Learn how to apply and discover more about life whilst studying at the University of Sussex as a Nigerian student

Goke Adeboye, a Sussex student from Nigeria
“Sussex is a prestigious institution which continually strives for improvement and greatness.” Goke Adeboye
Graduate in Law LLB

Application information

University preparation courses

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

Fees and scholarship information

See our tuition fees for undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses.

Sussex offers a range of competitive loans and scholarships for undergraduatesMasters and PhD students.

Sussex Nigeria Scholarship and scholarships offered by the University

The University offers a tuition fee reduction for new postgraduate students who have Nigerian nationality and have been accepted to study an eligible Masters course at Sussex.

Nigerian students are also eligible for awards from schools and to apply for the Chancellors International Scholarship.

Find out more about scholarships available.


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.

Alumni: Careers after Sussex

Develop your leadership and professional skills for post-study career opportunities.

Our graduates go on to engage with global issues, make a positive impact in the world and achieve success after Sussex. Notable Nigerian alumni include:

  • Reverend Professor Adebayo Dada Akinde (Archbishop of Lagos, Computer Science PhD)
  • Bolaji Abdullahi (former Sports Minister, Nigeria)
  • Liman Mansur (Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria)
  • Maikanti Baru (Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation)

Other young trail-blazers include:

  • Burna Boy, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter
  • Tom Kenyatta, film producer
  • Kemi Badenoch, Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden, UK

Alumni network

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

We develop future leaders, game changers and industry captains to make a positive impact in the world.

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. 

Read more.

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 our 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 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 if you are going to bring your children and you want to enrol them in a school that teaches Arabic.

There are numerous Orthodox and Protestant churches in Brighton, including a Catholic Church at the Meeting House and various student fellowships on campus. Find a church

Clubs and societies

Choose from more than 180 societies and groups at Sussex and Brighton, including:

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.

Find out more about the society.

Get in touch

Ask a student

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

Ask a question.

Meet us in Nigeria

Contact our Regional Office in Nigeria for free support, including help with your application and support with your visa.

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. Find out more about our work with agent partners and how you can provide feedback about an agent.

See our list of representatives in Nigeria below:


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.

We work closely with AIESEC Nigeria on youth empowerment initiatives, and collaborate with the National Universities Commission and the National Youth Service Corps on capacity building.

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