Key information about Worcester

Total student population: 11,000+

International student population: 900 students (EU and Non-EU)

Entry Requirements

Please use the information below as a guide. Other qualifications, such as work experience, may also be taken into consideration in addition to the requirements listed below and all applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation (FdA/FdSc) courses may ask for a lower grade and some specialist BA/BSc courses may have a higher requirement. Specific course requirements can be found on individual course pages.

Candidates with other qualifications should contact the International Recruitment Office with full details on, in order to check their eligibility.

Undergraduate (courses requiring a UCAS tariff range of 96-112)Postgraduate

Pass the Ylioppilastutkinto / studentexamen with an overall score of 4 (C or cum laude approbatur) or above, with a 6 ( M or Eximia cum laude approbatur) in English or a minimum IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent.

Other equivalent English qualifications will be considered.

Pass the Polytechnic, Lower academic or long cycle degree with a minimum of 2 (3 point scale) or 3 (5 point scale), with a minimum IELTS of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent.

Other equivalent English qualifications will be considered.

Local representatives


Local representatives

For specific information about Worcester representatives in your region please contact:

International Centre
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 855146

Student views

Please read what some of our current Finnish students are saying about Worcester.

Hari Hakala from Finland

Business Management BA (Hons)

When I came to University of Worcester, I did not believe the opportunities and uniqueness, which this university has given to me regarding studying and other extracurricular activities.

I start my undergraduate business management 3 years ago. During that time I was amazed that the tutors who taught, where people who had real life experience in the area that they taught. They did not only teach us academically, but also by putting us it to real life situations to solve.

I have also achieved a Worcester award certificate that shows the extra work that I have put to develop myself.

Moreover, after 2 years of studying, I took the opportunity to do a work placement to test the skills that I had learned, in real business environment at Worcester Bosch. Getting to placement position was relatively challenging, but with good range of helpful workshops and skilled staff, I was well prepared.

For the social side, the University offers a range of good opportunity to develop future employability and extracurricular activities. I have been elected SU International officer 2 years in a row and I have had chance to help other students. During that time, I started an International Committee with other students who had the same willingness to help others. Now we are working with Students’ Union and International Office to improve the student experience for international students.

My advice would be that studying is important, but if you manage to do something extra on the side, that will develop yourself and will look good for your future career.

Coming to this University was a right choice for me, because it has given me more than the opportunity to study.

Sara Marsalo from Finland

Hi, my name is Sara and I am from Nummela, Finland. I studied Art & Design at the University of Worcester and I absolutely loved my course.    

I came to University of Worcester as I struggled to find a course at home that would offer what UoW Art & Design course offered.

In Finland students are used to studying independently and I enjoyed that I could continue my independent learning style during my course, although whenever I needed support it was always there. My lecturers were amazing - patient and always happy to help you with artwork or assignment writing. I have heard from my friends who study in other universities that they have to wait weeks to get a response from their lecturer whereas I could go and knock their office door and speak with them straightaway face to face.

City of Worcester is extremely student friendly. You can walk or bike anywhere, student discounts are available in almost every shop, nightclubs and bars do cheap student nights, library has plenty of study areas and students are everywhere so making friends is not an issue.  

It is so hard to explain how special University of Worcester is, you just have to experience it yourself.