We welcome international students from our Erasmus+ and exchange partner institutions and other overseas institutions to study with us for a semester or even a year.

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Academic year

Our academic year comprises two-semesters, typically Semester 1 starts mid-September to mid-January and Semester 2 starts late January to the end of June. This includes induction, teaching and assessment periods.



In order to apply to study with us as an Erasmus or Study Abroad student you will need to:

  • Be nominated by your home institution, if your institution has an exchange agreement with us.
  • Have completed one year of academic study at a higher education institution/ university overseas.
  • Have obtained good grades in your current study programme - please check the requirements for In Your Country.
  • Be able to demonstrate a certain level of English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 overall or a min. CEFR level of B2. Please see our English Language Entry Requirements for accepted country specific qualifications.
  • If you do not have the required level of English we run 4-week and 10-week pre-sessional English language courses prior to commencing your academic study.


    How to apply

    Students applying as part of an existing exchange agreement between their institution and the University of Gloucestershire must be nominated by your home institution’s Exchange Coordinator.


    • Semester 1 (September - January): Autumn
      Nomination deadline: 15th April
      Application deadline: 1st June
    • Semester 2 (January - June): Spring
      Nomination deadline: 15th October
      Application deadline: 1st December

    Once you have been nominated you will receive instruction on how to apply.


    Supporting documents

    Prepare electronic copies of the following documents to support your application:

  • Relevant Learning Agreement signed by your home institution’s Exchange Coordinator (PDF).
  • Academic transcript of your current higher education studies to date (PDF).
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency (PDF).
  • Passport/ International ID card (PDF).

    Choosing modules

    Generally Erasmus and Study Abroad students are required to study full-time and select modules totaling 60 credits per semester. This typically means four courses per semester (15 credits each). Please note that in the UK 2 credit points (CAT) = 1 ECTS credit.

    Erasmus and Study Abroad students can choose from any of the modules we offer, subject to availability and the following rules:

  • You can only study modules in the subject area of your university's exchange agreement with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • You must meet the pre-requisites for modules if applicable, and should send evidence of this with your application.
  • You can select Level 4 (Year 1) or Level 5 (Year 2) modules, or a combination of levels. However, you must make sure that your module selection is appropriate and approved by your home institution’s Erasmus/ Study Abroad Coordinator before you commence studies with us.
  • Final Year/Year 3 modules can only be taken in special circumstances.
  • Please take a look at the courses we offer to help you decide which modules to study. The “Course map” within each degree profile details the modules covered. Once you have applied we will be able to provide further information on the availability and timetabling of modules available in the semester you will study with us.  



    If your university has an Erasmus or Study Abroad Exchange Agreement with the University of Gloucestershire, you may be eligible to study with us free of charge. Please speak to your home institution’s Erasmus / Study Abroad office to check whether an agreement is in place and whether you qualify for nomination. Please note you may still be required to pay tuition fees to your home institution.

    If your institution does not have an exchange agreement with us we welcome you to study with us as a fee-paying Study Abroad student.

  • 2016/17 Study Abroad undergraduate tuition fees (international): £5,400 (per semester)
  • Please note that these fees are in addition to any costs for living expenses (e.g. accommodation, bills & subsistence), visas, travel, etc.



    If you have a passport from a country from within the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) then you do not need a visa to study in the UK. If you are a passport holder from outside the UK please check visa requirements on our Pre-arrival page. If you can’t find the information you need please contact the team at



    Our Accommodation team can help you to find suitable housing. Please see our Accommodation page for more details. If you can’t find the information you need please contact the team at


    Contact Us

    Email:        Erasmus:
                     Study Abroad:

    Tel:           +44 1242 714 399

    Address:   Erasmus & Study Abroad
                     International Development Centre
                     Broadlands Lodge
                     Park Campus
                     University of Gloucestershire
                     GL50 2RH
                     United Kingdom