University Guide

Hartpury University

Hartpury Universityprovides further and higher education specialising in agriculture, animal equine, sport and veterinary nursing sectors. The campus is set on 360-hectares of land, allowing students to gain the knowledge and practical experience to equip them in the workplace. Cheltenham and Gloucester are just a stone’s throw away, providing students with everything they need during their time at Hartpury University.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Hartpury University.

  • Rankings

    Hartpury University won second place in the ‘WhatUni? Choice Awards’ ranking for job prospects. The University’s staff are also qualified to a high standard, with 87% of them having university-specific teaching qualifications. This places them in the top 5% of UK providers.

  • Employability

    Hartpury University has created a bespoke set of workshops to encourage students to think about entering the workplace after university. These are designed with the aim of increasing their skills, confidence and academic performance, as well as enhancing their chances of securing their dream job.

  • Fees

    For UK and EU students, the tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For international students, the tuition fees are £16,500 per year.

  • Bursaries

    Hartpury University offers a range of bursary and scholarship options for both home and international students. These range from a low-income bursary of £1,500 per year of study, a full-time carer bursary of £1,000 for the duration of their programme to a progression bursary of £500 per year.


Hartpury University offers a range of accommodation options both on-campus, in the heart pf Gloucestershire’s countryside or off-campus in the city centre. Both options offer a combination of rural and urban worlds, with buses that operate around the campus. First year students who make Hartpury University their first-choice university get priority of on-campus accommodation. For other suggestions of private accommodation options in Gloucester, head to AFS.

Students' Union

The Student’s Union encompasses the importance of finding a balance between work and play. With a variety of societies and clubs, students are presented with plenty of opportunities to socialise and try out new hobbies from the moment their arrive on campus.

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Hartpury University Students' Union
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Famous for

Hartpury University is well known for its world-class equine facilities, a commercial farm, animal laboratories and its state-of-the-art veterinary clinic. The University also has sports clubs and specialist gyms on site.


Hartpury University and Hartpury College are proud to announce their involvement with the Severn Treescapes project, an initiative led by the wildlife trusts of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. As part of the project, students and staff will plant a total of 5000 hedge plants and five hectares of trees in key areas of Hartpury farmland over the next year.

AFS says

"Gloucester is filled to the brim with history and culture. From the infamous docks, to the iconic cathedral, even students are in awe of the city’s rich heritage".

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