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international student community


Join our thriving international student community

International community

Your international student journey starts at Chichester

We are an international community where you will be warmly welcomed as an individual, not just one of the crowd.

We have a long tradition of working with international students and partners.  We understand the needs of those studying away from their home countries and cultures.

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International scholarships

Financial support for your studies

The University of Chichester Global Merit Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship open to undergraduate and postgraduate offer-holders from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, and the EU/EEA. The deadline for applications for autumn 2024 entry is June 28 2024. Find out more here.

In addition, we are proud to announce that, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Chichester is offering GREAT Scholarships, each worth £10,000, across all subject areas to 3 master’s students from China, India and Thailand who will begin their studies at the University of Chichester in autumn 2024.

Find out more about GREAT scholarships at the University of Chichester here.

Hear from our students

Learn more about living and studying with us from current international students


Linjing (China)

PhD in Sustainable Business

"My name is Linjing. I'm from China. I first began studying at the University of Chichester in 2017 and completed my BA degree, then I decided to continue my education and obtained my MSc degree in 2019. And I am now a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Chichester majoring in Sustainable Business."


Isa (Nigeria)

MSc International Business

"The University of Chichester is the place to be. Chi Uni makes me feel warm, welcome and at home. Everyone here is so happy. I am living my best life here."


Nimra (Pakistan)

University of Chichester student

"My name is Nimra. I am originally from Pakistan. I love how everyone here is so kind and warm, especially the staff. Since Chichester is a small community, everyone here knows everyone, making for a very friendly environment. it is one of the most supportive places I have ever been."


Mitra (Iran)

MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

"The University of Chichester staff are supportive and they make me smile. As the University is small, it means you can access your academic department and lecturers easily!"


Shunsuke (Japan)

Exchange Student, Creative Industries

"I wanted to come to Chichester to experience living in another culture and improve my English. I have learned a lot about my own country during my studies at Chichester: I usually get asked how Japan compares with the UK. People are interested in finding out about you."


Samrat (India)

BSc in Football Coaching and Performance

"The tutors were always there to guide me whenever possible, supported me with research ideas, articles, and coaching challenges, and also found time to discuss various sporting topics, which was extremely fun. It was because of this course I was encouraged to pursue my master’s."

Courses and Study Routes

Courses and Study Routes

Explore our courses and entry routes

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Explore our range of exciting and dynamic courses and find the one that's right for you.

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International Top-Up Routes

Our International Top-Up courses develop your English language, academic, vocational and research skills as you continue your studies at Level 6 honours level.

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International Pathways

Our pathway programmes offer routes into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business and Computing at the University of Chichester.

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Pre-Sessional Programme

Learn more about our programme that focuses on the development of academic language and study skills, ready for a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

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International Short Programme Unit (ISPU)

Discover our range of customised professional training programmes across English Language Teaching, Teacher Development and School-based Leadership and Management.

Applications and Requirements

Applications and Requirements

Learn about our application process

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How to apply

See our step-by-step guide to applying for one of our courses.

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Your Country Representatives

See our list of trusted global Educational Agents who can help find the right course for you, as well as support you through the application and visa processes.

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Country Specific Entry Requirements

Find out the specific entry requirements for students from your country.

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English Language Requirements

Learn more about our English Language Requirements for International students.

Fees and Finance

Fees and Finance

Learn more about fees and finance

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are dependent on where you're from and the course you choose.

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How to Pay

Find out how tuition fees can be paid and exactly when you should pay.

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International Scholarships

Learn more about the international scholarships that are available.

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International Loans

Find out more about the International loans available to help you throughout your studies.

Study Abroad and Exchange

Study Abroad and Exchange

Broaden your horizons

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Outbound Exchanges

Learn more about our study abroad opportunities for those studying in the UK.

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Inbound Exchanges

Information for exchange students from outside of the UK who wish to study at the University of Chichester as part of a degree at their home university.

Visas and Immigration

Visas and Immigration

Find out more about what you'll need

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Do I Need a Visa?

We'll help you find the visa information that's relevant for you.

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Apply for a Student Route Visa

Learn more about applying for a Student Route Visa to study in the UK.

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Extend your Student Route Visa

Find out more about extending your existing Student Route Visa.

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Protect your Student Route Visa

Ensure that you know the duties of an individual with a Student Route Visa.

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Student Route Visa and Employment Rules

Learn more about working whilst in the UK in a Student Route Visa.

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Post-Study Work Visa Options

Find out more about your options for post-study work in the UK.

Student Support

Student Support

Here to support you

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Pre-Arrival Information

Read through our guide that gives you everything you need to know about coming to the UK to study.

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International Orientation

Learn more about our orientation events to help you get your bearings ahead of your studies.

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Student Health

While you are studying in the UK it is very important that you look after your health. Learn about the resources available to you and how to access them.

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Academic and Language Support

If English is not your first language, we offer free language support to help you with your spoken and written English.


Accommodation Advice

Learn more about your accommodation options when looking study with us here at the University of Chichester.

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Working While Studying

Find out more about the support on offer for those looking to work alongside their studies.

Contact information

Päivi Leivo & Gemma Williams - International Student Advisers

Email: international@chi.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0) 1243 812194 (Päivi) or +44 (0) 1243 81292 (Gemma)
Join our International Students' Facebook Group
Moodle page (for current students)

Contact the University of Chichester's International Team

Complete an enquiry form or schedule a virtual meeting with a member of our International team.

Book a virtual meeting here.

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