Harper Adams University

Edgmond, England


Harper Adams University (previously known as Harper Adams College) is a public university located close to the village of Edgmond, near Newport, in Shropshire, UK. Established in 1901, the university is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector. The university provides more than 50 foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to students from over 30 countries. The university is set within a 550 hectare (1360 acre) working farm. Harper Adams College was founded in 1901 under leadership of Principal Headworth Foulkes (1901-1922) after Thomas Harper Adams, a wealthy Shropshire gentleman farmer who has died in 1892, bequeathed the estate. The College had just six students. In 1909 a specialist poultry husbandry was created. Undergraduate courses are offered via 11 academic departments: Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Applied Biology, Business and Agri-Food, Countryside, Environment, Wildlife and Geography, Engineering, Food Science, Technology and Innovation, Real Estate, Property and Land Management, Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Physiotherapy and Zoology.

48 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1901
Size Medium
5,410 Students


3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 10,400
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Merit Based


CLAAS Scholarship
Total Worth £3,000
Eligibility and Requirements The CLAAS UK Scholarship is open to all Year 2 Engineering students at Harper Adams University who are due to go on placement in Year 3.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline November 28
Marshal Papworth Scholarship
Total Worth £23,350
Eligibility and Requirements Candidates must have a minimum of a distinction/2.1 honours degree and relevant field experience.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline February 28
Other Details The Marshal Papworth scholarship helps talented individuals from developing countries to grow themselves out of hunger so that they and their fellow countrymen benefit from a more sustainable future.
Velcourt Scholarship
Total Worth £4,500
Eligibility and Requirements This is a competitive award which will be evaluated on the merit of the submitted application, academic achievements to date and interview.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline November 16
Other Details The Velcourt Scholarship is open to all 2nd year BSc and 1st year FdSc students studying Agriculture at Harper Adams University, who are interested in a career with Velcourt as a Farm Manager (Arable or Dairy Management).