University Guide

University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft is most commonly known as The University of Suffolk! It operates over five sites, but has its centre in Ipswich. Established in 2007, it attracts over 5,000 students every year.

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University of Suffolk

The overview

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

  • Rankings

    The University of Suffolk was ranked in the top 10 for Course and Lecturers in the WhatUni Student Choice awards 2019. History at the University of Suffolk was ranked third of the Guardian University Guide 2021 with Oxford, St Andrews and Cambridge.

  • Employability

    The University of Suffolk offers a careers and employability service that can be reached online or by telephone for students who are off campus too. This is available to students not only whilst they are at the university but also for three years after! They offer advice, mock interviews and CV help.

  • Fees

    UK and EU undergraduate fees for 2020/21 are £9250 for a full time bachelor degree and international fees are £11,790 per year.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Suffolk offers five different bursary and scholarship schemes ranging from £300 grants to £500 per year. Specific info can be found here.


The University website advertises three halls to live in. These are Athena Hall (on campus) , AXO Suffolk (off campus) and Spring Court (off campus). These include flats, studio rooms, self catered and en suite rooms and can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offers 17 different societies and several different sport societies for students who want to play for fun, students who want some advanced training, and students of any ability.

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University of Suffolk Students' Union
University of Suffolk Students' Union

Famous for

Notable graduates of this university include Leila Lopes, The Miss Universe 2011.


The University happily announced it scored 100% in the student satisfaction survey run by the 2020 National Student Survey for the 11th year running. Also announced were the winner of the J.B Weller Dissertation Prize: Aiden Coughlan and the winner of the Sally Williams Award for Special Merit: Luke Fitch and Rosie Collier.

AFS says

"A modern university set over several sites with its heart in the attractive market town of Ipswich".

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