Why study with us?

Hartpury University extends a warm welcome to students from around the world.  With students from over 33 countries studying at college including most recently, Canada, USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, Hong Kong, Malayisa, India, Mexico, Chana and Zambia as well as countries throughout the EU, we offer a lively and diverse environment for your study, supported throughout your time with us by our dedicated international team. 

From your first enquiry about studying a member of the International team will be on hand to offer you advice and guidance through the application process, from fees and choice of programme through to the visa requirements, information about accommodation and livery as well as pre-enrolment checks. 

Supporting you throughout your time with us

All our university students receive a wide range of support throughout their course, from our Student Wellbeing team who are there to help students settle in and can be called on at any time during your time, to our 24/7 wardens who ensure that all students on site are safe and secure.

On top of this, all international students have ongoing access to the international team in admissions as well as our team of Global Guides, current 2nd and 3rd year international students who are there to additional provide support and advice.

International Department

The International Office is responsible for the recruitment and initial support of students outside of the EU. This involves processing applications and issuing offers, overseas recruitment and partner institution liaison as well as providing advice and guidance on areas such as admissions criteria, visa requirements, annual fees and choice of academic programmes.

Due to the varied nature of the international office we work in close partnership with many departments in the college such as marketing, accommodation, finance, student welfare and transport as well as the academy and academic staff to ensure an enjoyable student experience.

Student exchange

Exchange programmes involve a semester or academic year of study for Hartpury students at partner institutions from Europe (through Erasmus+ exchanges) or outside or Europe (through Hartpury exchange partner institutions) or students coming to Hartpury to study. Visiting students do not pay tuition fees to Hartpury for their studies here. View the Erasmus policy statement.

Through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) you can gain credits during your studies at Hartpury which can be transferred between the different universities that you attend. One ECTS credit is the same as 2 Hartpury credits:

- 60 ECTS credits represent a full year of study (equivalent to 120 Hartpury credits)

- 30 ECTS credits represent one semester of study (equivalent to 60 Hartpury credits)

- Hartpury module codes are arranged to show Hartpury credits (Department - Module - Hartpury credits - level of study) so HKN-Z56-30-6 is worth 15 ECTS credits.

Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required assessments have been completed satisfactorily.  We cannot award official Hartpury credit for incomplete modules. 

Contact us

Email: international@hartpury.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1452 702244

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International guide

Read our international guide for in-depth information on studying at Hartpury.

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Useful documents

Read our guides if you're a parent or guardian of an international student who is looking to study with us at Hartpury.

Tuition Fees for 2018/19

The international tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are £12,000 for university courses. EU students are entitled to the subsidised university fees that are available to UK students and therefore the tuition fees for EU students joining university courses in September 2018 will be £9,250.

In addition to tuition, please note that students must also budget for accommodation, meals, and additional add ons. 

From September 2018, we're pleased to announce a series of all-inclusive fee packages for our first year International and EU University students, to enable you to pay the bulk of the add ons in advance. Details of the packages available are as follows:


EU students

Non-EU International Students


This package includes any applicable tuition fees, accommodation deposit, accommodation, all meals, linen & cutlery packs, gym membership and a transfer from the airport to Hartpury at the start of the academic year.



What you need to do: Upon acceptance of your place, you will need to submit payment of 50% of the fees. If you require a pro-forma invoice for this, please do let the International team know and they will be pleased to help. If you should require a Tier 4 student visa in order to join us, please be aware that Hartpury will only issue the CAS needed for the application once the 50% payment has been received. The remaining 50% is to be received prior to your enrolment in September.

Coming from outside the EU?

If you are coming from a country outside the European Union we look forward to welcoming you warmly to Hartpury University. Click below for up to date information about international fees, benefits and visa requirements


Coming from within the EU?

If you are coming from a country within the European Union we look forward to welcoming you warmly to Hartpury University. Click below for up to date information about the options for European students including fees and funding

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Our courses are developed with support from employers, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and qualifications that they want. From our science and performance laboratories to our extensive animal collection, our Rider Performance and Equine Therapy centres, a fully working farm and exceptional sports facilities, there are so many opportunities to get hands on and build a portfolio of ‘real world’ practical experience.

Visit us at our next open day

Our open days are designed to inform and inspire you and to help you make the right decision about your next step. You'll find out what it's like to be a student here and how we can help you develop your own unique career plan.

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Can't make an open day? 

If you are unable to make one of our open days, you can still explore the campus with our virtual tour.  You can start at various points on campus and, just like Google Street View, you can walk from one area to another, taking a look at our facilities.  There are also some useful information and videos on your way round.

Or if you are coming to the UK, but it doesn’t coincide with one of the Open Day dates, contact international@hartpury.ac.uk and we’ll arrange a special tour for you.  Please note that you may not be able to meet current students or certain members of staff if you visit outside of term times.


We work with agents from across the world, helping to place students on our undergraduate (degree) and postgraduate courses. 

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Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes

Do you want to meet new friends and gain a flavour of student life in the UK?

Our Study Abroad programme offers a unique study experience, especially designed for students enrolled at a college/university overseas.

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Upcoming Event

Hartpury Festival of Dressage

For five days each year, the Hartpury international arena is home to outstanding displays from the best in equestrian sport. The competition hosts the superstars of dressage across more than 40 dressage and para-dressage classes. In 2017, the event will run from July 5th to 9th.

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There really is no place like Hartpury

Our stunning campus is set in a 360-hectare estate just a few minutes from the city of Gloucester and close to Cheltenham. Not only will we give you a unique opportunity to study in a unique environment that’s benefited from £50million investment in recent years, you’ll become part of the very special ‘pury family’ – part of a community, part of Hartpury’s history and also a part of its future.