It can be difficult to get your head around the world of student finance, but the
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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, or watch the video below to find out more.
Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate degree in 2019/20 and opt to study a postgraduate master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in the academic year 2020/21, will receive a 20% discount off the course tuition fee. Students who completed their undergraduate course in 2018/19 or earlier will receive a 10% discount. This now includes PGCE courses, which have previously been excluded.
*Note re exclusions: 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
Postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.
New international fee paying students starting in the academic year, 2021/22 can benefit from one of the following financial packages offered by the university.
To be eligible for a scholarship or award, students must be:
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
2021/22 Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy.
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 by the Admissions Team if you are offered a place to study at the university.
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 by the Admissions Team if you offered a place to study at the university. Students must be domiciled in the EU and be paying international tuition fees.
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 tuition fee, to a total of £7,350. Students must be studying full-time and for a minimum of three years 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.
Applications will open in January – please check back for the online application form and further details.
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 tuition fee, to a minimum value of £7,350. Students must be studying a full-time postgraduate taught degree on campus. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee waiver.
Applications will be open in January – please check back for the online application form and further details.
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 off the tuition fees. 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.
A valid Progression Agreement and Advanced Standing Letter should be in place between the University of Gloucestershire and the partner in order to qualify for the award. To check the university’s progression partners and eligible transfer options, please email
Students should successfully complete a first degree at the University of Gloucestershire and provided the student continues to study with the university, without a break in study, they will be eligible for a 20% discount off tuition fees in 2021/22. Students who take a break in study may be eligible for a 10% alumni discount. Please refer to the full terms and conditions outlined in the
2021/22 Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy.
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