Choose from over 500 degrees. Join a society. Explore Brighton and the UK. Our Nigeria country guide has the information you need to know about life as an international student in the UK.

Sussex in Africa

Sussex enjoys a long and rich history with Africa and has produced eminent alumni, including former African Presidents and Vice-Presidents such as Thabo Mbeki (South Africa), Festus Mogae (Botswana), Guy Scott (Zambia), and George Saitoti (Kenya).

Our graduates go on to engage with global issues, make a positive impact in the world and achieve success after Sussex. Some of our young trailblazers include:

  • Burna Boy
  • Tom Kenyatta
  • Kemi Badenoch
  • Bogolo Kenwendo
  • Joana Mamombe

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. 

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Life at Sussex

Student testimonials

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

A home at Sussex

Sussex Nigerian students talk about how the University has helped them find a home away from home.

Live and learn on our beautiful campus

University of Sussex campus: Live and Learn

Entry requirements

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

Fees and scholarships

If you want to study a Masters at Sussex, you may be eligible for our Sussex Nigeria Scholarship, which includes £3,000 towards your tuition fees.

You can also search for PhD funding sources by country

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

Clubs, groups and societies

You can choose from more than 200 student-led societies and groups at Sussex including:

The Islamic Society (ISoc) 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.


Brighton has various international supermarkets which sell African products. You can also buy international products from our weekly on-campus market or food markets in Brighton.


We have the Meeting House (a mutli-denominational chaplaincy), a Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility on campus, and there are a range of churches and two mosques in Brighton.

To find out more about life in the UK, contact our Alumni Consuls in Nigeria.

Talk to us

Road to Sussex

Every Thursday starting from Thursday 14 May 2020, 4pm (WAT), Instagram Live (for the general public)

Join us for structured conversations with selected members of our alumni community on different themes and topics about working, studying and living in the United Kingdom.

Road to Sussex has been developed to facilitate the sharing of study, work and life experiences and vital discussions on coping strategies for prospective students and current offer holders from West Africa.

It also aims to support general activities undertaken by the University of Sussex, given the current resumption uncertainties as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The guest speakers, including current students, alumni, and University staff members, will represent a wide range of individuals with vast knowledge of the topics being discussed.

Meet us in Nigeria

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.

Sussex Regional Office - West Africa

You can contact our Regional Office for free support including responding to enquiries, helping with your application and expert visa advice.
+447833968921 (WhatsApp)

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

Contact a Sussex representative in Nigeria

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


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. Two students from the University of Lagos joined Sussex in 2016 for the Sussex International Junior Research Associate Scheme and the International Summer School. 

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. 

About Sussex

We are home to the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), and the Sussex Africa Centre

Our African 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).