There is one higher education institution in Gibraltar which is the University of Gibraltar which was founded in 2015. It is a private institution which was recently founded so that students would not need to travel abroad for higher education. For more information, please refer to the official government website: https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/education.
The educational structure of Gibraltar follows the traditional path of a Bachelors, followed by a Masters, and then a Doctorate. Bachelors programs generally last three years, whereas Masters degrees usually take one to two years to complete. Doctorates take between three to six years to complete.
There is no centralized system of administration meaning that students must apply directly to the university in order to be accepted. Applicants may apply while they are still awaiting examination results. International diplomas are also accepted such as the International Baccalaureate or the Swiss Maturity.
Students from the United Kingdom, Gibraltar and the European Union pay 9’250£ per year for their Bachelors. International students must pay 12’500£ per year. For Masters students from the EU, the UK and Gibraltar, they must pay 14’500£ per year whereas international students are required to pay 16’500£ per year. Doctoral students pay 6’100£ whereas international students are required to pay 13’300£ per year to study in Gibraltar. Students may apply for loans from the British government.
Information for International Students
International students from outside the European Union are required to acquire a student visa. Moreover, the language of instruction is English meaning that non-native speakers of English are necessitated to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL test to prove their proficiency of the English language. International students are given priority when applying for student accommodation, especially in first year. However, in second year, students may be helped by the university to find their own private accommodation. Moreover, some European students are eligible to apply for scholarships or bursaries from the British government.