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University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Key Information
Rank 112
Location Gloucester and Cheltenham, England
Established 1834
International Students 19%
Famous Courses Business, Finance, Computer Science
International Fees £16,600-17,100
Key Information
Location Gloucester and Cheltenham, England
Established 1834
Famous Courses Business, Finance, Computer Science
International Fees £16,600-17,100

University of Gloucestershire Overview

The University of Gloucestershire comprises three campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester and was awarded university status in 2001 following the merger of numerous institutions. 9,200 students are currently enrolled from over 60 different countries.

Gloucestershire courses feature local and international field trips, a variety of work experience opportunities, and learning industry-related skills. The university is proud of what students learn and how well-equipped they are, so much so that 96% of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023) within 15 months.

The university recently received a silver rating in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) with “very high-quality” student experience and outcomes and ‘outstanding quality’ overall in staff professional development and academic practice. This speaks volumes about teaching quality and students' positive outlook when studying here.

Gloucestershire also made the UK’s top 20 for career prospects in the WhatUni Student Choice Survey 2023.

University of Gloucestershire Services for International Students

The University of Gloucestershire provides support services to assist international students in settling into life in the UK and fully benefiting from their time at the university. Meeting people and joining the community has never been easier for them. The university's student union boasts over 60 clubs and societies they can be involved with. The Chaplaincy has a non-biased faith space on every campus and often runs the Global Cafe weekly, providing an opportunity for students worldwide to connect. The chaplaincy also frequently organizes bespoke events and trips.

Additionally, two student hubs support students in Gloucester and Cheltenham. These hubs serve as places where students can find advice and information about international advisers, money, library services, career advice, and student services.

The Visa and Immigration teams at the University of Gloucestershire will advise international students to come to the UK once they have received an offer from the university.

University of Gloucestershire Rankings

47% of the University’s total REF submission was judged world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), with the Art and Design submission rated 78% 3 or 4* and Sport and Exercise achieving 71% in the top two bands.

78% of the University’s Art and Design REF submission was judged world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), while Sport and Exercise achieved 71% in the top two bands.

University of Gloucestershire Accommodation

All international students are guaranteed a place in the University of Gloucestershire halls of residence, provided they apply by the given deadline. Approximately 1,380 rooms are available in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and a residential support team is on hand to assist you with any issues that may arise during your stay.

University of Gloucestershire Location

The University is centrally located in the UK and within easy reach of major cities. London is two hours away by car or train, with Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford all less than one hour.

Two campuses are based in Cheltenham, often called the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, with a third in nearby Oxstalls. Cheltenham is an attractive and peaceful town located in an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts six million tourists from all over the world every year.

Two campuses are based in the city of Gloucester, which is a historic place with beautiful landmarks and a diverse community. Our new City campus is opening in Gloucester in September 2024.

University of Gloucestershire Alumni

  • PJ Crook – famous artist
  • Cornelia Parker – artist
  • Zoe Derham – Commonwealth athlete
  • Adam Buxton – TV presenter

University of Gloucestershire Blogs, News and Updates

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