Ranked as one of the most international universities in the UK, we'd be delighted to welcome you to Sussex.


Sussex has long enjoyed being a popular destination for Canadian students.

We have around 187 Canadian students currently studying at the University. Many study a Law LLB degree run in association with Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Read below to get a taste of life at Sussex and get in touch if you have any questions.


Sabrina’s experience

In this blog post, Canadian student Sabrina talks about her experiences of studying at Sussex and joining the University’s Lacrosse team.

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Coming to Sussex was the best decision of my life. If you are looking to pursue a Law degree, Sussex should be one of your top choices.” Sharee Bhaduri
Law LLB (Graduate entry)

Life at Sussex

Situated on the edge of a national park and located just a few minutes away from one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Sussex has it all.

Support for international students

Sussex has teams dedicated to helping you make the most of your time at university. They can provide: 

  • advice on immigration and applying for your visa
  • support with finding accommodation
  • welfare support
  • help to improve your English language and writing skills.
  • guidance with searching for part-time jobs
  • recognition of your extra-curricular and voluntary achievements.

Find out more about support.

Spirit of Sussex Award

The Spirit of Sussex Award is our way of recognising you’re achievements at Sussex. It can help you:

  • feel involved with life at Sussex
  • make friends and build a wider network while you're with us
  • get a job after your studies by showcasing all your achievements to future employers.

Discover more about the scheme.

Clubs and societies

Canadian Student Law Society

The popular Canadian Student Law society, with over 60 members, acts as a home away from home for Canadian students studying at Sussex. They organise a range of events throughout the year, including:

  • visits around the UK and to France
  • mooting competitions and social events
  • sessions on exam preparation and accreditation
  • events to help you build your legal networks.

Find out more about the society.

Other societies

Choose from more than 200 societies and groups at Sussex and Brighton, including:

  • the Buddy Scheme, which matches new students with current students based on your interests and includes activities and trips
  • the Language Café, where you take part in language exchange sessions and other activities.

Study Law at Sussex

Join more than 100 Canadian students studying at one of the most successful and vibrant law schools in the UK – and take part in our Canadian Students’ Law Society events.

Our three-year LLB Law courses and two-year Law Graduate Entry LLB course are recognised for professional purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board in the UK.

As part of our law courses, you can study an optional module in Canadian Constitutional Law and we plan to add more Canada-specific course content in the future.

The Federation of Law Societies National Committee on Accreditation for Canada (NCA) regulates access to the legal profession from lawyers who have taken law degrees outside Canada.

The NCA recognises both the LLB Law degrees at Sussex. However, you need to achieve at least a 2:2 degree result and take Canadian Law exams in Canada. Contact the NCA for more information.

Alumni and careers

A degree from Sussex is internationally recognised and our Canadian alumni have gone on to do incredible things.

We have an alumni network based in Canada who can chat with you about their experiences of studying at Sussex. Get in contact.

Gamechangers – our Canadian alumni profiled

Find out what two of our amazing Canadian alumni have gone on to achieve.

Read about our alumni.

Get in touch

Talk to Kasia

Kasia Symons is our Canada expert based on campus. 

Having worked with international students for several years, Kasia is ready to share her experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 877781
Unibuddy: Kasia Symons

Book a one-to-one meeting with Kasia over Zoom.

Ask a student

Want to find out more about student life? Chat to our students online via Unibuddy.

Ask a question.

Find a representative in Canada

Sussex is represented by a number of professional agencies in Canada.

They can support you through the process of applying to university, providing advice and helping you with the preparation and submission of your documents.

We work closely with agents to ensure you receive detailed and accurate advice about coming to study at Sussex. Find out more about our work with agent partners and how you can provide feedback about an agent.

Our representatives in Canada are:


We have partnerships with various Canadian universities where we run student exchange programmes. These include:


Kasia Symons will attend the below events:

Vancouver Study and Go Abroad Fair

Tuesday 28th September 2022, 2:00pm–6:00pm PST
Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place, East Ballroom (entrance next to the Pan Pacific hotel), 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Register and find out more.

Toronto 1–1's 

Kasia is also available for 1–1 appointments in Toronto from the 2nd until the 4th of October. Email Kasia to arrange.

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