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. Around 100 Nigerian students currently study at the University.
We develop future leaders, game changers and industry captains to make a positive impact in the world.
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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
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- English language requirements
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See our tuition fees for undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses.
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.
- How to apply
Receive up to £6,000 in scholarships for postgraduate study
We are proud of our history of developing future leaders in Nigeria and we want to help you achieve your full potential at Sussex.
Find out more about our Sussex Nigeria Scholarship, worth £3,000.
University preparation courses
Find out more about International Foundation Year, International Year One and Pre-Masters courses.
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 alumni include:
- Thabo Mbeki (President, South Africa)
- Festus Mogae (President, Botswana)
- Guy Scott (President, Zambia)
- George Saitoti (Vice President, Kenya)
- Isatou Touray (Vice President of The Gambia).
- Reverend Professor Adebayo Dada Akinde (Archbishop of Lagos, Computer Science PhD)
- Bolaji Abdullahi (former Sports Minister, Nigeria)
- 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)
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
- Bogolo Kenwendo, Cabinet Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, in the Cabinet of Botswana
- Joana Mamombe, youngest female MP in Zimbabwe.
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 Nigeria, they can help answer any questions you may have about studying at university via our online chat platform, Unibuddy.
Course: MSc Management
Current job title: Independent Consultant
Course: MA Media Practice for Development & Social Change
Current job title: Youth Worker
“My course was the perfect choice – it offered me the opportunity to learn how to use my platforms for social change.”
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..
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.
Former President of South Africa
Image copyright, World Economic Forum/Eric Miller, CC BY-SA 2.0
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
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.
Naija Corner Restaurant in town makes Nigerian delicacies with both takeaway and eat-in options.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 Us
We have experts who can help you on campus.
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 (BST)/5pm–6pm (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. 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:
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
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)
Global Network Educational Services Company
6, Ajoke Akinbame Close, off Unity Road By Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja Lagos
+234-803-3749866 | +234-808-2130337
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Representative: Kenneth Illalokhoin
- 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)
- Victoria Island
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.