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"Gloucestershire is a great place to live. It has so many amazing places to visit and explore and it’s a really nice place to just hang out with friends – the people are very friendly."

Vu Hung Le, PhD student (Vietnam)

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View our 2020​ International Guide​​ (pdf)​
View our 2020 International Guide - Chinese 中文

About the university​

  • 150-year tradition of education dating back to 1847​
  • Approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire
  • Top 5 in the UK for international student support (ISB, 2017)
  • International students representing more than 60 countries 
  • Over 100 academic courses to choose from

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire?


We offer placement year and short work experience options through our Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market. 95% of our graduates find jobs or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/2017). We score 94% in students satisfaction with Careers Advice (ISB, 2017).

Fast-track degrees

Two-year intensive bachelor's degree programmes are offered in a number of subjects, including business and law, to help you graduate quicker and save money.

Student experience

Our welcoming and supportive campus environment allows you to get fully involved in university life. We're ranked in the top 5 in the UK for our international student support (ISB, 2017).​​

Quality teaching

We've been awarded 14 National Teaching Fellowships and have a strong portfolio of lecturers with industry experience. 94% of our students say we have expert lecturers (ISB, 2017).

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Contact us​

The international team is here to help all prospective international students to find and apply to the right course for them.

If you have any questions please get in touch with a member of our team.

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