Department of Engineering and Design


The University of Sussex is a leading research university with a thriving international community. We work in partnership with many of the world's leading universities and receive students from 120 countries. About 20 per cent of our students come from outside the UK, while our teaching community comprises staff from 50 nations.

The Department of Engineering and Design boasts the most international students compared with other schools on campus. Our reputation for academic excellence attracts faculty, researchers and students from around the world, resulting in a friendly, open and multicultural environment.

Pre-sessional English

The Sussex Centre for Language Studies offers a variety of English language tuition and IELTS exam preparation, including Pre-Masters and Pre-sessional courses in English and study skills (in the summer preceding entry to one of our degree courses), and in-session intensive English language training (10-week courses over the academic year),

We recommend the Sussex Centre for Language Studies courses strongly to applicants who do not satisfy our English language entry requirements.


A number of University-awarded scholarships are evailable each year to support students who show exceptional promise.

For more information about being an international student at the University of Sussex, please see the International student pages.