International Summer School

Fees and Scholarships


The tuition fee for the full eight-week International Summer School is £2,962; or £1,597 for one 15-credit, four-week module, and accommdation is £165 per week (click here for more information about housing).

In addition, participating in certain modules will incur an extra fee for field trip costs or lab materials. These are mandatory for enrolment and the fees for 2018 are as follows:

British Film £15
British Theatre £100
Cool Britannia: How Fashion Shapes British Culture £80
Corporate Finance: Financial Strategic Planning £50
English Folklore £100
Evolutionary Approaches to Human Social Behaviour £45
Field Biology: Exploring Sussex Wildlife and Habitats £50
Global Economic Issues £30
Introduction to Drawing £50
Introductory Biology I £120
Introductory Biology II £120
Introductory Physics I £200
Introductory Physics II £200
Plants For People: How Plants Sustain Life of Earth £50
Popular Literature in English: Children's Literature £55
Race and Ethnicity in British Society £60
Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll £60
The Royals: the British Monarchy through Art and Architecture £110
The Sociology of National Identities £60
Youth and Youth Cultures £50

Please be sure to check the individual module syllabi for more information.

The £200 application fee must be made when you accept your offer of a place on the International Summer School. Due to the administration costs necessary for short intensive courses the application fee is non-refundable. Payment in full (minus the application fee of £200), including rent, is required by 11 June 2018. You must submit all fees by the required date in order to complete registration. Sussex does not offer facilities for deferred payment of fees.


Christopher’s perspective

Christopher Osborne One of my most enjoyable and rewarding experiences was participating in the International Summer School (ISS) at Sussex.

I studied philosophy because I wanted to better understand the theories and beliefs upon which academic endeavours rely. Our tutor, Dr Hadjioannou, was fantastic: he made the subject come alive and helped create a supportive and encouraging environment for us to learn and share ideas. Being part of a small and enthusiastic group of students genuinely interested in their chosen subject was a privilege.

The ISS was also a growth experience. I learnt about other cultures and more about my own, and I am a better person for this. One of the great things about working with students from other cultures is how you can experience the same things but interpret them differently, and this left me with a more expansive thinking style. This was one of my most valuable takeaways.

Looking back, I can't think of a better way to have spent those four Summer weeks and everyone from the tutors, to the students and the ISS staff were incredible. I learnt, I grew as a person and it was fun!

Christopher Osborne
University of Sussex, UK