University of Gloucestershire
Cheltenham,Gloucestershire , South West, United Kingdom

The University of Gloucestershire is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. It is located over three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, namely Francis Close Hall, The Park, Oxstalls, and The Centre for Art and Photography being near Francis Close Hall. The university is the recent successor of a large number of merged, name-changed, and reformed institutions of further and higher education. Its history spans nearly two centuries. It originates from the merger of two distinct strands of educational provision in Gloucestershire being that provided by the Local Government and that founded by the Anglican Church.

The university traces its earliest Civic history to the Cheltenham Mechanics' Institute in 1834, and to the Cheltenham Training College in its Church history, established in 1847, by the Reverend Francis Close. Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education was created in 1990 from the two distinct strands. In October 2001, the college was awarded University status. The university provides almost 100 undergraduate courses and around 57 taught post-graduate courses within eight schools. A 10-year Memorandum of Understanding exists between the university, Gloucestershire College, and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to support access to higher education.

International Students: 8%

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Situated in the edge of the stunning Cotswolds, our three campuses are based in Cheltenham and Gloucester. There's always plenty to do locally, with Cheltenham's Racecourse and many festivals, and Gloucester's historic cathedral and Kingsholm rugby stadium.

Student Guide

A 150-year tradition of education dating back to 1847 Approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire. Top 5 in the UK for international student support (ISB, 2017) International students representing more than 60 countries. Over 100 academic courses to choose from.

The Student Services Team works to ensure that international students receive comprehensive and relevant advice. Each campus has a Helpzone where students can receive support and assistance on issues they may be facing. International Student Advisors help current international students have a successful and enjoyable time while studying. This includes the International Welcome Week which gives students access to all the information and support they need before they start their course, while throughout the year, various trips, parties, and social events are organized for international students