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International Applications

Applications - EU students

Full-time undergraduate study:

Applications for full-time undergraduate courses starting in September 2017 should be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You are permitted to choose up to five course/institution choices, however we would encourage all applicants to research course content carefully before making final choices. Further guidance about how to apply and write your personal statement can be found on the UCAS website. 

The UCAS application fee is £12 for one course or £23 for up to five choices.

The University of Suffolk Institution Code is S82; UCAS Course and Campus codes can be found on the individual course pages.

You should aim to submit your application by the UCAS equal consideration deadline on 15 January 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered at the discretion of the University of Suffolk and may depend on the popularity of your chosen course. An up to date list of current vacancies is available on the UCAS website.

Part-time undergraduate study:

Applications for undergraduate part-time study can be made through the Part-time Application Form. Please ensure that you complete the form as fully and accurately as possible, and ensure that you upload any educational certificates, references or ID documents before you press submit. This will ensure that the Admissions Office can process your application as smoothly as possible. Many University of Suffolk undergraduate courses are offered on a part-time basis, offering a more flexible approach to learning, allowing you to complete your studies over a longer period of time.

Postgraduate Taught study:

Applications for postgraduate study (including the PGCE Lifelong Learning) can be made directly to the University of Suffolk using the Postgraduate Application Form. Please note that if you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you are only permitted to study your postgraduate degree on a full-time basis

Students wanting to apply for the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programmes must apply through the Teacher Training application form on UCAS. Please visit the Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training website for more information.


Applications - Non-EU students

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you are only permitted to study for your degree on a full-time basis. Applications may be submitted using the International Application Form, ensuring that you complete all sections as fully and accurately as possible. You should upload copies of your passport or other ID documentation, any previous visas from the UK, as well as copies of your educational certificates, references and any other documents to support your application. 

Some of our courses may require an interview or additional admissions tests. Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions Office will inform you of any additional requirements for your chosen course. All applicants for Art and Design based courses will be required to submit an electronic portfolio prior to a Skype or telephone interview. If you are unsure as to whether there are any additional requirements for your chosen, please contact the Admissions Office.


Application Deadlines - Tier 4 students 2017 entry

  Tier 4 Applicants living Overseas Tier 4 Applicants living in the UK
Deadline to receive applications  Final date to issue CAS  Latest arrival date Deadline to receive applications Final date to issue CAS Latest arrival date
Undergraduate  04-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 09-Oct-17 11-Sep-17 25-Sep-17 09-Oct-17
2 weeks before Induction First day of Induction 2 weeks after teaching starts 1 week before Induction First day of teaching 2 weeks after teaching starts
Postgraduate 11-Sep-17 25-Sep-17 16-Oct-17 25-Sep-17 02-Oct-17 16-Oct-17
3 weeks before teaching starts 1 week before teaching starts 2 weeks after teaching starts 1 week before teaching starts First day of teaching 2 weeks after teaching starts

MPhil/PhD Applications

The University of Suffolk is pleased to offer suitable applicants the opportunity to study at Postgraduate Research level in a wide range of subject areas including Leadership and Enterprise, Social Science and Health Services Research. To make an inquiry or for further information on the application process please visit the Graduate School pages. Should you wish to contact the Graduate School directly please email