About Us

The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,500 staff with campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. They offer a wide range of degrees, courses and apprenticeships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Why study at Gloucestershire?

The university’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan led to many achievements, including:

  • 92% of graduates going into employment or further study with 30% of those getting jobs in Gloucestershire;
  • Ranked 16th in the UK for graduates in employment after 5 years;
  • Won a Small Business Charter accreditation;
  • 12 courses with a 100% Satisfaction rating;
  • Rated the UK’s most sustainable University (People and Planet League, 2019);
  • Rated amongst the top 5 in the UK for international student support (ISB, 2017).


The university offers placement year and short work experience options through their Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market.


All University of Gloucestershire subject areas were judged as having ‘internationally excellent’ research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), with many submissions rated as world leading.

47% of the University’s total REF submission was judged world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), with the Art and Design submission rated as 78% 3 or 4* and Sport and Exercise achieving 71% in the top two bands.

To learn more, please visit the university website.

International students

The university welcomes international students from around the world, with an international student community representing more than 60 countries.

The university website provides useful information for international applicants, including entry requirements, visas and English language requirements. The university also offers English language courses and testing.



The University of Gloucestershire has a reputation for pioneering the transformation of the whole university towards sustainability.

They have an international profile for their performance in sustainability, with recognised expertise in Education for Sustainability and creating innovative experiences for students right across their academic portfolio.

Sustainability has been a core value since 2010 and the university hosts a UN Regional Centre of Expertise in sustainability education as a collaboration platform in their region.

To learn more about sustainability at Gloucestershire, please visit their website.

Gloucestershire is a great place to live. It has so many amazing places to visit and explore and it’s a really nice place to just hang out – the people are very friendly.”

– Vu Hung Le, PhD student (Vietnam)

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