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How to Apply

The University of Chichester will consider certificated qualifications deemed equivalent to UK qualifications from Europe and around the world.

Take a look at the Country specific entry requirements and the English language requirements.

If you have any further questions regarding your international qualifications, please contact us at

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 our online application form.  

International applicants need IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) for most postgraduate programmes.

(You can join our Pre-Master's programme with IELTS 5.5 and progress to MSc International Business. Social Work and PGCE programmes require IELTS 7.0).

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 any of the above documents, you can email copies directly to stating your student number.

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.

If your application is successful, you will be sent one of the following offers via email:

  • 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.