University of Suffolk

    University of Suffolk
    Established on: 2007

    The University of Suffolk is a public university in the English counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. The modern university, known as University Campus Suffolk (UCS), was launched in 2007 as a unique collaboration between the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex. The current name of the institution was chosen when the Privy Council granted it independence and university status in 2016.

    The University of Suffolk is situated across four campuses, with a major hub in Ipswich and other campuses focusing on foundation courses in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, and Great Yarmouth (the latter in Norfolk, not Suffolk).

    The institution has six academic faculties and 9,565 students in 2019/20. International students make up 8% of the student body, mature students make up 53%, and female students make up 66%.

    In the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019, the university was ranked first for Courses and Lecturers.

    Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), is the current chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

    Suffolk Institution is a historic four-year private university that attracts students from across the country and worldwide. With small class sizes and great career ties, it offers a nationally acclaimed curriculum that strongly emphasizes experience-based learning and developing leadership skills.

    Suffolk University Law School, located in the center of Boston, provides undergraduate programs in over 70 areas of study, more than 50 graduate degree and certificate programs, and continuing education opportunities, as well as advanced LLM and SJD programs.

    It also gives students the option of studying at the university's Madrid campus in Spain, as well as a variety of study-abroad programs, global travel seminars, and faculty-led study trips.

    Suffolk students can access top Boston employers in finance, healthcare, biotechnology, start-up industries, government, and non-profit institutions through university ties. They can take internships at influential organizations to develop solid and valuable relationships with professional mentors and encourage employment following graduation.

    Classroom courses are supplemented by experiential learning opportunities around the city to prepare graduates for success.

    Students study on an urban campus with all academic buildings and residence halls within a ten-minute walking radius.

    State-of-the-art classrooms and labs, an athletics complex and playing fields, revamped art studios and classrooms, and various other updated amenities enhance the student experience.

    The University Ranking

    University of Suffolk is one of the UK's finest public institutions. The Guardian University Rankings for 2022 are placed at 67.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly



    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement(UG)

    Minimum Score requirement(UG for Health Professionals)

    Minimum Score requirement(PG)

    TOFEL Requirements

    Overall, 78  with a minimum of 12 in R, 11 in L, 17 in S, and 20 in W.

    Overall, 100 with a minimum of 24 in R, 22 in L, 25 in S, and 24 in W.

    Overall, 93 with a minimum of 12 in R, 11 in L, 17 in S, and 20 in W.

    IELTS Requirements

    Overall, 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component

    Overall, 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each component

    Overall, 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component


    Overall, 64 and a minimum of 59 in each component

    Overall, 76 and a minimum of 67 in each component

    Overall, 67 and a minimum of 59 in each component


    Q. Can I work as a student in the UK?

    Yes, international students in the United Kingdom can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Q. What are the different intakes at the University of Suffolk?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    Q. Are UK credentials recognized internationally?

    Yes, degrees from UK universities are recognized globally and are known for their educational excellence.

    Q. Are there any specific prerequisites for students under 18 to study in the UK?

    Assume you're 16 or 17 and seeking a student visa. In such a scenario, you must have formal permission from your parents/guardians to live and travel freely and the contact information for your guardian in the UK. 

    Q. How can I determine the best university or college for my chosen course?

    No university or college is perfect for everyone; different places suit different people, so it depends on your preferences. 


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