International students at Sussex

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Why Sussex?

Our campus has a truly multicultural feel, with over 2,500 international students and teaching and research staff from 120 countries.

  • Join one of the world's top 150 universities. We are a leading research university and our international reputation attracts teachers and researchers at the forefront of their fields.
  • Enjoy our green campus, under an hour from central London. Our beautiful parkland campus has excellent transport links to London and the UK's two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick.
  • Discover Brighton, the UK's most exciting seaside city. We're just eight minutes by train from the centre of Brighton - one of the most lively and cosmopolitan cities in the UK.
  • Fulfil your potential with our Chancellor's International scholarships, supporting the best in global talent and offering financial support to up to 40 exceptional students each year.
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Find out more about us

Come and see us in your home country. Our International Liaison Team visit schools, universities and education fairs all over the world. You can find out when we'll be in your country on the International and Study Abroad Office Overseas visits.

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Talk to our former students

Our active network of Sussex graduates spans the world. You can get in touch with former students (called Alumni Consuls) from over 50 countries. Their email addresses are available on the Alumni website.

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Visit your local Sussex representatives

Our trained representatives provide information and advice on applying to Sussex. Refer to Sussex's overseas representatives for contact details.

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Join our international admission schemes

We co-operate with colleges in China, Greece and Nigeria to help prepare students for study at Sussex. If you satisfactorily complete the relevant course, these schemes will guarantee you a place with us. Refer to the Overseas admission schemes for a list of the schemes and contact details.

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Feel at home in University accommodation

Our University-managed housing is guaranteed for the first year of your degree - provided you submit your application by the deadline. See University accommodation and Living expenses for more information. You can also skip to the Accommodation scene of this online tour.

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Come to us for support and advice

We can help you with any problems at University, providing advice on matters such as immigration, finance and life in the UK. We also have dedicated international advisors for students from China, Japan and South Asia. The International and Study Abroad Office can also help you make the most of your experience while you are at Sussex. With their support, you can learn about different cultures and experience the British way of life.

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Observe your faith

We have a Muslim Student Centre and mosque on campus, along with our chaplaincy catering for a range of religions. In Brighton, there are two mosques, a Buddhist centre, Islamic centre, Jewish centre and Greek and Russian Orthodox churches.

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Helping you with the English language

You can enrol on Foundation English (October-June) and/or pre-sessional English courses (July-September, before the academic year starts) at our Sussex Centre for Language Studies to help you gain the English skills required for our degrees. The Centre also offers in-sessional English support (after the academic year starts) to help you with your degree studies.

For information on general, academic, IELTS or professional English, get in touch by emailing or refer to the Sussex Centre for Language Studies.

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