University Guide

University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is based in Winchester England. It traces it origins back to 1840 when it was established as Winchester Diocesan Training school before becoming Winchester Training College in 1847. In 2005 it became the University of Winchester and welcomes around 7,000 students each year.

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University of Winchester

The overview

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

  • Rankings

    The University of Winchester ranks in the Top 100 in the Global University Impact rankings as ranked by Times Higher Education. The ranking is based on the success universities have at delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The University of Winchester also came 15th out of 216 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey in 2018 and 10th in the Student Crowd’s Best UK Universities for Accommodation in 2018,

  • Employability

    Winchester University placed in the top 10 universities in the country in terms of how many students are in employment or further study after graduation. The University offers CareerConnect, a volunteering opportunity service, the HEAR which is a record of a student’s university experience and the Winchester Employability Fund.

  • Fees

    For full time UK and EU students the charge is £9250 per year. For international students, first year costs £13500 and a three year course would total at £40,500. For 2020/21, part time students are charged based on their credit based course work. One credit costs £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1156.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Winchester offers Income based bursaries of up to £2000 to UK and EU students as well as other bursaries and scholarships. The Highfliers Academic Award grants up to £600, the Enhanced Academic Achievement Award grants £2000, the Music and sports excellence awards grant up to £1500 and five more scholarships and bursaries are listed on the following website.


The University of Winchester offers en suite, shared, catered and self catered rooms for students. Self catered halls have en suite rooms whilst the catered rooms are larger than average with good views. Winchester also ‘topped’ the Royal Mail Happiness Index as they happiest place in the UK to live. The University offer seven types of accommodation including all catered, Burma Road Student Village, Queen’s Road Student Village, West Downs Student Village, Balfour House and Riverside Way and Cathedral Point.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union is based in King Alfred Centre and contains and academic zone, welfare zone, advice centre, activities zone and of course the fresher’s organisation. The academic zone contains the Student Academic Representative Scheme, Student Fellows Scheme and Student Staff Recognition awards. The welfare zone organises Student Recharge days, Nightline, Period Poverty and sexual health ‘freebie bin’ and Student Listeners. The Activities zone organises the 54 sports teams and 45 different societies run by the university.

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University of Winchester  Students' Union
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Famous for

The University of Winchester has well known alumni’s for example Stuart Brennan, Mike Bushel, Clair Fuller, Andrew Norris, David Prosho and Steve Furst.


The University of Winchester became part of The Guardian Open Letter when academics signed the letter that appealed for animal free research when finding a COVID 19 vaccine in July 2020.

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"Winchester is a historic city, with an appeal beyond just the student experience, regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the UK".

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