Coming from outside the EU?

Hartpury College extends a warm welcome to students from across the world. International students have been an important part of Hartpury College for a number of years and we’re delighted to have seen so many of them go on to their dream careers in this country and around the world.

If you decide to study a course with you, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying A-levels or courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus. 


Applying to Hartpury College

Our international office is very experienced at supporting students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course and visa application to enrolling at the college ready to start their course. We are happy to help with any queries along the way, just contact us at

View our application guide


Getting everything set to apply to Hartpury College 

In need of a Tier 4 visa? Have a read of our guide. 

Download Tier 4 Visa guide


Fill in the CAS application form and return it to us. If you have any questions along the way please email us at

Download application form


Your Hartpury College experience

As an international student you will receive help and guidance from our international office during your application process and then throughout your time with us. There is plenty of support on campus, including 24/7 wardens and within our student zone you will also find the wellbeing centre, learning support, nurses, the college chaplain, the Student Union and departments such as student finance and IT, all of whom are there to help you throughout your course.

You will also be able to access help with learning in our study skills drop-in sessions in the College Learning Centre, and careers advice in our Innovations, Careers and Advice Centre.

Alongside your fellow students you will also work towards the Hartpury College certificate which brings together a number of different aspects including work experience, progression in Maths and English skills and your personal and wellbeing development. 

Where we are

Hartpury College is set 10 minutes outside the cathedral city of Gloucester, on a rural campus complete with world class facilities.  We are easily accessible for those students travelling from outside the UK; we are less than an hour from two international airports, Birmingham and Bristol, and about two hours by train or car from London. 


The team at Hartpury College understands and appreciates that moving away from home and studying in a new environment is a big financial commitment and offers various challenges and emotions for the student and their family. From our experience, we have found that one of the most common concerns is regarding their child’s safety and wellbeing.

The personal welfare of our students in of paramount importance to us and we offer a very customer focused service including 24hr residential wardening team and a dedicated accommodation and student wellbeing team.

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