International partnerships

Student mobility partnerships

Sussex has long been committed to student mobility, establishing pioneering study abroad partnerships in the 1970s. Today, the University is home to one of the UK's leading visiting and exchange programmes and an exceptional International Summer School.

Visiting and exchange partnerships

Visiting and exchange partnerships are managed by Sussex Abroad, with over 140 agreements in place, some dating back 30 or 40 years. These include Erasmus+ arrangements, student exchanges and fee-paying visiting agreements. 

Around 500 students visit Sussex each year as study abroad students from an outstanding list of partners that includes the University of British Columbia, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Berkeley, Monash University, University of Copenhagen, University of Helsinki, LMU Munich, Bocconi University, Utrecht University, Fudan University, Hokkaido University and the University of Hong Kong.

Visiting students can choose from over 1,000 modules and are taught alongside UK and other international students taking degrees.

Brighton LainesInternational Summer School

With rigorous teaching, small seminar groups and a rich cultural and social programme, the International Summer School attracts high-calibre students from some of the world's top universities, including the University of California (Berkeley, UCLA, Santa Cruz and San Diego), Rutgers University, Penn State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, City University of Hong Kong, Tech de Monterrey and the University of Ghana.

A credit-bearing academic programme, students choose one module per four-week session from around 40 modules spanning the humanities, social sciences and sciences, ranging from English folklore to medicinal chemistry and innovation management.

Between 450 and 550 students attend the International Summer School each year. 2017 will be the 19th year of the programme, and the University hopes to welcome students from up to 30 countries. In 2016, around 20 scholarships were also offered to students from developing countries.