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Your offer to study

By making you an offer, we know that you are right for us. We realise that going to University is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make so we want you to be sure that being part of the University of Suffolk community is right for you.

Your offer will set out the academic and non-academic conditions required via UCAS and/or your offer letter and email so you know exactly what you need to do to be able to enrol on your chosen course. Make sure you read these carefully and contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 If you have any questions.

Whatever offer you receive, it is important that you are fully prepared for studying at higher education level. Pushing yourself to achieve the best you can will help you at University and beyond:

  • Achieving in your Level 3 qualifications (A Level, BTEC, Access etc) will ensure you have excellent transferable skills required to be successful at University, these include but aren’t limited to time management, essay writing techniques, prioritisation and research skills
  • If you’re studying a subject that you wish to take forward at higher education level, your level 3 qualifications will form the basis of the basic subject knowledge required
  • When you complete your degree, future employers will likely ask for the grades achieved at GCSE and A Level standard and consider these as part of a selection process

If you have not visited us already, attend an Open Event to find out more about your chosen course, meet the course team and tour the University. To find out more about finance options, as well as any bursaries or scholarships you could be eligible for please check our Student Finance pages.

The University of Suffolk makes a range of offers to applicants depending on their individual circumstances and academic profile. We believe that the offer we make to you reflects our belief in your ability to be successful in higher education. Depending on your application, we will make you one of three types of offers:

Conditional Offer

If you are currently studying towards qualifications that could meet our academic entry requirements, and your predicted grades do not meet the published entry requirements, or you do not have the grades already we will make you a conditional offer.

A conditional offer asks that you achieve a minimum number of tariff points, or minimum grade in your qualification(s). If you receive your results and find that you have not quite met the conditions of your offer do not worry – we will review your application on an individual basis and may still be able to accept you based on the grades achieved, and the course that you are applying for. Your offer may also include non-academic conditions such as references, placement hours, and occupational health or DBS requirements.

Receiving a conditional offer demonstrates that we believe you have the potential to be successful at the University of Suffolk.

Unconditional Offer

If you have already completed your qualifications, and meet our academic entry requirements, and/or apply as a mature applicant and demonstrate other skills and experience that may demonstrate your suitability for higher education we will make you an unconditional offer.  

This will be based upon the information provided in your application, and you will therefore need to provide evidence of the qualifications you have listed to confirm these.

Pre-Qualification Unconditional Offer

If you are currently studying towards qualifications that could meet our academic entry requirements, we may make you a pre-qualification unconditional offer.

The University of Suffolk awards these offers based upon academic potential, and an assessment of some factors, which may prove to be a barrier to higher education

A pre-qualification unconditional offer is not conditional on any academic conditions, but may include non-academic conditions such as references, placement hours, and occupational health or DBS requirements.

To be eligible for a pre-qualification unconditional offer, applicants must:

  • Have predicted grades that meet or exceed the published UCAS Tariff entry requirements, including any subject specific requirements
  • Hold GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above, and any relevant additional GCSE requirements as specified on the course page
  • Demonstrate commitment and motivation to study in higher education through the personal statement and reference
  • For Arts & Health courses, be successful at portfolio review/interview

The University of Suffolk was created to raise aspirations and increase HE participation across the region, and we are committed to increasing access to higher education, particularly for those from under-represented backgrounds.  

Applicants from the below groups will be made unconditional offers based upon predicted grades of 1 A Level grade lower than published entry requirements (i.e. 96 UCAS Tariff points for a course with published entry requirements of 112 UCAS Tariff points) alongside GCSE, and Portfolio/Interview requirements:

  • Care Leavers

As with conditional offers, our pre-qualification unconditional offer demonstrates our belief that you have the potential to be successful at the University of Suffolk. To show our commitment to you, this type of offer is available whether you pick us as your firm or insurance choice.