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Funding

Get the essential information about funding and scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

Academic Merit Scholarship 2022/23

The University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship is a grades-based award, designed to reward academic merit.

We hope to encourage those who receive the award to maintain a high level of academic achievement. Each scholarship is worth up to £1200, in the form of £400 annually for up to three academic years.

To be eligible for this new scholarship, students will need to achieve a certain standard in their Level 3 results (128 tariff points or more from at least three full A-levels or equivalent on enrolment), then continue to do well in each year of study.

Please take some time to read through the University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship terms and conditions document which provides further details regarding eligibility criteria.

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Fee waivers, scholarships, bursaries and awards for 2022/23

Undergraduate and PGCE funding

Key facts ​​

No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university. Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate and PGCE courses will be £9,250 and £11,100 for Fast Track courses​.

You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £9,488​ if you live away from home to study and up to £7,987 if you stay at home. You can apply for student loans from March. You do not ​need to wait for a confirmed offer of a place on a course.

Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.

Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over ​the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.

You will only start to repay the loan in the April following graduation if you are in employment and are earning a salary over £27,295. You will repay 9% of your income above £27,295. For example if you earn £28,800 you would repay £11 per month

Each course can vary in price. Fees​ are explained on the individual course pages.​​

Information correct at time of publishing. For up-to-date loan and repayment arrangements, check gov.uk/student-finance.

Postgraduate funding

The majority of students who pursue postgraduate education usually support themselves through student loans, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an​ employer. If you would like to learn more about funding options, our Money Advice team will be happy to help. You can contact them at moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk or call 01242 714535.​

Postgraduate loan scheme

Students applying for taught and masters courses can benefit from a non means-tested loan​. If you’re studying for 2, 3 or 4 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course. The loan will be a contribution towards the costs of study and paid directly into your bank account. Whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at your own discretion.

How to apply

  • You can apply online.
  • If your application to the University of Gloucestershire has been a little last minute, don’t panic! The application deadline for a one year course is nine months from the first day of your academic year.​
  • All applicants must be final year undergraduate students with pass rate normally expected to progress onto postgraduate study. Students should be ‘self- funding’ and not those who are taking up employment and whose fees may be paid by a company sponsor

Alumni Award

Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate degree in 2021/22 and opt to study a postgraduate master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in the academic year 2022/23, will receive a 20% discount off the course tuition fee.

Students who completed their undergraduate course in 2020/21 or earlier will receive a 10% discount.

Note: 20% discount refers to all postgraduate diploma or master’s (including master’s by research) programmes excluding graduate diplomas and professional courses.

For more information on fees, the postgraduate loan scheme and funding options, visit our Fees, loans and finance page.

International funding

International scholarships and awards

New, international fee-paying students studying on-campus starting in the academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23 may be eligible to  benefit from one of the financial packages offered by the University, outlined below.

To be eligible for a scholarship or award, students must be:

  • New international  fee-paying students. New students are defined  as students studying their first degree at the university, or progressing from a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate full-time degree to a second degree (postgraduate) with the University.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students studying full-time and on campus, or Postgraduate research students studying full-time either via distance learning or on campus.
  • Studying for a minimum of 2 semesters (1 academic year)
  • Self-funded (paying 100% of the tuition fee) and not sponsored (e.g. tuition isn’t being paid by a scholarship body, employer, or government body). Sponsorship does not include tuition being paid via student loans – students using student loans are defined as self-funded.
  • Committed to supporting the University with marketing, recruitment and alumni activities as required.

If a student meets the criteria for more than one of the awards or scholarships outlined below, students will qualify for the discount offering the largest reduction of the standard tuition fee. Only one Grant Award or Scholarship will apply in any programme of study undertaken by the student.

For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the full terms and conditions outlined in the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policies, below.

International Grant Award

The International Grant Award is a tuition fee waiver of £3,000 deducted from your first year’s tuition fee (or the full course fees for PGT). New students paying International tuition fees (excluding students from EU) will be eligible to receive the award provided you are self-funded, full-time and studying for a minimum of 2 semesters on one of the following programmes:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Postgraduate taught degree
  • PhD
  • Masters by Research
  • Master of Research (MRes).

Professional Doctorate programmes are not eligible for the International Grant Award.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students must be studying on campus to be eligible, postgraduate research students can be distance learning or on campus.

