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University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Check whether University of Sussex is right for you as an international student.

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Brighton, UK
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Study abroad at the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a public research university located just outside Brighton on the south coast of England. The university campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, offering tranquil surrounds for students to study in.

The University offers a wide range of programs and subjects at all levels including bachelor’s and master’s. As an international student, you can study on a pathway program that will prepare you for studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University at Sussex.

Sussex boasts state of the art learning and teaching facilities, including a new engineering and robotics center. There are also several on-campus research centers, including the Genome Damage and Stability Center, the Sussex Center for Migration Research and the Sackler Center for Consciousness Science.

The University of Sussex Students’ Union arranges fun student events and activities throughout the year. There are over 200 societies, 30 sports clubs and hundreds of volunteering opportunities at Sussex.

University of Sussex logo

Why study at the University of Sussex?

  • Highly ranked

    The University of Sussex is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world (The Times Education World University Rankings 2020)

  • Student satisfaction

    84% of Sussex students confirmed they are happy with their experience (National Student Survey 2019)

  • Employability

    96% of Sussex graduates were in work or further study within six months (Which? University Guide 2018)

Life as an international student

Each year Sussex welcomes almost 5,000 international students from more than 100 countries, giving the University a truly international and multicultural campus.

As an international student studying on a pathway program, you’ll study in the International Study Center alongside other international students. This helps you adjust to life at Sussex while you learn the skills you’ll need to complete a degree at the university.

The University of Sussex offers a range of support services, including the Student Life Center where you can get advice and guidance on issues such as accommodation, fees, disabilities, mental health and learning needs.

Accommodation is available to all international students, and living on campus is one of the best ways to experience student life at Sussex. When you arrive you’ll be able to take part in orientation and many other activities that will help you settle in and meet new friends.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 7
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts 6
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 308
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of Sussex programs

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International Year One

  • Business and Management


  • Computing


  • Engineering


  • Finance and Accounting


  • International Relations and International Development


  • Media and Film Studies


Pre-Masters Programme

  • Business, Media and Social Science - 1 semester course


  • Science and Engineering - 1 semester course


  • Business, Media and Social Science - 2 semester course


  • Science and Engineering - 2 semester course


Students at the International Study Centre who plan to progress to a degree at the University of Sussex may be eligible for a scholarship towards the cost of their degree


University of Sussex

Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, United Kingdom

Visa requirements for University of Sussex

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements