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

University Representatives

Agent Representatives

Funding Information

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements  

Coronavirus pandemic update​:​​ ​​​we are aware that many students are facing difficulties accessing the SAT and ACT examinations in the coming year. We would like to reassure students that we are aware of the situation and will be monitoring this in the coming months. We continue to welcome applications and they will be considered on an individual basis by our admissions team. In order to help facilitate admissions decisions, please indicate in the 'personal statement' of the application, whether it will be possible for students to take SATS/ACTS or APs in the 2020/21 academic year.

Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements than the basic requirements described below (higher minimum results, interview, portfolio, work experience, etc.).

Applicants are advised to also check the course page, and to pay careful attention to the conditions stated in the offer letter.

Undergraduate (Bachelors)

Compulsory regardless of qualifications: minimum 65% in Grade 11 English (or equivalent).

High school applicants

Pass High School diploma with minimum 3.0 GPA plus one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications:​

  • ACT with a score of 21 or above
  • 2 AP tests with Grade 3 or above
  • 2 AP classes passed with a minimum of 75%
  • 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates
  • 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each (combined score of at least 1100)
  • 3 College-level classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above
  • 3 High school Honours classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above
  • We also accept Community College or University 1 year of study with a minimum GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0 for Level 4/first year entry. ​​

​Advanced entry (transfer)
Level 5:

    • Associate Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (must present details of modules taken), OR
    • Two years of Bachelor Degree completed with minimum GPA of 2.8 and at least 120 CATS equivalent of relevant modules taken (must present details of modules (syllabus)).

Level 6:

    • Three years of Bachelor Degree completed with minimum GPA of 2.8 and at least 240 CATS equivalent of relevant modules taken (must present details of modules (syllabus)).

Postgraduate (Masters)

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree (three-year or four-year) at a recognised institution with minimum 70%/ GPA 2.7 out of 4.0.

Postgraduate (Research)

  • MRes applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelors degree (three-year or four-year) with a minimum GPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent.
  • Doctorate and PhD: applicants must have successfully completed a Masters degree with a good grade in a related subject field or hold relevant work experience. In addition, some programmes may require work experience and/or a strong portfolio of work.
  • Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal.

English language requirements

  • Find out more about the English Language qualifications you'll need here.


University Staff Representative

Shandin Rickard-Hughes, Regional Manager (Americas)


Agent Representatives

University Degrees Abroad (UDA)
Contact: Jeff Thompson, Recruitment Director
Tel: +1 575 644 5764 (MDT)

International Sport Recruitment (ISR)
Tel: +1 917 720 3504

Funding Information

The University of Gloucestershire is delighted to be approved for tuition benefits through Veterans Affairs/GI Bill, and therefore able to support the further education goals of eligible service members. In order to use VA funding there is a course (degree programme) level application that must be completed, and documentation to complete. Our Americas Manager is here to help with this process and welcome US vets to Gloucestershire.

Veterans Affairs GI Bill tuition assistance information for Foreign Programs.

Department of Veterans Affairs approved institution search tool.

We are not a FAFSA-enabled institution, which means that we cannot process federal loans, grants or work-study.

We are, however, able to accept students who are self-funded or who fund their tuition with loans from private lenders, such as Sallie Mae or recognised banks/credit unions. The money must be dispersed directly to the student, who can then pay the University.

Independent scholarship and grant awards may be used to fund study at the University of Gloucestershire as well (see sponsored student how-to-pay information here.). If you are eligible for an award and want to check that we can accept it, please contact us.

Student Profiles

Carly Day - BCA Student


I think the thing that I like best about my courses is that I play a large role in determining where I want to take my studies. Most of my courses have one or two assignments; usually essays that are relatively open to interpretation. I can pick a topic that I am interested in and explore it further.

I have gained a wider understanding of cultural differences. I thought that things would be so similar here because we speak the same language and the areas seem similar, but there are definitely more differences than similarities. I have gained new friends, and the opportunity to grow as an individual in numerous ways. The housing here has allowed me to become very close to the people that I have shared a floor with, and I will miss that a lot when returning home.


Sarah Poulle - MSc Accounting and Financial Management

I think the whole town of Cheltenham is seen as small, but has quite a bit to offer.  There are plenty of parks around town, which are lovely places to go when the weather gets nice and you can sit by the water and eat ice cream. Thus, some of my high points have definitely been times outside of the classroom.  The Guy Fawkes Firework celebration and carnival at the racecourse was definitely one of my most memorable times here.  The show was spectacular and the carnival was fun with the rides and games

What I like best about the course is the structure.  Lots of time to read and do research on my own time has always been something I found to work better for me.  I like going to lecture once a week and taking away certain topics to further research and bring back and discuss the following session.  I also have the freedom to look into things that interest me personally which relate to the course, which makes learning more enjoyable.

Being an international student, I feel taking back the knowledge I acquired here will give me an edge.  Especially in the field of accounting, where the United States is in the midst of a major debate deciding whether or not to implement international reporting standards, which are used here, in the UK.  Being exposed to and becoming familiar with these different standards is sure to give me an advantage in a market where experience with IFRS is limited.


Matthew Ward - BA Marketing, Advertising and Communications


The variety of relevant modules offered to support my degree and without a doubt the opportunity to work in a paid placement for a year as part of my degree.  I am, in fact, currently on my placement year with IDEC (the International Development Centre) here at the University of Gloucestershire. There are also opportunities to work for global companies like BMW, Intel and Bosch, all of which I have friends currently working for, but UoG was the right fit for me as I wanted to stay local to Cheltenham while completing my placement.

It’s hard to pick stand-out high points because of the countless fun nights with friends. I also get a great feeling of accomplishment when I am praised for my work in a module, or when a presentation goes well. Because we spend extensive periods of time working on group projects in most of my Marketing, Advertising and Communications courses it’s a great sense of accomplishment and dare I say a relief when we finally make our presentations and submit our reports. And certainly a cause for celebration!