University of Chester - Gateway House, Chester

80 Northgate St, Chester, North West, United Kingdom | Public University | Established 1839

About us

With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, The University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for international students.

The university is one of the oldest higher education providers in the United Kingdom having recently celebrated its 180th year of teaching, starting off as a teacher training college back in 1839. Originally based on one campus in Chester, the university now offers more than 200 single and combined honour’s programmes across a number of specialist sites in Chester, Shrewsbury and Warrington. Courses have an emphasis on practical learning to enhance prospects via industry placements or overseas opportunities, ranging from five-weeks to one-year.

Following more than 41,000 student reviews across 150 UK Universities, the University of Chester finished second in the best for international students' category at the 2020 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This national recognition, voted for by current international students, is testament to the university’s commitment to providing international students with the very best experience and support.

Why University of Chester - Gateway House, Chester?

  • Location: Chester is a modern and compact city that is also rich in history and culture. One of eight world-famous British Heritage cities, Chester welcomes over eight million tourists each year. Ideally placed in the North West of England, it is less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, just a two-hour direct train journey to London and close to both the beautiful Welsh coast and mountains.
  • Centre for Foundation Studies: Chester’s Foundation Years are designed with the next level of study in mind. They develop their curriculum to ensure there is alignment with the modules and topics that students will study after completing their Foundation Year. Teaching, learning and assessment methods reflect those that students will experience throughout their degree. In addition, they work closely with University faculties to ensure a smooth transition for students from Foundation Year to the next year.
  • Award Winning City: The city of Chester has received countless awards including: Safest City Based University in North West England (Complete University Guide 2019); Top 10 City in the UK (The Telegraph 2018); Second Most Student-Friendly City in the UK (The Sun 2019)


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