Whether you come for a whole year or just a term, you can choose from a wide selection of courses, and tailor your choices to whatever you need to progress to the next year of study at home.
Our academic calendar
The University year at Sussex begins in late September. Each academic year consists of three terms: autumn (September to January), spring (January to April) and summer (May to June).
There is no teaching during the summer term when year-end examinations take place; because of this, you cannot spend only the summer term here.
As a visiting and exchange student you will be taught alongside British and international students taking full degree programmes.
A number of study periods are available:
You can study with other international students at Sussex in late June through August. 15 or 30 credits
Full academic year
The full academic year consists of the autumn, spring and summer terms. If you take a full-year study programme you are more likely to be allocated your chosen courses, and have a wider range of accommodation choices. 120 credits
You can take the autumn term alone as the perfect start to your academic year. 60 credits
You can study with us during the spring term and experience Sussex in the spring. 60 credits
Teaching dates 2012-2013
International Summer School
25 June-20 July 2012 and 23 July-17 August 2012
20 September-12 December 2012
21 January-19 April 2013
15 May-14 June 2013
Note: for details of the assessment periods please refer Assessment and transcripts.