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.

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


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

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University preparation courses

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

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 alumni include:

  • Thabo Mbeki (President, South Africa)
  • Festus Mogae (President, Botswana)
  • 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.

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. 

Read more.

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.

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: 

  • 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.

Find out more.

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 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 200 societies and groups at Sussex and Brighton, including:

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.

Find out more about the society.

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

Student testimonials

Watch Anu and Oluwamayowa talk about their experiences of studying at Sussex.

Get in touch

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.

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.

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.

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.


Meet us online at one of the following virtual events to find out more about studying at Sussex.

SI-UK Nigeria Fair

Location: Online

Date: Saturday February 13 2021

Time: 11am-4pm (WAT)

Contact information: Tosin Adebisi,

Find out more.

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