Since the University of Sussex was founded in the 1960s, our subject strengths have reflected a strong commitment to engage with the world. We strive for an international outlook - to help us carry out world-class research, to recruit the highest quality students and faculty, to prepare our graduates for the global employment market and to inspire our staff and students to make a difference in the world.
We work in partnership with some of the world's leading universities and receive students from over 120 countries. Around 20 per cent of our students come from outside the UK, and our teaching faculty includes staff from over 50 countries. We encourage our UK students to graduate with a world view, which is why one in seven of our UK undergraduates spend part of their degree overseas.
Sussex in the top rankings
Sussex is ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK and among the top 125 in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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Elizabeth, a BSc Economics student from Tanzania, shares her experiences as an international student at the University of Sussex. She tells us about her arrival, housing, adjusting to life in the UK and making friends.