Your Application

Applying for university as an international student is similar to the process that Home/EU students follow, but there are a few extra steps.

These include:

  • Taking an English language test
  • Applying for a visa

To understand the general steps for applying to one of courses, take a look at our How to apply pages.

Before you apply

To study on a course at the University of Gibraltar, you’ll need to meet the entry requirements listed on the course page. You’ll also need to meet our English language requirements and you may need to take an English language test.

Like Home/EU students, if you’re applying for one of our courses, you’ll need to apply through the online portal, accessed via the How to apply pages.

After you apply

We’ll review your application and decide if you meet the entry requirements. We may invite you to an interview. We’ll keep you updated about the status of your application typically by email or post.

If we accept your application, we’ll send you either an unconditional or conditional offer. Unconditional offers mean you have been accepted to study on a course without any other requirements. A conditional offer means you’ll have to give us some additional information or prove a qualification.

Before you arrive

Depending on where you’re coming from, you’ll need to apply for a visa before you arrive in Gibraltar. Take a look at the visa pages to find out more.

As part of the visa application process, you will need to submit our letter that says you’ve been accepted to study here.

Applying for accommodation

You’ll need to apply for accommodation before you arrive in Gibraltar, below is a link to the accommodation available. We’ll send you details of how to do this along with your offer letter.

When you arrive

We’ll let you know the date that you need to arrive by in your offer letter. You’ll need to make arrangements to travel to Gibraltar and get to the University of Gibraltar by this date.

When you first arrive in Gibraltar, you’ll need to go through immigration controls. To help you get through immigration as quickly and easily as possible, you should:

  1. Not arrive before the start date of your visa
  2. Make sure you’ve filled in a landing card (if required) and included details of a Gibraltar contact – this can be the university’s address or the address of a landlord
  3. Have your passport, offer letter, details of where you’ll stay and proof that you have enough money to study here ready to show immigration officers
  4. Make sure you know the conditions of your visa, when it expires, and the number of hours you are allowed to work
  5. Declare any sums of cash over £1,000 (or equivalent in your currency).

To avoid any issues at immigration, you should not:

  1. Bring counterfeit goods, firearms, weapons or indecent/obscene material with you.

After you arrive

On your first day at the University of Gibraltar, you’ll need to bring your passport and visa (as well as any certificates or documents we’ve requested) so we can make a copy for our reference.

Information and guidance

We’re here to help at every stage of the application process – from when you decide on a course, all the way to your first day at the University of Gibraltar and during your time at the university. Contact the Student Experience Office with any questions you may have.