Royal Agricultural University

Pre-arrival and orientation

  • The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) offers assistance to all international students with their student visa. This support is provided free-of-charge and the RAU has a 100% success rate in obtaining student visas.   
  • We run a pre-sessional course before the start of term for all international students designed to help students settle into living and studying in the UK. 
  • Students from all backgrounds – including UK students – may like to join the International Society, an inclusive society for all RAU students. It's a great way to meet new people and really get involved and enjoy your life at the university. The society runs social activities and celebrates events from the international calendar – so come along and share your culture!
  • International Student Support Officers are available on campus to provide support to students with any issues that they may have. 

Accommodation

  • Accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis, so we always recommend that you apply as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
  • First years and international students usually opt to live on campus, but there are plenty of off-campus options should this be your preference. 
  • There are different catering options to choose from. Students can choose fully catered, dinner, bed & breakfast, or self-catering accommodation options.
  • There is university wi-fi throughout the campus, including the accommodation blocks.
  • International students are spread across on-campus accommodation, depending on their room and catering preferences. However, there are plenty of social places on campus where international students can meet if they have not been accommodated together.
  • The RAU is a fully campused university so all university managed accommodation is on the same site as the academic buildings. It is a maximum of a five minute walk between the academic and resident sides of campus.
  • Students have their rooms from the end of September until the middle of June – they do not need to move out for Christmas and Easter breaks, but will need to vacate their rooms at the end of the academic year.

Room Type

Catered

Dinner B & B

Self-catered

 

Weekly Rate £

Annual Rate £

Weekly Rate £

Annual Rate £

Weekly Rate £

Annual Rate £

Large ensuite single

210

7,560

183

6,588

N/A

N/A

Ensuite single

205

7,380

178

6,408

125

4,750

Small ensuite single

200

7,200

173

6,228

N/A

N/A

Large standard single

176

6,336

149

5,364

N/A

N/A

Standard single

170

6,120

143

5,148

N/A

N/A

Ensuite twin

129

4,644

102

3,672

N/A

N/A

English language requirement

 

Scholarships and bursaries

  • There are several scholarships offered for international students at the RAU: Principal's Postgraduate Overseas Awards and the African Fellowship are but two. International students should also look at other scholarships offered by the university as they may also qualify for these.
  • Visit our website for information.

What Do International Students Study?

Further information for international undergraduate degree students

Contact

International Student Recruitment Office
Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road
Cirencester
GL7 6JS

  • Email: international@rau.ac.uk

Why study at the Royal Agricultural University?

  • Since 1845, the RAU has been recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the delivery of education relating to, agriculture, business and the rural environment. RAU alumni continue to be at the forefront of the land-based sector globally.
  • 98.2% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
  • From day one, students join a highly influential network of over 14,000 alumni worldwide.
  • We have a vibrant mix of 1,200 students from over 40 different countries.

Overseas campus

  • No overseas campus.

International organisations for international students

  • Students from all backgrounds – including UK students – may like to join the International Society, an inclusive society for all RAU students.
  • It's a great way to meet new people and really get involved and enjoy your life at the university.
  • The society runs social activities and celebrates events from the international calendar – so come along and share your culture!

International Student Fees

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 £10,000 £7,000–12,000
Mixed £10,000 £7,000–12,000
Laboratory - -
Clinical - -