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University of Suffolk

Check whether the University of Suffolk is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk was awarded university status in 2016, making it is one of the newest institutions in the UK. It’s a public university located across four campuses in the English county of Suffolk, and one in neighboring Norfolk. The main campus is in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional subjects like English and history, as well as niche areas like cyber security and computer games. It is made up of six schools: art, design and humanities, health sciences, law and social sciences, psychology and education, business, and science technology and engineering.

On-campus accommodation at Athena Hall has views of the waterfront, and is a popular choice among Suffolk students. It is close to local shops and amenities, and the town center is within a 10-minute walk. Athena Hall offers nearly 600 bed spaces in a mixture of cluster flats and studio rooms.

Why study at Suffolk University?

  • Highly ranked

    Ranked 25th in the UK for University of the Year (WhatUni Awards 2019)

  • Employability

    94% of graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduation

Life as an international student

As an international student at Suffolk, you can go to the Department of Student Services for any information, advice or guidance you need while you’re studying. They hold a wide variety of specialist events throughout the academic year, such as workshops, employer talks and fairs.

The University of Suffolk Students’ Union is a student-led organisation that delivers sports, societies, events and much more. Getting involved in one of their many societies, or attending events is a great way to help you meet new people and settle into life at Suffolk.

Suffolk itself offers a variety of attractions to international students, including bustling towns, beautiful countryside and beaches, all within easy reach of London.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s 5
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

The University of Suffolk offers high quality higher education at affordable prices. It also offers a range of scholarships for international students wishing to enrol on undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Undergraduate Scholarships - £1,500 to all international fee paying students. Postgraduate Scholarships - £1,000 Postgraduate Scholarships - only eight (8) £2,000 awards for the MBA program


University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ

Suffolk is a county steeped in history, with beautiful scenery, world famous beaches and a glorious coastline, all within easy reach of London.

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Visa requirements for the University of Suffolk

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements