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Junior Year Abroad (JYA)

If you are a university student from Japan, you can spend a year or term at Sussex as part of our Junior Year Abroad programme.

You study academic and/or English language courses, and for some programmes, you receive credits that you may be able to transfer to your university.

Entry requirements

To find out what grades and qualifications we accept and our English language requirements:

Fees and scholarships

If you want to study in the UK, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships:

You can also search for other sources of PhD funding by region or country.

Brighton is a city with a beautiful sea, cheerful people and a brilliant atmosphere.” Masataka Mori
International Development BA

Clubs, groups and societies

Choose from more than 200 student societies and groups, 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 Japanese Society.


Brighton has a range of Asian restaurants and supermarkets, including Fortune Oriental Supermarket and Yum Yum Oriental Market. You can also buy international products from our campus market and food markets in Brighton.

Contact our Japanese alumni

Our Japanese Alumni Association (USAAJ) provide a student support network and organise activities such as:

  • member dinners and parties, often with university staff
  • British Council and Foreign and Commonwealth Office events
  • academic seminars
  • counselling prospective students at education exhibitions
  • briefing new students before they go to the UK.

Email James Minhas, International Officer, at j.i.minhas@sussex.ac.uk to contact the association.

I had anxieties about studying abroad, but I felt reassured thanks to the kind support at Sussex.” Yoko Sato
Gender Studies MA

Japanese students at the University of Sussex

Meet us in Japan

Find out when our International Officers are visiting Japan.

We don’t have any upcoming events in your country, but you can fill in our enquiry form to find out about studying at the University of Sussex.

Contact a Sussex representative in Japan

Our representatives in Japan can provide information and advice, and guide you through the admissions process.



Email: study@beo.jp

Address: 5th Floor Forecast Shinjuku South Building, 4-3-17, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022


Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp

Address: Takagi Building 3F, Kamiosaki 2−15−14, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo-to, 141-0021, Japan



Email: osaka@beo.jp

Address: 3rd Floor Inoi Building 2, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012


Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp

Address: 2F Nissei Building East, 2-2-13 Shibata, Kita-Ku, Osaka, 530-0012


We work with universities in Japan on staff and student exchange and joint research programmes. Our partner universities include:

  • University of Tokyo
  • Doshisha University
  • Waseda University
  • International Christian University (ICU).