Welcome to Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt

Sparsholt is one of the leading providers of courses for the land and environment in the UK, with a history spanning more than 100 years, offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and a wide range of further education vocational courses.

Our learning, teaching and assessment strategy places the student at the centre of the entire journey at Sparsholt. We provide all applicants with independent advice and pride ourselves on the levels of support that genuinely extends equality of opportunity to all students. The highest standards of academic learning ensures that all our students are empowered, stretched and challenged so they achieve their personal best and meet curriculum requirements.

Our Foundation degree, Honours Degree and Masters degree courses are validated by the University of Portsmouth ranked in the top 2% of world universities. The College has achieved high ratings from the government (QAA and Ofsted) for the quality of its Further and Higher Education courses and has an excellent reputation with employers and industry bodies and from the National Student Satisfaction survey where we have one of the highest levels of student satisfaction ratings for colleges and Universities of our type in the country. Our staff are experts in their chosen field with published research and high media profiles.

Sparsholt is located close to the historic town of Winchester and has easy links to Central London and its major airports.

University Centre Sparsholt welcomes applications from international students and has helped students from over 30 countries live and study here.


If you are not a UK or Irish national and do not have ‘settled status’, you may need a Student Visa to study in the UK. Sparsholt College holds a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence and can sponsor a small number of successful applicants who will be studying on a Level 3 Diploma or Degree.


For further information on the Student Visa, eligibility and application please see


For more general information about studying in the UK, we recommend visiting www.ukcisa.org.uk/.


Course Entry requirements

Our undergraduate FdSc and BSc courses require you have completed a course in a relevant subject, science or life science, that is equivalent to an International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 24 points.


Our postgraduate MSc courses require you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, science or life science, that is equivalent to a lower second class degree (2.2) or above.


We have outlined some of the entry requirements of countries from which we have received application. This list is not exhaustive, and we will accept other overseas qualifications. Tconfirm if your current qualifications might meet our requirements, please email degrees@sparsholt.ac.uk.

early morning mist by the paddocks


The campus is set in 176 hectares (437acres) of rolling chalk downland where the college main farm is livestock and arable farming but where total farming activities extend to a total area of 257 hectares (636 acres).

Sparsholt College has enviable facilities with its own fully functioning commercial farm and a nationally renowned Animal Management and Veterinary Centre, National Aquatics Training Centre, Equine Centre including Rider Performance Study  and diverse natural habitats for research and scientific observation work in connection with conservation and wildlife management. We are also developing a range of sustainable energy technologies as part of an expanding new curriculum based around anaerobic digestion of crops and grasses, wood fuels and wind energy.

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We will be delighted to welcome you to study at Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt and if you have any queries or questions get in touch by emailing degree-enquires@sparsholt.ac.uk