International Summer School

Fees and Scholarships


The tuition fee for the full eight-week International Summer School is £2,890; or £1,558 for one 15-credit, four-week module. In addition, some modules have a lab fee or a field trip fee (see module descriptions). Housing is £158/week (more information about housing). The £150 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 £150), including rent, is required by 15 June 2017. You must submit all fees by the required date in order to complete registration. Sussex does not offer facilities for deferred payment of fees.


The University of Sussex will be extending a limited number of scholarships for participation in the International Summer School 2018. These come in the form of fee waivers and accommodation costs to students from developing countries, who have high potential for future leadership in their field of study or career.

Applications for the scholarship scheme will open from 1 December 2017. Details will appear on this page before this date.

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