Induction for new students - Starting with us

International students

If you are looking for information about arriving for Spring Term 2018 (at the end of January), please see our link below.

Check our information for students arriving in January 2018.


The hard work has paid off and you are finally planning your arrival at Sussex, and we can’t wait to meet you.

Coming to study and live in a new country is a life changing experience, and the International Student Support team aims to help ensure that you receive a warm welcome and that your first few weeks run as smoothly as possible.

Over welcome weekend, we will have representatives in blue Sussex t-shirts at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Brighton train station, Pool Valley coach station and on campus to welcome and help you. We also will be running a coach service from Heathrow airport on Saturday and Sunday and bookings for this service will open on 1 June 2018.

We have been working with the Students’ Union and other departments to co-ordinate a programme of events to help you settle into your new life and meet new people in the UK. There will be plenty of social events to meet other new students, as well as information sessions such as the main 'Welcome talk for new international students' where you can hear from current international students at Sussex about their perspectives of what life here at Sussex is really like. Details of this and all the other Welcome Events will be included in the Sussex Mobile App.

International Student Support will also be offering some great trips which we know help international students to make friends and feel at home as quickly as possible.

Finally, once you are here don’t forget to pick up your free ticket for the biggest event of the term: the ‘International Students’ Welcome Party’ at the wonderful Brighton Dome, which will be available from the International Student Support Office when you arrive.

For students starting in January 2019, see the International Student Support pages.


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

T +44 (0)1273 67 8422


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