The University of Gloucestershire welcomes students from all around the world and, as such, we have international representatives based in many countries all over the globe. We also run events in different countries around the world, giving you the opportunity to find out more about the University and what studying in the UK entails. You're also welcome to contact our team in the UK if you have any questions.

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to work out what your qualifications equate to in the UK education system. Our country-specific information should help you decide which level of study is most appropriate for you.

Entry Requirements

Student Profiles


Entry Requirements  

Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Successful completion of one of the following

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with a grade of 2 out of 6 or a Gut

Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with an overall grade of 12 or ‘gut’ 

Postgraduate (Masters)
  • Successful completion of Bachelors degree
  • Graduates with a German Fachhochschulen with either a Diplom, Staatsexamen or a Magister Artium with a grade of Gut
Postgraduate (Research)
  • Successful completion of a Master degree
  • Holders of Lizentiat, Aufbaustudium or Zweites Staatsexamen​
English language requirements
  • Find out more about the English Language qualifications you'll need here

Student Profiles

Ali Albrecht - BA Business Communication

The university offers a broad variety of activities, trips, unions, societies and a great faith zone that you can join and spent a lot of your time there. Cheltenham itself is a lovely town, not too busy and not boring at all because there are so many students here. The lecturers are amazing, especially Alan Davies. He always gives examples and prepares us well for the weekly quizzes we have to take. He notices when you start daydreaming and catches your attention and immediately involves you in the lecture. Not to mention he is very patient.

The Welcome Week is definitely a must-go! It helped to familiarise with the new town, environment and University and the most important: it connected me to the people I spent the rest of my study abroad and became friends with. I honestly doubt that it is easy to get integrated into the social life that well without the international Welcome week.


Markus Grube - Doctorate in Business Administration

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What I liked the most about my course was the face-to-face sessions during the course which allows you to meet lecturers and academic review tutor individually and talk about not just modules assignments but also any private issues you get to face when you study abroad in the UK. They helped me adapt quickly to the UK university processes and study environment. Studying time at the University also helped me narrow the research gap, expand my network and develop professional experience which was a huge benefit to my research project in a long term.



Mara Gross - BSc (Hons) Physical Education 


Studying in a different country is a very special experience, because usually you start your journey with leaving the people you love the most and leaving behind what was your 'home' for such a long time. However, it is a journey to independence, a new culture, a new life. When I received the message that I had been elected for ERASMUS for the University of Gloucestershire I was beyond excited. I knew that it will be great but hard at the same time. I mainly chose the University of Gloucestershire because it was the only partner – university my sport faculty back home offered. However, the University of Gloucestershire is known for its sport programs and I still feel blessed that I can be part of it for one semester.

Further, the UoG really cares about its International Students. I signed up for the “International Welcome Week" and can only recommend it. I met students from all over the world there which made me no longer feel alone or lost. They provided a transport from the airport and accommodation for the first couple days, so that you can relax after the journey. In the International Week we also received Induction to life in the UK which had very helpful parts in it. But not only was the International Welcome Week of a great help, international students also have coordinators who help with courses and the whole University life. I am really happy that John Humphreys is such a nice men who always tried his best to get us students into the courses we want.

University life is nice. The lecturers are really nice and I totally enjoy the personal relationship to which I am not used to. Here, classes are pretty small which enables lecturers to consider individual questions and difficulties. If you are into sports, I can only recommend the UoG. They offer a wide variety of sports despite only having 8000 students. I experienced the Team Captains to be really cooperative if it comes to memberships and fees.

I have been here for one and a half months now so it is hard for me to say what I am going to miss, but I will for sure will miss my amazing flat mates and the good cider that is served around here.