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.
- Application information
- International clearing for Chinese students
- Life at Sussex
- Clubs and societies
- Alumni and careers
- Get in touch
1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings 2022)
151st in the world out of more than 1662 institutions (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)
5Nobel Prize winners
- Undergraduate entry requirements
- Postgraduate entry requirements
- English language requirements
- Fees and scholarship information
See our tuition fees for undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses.
China Scholarship Council scholarship
If you are a PhD research student from China, you may be eligible for a China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship for research in any subject area.
The GREAT Britain Campaign is part of an initiative by the UK government to promote the UK as a great place to visit, study and do business. The GREAT Scholarship, supported by funding from the British Council, amounts to a £10,000 fee waiver for one highly driven and ambitious Masters applicant from China who meets our eligibility requirements.
- How to apply
University preparation courses
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.
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.
Food and culture
You can also buy international products from our weekly on-campus market and food markets in Brighton.
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.
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.
Course: MSc Multimedia Applications and Virtual Environments
Current job title: Director of International Office, Canvard College, Beijing Technology and Business University
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.
Talk to Chloe
Chloe is our South China expert based in China.
Ask a student
Want to find out more about student life? Chat to our students online via Unibuddy.
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.