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The University of Gloucestershire is a modern university attracting students from over 60 countries worldwide. Based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and surrounded by the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, its students enjoy excellent travel connections with the rest of the UK. Direct trains and coaches go to Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London while London Heathrow is within two hours' drive.

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

455 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The induction period starts at the beginning of September, providing international students with the chance to settle in before classes begin. 
  • This includes a Freshers' event to introduce the different clubs and societies that students can join and also orientation, accommodation and academic induction information.

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 bachelors 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 bachelors studies route option with English support for students with IELTS of 5.5 overall (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • For BA Journalism and BA Sports Journalism the requirement is an IELTS score of 7.5 overall and 7.5 in all bands.
  • For BSc Nursing (Adult) and BSc Nursing (Mental Health) the requirement is an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and 7.0 in all bands.

Accommodation for International Students

  • First year undergraduate international students who have firmly accepted their offer and applied for accommodation by the specified deadline for international students, will be guaranteed a place in university accommodation.
  • The accommodation will be either halls of residence or university approved landlord accommodation.
  • Halls of residence are self-catered, with refectories on each campus, and provide free Internet access.
  • 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 campuses every half hour during term time.
  • International students are spread evenly across the campus halls of residence. Students may stay in their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations, only having to move out during the summer months.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,250 13,500
Mixed 9,250 13,500
Laboratory 9,250 13,500
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.