International Student Support

Coming to study in the UK is an exciting experience, with opportunities to broaden your academic, social and cultural horizons. The International Student Support office aims to offer you a high level of support to ensure that your time with us is as rewarding and problem-free as possible.

International Student Support will be closed until 10.30am on Tuesday 13th November.


We will help you prepare to come to Sussex, welcome you when you arrive and support you throughout your time at Sussex.

We can offer advice and guidance on a range of issues including:

  • immigration and visa advice. The International Student Advisers offer a confidential specialist advice service, where we can answer your immigration questions and guide you through the process of applying for your visa
  • we offer general support and advice on a range of issues related to living in the UK
  • during Welcome Weekend in September, we organise for members of staff to greet and assist you at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and we run a bookable coach service from Heathrow airport to the campus
  • we co-organise the University's One World Week and One World Sussex initiatives, which celebrate global diversity at Sussex
  • we organise specific events for international students as part of the university's induction programme, as well as social events throughout the year
  • we organise a programme of day trips to various places across the country to enable you to make the most of your time in the UK.

'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep in touch and up-to date about information and events!

If you would like to find out what previous Sussex students from all over the world thought about their time here, or for advice about Sussex and the UK, visit the overseas alumni webpage.

Please take a look at the university's student induction pages  which have lots of information for all new students. 


International Student Support,
Bramber House, 2nd Floor, Room 202
Refectory Road
University of Sussex, Falmer
Brighton BN1 9QU

T +44 (0)1273 67 8422

We are open to visitors Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00.       Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00. (excluding bank holidays and university closure days)

'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to date with news and events.

Join the official Facebook group for new international students 2018-2019.

A copy of our Service User Statement with full details about the service we provide to students can be found here.


  • 16 November 2018

    X-Card Drop-in

  • 18 November 2018

    International Students' Afternoon Tea

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    Sussex pre-arrival guide 2018-19 (Guidance for international students)

    Sussex pre-arrival guide 2018-19

    Guide to Life as a Sussex Student

    International Student Support

    T +44 (0)1273 67 8422