The International Grant Award will be automatically awarded at the point of offer and detailed in the offer letter.

EU Grant Award

The EU Grant Award is a tuition fee waiver of £3,000 deducted from the fee for each year of full-time study. Students must be domiciled in the EU and be paying International tuition fees, be self-funded, full-time and studying for a minimum of 2 semesters on one of the following programmes.

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Postgraduate taught degree
  • PhD
  • Masters by Research
  • Master of Research (MRes)

Professional Doctorate programmes are not eligible for the EU Grant Award.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students must be studying on campus to be eligible, postgraduate research students can be distance learning or on campus.

The EU Grant Award will be automatically awarded at the point of offer.

International Undergraduate Scholarship (IUS)

The University is pleased to offer a number of undergraduate scholarships to recognise academically excellent students and/or students who can demonstrate a strong creative portfolio, where required. The International Undergraduate Scholarship is worth 50% of the international undergraduate 2022/23 annual tuition fee for the first year of study. It is applied as a tuition fee waiver across each year of study.

Students must be studying full-time in an eligible academic school* and for a minimum of three years on campus. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee waiver, a discount split across all years of study. Please see the 2022/23 Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for full details.

Students must apply online for the scholarship and meet the University’s entry criteria. Demonstration of excellent work experience and/or a strong creative portfolio (if required) will be considered in addition to grades. An interview may be required.


We have a number of scholarships for courses starting in September/October 2022. To apply, please complete the application form by 12 June 2022. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by email week commencing  27 June 2022. You will need to be holding an offer from the University to apply for an International Undergraduate Scholarship. Find out more on how to apply as an international student.

Please note: there are no international scholarships available for degrees in the School of Education and Humanities or School of Health and Social Care.

International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS)

The University is pleased to offer a number of postgraduate scholarships to recognise academically excellent students and students who can demonstrate strong work experience or creative portfolio (if required). The International Postgraduate Scholarship is worth 50% of the international postgraduate taught 2022/23 tuition fee. Students must be studying a full-time postgraduate taught degree in an eligible academic school* on campus. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee waiver.

Students must apply online for the scholarship and meet the University’s entry criteria. Demonstration of excellent work experience and/or a strong creative portfolio (if required) will be considered in addition to grades. An interview may be required.

We have a number of postgraduate scholarships available for courses starting in September 2022 and January 2023. To apply, please complete the application form by 12 June 2022. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by email week commencing no later than 27 June 2022.

You will need to have successfully applied for a postgraduate taught course with us before you can apply for an International Postgraduate Scholarship. Find out more on how to apply as an international student.

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Please note: there are no international scholarships available for degrees in the School of Education and Humanities or School of Health and Social Care.

Progression Partner Award

If a student wishes to transfer to the University of Gloucestershire from an international progression partner, the University offers a Progression Partner Award of £5,000 which is automatically deducted from tuition fees (no additional application is required). The student must apply (and get an offer) for an undergraduate degree (entering at level 4, 5 or 6) and be studying for a minimum of two semesters (one academic year) on campus, and should be paying international tuition fees. The £5,000 Progression Partner Award is split across your number of years of study at the university, as outlined in the table below.  

Entry point to the University of GloucestershireYear 1 of your studiesYear 2 of your studiesYear 3 of your studiesTotal value
Level 4£3,000£1,000£1,000£5,000
Level 5£2,500£2,500N/A£5,000
Level 6£5,000N/AN/A£5,000

A valid pathway mapping document and Advanced Standing Letter should be in place between the University of Gloucestershire and the partner in order to qualify for the award. Please refer to the full terms and conditions outlined in the 2022/23 Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy, and if you have any remaining questions​​ you can contact your Regional Manager or email international@glos.ac.uk.

Robyn Frosst, MA Communications

“I could not recommend the pathway option at the University of Gloucestershire more! This pathway is designed for students that are looking to further their education in an environment that is realistic to the changing needs of higher education students. Although I was a remote and international student, felt truly connected to the program and the instructors. My tutors were supportive through every step and in just eight months, this program gave me the ability to turn my diploma into a Master’s degree.”

Robyn Frosst, MA Communications, PR and the Media, 2021 graduate
Fanshawe College, Canada

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