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Additional Costs

As a University of Chichester student you will be provided with many things to support you but there may be additional costs which you may encounter whilst studying. The information below will help you understand our provision and what else you need to budget for.

What you can expect from us

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of support and services:

  • Materials for laboratory and field-based teaching activity;
  • A range of student services – advisors, help desks, counsellors, placement support and careers service;
  • The general Library services are free for students and our e-resources are available wherever you are.  However, you may become liable for fines if you don't return items on time;
  • Open access IT spaces, wi-fi across the campuses and in the halls of residence, AV equipment to borrow;
  • Access to support from our Careers Service;
  • Disability and additional learning support;
  • The Language Centre to help you develop/improve foreign or English language skills;
  • 24 hours a day security team.

Costs of living and other expenses you may need to consider

  • Accommodation and living costs;
  • Text books (but do remember that our library is stocked with a large range of text books for all courses, as well as online resources such as industry journals, free of charge);
  • General stationery and other supplies such as presentation materials;
  • Photocopying and printing (note: a hard copy of each assessment to be submitted is required);
  • The library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service - we pass this cost on directly to our customers;
  • Travel to, from and between campuses (note that the U7 and Number 50 bus services offer a subsided travel rate);
  • Gym membership: check out our student membership packages, sports events, varsity teams, information about our new facilities and more on the Sport webpages;
  • Dance / Theatre passes – these provide discounted entry to a range of performances;
  • Field Trips / Educational Visits – these are optional and do not have to be undertaken to complete the programme. Students make a contribution towards the cost (e.g. travel, sometimes accommodation);
  • If you require a Diagnostic Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, the University may be able to assist you arrange this. You will be required to pay towards this assessment, although some financial assistance may be possible from the University Support Fund. Further information is available from the Disability and Dyslexia Service, please email
  • Graduation: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Graduands must wear academic dress. Academic dress, guest tickets and photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Financial help available from the University

We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to students who are beginning their studies at Chichester.

Take a look at our budgeting and money advice.