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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

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Michael Perham Sanctuary Scholarship application form (coming soon)

Fee waivers, scholarships, bursaries and awards for 2021/22

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Care Leavers Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PGCE funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

Support for new international students arriving in 2021/22

Currently, there are different requirements for international arrivals into the UK depending on your country of departure – check requirements here.

To support our new international students upon arrival:

Red list
If you are arriving from a red list country, the University will either reimburse or credit your student account with £1,210 towards costs incurred for your stay in the Managed Quarantine Facility (MQF) and PCR testing on arrival in UK. We will also arrange for a free taxi transfer from your MQF or port of arrival (see Ts & Cs for list of airports). This must be booked at least 7 days prior to arrival and by completing the International Arrivals survey (which is sent to you by the Visa & Immigration Team).

Amber list
If you are arriving from an amber list country the University will either reimburse or credit your student account with £210 towards costs incurred for PCR testing on arrival in UK. In addition, if you have booked to stay in University halls of residence we will offer 10 days free accommodation to allow for self-isolation and a welcome pack on arrival (see Ts&Cs). Students staying in private residences in Cheltenham and Gloucester will also receive a free welcome pack to help you in the initial self-isolation period. We will also arrange for a free taxi transfer from major UK airports (see Ts & Cs for list). This must be booked at least 7 days prior to arrival and by completing the International Arrivals survey (which is sent to you by the Visa & Immigration Team).

See full terms and conditions here.

International Scholarships and Awards

New, international fee-paying students 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 the first year’s tuition fee (or full course fee for postgraduate taught students) and is offered to new, international fee-paying students (excluding EU domiciled students – please see EU Grant Award, below). There is no need to apply for the International Grant Award; it will be automatically applied to your student account before tuition is due, if you are offered a place to study at the University.

EU Grant Award

The EU Grant Award is a tuition fee waiver of £3,000 deducted from each year’s tuition fee. There is no need to apply for this Grant Award, it will be automatically applied to your student account before tuition is due, if you are offered a place to study at the University. Students must be domiciled in the EU and be paying international tuition fees.

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 2021/22 or 2022/23 (as applicable) annual tuition fee for the first 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 relevant Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for 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.

Scholarships for courses starting in September/October 2021 have now been awarded.
We have a number of undergraduate scholarships available for courses starting in January 2022. To apply, please complete the application form by 1st November 2021. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by email no later than 9th November 2021.

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

Please note: there are no international scholarships currently available in Media, Education and Humanities and Health and Social Care for the academic year 2021/22.

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 2021/22 or 2022/23 (as applicable) 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.

Scholarships for courses starting in September/October 2021 have now been awarded.
We have a number of postgraduate scholarships available for courses starting in January 2022. To apply, please complete the application form by 1st November 2021. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by email no later than 9th November 2021.

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 currently available in Media, Education and Humanities and Health and Social Care for the academic year 2021/22.

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, before the tuition becomes due each academic year.. The student must apply 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 the number of years of study at the university, as outlined in the table below.

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

A valid Progression Agreement and Advanced Standing Letter should be in place between the University of Gloucestershire and the international partner in order to qualify for the award. To check the University’s progression partners and eligible transfer options, please see our transfer to the UK page, or email international@glos.ac.uk.

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