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Study in Brighton

All the information you need about studying in Brighton as an international student.

Why study in Brighton?

Brighton is a seaside resort town on the south coast of England. It’s part of the city of Brighton and Hove, and is a popular getaway destination for tourists from both the UK and abroad.

Brighton is known for its artistic and bohemian culture, and for its welcoming and liberal outlook. The town is home to the 19th century Royal Pavilion, as well as many galleries and exhibitions.

There are loads great attractions for students studying in Brighton, including beaches, countless festivals and events, shops, restaurants, and a famously lively nightlife. The town is also just an hour from London by train, making trips to the capital easy.

Universities in Brighton

There are several universities located in Brighton, giving the town a vibrant and active student population. You can choose from a range of exciting, research-led programs at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

What to study in Brighton

Brighton is a trendy and expressive town, so it’s perfect for creative students interested in art, fashion, and textiles programs.

However, the town’s institutions offer courses across a vast array of disciplines, so you’re guaranteed to find a program that suits your interests.

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How to study in Brighton

If you want to take advantage of Brighton’s higher-education opportunities, you’ll need to submit an application through The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Every institution will have different entry requirements, but you must have completed your secondary education as a minimum.

If English isn’t your first language, you could be asked to take a TOEFL or IELTS test as part of the admissions process.

After securing your university place, it’s important to begin applying for a UK student visa. This legal document allows you to remain in the country for the entirety of your program.

Cost to study in Brighton

International students’ tuition fees vary from university to university, but bachelor’s programs normally cost between £12,000 and £15,000 per year. If you’re an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you’ll pay the same as UK students (£9,250 per year) until the 2021-2022 academic year begins.

Brighton is one of the UK’s most expensive student cities, but it’s still cheaper than places like London and Edinburgh. Most students spend between £5,000 and £9,000 on housing every year.

A weekly budget of £100 should cover the cost of other living expenses like food, entertainment, books, and transport.

Key facts of Brighton

  • 71/39°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 606,900 Population
  • 5 Universities
  • UK Country