International partnerships

Global Excellence Summer Programme

The Global Excellence Summer Programme provides Sussex students with the opportunity to study at prestigious international partners during the summer, undertaking taught courses or undergraduate research.

Student at Renmin University of ChinaThe programme supports the University's internationalisation agenda by providing an outstanding academic experience for Sussex students at some of the world’s leading universities and increasing the number of Sussex students studying abroad, often leading to interest in student exchange for a year or a term. It also strengthens cooperation with international partners, often building on links that exist for student exchange or research collaboration.

Global Excellence Summer opportunities include language and cultural programmes, academic taught courses and supervised undergraduate research placements. Students are taught in English by leading faculty and develop networks with other students from all over the world.

Since 2013, almost 200 Sussex students have received bursaries from the International Partnership Development Fund to participate in the Global Excellence Summer Programme, with over 100 students hosted by 15 partners in 2016.

Host partners include:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Humboldt University
  • Korea University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Sciences Po
  • Seoul National University
  • University of Tokyo
  • Utrecht University

Information for Sussex students on the Global Excellence Summer Programme is available on the Sussex Abroad site.   

Attending the HKUST summer programme was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. It was extremely well organised, ran smoothly and was extremely enjoyable. It allowed me to expand my view of the world, meet new people and learn more about a subject I found fascinating.

Daniela, BSc Accounting and Finance
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology