Undergraduate: Next steps


Congratulations on your offer to study at Hartpury University.

Now you've got your offer, you might be wondering about what happens next.

On this page, we'll guide you through the things to do now and what's coming up over the next few months.

  1. Book your Applicant Event
  2. Explore your accommodation options
  3. Think about student finance
  4. Join your Facebook group
  5. Find out about student support
  6. Check your key dates
Group of students in Hartpury accommodation

2. Explore your accommodation options

When it comes to great accommodation options, you're spoilt for choice.

We guarantee Hartpury accommodation in your first year, but demand is high and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Start exploring your options now and you'll be ready to apply when applications open in March 2022.

Living on site
Perfect if you want to be close to your lectures, sports clubs and societies, and social activities, with plenty of green space to enjoy with friends.

Living off site
Gives you the buzz of city living with shopping, eating, and drinking on your doorstep at nearby Gloucester Quays – just 15-minutes away from campus by bus.

March 2022 - applications open.

Explore accommodation options

3. Student finance

When it comes to funding your studies, it can feel daunting. But don't worry, we're here to break it down into three simple steps. 

UK students 

1. Tuition fee loan: covers the cost of your studies. Visit Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applications open March/April 2022.

2. Maintenance loan/grant: covers living costs such as accommodation and food. You may also be eligible to apply for a grant, which doesn't need to be paid back.

3. Financial support: we offer bursaries and scholarships that, unlike loans, don't need to be paid back. Applications open on 1 April 2022.

View UK finance page

International students

1. International tuition fees: for information on your 2022 tuition fees and how to pay them, visit our international finance page.

2. International scholarships and bursaries: we have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to students from outside the UK. Applications for the International Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is now open. Find out more.

3. Financing your studies: read our guidance on funding your studies as an international student, including working in the UK. Read our guidance.

View international finance page

Did you know that we've launched a Facebook group for each subject area too?

Run by our students, you’ll find lots of helpful information to help you feel prepared and excited to start your course.

5. Find out about student support

From day one, our dedicated support and careers services will help you achieve your best and develop as a person, ready to go out and get your dream job. 

Achievement and Success Centre (ASC)
From 1-2-1 support to workshops and online resources on heaps of handy topics, our ASC will support you to achieve your academic and personal goals.

They provide outstanding support for students with a range of disabilities, health conditions, and learning differences, and offer a safe space to talk with the connections to provide referrals to more specialist support if needed.

Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE)
You'll have plenty of opportunities to enhance your professional portfolio and employability skills. Our qualified careers consultants offer 1-2-1 sessions, CV writing workshops, interview coaching, and work placement support, and can even advise on setting up your own business if that's your goal.

View support page

6. Your key dates

Check the months below to see what your journey to Hartpury looks like. We'll be in touch via post and email over the coming months, but this gives you an idea of what to look out for.

Your next steps timeline

UK students

You'll receive your Let's get started timeline in the post and via email. It will explain what happens now that you've got your offer to study at Hartpury, and show you what you need to do next. Keep it somewhere safe so you can refer back over the coming months.

You'll also find your key dates on this page (below). Make sure you add them to your diary (smartphone) so you never miss a step.

View digital timeline

Students from outside the UK

We'll send you a guide called You've made the right choice, which covers everything you need to know about coming to Hartpury and the UK. This includes your timeline with additional things to be aware of such as when to pay your deposit, receive your CAS and apply for your Student visa.

View digital guide

Season's greetings

We'll be in touch with a seasonal message to wish you well over the festive period.

This will include an invite to your Applicant Event. Book your place now and you can relax over the holiday period, knowing you're all set to enjoy a great Applicant Event in the new year.

Book your Applicant Event

Your Applicant Event invite

Happy New Year!

We'll be in touch via email to invite you to book your Applicant Event happening in February 2022, if you haven't already.

21 February 2022 – Equine students
23 February 2022 – Animal and Agriculture students
25 February 2022 – Sports students

You'll get a real taste of your course as you attend a subject session with your future lecturers, and explore our beautiful campus and world-class facilities.

Book your Applicant Event

Attend your Applicant Event

21 | 23 | 25 February 2022

Make sure you attend your Applicant Event, if you can. It's a great way to get a taste of life on your course and decide if we're the right place for you. Take part in subject sessions with your future lecturers and classmates and get to know our campus.

We recommend attending your Applicant Event in February as the best way to discover everything Hartpury has to offer. If you can’t make it, book our event on 7 May 2022.

If you are unable to travel to the UK, we'll share a virtual update from our academics for everything you need.

