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Your next steps depend on what type of degree/studies you are coming to do at the University of Chichester.

Please be assured that whichever category you belong to, the International Student Advisory Service can help you if you have any questions about studying and living in the UK and are happy to provide immigration advice if you require a visa to come to the UK.

Contact details:

Paivi Leivo & Jane Smith     

Tel: 01243 812146 (International: +44 1243 812146) | Email:

Write to:

International Student Advisory Service University of Chichester, Room G14, LRC Annexe, Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1HR, UK

Orientation for September 2020

What is the date?

Friday 11 September 2020

Where can I find the orientation programme?

  • Download the International and EU Orientation programme (available in February 2020)
  • Download the welcome letter (available in February 2020)

Where is the Orientation event held?

To be confirmed. 

Do I have to attend the orientation event?

Attendance at the orientation is seen as part of your programme of study. If there is any reason you think you may not be able to attend please email as soon as possible to inform us.

How do I book a place?

You can confirm your place now via our online booking form (this will open in May 2020)

When should I arrive?

You should arrive at least at least 1 day before the Orientation event.

How will I get to the University?

Information on travelling in the UK can be found in our pre-arrival handbook.

What about accommodation arrangements?

If you have booked for your accommodation at the University, your will need to email the accommodation office in order to request your room to be available earlier so that you can take part in the International & EU Orientation event. They would be happy to help you with this.

Free bedding pack for international students: Make sure you email to ask for your bedding pack if you do not wish to bring your duvet, sheets, towels and pillows with you.


Erasmus and International Exchange Programmes

If you are an Erasmus or international exchange student you should remain in contact with our Exchange team and your programme coordinator at your home institution to make sure that everything is in place for your arrival. The International Student Advisers will invite you to our International Orientation event which will be held a couple of days before the start or your lectures/seminars. 

You can contact the International student advisers with any questions you may have about pre-arrival, orientation and life in the UK.


International Short Programme Courses

If you are coming to the University on a short course please remain in contact with the International Short Programme Unit (ISPU). The staff at ISPU will make sure that all the arrangements are made for your arrival. You must check if you need a visa to study in the UK and what type of visa would be best for your situation.

If you are coming on an International Short Course, your sponsor may decide what type of accommodation will be offered to you.

Please have a look at our Pre-arrival booklet - the booklet is designed to help our you with questions you may have before coming to the UK. 

Pre-Sessional Summer Programme

If you are coming to the University to study on our Pre-Sessional English programme during the summer please remain in contact with the International English Studies department. The IES staff will contact you directly regarding arrival arrangements. You can also check the pre-sessional course website for the latest information on the course, accommodation, visas and pre-arrival. 

Postgraduate Research Students (MPhil/PhD)

If you are coming to the University as a postgraduate research student you should remain in contact with our Postgraduate Support Team and your main supervisor to make sure that you are making all the necessary arrangements for your time of study. 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate (MA/MSc) Degree Students

You will be invited to our international orientation event on 11th September 2020 (please see programmes under the orientation sections). 

 If you are unsure, please contact the international student advisers ( at the University.

To help you understand the different stages of the application process, please have a look at what to do at conditional and unconditional offer stages.

I have a conditional offer – what do I need to do next?

EU/EEA/Swiss applicants

If you have been assessed as having “Home Fees” status and have received a conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree then you need to refer to any instructions mentioned in your offer letter. Having a conditional offer means that the University requires further evidence e.g. you might be asked for your previous qualifications, proof of English language level or references.

When we have received any requested certificates or references, your place at University of Chichester is confirmed. 

International (Non EEA) Applicants

If you have been assessed as having “International Fees” status and have received a conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, it means that the University requires further evidence and the following applies to you:

To confirm your place at the University, please send: 

  • A deposit of £2,000 towards tuition fees (payment methods)

  • Any additional certificates/references stated as conditions in your offer letter. 

When we have received your deposit and any requested certificates or references, your place at University of Chichester is confirmed. Some International Applicants (non-UK/non-EU) may have a right to “Home Fees” status. To find out about the fee status rules please visit the UKCISA website.

I have an unconditional offer - what do I need to do next?

Having an unconditional offer means that the University does not require further evidence from you to prove that you meet the entry criteria. If you have not yet done so, you should formally accept your place. You will be invited to  attend one of our international & EU Orientation events in September. Please see the programmes and dates under the orientation section above. The Applicant Information Portal on our Website displays all the information that is relevant to you. You just have to enter your applicant number and date of birth, then you can view information about all correspondence sent to you. Your Orientation Programme, Induction & Registration timetables etc. will be available on the Portal before the start of the term. We suggest you access this portal regularly to help you prepare for your studies at the University of Chichester.

Postgraduate (MA/MSc) Degree Students Starting in January 2021

We will meet you at your departmental induction day and we will write to you to welcome you before you start your studies. Our induction talk will cover topics relating to BRP collections, Tier 4 responsibilities and regulations, the EU settlement scheme, Police Registration, banking in the UK, registering with a doctor (GP), student support & wellbeing services etc. If you have any questions please email us at