, dependent on the size of the property and utilities provided. The average cost of University Approved Housing is £77 per week, non-inclusive.

Organisations for International Students

  • The Students' Union has an International Executive who act on behalf of international students.
  • There are also dedicated international student advisors to help with a variety of student issues.

Overseas Campus

  • The University of Gloucestershire has several partnerships with universities across the world.