Global Education

University of Winchester

An HPU Exchange Program
Winchester, England

The University of Winchester has been noted by the Times Higher Education for “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development” and “Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.”  Each term the University of Winchester welcomes 5,800+ full and part-time students with 350+ international students from 30 countries. The University has been subject to regular quality audits from the Quality Assurance Agency which has again affirmed its confidence in their standards and the quality of their academic provision. The auditors praised the quality of the international student experience at Winchester. In 2011 Winchester achieved a five-star rating for “Excellence” from the British Quality Foundation. Five stars is the highest level of achievement and the University of Winchester was the first university in the UK to win this rating.

The city of Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK.  It is located at the center of southern England and is just one hour away from London by train.

Winchester was the ancient capital chosen by King Alfred the Great as the seat of power for his Kingdom of Wessex. William the Conqueror later commissioned the monks of Winchester to write his famous Domesday Book which was housed in the King’s castle. Now only the Great Hall remains of the Castle and in it is the Round Table of the mythical King Arthur. Winchester is also the resting place of novelist Jane Austen, who is buried in the Cathedral. The Cathedral makes an impressive venue for University graduation ceremonies. Today, Winchester is a small and bustling city, with a population of around 45,000. It is a safe environment and an ideal place to study. All local amenities are easily accessible on foot from University.

Winchester has a number of theatres, including the beautifully refurbished Theatre Royal. The Guildhall is a venue for frequent concerts, recitals, and shows. A full calendar of social events includes the famous Hat Fair and Folk Festival.

Winchester boasts a wide selection of pubs and restaurants, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. The River Park Leisure Centre, which includes a swimming pool and health suite, is close at hand and offers student discounts.

Top 3 Reasons to study here:

  1. A diverse range of courses across multiple disciplines.
  2. Active Students Union with 25 sports teams and a wide range of societies, new and well-equipped IT centers, sports facilities, extensive modern library and purpose-built new University Centre.
  3. Winchester is very well placed for travel to other parts of the country and to mainland Europe.


Quick Facts

Location: Winchester, England (population: 116,000)

University: University of Winchester (students: 5,800)

Terms available: 

  • Fall (September – December)
  • Spring (January – April)

Minimum Application Requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of Winchester website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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