Students from outside the UK

Information for international students joining Hartpury in September 2021.

Your next steps to Hartpury

Congratulations on receiving your offer to Hartpury! Now it’s time to start preparing to join us in September*.

As an international student, we want to ensure you have a straightforward journey to Hartpury. This page will guide you through the next steps of your application journey, right up until you arrive and enrol.

Our dedicated International team are available to support you every step of the way. We'll help you during your application and be your point of contact for all pre-enrolment guidance. If you have any questions, please contact us at

International guide to Hartpury

To help you feel confident about your next steps with us, we have created the following guide for all international offer-holders.

Read our international guide
Accepting your offer on UCAS

1. Accepting your offer on UCAS

Once you have decided to accept your offer from Hartpury, you simply need to make us your Firm choice in UCAS Track to secure your place.

If you hold a conditional offer from us, enrolling will depend on meeting your offer conditions.

UCAS Track
Meeting your academic conditions

2. Meeting your academic conditions

If you’ve received a conditional offer, you will need to start working towards meeting the academic conditions detailed in your letter – which includes your academic qualifications and you may also need to provide proof of English language proficiency.

Once you have met all your conditions your offer will become unconditional and your place to join us at Hartpury will be confirmed.

As soon as you receive your qualifications, you will need to complete our qualification collection form to process your acceptance.

When you receive your results, if you do not have the grades you were hoping for, try not to worry. Our International team will be in contact to discuss alternative options that may be available to you.

Qualification collection form

3. Providing proof of English language

All students need to have a certain level of English language before studying with us. This is to ensure you will be successful in your studies and during your time in the UK. You may also need to provide proof of English language proficiency if you are applying for a visa.

Our preferred English language test is the IELTS test, as the UK Visa and Immigration Service (UKVI) accept it for visa applications. However, we will also accept TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced English language tests too.

The below table details our minimum English Language proficiency requirements for all course levels:

Programme of StudyIELTS scoreTOEFL scoreCambridge Advanced English score
A Levels, Level 3 Diplomas and Access to Higher Education5.546-59165-170
Undergraduate Degrees6.060-78170-175
Postgraduate (most programmes, unless otherwise stated)6.579-93175-180

Book an IELTS test

4. Applying for your visa

If you do not hold a UK or Republic of Ireland passport, you will need to apply for a Student visa to study in the UK. You can start applying for your visa up to six months before the start of your course.

The immigration process can appear quite complex but our International team will help guide you through every step of the process and provide specialist support on applying for a new Student visa or renewing an existing visa.

Student visa guidance

Coming to Hartpury

We understand that moving to a new country can be a daunting process. We want to ensure you are fully supported in coming to the UK.

In July you will receive a printed guide on how to plan your journey to the UK, what happens once you're actually here and lots more.  We will also have all informational available here, on the enrolment hub – so keep checking back.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Hartpury in September.*

*Subject to meeting the conditions of your offer