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

    The University has been ranked the UK’s most sustainable university after a series of impressive research, community actions and climate strikes.

  • Employability

    The University of Gloucestershire’s students’ employability prospects have increased over the last few years, with almost 72% of their graduates embarking on their professional careers after graduating. This is an improvement of 11% within three years.

  • 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 £14,250 per year for undergraduate degrees.

  • 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.


The University of Gloucestershire has recently been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ at this year’s Times Higher Education awards.

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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