Winchester is one of the UK’s highest-ranked, most beautiful cities. The university welcomes students onto a wide range of programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, and through to Research. International students enjoy studying at the University of Winchester; the teaching style allows them to realize their full potential. Many take part-time jobs whilst here and go on to work in Winchester and beyond after they’ve finished their studies. The shopping is excellent too!

The university's policy of strong academic support and small group culture means that all their students are treated as individuals, and have the opportunity to thrive in an environment that is supportive, academic and welcoming.

With a history dating back to 1840, yet with some of the most modern teaching facilities in the UK, the University of Winchester is home to some 1000 International students from 50 countries. International students live and study with UK students, giving all the students the chance to make friends and experience international cultures from Albania to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between.

Innovative and forward-thinking learning and teaching with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines.

A great location in Hampshire in the ancient cathedral city of Winchester, which is one hour away from London:

  • An attractive campus situated within walking distance of the city center
  • Great sports facilities, including the Winchester Sports Stadium
  • A safe and supportive community with an informal culture


The University of Winchester has a long and well-established track record for providing high-quality education. It is a small university of around 9,000 students studying at both undergraduate and graduate-level on a wide range of program. Study is available in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Sports, Education, Health and Wellbeing.


The University of Winchester has a strong track record of students gaining employment after graduation. More than 91% of Winchester graduates are employed or undertaking further study six months after graduating.


Students enjoy studying in a university that has been able to retain a genuine sense of community. Staff are friendly, approachable and committed to providing students with a quality education experience. They pride themselves on offering international students a high degree of individual attention from application to graduation, including accommodation, welfare and language support.


Guaranteed high-quality campus accommodation for all international students for the duration of their time at Winchester.


The campus is delightfully situated on a wooded hillside overlooking the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester. The campus enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and is just a 10-minute walk into the city center.


The University of Winchester boasts an extensive modern library, new and well-equipped IT centers, active Student Union and great sports facilities. The University Center is a new flagship building and provides a number of key social facilities for the whole university community. It includes a 1,200 venue space complete with bars and cinema, a range of catering facilities, bookshop, supermarket and internet cafe.

If you are interested in studying at the University of Winchester, please get in touch with one of our Across the Pond Advisors today.


Student Population:  about 9,000

City Population: approximately 50,000

Date of Establishment: 1840

Location: Winchester, England; the campus is within walking distance from city center; 1 hour from London

Centers of Excellence: History, Performing Arts, Education, Communications & Media

Fun Fact: 

  • Colin Firth was an honorary degree recipient from the University of Winchester at the 2007 Graduation Ceremonies.
  • Bill Bryson was recognised for his achievements with Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winchester during the 2016 Graduation.  


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.

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