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How to Apply

Chichester will consider certificated learning equivalent UK qualifications from Europe and around the world.

We accept School Leaving / University Entrance qualifications from across the European Union (including the Abitur, Apolytirion, Diploma di Maturita, French Baccalaureate and Studentexamen) and from around the world.

Take a look at the entry requirements and check the course start dates.

Most of courses require you to apply through UCAS, but it will depend on your course. To find out about your course of interest use our course search, all the information about the course and how to apply can be found on the course pages.

Contact our Admissions Office
(+44) 1243 816002

English Language Requirements

For more information, including details of our Pre-sessional programme and our free in-house testing service, please see our entry requirements page.


  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate at grade C or above, or IELTS with an overall mark of 6.0 (Cambridge English score 169 to 175).
  • For undergraduate programmes combined with International English Studies, the entry criteria is IELTS 5.5 (Cambridge English Scale score of 162 to 168) and for our Business and Dance Top Up Programmes.
  • All four language proficiency components (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) must be at least at the level of IELTS 5.5.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will need an approved test in English.


  • IELTS 6.5 (Cambridge English Scale score 176 to 184)

Undergraduate applications

You can apply for up to five different degree courses at up to five different institutions through UCAS (the national Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Your application is sent to all five universities at the same time.

Each course has a UCAS code that you will find on our Course pages or in our prospectus. You will need to know the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for when you make your application. The UCAS code for the University of Chichester is (CHICH) C58.

For UCAS application deadlines please refer to the UCAS website.

Need further information or guidance on applying?

Contact our Admissions team on +44 (0)1243 816002 or email

Postgraduate applications

If you are applying for a taught postgraduate course you need to apply directly to the university. Please complete the International Application Form.

International applicants need IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) for all programmes (apart from our MSc International Business for which you can join our Pre-master's programme at IELTS 5.5).

What you will need to provide:

You will need to include the following documents:

  1. Personal Statement – A written piece of about yourself; why you have chosen the course you are applying for, and why you want to come to the University of Chichester
  2. Copies of Qualifications to date – Translated into English
  3. Proof of English Language Level – If English is not your first language
  4. Two academic references
  5. For a Music course we will need a DVD of a musical performance for 5 minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English.
  6. For Dance we need a web link of two performances, one of which should be contemporary and at least three minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English. 

When you have all of the above documents, please post to:

International Admissions, University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, United Kingdom.

What happens to your application form?

When your application is received by the Admissions Department, the Admissions Tutor for your chosen subject will consider your application. We aim to reply to you within two weeks.

You will then be sent one of the following letters:

  • Conditional Offer – if you have not yet met all the entry requirements. The conditions may be academic, for example the successful completion of a current course of study or obtaining a particular IELTS score. 
  • Unconditional Offer – if you meet all the entry requirements

Need further information or guidance on applying?

Contact our Admissions team on +44 (0)1243 816002 or email

Research applications

International applicants need IELTS 7.0 (with no element less than 6.5)

Applicants for research degrees (MPhil or PhD) should discuss their research interests initially with a potential academic supervisor who may be approached directly, through the Research Office or the Director of Research.

Please see How to Apply under the our Research web pages for further details.

Accepting an offer of a place

If you wish to accept an offer from the University of Chichester, you will be expected to pay tuition fee deposit of £2,000 before a UKVI Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will be issued to you.

The deposit will be refunded, in full, if the University withdraws the programme.

Otherwise, the deposit will only be refunded, minus a £250 administration charge, if the applicant provides written evidence of being refused a visa to join the programme, through no fault of his or her own. Where the applicant has not disclosed relevant previous study, or does not have sufficient funds in the bank account for the relevant period, are examples of where it would be deemed the applicant's responsibility for not securing a visa.