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


A huge welcome to students from China! We’re delighted that you’re thinking of studying at Sussex. We have around 1,400 Chinese students currently studying at the University and a highly active Chinese student society.

Sussex is a leading research-intensive university in Brighton, within easy reach of London and major international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow.

Studying abroad is an important step in your life and there’s no doubt you will have lots of questions. To help you in your search for the right course and university, we hope to answer some of them below. 


  • =20thout of 101 UK institutions in the world*

  • 1stfor Development Studies in the UK**

  • 75%of research considered world-leading or academically excellent***

  • Happiestcity in the UK for students****

*The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, **QS World Rankings 2020, ***Research Excellence Framework 2014, ****Student Living by Sodexo

Application information

University preparation courses

Find out more about International Foundation Year, International Year One and Pre-Masters courses.

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.

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.

Food and culture

Brighton has many Chinese and Asian restaurants and supermarkets, including Fortune Oriental Supermarket and Yum Yum Oriental Market.

You can also buy international products from our weekly on-campus market and food markets in Brighton.

Clubs and societies

Chinese Students and Scholar’s Association

The highly active Chinese Students and Scholar’s Association organises an annual New Year Gala, Oriental Nights, Karaoke Nights and more.

Find out 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
  • the Chinese Educational Development Project (CEDP) in Brighton, which organises events and projects including the Chinese Women Club and Chinese New Year celebrations.

The University of Sussex is just nine minutes by train from Brighton, which has a large Chinese community.

The diversity of international students and activities made me want to study at Sussex.” Julie Lao
Technology and Innovation Management MSc


Speak to an International Alumni Ambassador

Our international alumni ambassadors are recent graduates who help support the next generation of international students. Based in cities across China, they can help answer any questions you may have about studying at university via our online chat platform, Unibuddy.


Graduated: 2003
 MSc Multimedia Applications and Virtual Environments
Current job title: Director of International Office, Canvard College, Beijing Technology and Business University

Chat to David on Unibuddy.




Graduated: 2020
 MSc Management
Current job title: Chinese Teacher at Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group

Hi! My name is Dream. I love Sussex very much – in my family, there are four alumni students who went to Sussex!

Chat to Dream on Unibuddy.




Graduated: 2019
 MSc 5G Mobile Communications and Intelligent Embedded Systems
Current job title: Wireless Communications Maintenance Engineer

Chat to Jupeng on Unibuddy.



Graduated: 2004
 MSc Information Technology
Current job title: Associate Professor at Xidian University

Chat to Ming on Unibuddy.


Alumni network

We also have an alumni network based in China who can discuss with you their experiences of studying at Sussex. Find out more.

Jinghong’s story

Globalisation, Business and Development MA, Chevening Scholar from 2017-2018

My year at Sussex inspired me in many ways.

Studying at Sussex broadened my understanding and allowed me to reflect on the roles of humanitarian and development actors in the complex and changing global development dynamics.

Brighton is such a lovely city. It’s a perfect combination of natural beauty and history. And with its open atmosphere, it quickly makes you feel at home. 

I will cherish the year-long experience in Brighton as a rewarding and joyful experience.

Jinghong is now Associate Private Sector Partnerships Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Get in touch

Meet the team

Talk to Jenny

Senior International Officer, East Asia

Hi, I am based in Brighton. Having worked in international student recruitment for several years in the UK, I hope my experiences can help with your educational journey.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in relation to studying at Sussex.
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 872872
Unibuddy: Jenny Zhou

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

Ask a student

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

Ask a question.

Meet us in China

The University has offices in China. Talk to our staff to find out more about applying to and studying at Sussex.


Michelle Huang
China Country Manager

Phone: +86 755 8427 3950
Address: University of Sussex China Office, Room 511, Student Centre, CUHK-Shenzhen, Longgang District Shenzhen, P.R.C.


Landry Lan
International Officer

Phone: +86 10 8525 1111 Ext. 328
Address: The British Business Centre, Room 1001, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Avenue, Beijing

Social media

Join us on WeChat and Weibo.

Find a representative in China

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

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.

See our list of representatives operating in China.

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