Opening a bank account

If you are looking to open a bank account here in Ipswich, there is a wide array of choice as an international student.

There is a non-exhaustive list of the banks based in Ipswich and a list of eligibility requirements to open an account. 

Once you are here our Student Life team offer a range of money-advice services that will help you manage your finances and funding whilst studying.

Our team can offer one-to-one appointments with a student finance adviser - make an appointment if you need support managing your money.

We are also partnered with Blackbullion, which offers financial guidance on their online platform.

All Suffolk students can access Blackbullion for free, and it is a great aid for students in all things related to student finance and budgeting.

Blackbullion has specific modules and advice for international students so you should find this really useful.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships for international students joining us in the 2023/24 academic year. Learn more about the awards we have on offer this year by visiting our International Scholarships page.