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 Indian students.

We have around 335 Indian students currently studying at the University and a highly active South Asian Students’ society.


Watch testimonials from South Asian students

View our series of short films showcasing why students from South Asia chose the University of Sussex.

Watch the collection

Alumni and careers

A degree from Sussex is internationally recognised and our Indian alumni have gone on to do incredible things. Recent graduates have taken up exciting roles at:

  • EY
  • United Nations World Food Programme
  • American Express
  • Ola UK.

Notable alumni include:

  • Noel Tata, Managing Director of Tata International Limited (TIL) and Vice Chairman of Trent Limited
  • Pramod Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India
  • Sudarshan Suchi, Chief Executive Officer at Save the Children, India.

International Student Ambassador stories

Bushra and Mishal, two of our student ambassadors from India, recently completed their studies at Sussex. Read about their involvement in the scheme and how it helped kickstart their careers.

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 India, they can help answer any questions you may have about studying at university via our online chat platform, Unibuddy.


Graduated: 2019
Course: LLM Criminal Law and Criminology
Current job title: Junior Lawyer

Chat to Afreen on Unibuddy.



Graduated: 2021
Course: BA International Relations and Development, MSc Energy Policy
Current job title: EU Policy Intern at European Policy Information Center

Chat to Bhuvam on Unibuddy.




Graduated: 2021
Course: MA Social Development
Current job title: Research Assistant at the United Nations University in Germany 

Chat to Mishal on Unibuddy.



Graduated: 2020
Course: MA Development Studies
Current job title: Co-Founder, Social Impact Consultancy

Chat to Prachi on Unibuddy.


Alumni network

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

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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.

Food and culture

Brighton has many Indian restaurants and international supermarkets which sell Indian products, such as Taj The Grocer.

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

Best desi food in Brighton

Read a Sussex student’s experiences of the best desi food in town.

Read more about desi food..

Eisha Roy, University of Sussex Indian student
“This city is filled with musicians, food lovers and travel enthusiasts. No matter where you’re from or what hobbies you have, there’ll be something for you.” EISHA ROY
Development Studies MA

Clubs and societies

South Asian Students’ Society

The popular South Asian Students’ Society acts as a home away from home for Indian students studying at Sussex, organising a range of events incredible Holi and Diwali celebrations each year.

Other societies

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

Mishal’s experience

In this blog post, Mishal talks about studying at Sussex and the joy of meeting students from all over the world.

Read her story.

Get in touch

Talk to Isobel

Isobel Hussey is our India expert based on campus. 

Having worked with international students for several years, Isobel is ready to share her experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Telephone+44 (0)1273 877189

Book a one-to-one appointment with Isobel via Zoom.

Talk to Radhika

Radhika Arora is our India expert based in India.

Having worked with international students for several years, Radhika is ready to share her experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Telephone: +91 9899160609
Unibuddy: Radhika Arora

Book a one-to-one appointment with Radhika via Zoom.

Ask a student

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

Ask a question.

Contact a Sussex representative in India

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

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 in India.


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