Book your Applicant Event

Book your accommodation 

March 2022: Applications open

Would you prefer to live on our beautiful rural campus, or in stylish new halls in the heart of Gloucester city, just a 15-minute bus ride away? Start considering your options now.

We guarantee Hartpury accommodation in your first year, but demand is high and we allocate rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Take a look at our accommodation now, so you're ready when applications open.

View accommodation

Apply for student finance

March/April 2022: Applications open

If you’re a UK student and have decided to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and/or Maintenance Loan, go to Student Finance England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales to get started.

View finance page

If you’re an international student, the best place to go for up-to-date information is the student funding bodies in your own country. It’s very likely that the timings and deadlines on loan and scholarship applications will differ from UK student loans, so make sure you make a note of these in your calendar. If you need further information or advice, our International team are always on-hand to support you: international@hartpury.ac.uk

Discover student life

We'll be sharing student stories with you, to give you an insight into Hartpury life inside and outside the classroom. Look out for an email popping into your inbox with more details.

Apply for a bursary

1 April 2022: Applications open

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Check to see if you're eligible and apply on our website.

View finance page

Apply for your Student visa (international students only)

If you're not a British or Irish citizen, it's very likely you'll require a visa to study in the UK. You can start applying for your student visa, six months before your start date at Hartpury in September 2022. This will give you plenty of time to get your visa approved, providing you meet the eligibility criteria. Our International team are visa experts and will be hosting a virtual webinar in April to talk you through the visa application process.

Apply for your visa

Attend your Applicant Event

7 May 2022

If you weren't able to join your Applicant Event in February, make sure you book and attend our event on 7 May.

You'll get a real feel for what it's like to study your course as you take part in subject sessions, and explore our beautiful campus and world-class facilities. It's a great opportunity to experience student life at Hartpury and decide if we're the right choice for you.

However, if you're unable to travel to the UK, we'll share a virtual update from our academics with everything you need.

Book your Applicant Event

Make your Firm choice

9 June 2022: UCAS deadline

You must make your Firm choice in UCAS (if you received all of your decisions by 19 May 2022) by this date. But you don’t have to wait. If you already know we’re the right choice, you can make us your Firm choice now. If you do, providing you meet any offer requirements, you’ll have a guaranteed place at Hartpury in September.

Accommodation is allocated

Our accommodation team will be in touch with your room allocation in June. Booking isn't open just yet (March 2022) but check our accommodation page now to take a look at your options.

View accommodation page 

Your enrolment guide

You’ll receive your enrolment guide in July in the post and via email – we’ll add a copy onto your enrolment hub too, so you can access it on the go. Packed with important information about coming to Hartpury, it includes everything from enrolment and moving in dates, to kit and book lists, packing lists, and what to expect during your Welcome and Freshers’ Week.

If you're an international student, you'll also receive a bespoke Passport to Hartpury guide with information about travelling to and joining us in the UK. It contains advice on booking flights, what to bring, arriving at Hartpury, settling in and more.

Pre-departure briefing webinar (international students only)

Join the International team in July for an interactive webinar that walks you through your journey to Hartpury. It's your opportunity to ask any questions about booking flights, arriving on campus, and starting your studies.

A-level results day

August 2022

If you're taking exams, good luck! This is when you'll get your A-level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, SQA or City and Guilds results. We hope your hard work pays off and you get the grades you want.

To congratulate you on meeting your offer requirements and enrolling with us, we’ll send you a little something in the post.

Don't fret if you don't meet your offer conditions, you may still be able to secure a place with us. Call our Admissions team on +44 (0) 1452 702333 to discuss your options.

Freshers’ Week email

Going to university is a very exciting time, but we know it can be a little bit daunting too. We’ll send you all the information you need about joining the #HartpuryFamily in advance, including final enrolment details, fun Freshers' events, and the support in place to help you settle in.

So all you need to focus on is getting involved, making friends, and most importantly, having fun.

Your enrolment

We can’t wait to welcome you onto campus for your enrolment. We’ll send you more details in July, including the date and time of your enrolment, International Welcome Week (international students only), and when you can move into Hartpury accommodation (if you’ve applied).

We’ll add these details to your enrolment hub too, so everything you need is all in one place.

Before you go

We’ll be in touch with important updates via email over the next few months, so make sure you add us to your ‘allow’ list for your email provider! We’ll also add more details to your enrolment hub, including your enrolment details, book and kit lists, moving in and what to pack, and Freshers’ and Welcome Week activities – so keep checking back.

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

*Subject to meeting the conditions of your offer.