Other costs

You may face extra costs, depending on your course at Sussex.

Students looking in rockpools at a beach as part of a fieldtrip at the University of Sussex

Fieldtrip fees

Some courses include a compulsory requirement for you to take part in fieldtrips (for example, Art History or Geography).

If you are a fourth-year medical student, we encourage you to do your eight-week elective placement abroad. 

You normally pay for such trips and any extra costs related to them.


Graduation ceremony

On successful completion of your studies, you are invited to attend a University graduation ceremony.

We don't charge you for graduation, but you are expected to pay to hire a graduation gown from a specialist company. We do charge guests attending the ceremony to help recover the costs associated with staging a high-quality event.


Students’ Union membership

You don't have to pay a membership fee to join the University of Sussex Students’ Union.


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