University Guide

University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is situated on three different campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester. It has a diverse community of 12,000 students and 1,500 staff.

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University of Gloucestershire

The overview

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

  • Rankings

    University of Gloucestershire’s growing global reach has been further underlined by its first appearance in the latest QS World University Rankings: Sustainability and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. They were ranked in the 771-780 group overall out of the 1,403 universities worldwide that submitted data and were eligible to be included.

  • Employability

    96% of graduates from University of Gloucestershire are employed or undertaking further study, according to the latest Graduate Outcomes survey. University of Gloucestershire is congratulating its graduates after the new survey showed further big improvements in their successful job outcomes. This year’s survey results, released yesterday, track the employment status of the cohort of UK students who graduated in 2020/21, 15 months after they completed their studies.

  • Fees

    The University of Gloucestershire’s tuition fees are £9,250 per year for both UK and EU students doing an undergraduate course. For international students, the fees are £16,600 per year for undergraduate degrees (2024/25)

  • Bursaries

    The University offers a range of fee waivers, scholarships, bursaries and awards depending on the student’s circumstances. These include an accommodation waiver, financial assistance funds, sports scholarships and an Academic Merit Scholarship.


There is a range of accommodation options available, with most situated in the University’s halls of residence. These are university-managed accommodation properties that are located either near the campus or in the centre of Cheltenham or Gloucester. For other suggestions of where to live, check out AFS’s selection of private accommodation options:

Students' Union

The University of Gloucestershire’s  Student’s Union hosts a range of activities, ranging from sports sessions to quiz nights. Students are represented by Elected Officers who volunteer for the Union for a year. They strive to resolve any issues experiences by the students and ensure every individual has the best university experience possible.

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University of Gloucestershire Students' Union
University of Gloucestershire Students' Union

Famous for

The University campus is often referred to as the ‘Hogwarts Campus’ due to its striving nature, whilst the area of Gloucestershire is well known for its sport. It is also home to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse and the Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium.


University of Gloucestershire Journalism graduates have won a national award, including a placement at ITV News, for a television package showcasing one of the most colourful places in the county to live. Aoife Harkin and Zac Lewis received the Broadcast Journalism Training Council’s (BJTC) Derek Dowsett Award at Sky’s headquarters in London for a news feature about a street in Gloucester that has undergone a facelift to help bring the local community together.

AFS says

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

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