Entry requirements for international applicants

At Sussex, you'll join a community of postgraduate students from more than 100 countries. We accept applications for postgraduate study from across the world.

International students socialise on campus at the University of Sussex

General entry requirements for international students

At Sussex, our usual entry requirements for students with international qualifications are the equivalent of: 

  • at least an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (2:1)
  • some of our courses accept a lower second-class undergraduate honours degree (2:2).

We may also consider professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing when making offers.

Find out more about the international qualifications we accept for Masters courses

Specific entry requirements for international students 

You must also meet our specific entry requirements for each course. These are listed with each Masters course.


  • the grade required for your course
  • if you need to have an undergraduate qualification in a specific subject.

English language requirements 

All teaching at Sussex is in English. You must be sufficiently fluent in English to be accepted on to your course, and this may form part of your offer. 

Find out more about our English language requirements

You can also apply to study our Pre-sessional English course.

Applying for a visa

If you are an international student, you may need to apply for a student visa to study in the UK.

Find out more about applying for a visa

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

You need to apply for ATAS clearance if you are not a national of an European Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, and you are applying for a science or engineering-based course.

Find out more about the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

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