The University of Gloucestershire welcomes students from all around the world and, as such, we have international representatives based in many countries all over the globe. We also run events in different countries around the world, giving you the opportunity to find out more about the University and what studying in the UK entails. You're also welcome to contact our team in the UK if you have any questions.

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to work out what your qualifications equate to in the UK education system. Our country-specific information should help you decide which level of study is most appropriate for you.

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Entry Requirements  

Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Successful completion of one of the following

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with a grade of 2 out of 6 or a Gut

Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with an overall grade of 12 or ‘gut’ 

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
Postgraduate (Masters)
  • Successful completion of Bachelors degree
  • Graduates with a German Fachhochschulen with either a Diplom, Staatsexamen or a Magister Artium with a grade of Gut
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band
Postgraduate (Research)
  • Successful completion of a Master degree
  • Holders of Lizentiat, Aufbaustudium or Zweites Staatsexamen
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band


Student Profiles

Ali Albrecht - BA Business Communication

The university offers a broad variety of activities, trips, unions, societies and a great faith zone that you can join and spent a lot of your time there. Cheltenham itself is a lovely town, not too busy and not boring at all because there are so many students here. The lecturers are amazing, especially Alan Davies. He always gives examples and prepares us well for the weekly quizzes we have to take. He notices when you start daydreaming and catches your attention and immediately involves you in the lecture. Not to mention he is very patient.

The Welcome Week is definitely a must-go! It helped to familiarise with the new town, environment and University and the most important: it connected me to the people I spent the rest of my study abroad and became friends with. I honestly doubt that it is easy to get integrated into the social life that well without the international Welcome week.


Markus Grube - Doctorate in Business Administration

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What I liked the most about my course was the face-to-face sessions during the course which allows you to meet lecturers and academic review tutor individually and talk about not just modules assignments but also any private issues you get to face when you study abroad in the UK. They helped me adapt quickly to the UK university processes and study environment. Studying time at the University also helped me narrow the research gap, expand my network and develop professional experience which was a huge benefit to my research project in a long term.