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International Frequently Asked Questions


1.       About the City of Worcester

a)      Where is Worcester located?

Worcester is located in the West Midlands. It is easily accessible by car (through a good network of motorways) and by trains.

b)      Can you tell me more about the City of Worcester?

The City of Worcester has a population of over 110,000 people.  It is a safe, medium sized city, with opportunities for part-time work and socialising.  In recent years it was ranked 8th happiest place to live and 14th most desirable place to live out of hundreds of cities and towns in the UK.

c)       Which airports are situated close to Worcester?

Birmingham Airport is the closest airport to Worcester. It takes about slightly more than an hour from the airport to get to Worcester by train. London Heathrow International Airport is about slightly more than two hours away from Worcester. Students who choose to fly to this airport can easily take trains (such as from Paddington station) to get to Worcester.

d)      To find out what current international students think of Worcester, refer to:

2.       About the University of Worcester

a)      Can you tell me more about the University of Worcester?

University of Worcester currently have over 10,000 students. We are an average size university, big enough to offer a lot of different courses, but small enough to care for each and every student. 

b)      What are the recent university’s achievements and developments?

As one of the fastest growing universities in the UK, University of Worcester has increased its reputation and modern appearance through continual expansion of its teaching and sports facilities. Also, Worcester is proud of its achievements and developments over recent years, making it a popular place to study.

For a full list of the university’s Achievements and Developments, please click on the link:

c)      Where do most of the international students come from?

The good reputation of our university and the programmes we offer is growing worldwide and has led to fast increasing numbers of students from Africa, South Asia, China and North America in particular, as well as from throughout Britain and Europe.

d)      Where can students go to learn more about student life (clubs and activities)?

Our Students’ Union is home to a variety of clubs and societies. International students are automatically part of the Students’ Union.

For information on events and activities, refer to:

e)      To see the latest video archive showing a wide range of students’ views on Worcester, please go to:

3.       Courses

a)      What are the various academic groups/institutes in Worcester?

We have six academic departments namely, Worcester Business School, Institute of Education, Institute of Health and Society, Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts, Institute of Science and the Environment and Institute of Sport and Exercise Science. 

b)      What levels of courses are offered?

We offer various courses within the various academic departments at different levels namely, Higher National Diploma (HNDs), Top-Up degrees and undergraduate degrees.

We also offer postgraduate courses at taught and research Masters programmes as well as doctorate degrees.

4.       Application

a)      When is the application period?

We accept applications at any time before the start of the academic year (which commences in September of each year). However, as we do receive a high volume of applications for limited spaces, we would strongly advise that completed applications are sent in as soon as possible.

b)      Where can I download the application form?

Click here for a copy of the application form. For further information, please refer to:

c)      What is required when submitting an application?

Please submit a completed application form together with at least two references. The application must also be accompanied by copies of existing qualifications and proof of English proficiency (if applicable). 

d)       Who can I contact if I have questions about applications from prospective students?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at should you have any questions or require any information.

5.       Finance

a)      How much are the tuition fees?

The list of the current academic year tuition fees is available here:

b)      Are there any scholarships available?

The University of Worcester does offer different types of scholarships to international students on a competitive basis.  We award International Scholarships to eligible students based on academic merit and each award is valued at £2,000.

For further information on the scholarships offered, kindly click on the link provided:

Students who have excelled in their first year of undergraduate study may also be eligible for the Academic Scholarships which is awarded solely based on academic merit and performance. The award is valued at £1,000 and the University awards up to 100 scholarships to eligible and high performing students.

c)       Are international students allowed to work?

The University offers a number of part-time jobs for its current students through a student ambassador role offering reasonable pay rates starting from £6.25 up to £7.34 per hour.

6.       Accommodation

a)      Are there guaranteed accommodation available for international students?

Our accommodation office offers a free service to help students find the right place to live.  Living in our modern, purpose-built Halls of Residence offers students the perfect opportunity to meet other students and become involved in the social life of the institution.  Students can purchase meals in the canteen or cook for themselves in the fully equipped kitchens in their self-catering flats. 

We guarantee university managed accommodation to all first year international students, as long as they apply for it before the 1st August for a September start.

b)      Where can I find out more about the available accommodation?

For a full list of accommodation available, please click on the link given below:

7.       Contact Us


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