UK-based international students

Choose from over 500 degrees. Join a society. Explore Brighton and the UK. Our guide has the information you need to know about life as an international student in the UK, entry routes and how to apply to Sussex.

Students sat on the grass outside the library, with academic buildings in the background

Year 1 and year 2 entry

You can progress to a Sussex degree through a range of routes, including studying an International Foundation Year or International Diploma at:

Find out about entry requirements to Sussex through these study centres and colleges

Life at Sussex

From attending our Language Café to joining one of our societies, there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in life at Sussex.

Surrounded by the South Downs National Park, you'll find everything you need to enjoy student life on our single-site campus, with facilities such as a health centre, dentist, post office and a bank, as well as a range of cafés and bars.

And because we’re only nine minutes from Brighton & Hove with its international restaurants, cafés and shops and just an hour to London by train, you’ll feel right at home.

Cosmopolitan, friendly and brimming with energy -  this was my first impression of the university and the city. Everyone was incredibly nice and ready to give you a hand.”camelia Mocanu
Neuroscience BSc

Clubs and societies

You can choose from over 200 student-led societies and sports teams at Sussex including:

Meet other students

Sign up to our Buddy Scheme to meet students, explore Brighton and settle into university. You'll be matched to a student based on your interests, course or language and go to events such as a Harry Potter studio tour visit or Bouldering.

You can also improve your language skills at our Language Café, where you take part in language exchange sessions and other activities.


You can buy international products from our weekly on-campus market, food markets in Brighton, and international supermarkets in the city.


If you want to practise your religion, there is a multi-faith chaplaincy, Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility on campus. There are also churches, mosques, and other world religion centres in Brighton & Hove.

Come to an Open Day

Discover more about our courses, campus, Brighton and student life at a Sussex Open Day.

You'll be able to see our accommodation on housing tours, talk to academics and current students, and explore Brighton.

Come to an Open Day

Meet us in the UK

Meet our International team at an event in the UK.


Saturday 7 October from 13:00 until 17:00
Monarch Suite, Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, UK.

Meet Tom Steer, Assistant International Officer, to discuss your study options at the University of Sussex.  See here for more information.

SI-UK University Fair London 2017

Saturday 4 November from 12:00 until 17:00
Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY, United Kingdom

Meet Tom Steer, Assistant International Officer, to discuss your study options at the University of Sussex.  See here for more information.

Talk to a Sussex representative in the UK

Our representatives can provide you with professional information and advice, and guide you through the admissions process.