Sussex is a leading research university with a thriving international community. Our reputation for academic excellence attracts teachers, researchers and students from around the world, resulting in a friendly, open and multicultural environment. We also offer you the opportunity to study abroad and to develop a wider global perspective by combining your study with languages.
Sussex is ranked 13th in the UK, 34th in Europe and 110th among universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13), with teachers and researchers at the forefront of their fields and a curriculum oriented towards making the future
our campus has a truly multicultural feel, with over 3,800 international students and teaching and research staff from 120 countries. International students make up 30 per cent of our student population
more than 80 per cent of employers surveyed said they actively sought graduates who had studied abroad (QS Global Employer Survey Report 2011)
safe and convenient campus just nine minutes from Brighton by train and an hour from central London, and excellent transport links to London and the UK's two biggest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick.
Find out more
Come and see us in your home country. Our International Team visits schools, universities and education fairs all over the world. You can find out when we’ll be in your country at Overseas visits.
Local Sussex representatives
Our trained representatives provide advice on applying to Sussex. For their contact details, visit Your country.
International admission schemes
We co-operate with colleges in China and Nigeria to help prepare students for study at Sussex. If you satisfactorily complete the relevant course, these schemes will guarantee you a place with us. Refer to Foundation courses and overseas admissions schemes.
University-arranged accommodation is guaranteed for all new undergraduates who firmly accept and meet the terms of our offer, subject to certain conditions. For full details, refer to Accommodation, Living expenses and visit Residential Services.
Support and advice
We are happy to help you and provide advice on matters such as visa and immigration, finance and life in the UK. We also have dedicated international advisors. Our international student support staff can help you make the most of your experience while you are at Sussex. With their support, you can learn about different cultures and experience the British way of life. To find more about the support offered to international students at Sussex watch Elizabeth in the video below talking about settling in.
Observe your faith
We have a Muslim Student Centre and prayer room on campus, along with a chaplaincy catering for a range of religions. In Brighton, there are two mosques, a Buddhist centre, Islamic centre, Jewish centre and Greek and Russian Orthodox churches. Students' societies also organise events celebrating cultural festivals such as Diwali and the Chinese New Year.
Helping with the English language
To gain the English language skills required for our degree courses, you can enrol on Intensive English (September-June) and/or Pre-sessional English (July-September) at the Sussex Centre for Language Studies before your degree course starts.
The Centre also offers workshops, tutorials and training sessions in:
- Academic Practice, including study skills and plagiarism awareness
- Academic Language, including accuracy and style
- Academic Culture, including cultural awareness and integration issues.
For information on general, academic, IELTS or professional English, get in touch by emailing email@example.com or visit Sussex Centre for Language Studies: English language.
Siddhant's student perspective
‘As an international student coming to Sussex, I had a lot of things on my mind. What was the academic structure going to be like? Would I find a suitable social circle and, most importantly, how would I adjust to a new culture?
‘When I arrived at Sussex, everything was so organised and well-managed. There were volunteers to help me shift my luggage to my accommodation, as well as to tell me where I could find good Indian food in Brighton. The University also organised orientation meetings and informal get-togethers of students and staff so that we could quickly get over the nervousness that comes with meeting new people in new surroundings.
‘Sussex's system of academic advisors, student representatives and student mentors was also really helpful in making the transition from the Indian culture and system of education to that in the UK a smooth one.’
BA in Economics and International Development