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 Nigerian students. Home to the Sussex African Centre and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Sussex also counts several African presidents and vice-presidents amongst its alumni. We have around 100 Nigerian students currently studying at the University.
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A home at Sussex
Sussex Nigerian students talk about how the University has helped them find a home away from home.
=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
- Undergraduate entry requirements
- Postgraduate entry requirements
- English language requirements
- Fees and scholarship information
- How to apply
Sussex Nigeria Scholarship
The University offers a £3,000 tuition fee reduction for new postgraduate students who have Nigerian nationality and have been accepted to study an eligible Masters course at Sussex.
Find out more on our scholarships pages.
Sussex is a popular destination for Chevening scholars.
Visit Scholars Diaries, a Youtube channel developed by Sussex Cheveners to assist prospective applicants, to find out why Chevening students are so passionate about Sussex.
Our graduates go on to engage with global issues, make a positive impact in the world and achieve success after Sussex. Notable alumni include:
- Thabo Mbeki (President, South Africa)
- Festus Mogae (President, Botswana)
- George Saitoti (Vice-president, Kenya)
- Reverend Professor Adebayo Dada Akinde (Archbishop of Lagos, Computer Science PhD)
- Bolaji Abdullahi (former Sports Minister)
- Dr Manur Muhtar (former Finance Minister and Executive Director of the World Bank)
- Liman Mansur (Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria)
- Maikanti Baru (Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation).
We have a well-established alumni network based in Nigeria who can chat to you about their experiences of studying at Sussex. Get in contact.
Role Models: 12 Sussex Stories in Nigeria
Discover the stories of our Nigerian alumni who’ve enjoyed success after Sussex, as well as our connections with talented writers, academics and artists in Nigeria.
Business for Better
Join our Business School on the last Wednesday of every month for a series of TEDx style talks with successful Sussex business alumni. Find out about how they're making a positive impact on society, followed by an interview and an open question and answer session.
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:
- welfare support
- advice on immigration and applying for your visa
- guidance with searching for part-time jobs
- support with finding accommodation
- help to improve your English language and writing skills.
Food and culture
Brighton has various international supermarkets that sell African products. You can also buy international products from our weekly on-campus market or food markets in Brighton.
We have a Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility on campus, and there is a coptic church and two mosques in Brighton.
Email the Islamic Society at email@example.com if you are going to bring your children and you want to enrol them in a school that teaches Arabic.
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
- Sussex Nigerian Society
- Sussex Christian Union
- African & Caribbean Society.
Societies are a fantastic way of trying new experiences and making new friends. Browse the gallery for a taste of what’s on offer.
Islamic Society (Isoc)
The Islamic Society is one of Sussex’s most active societies, providing religious and social support services during your time at university.
The Islamic Society provides:
- free Iftar every day after sunset at the Muslim Student Centre
- Tarawih Prayer every day after Iftar
- breakfast at the Muslim Student Centre on the Eid following Ramadan.
Watch Anu and Oluwamayowa talk about their experiences of studying at Sussex.
Talk to Tosin
Tosin Adebisi is our Nigeria expert based on campus.
Having worked with international students for several years, Tosin is ready to share his experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Telephone: +44 1273 876520
Ask a student
Want to find out more about student life? Chat to our students online via Unibuddy.
Meet us in Nigeria
Contact our Regional Office in Nigeria for free support, including help with your application and support with your visa.
University of Sussex
FBA Suites, 2nd Floor, Plot 5 Chief Yesuf Abiodun Street (Off Ligali Ayorinde Street Opposite City of David Church)
Oniru, Victoria Island. Lagos, Nigeria
+44 7833 968 921 (WhatsApp)
Contact us via WhatsApp
Our West Africa team of staff and international students are available to answer questions about student life, living in the UK and applying to Sussex via WhatsApp.
See our schedule below and add our number to your contacts: +44 7342 050053.
WhatsApp operational times:
- Thursdays: 5pm – 6pm (GMT)/6pm – 7pm (WAT).
We will not operate WhatsApp on minimum service days. These include national holidays and UK bank holidays.
Contact a Sussex representative in Nigeria
Sussex is represented by a number of professional agencies in Nigeria.
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.
See our list of representatives in Nigeria below:
Suite C01, J-Plus Plaza, 39 Jimmy Carter Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Dave Abion Consulting
Suite 206 (Second Floor), JINIFA Plaza, (Opposite Securities & Exchange Commission Office)
Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, FCT-Abuja
23498729252 | +2348068559860
Representative: Mary Adejo (Branch Manager)
3rd Floor, IGI Building, No 3, Gwani St, Off Cape Town Street, Wuse Zone 4
09 2913317 | 0807453574 | 07042932504
Suite 301A DBM PLaza, Plot 1381-1383, Cadastral Zone A02 (opposite First Forty Hotel), Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
+234 811-111-1054 | +234 809-393-8217
Suite 3, 2nd Floor, Hatlab Place, Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
+234 (0) 9-2906508
Dave Abion Consulting
79, Allen Avenue (2nd Floor, Front Wing - 2nd SAMSUNG Building before UBA), Ikeja, Lagos.
+2348062700622 | +2347055177000
Representatives: Adewunmi Alawode and Kikelomo Sowunmi (NAVITAS)
Suite 28, Lagos Airport Hotel Shopping Arcade. 111, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikeja. Lagos.
018962680, 07084042726, 07042932505
Global Network Educational Services Company
6, Ajoke Akinbame Close, off Unity Road By Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja Lagos
3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos
- Port Harcourt
Dave Abion Consulting
Mina Morrission Centre, 86 (Old 67), Olu Obasanjo Road (opposite First City Monument Bank)
Port Harcourt, Rivers state
Representative: Mr Anthony Eko (Branch Manager)
Plot 156, No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street. Rumuogba Estate, Port Harcourt, Rivers state
+234 (0) 8116 709 992
- Victoria Island
Dave Abion Consulting
Plot 5, Imam Abib Adetoro Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
+2347033383220 | +2347058787704
Representative: Oni Bukola
ESCC Education - Head Office
1st Floor, 16, Karimu Kotun Street, opposite JMG, By Oko-Awo Junction. Victoria Island. Lagos.
01 8962680 | 07084042726 | 07042932505
Lagos Office:3rd Floor, Kobis Building, 18/20 Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Lagos
+234 01 2915972
We work closely with many Nigerian institutions, including academic colleagues at the University of Lagos.
Our collaboration with the University of Lagos involves staff/student mobility, and research and knowledge transfer.
Meet us online at one of the following virtual events to find out more about studying at Sussex.
SI-UK Nigeria Fair
Date: Saturday February 13 2021
Time: 11am-4pm (WAT)
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