University Guide

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is located in the heart of West Sussex. Although the main campus of the University of Chichester has been associated with higher education for over 130 years, it was not until 2005 that the university was established as it is known today. The University of Chichester has campuses in the city of Chichester and in Bognor Regis, and the university itself has over 5,000 students.

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University of Chichester

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Chichester.

  • Rankings

    The University of Chichester is ranked by the Guardian League tables as 29th out of 121 universities in the UK. Additionally, Chichester was named the UK's 25th-best university by the 2021 National Student Survey, based on high-satisfaction rates.

  • Employability

    96.5% of graduates from the University of Chichester are either in employment or further education 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    For UK students the fees are £9,250 and for international students the fees are £14,050 but may increase depending on course specific requirements.

  • Bursaries

    Find information regarding the scholarships offered at the University of Chichester here. Find information regarding bursaries here.


The University of Chichester guarantees accommodation for all first-year students, including those who go through clearing. The university has a range of accommodation available, including catered, self-catered, en-suite and shared bathroom options. Prices range from £117.17 per week to £170.73 per week. The university has 15 different university halls located at its Chichester Campus and two university halls at the Bognor Regis campus. Find out more about the accommodation available here.

Students' Union

The University of Chichester Students’ Union provides a range of services to students to help support them during their time at university. It is the aim of the Students’ Union to support all students within the student body and have a positive impact on their university experience. The students Union is run by two full time officers and 11 part time officers, elected by the student body. The Students’ Union runs a range of societies that students are welcome to join.

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University of Chichester Students' Union
University of Chichester Students' Union

Famous for

Due to the activism of Louisa Hubbard after the Elementary Education act in 1870, the campus, that the university uses today, was an influential training institute for women teachers.


The university was recently ranked highly by the Times and the Sunday Times, ranking 46th out of the 135 institutions that were assessed. This comes just after the university was ranked as 29th best university in the UK by the Guardian University guide. Academics at the university are pleased that the university has been recognised for its hard work.

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