Finding somewhere to live in a different country can seem like a challenging task. At Sussex, you will find a range of high-quality accommodation to suit many different budgets.
Guaranteed university accommodation
Living in University-managed accommodation is the best way to make new friends and settle in to university life. We guarantee University-managed accommodation for all international students:
- for the first year of your degree if you are a full-time undergraduate or full-time, full-year research student registering in October
- for full-time Masters degree students from outside the EU registering in October.
To be guaranteed a place you must make sure your housing application arrives at the Housing Office before the 1 August deadline (after you have an offer for your degree).
Most of our University-managed accommodation is on the Sussex campus, although we also have accommodation in Brighton – just a short bus or train journey from the campus.
See a student flat
Take a look around our halls of residence with this overview video. Leave it playing and the full playlist offers more detailed tours of each of our halls.
The Sussex campus is a safe and convenient place to live. There are restaurants, shops, banks, bars and a launderette on campus, as well as a doctor and a dentist. To help you settle in, most residences have a live-in residential advisor – an experienced Sussex student who will help when you arrive and can assist with any minor problems.
Each hall of residence offers a different type of accommodation. Most rooms are for single use, although we do have some shared rooms, which are less expensive and may be attractive if you want to save money. All accommodation is self-catering, so you prepare and cook your own meals in communal kitchens. Some bathrooms are shared, although many bedrooms have en-suite facilities.
Off-campus accommodation (in Brighton)
The University also has a variety of accommodation in Brighton. You can live in the city centre, close to the sea (King's Road) or in quieter, residential areas. All have communal kitchens and other domestic facilities. Brighton is lively in the evenings and weekends and well connected to the campus, with regular bus and train services.
If you prefer to live in private accommodation, Brighton has a good range of flats, shared houses, bedsits and lodgings. Some students also live in Lewes, a short train journey from the campus. Our Housing Office, together with Studentpad (official student accommodation website), operate an online database of properties available for students, and can provide help and advice if you experience problems. The Students' Union also run a private accomodation agency and are able to offer free, impartial advice and representation
E firstname.lastname@example.org for the Studentpad password.
Sussex Student Lettings (Students' Union housing agency)
Download the 2013/14 housing guide, At home with us [PDF 3MB]
Students of all nationalities – UK and international – and both sexes, are normally integrated within each residence. However, there are designated areas if you want to request an international-only, female-only or postgraduate-only flat. We have a number of flats suitable for couples and small families. We also offer a range of accommodation for students with disabilities. If you are interested in a family flat or are a student with a disability, we advise you contact the Housing Office about your needs and apply as early as possible.