Welcome to Chichester International’s Online Preparation Guide


Welcome to the University of Chichester’s Be Prepared website! 

Welcome to our online ‘Be Prepared’ resource, designed specifically to assist international students in feeling prepared and confident as they embark on their journey as University of Chichester students. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive guide that addresses all your questions and supports you until you arrive in the UK.

Within this guide, you’ll find a wealth of information covering various topics such as identifying the visa that suits your needs and making friends once you’re here. If you happen to have any unanswered questions, please feel free to reach out to our Chichester International Advice team directly. We are always delighted to provide you with any assistance you require.

If you are coming to the UK through our International Short Programme Unit (ISPU), please stay in touch with your sponsor and the ISPU stem. The staff at ISPU will make sure that all the arrangements are made for your arrival. 

We eagerly anticipate your arrival at the University of Chichester and can’t wait to welcome you to our community!

Chichester International Advice email:

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The staff at the University of Chichester are so supportive and always bring a smile to my face. 

Mitra Kakavand 

MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 

UKCISA Website

For comprehensive and up-to-date information for international students, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website. This website provides information and advice for all students coming to study in the UK. Often, international student advisers refer to this website for information so it’s a great resource if you need answers quickly.

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University of Chichester CampusConnect is the best way to connect with other international students. As well as your future coursemates and flatmates, make new friends and get brilliant, first-hand advice on university living from the people on the inside track before you set foot on campus. 

Become part of the university network to get access to all the best resources on orientation, how to sort your accommodation, important dates for your calendar and more.  

For more information on Campus Connect visit our website

Download the Chi Uni CampusConnect App to talk to current students and staff.

International Pre-Arrival Guide 2023 (booklet)

We plan to have all our pre-arrival information on this website to make it easier for applicants and students to find the information they need. Some information will still be found in our Pre-Arrival Guide (PDF version), please read this carefully before arriving.

International Pre-Arrival Guide 2023

International Pre-Arrival Guide 2023 (word)

The guide has been developed to support international students to feel prepared to begin their journey as a University of Chichester student.

It is our hope that with this guide your experience of arriving in the UK and transitioning into student life, will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

We are always happy to support you with any queries you may have.

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