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 Pakistani students. We have around 145 Pakistani students currently studying at the University.


Watch testimonials from South Asian students

View our series of short films showcasing why students from South Asia chose the University of Sussex.

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Watch Osama Ashraf talk about studying Engineering at Sussex

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 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

You can buy international products from our weekly on-campus market and food markets in Brighton, and halal meats from Taj The Grocer.

There are also halal restaurants in the city, ranging from Moroccan to Lebanese.


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.

Narmeen’s experience

In this blog post, Narmeen talks about why she chose Sussex and her experience as a Residential Advisor.

Narmeen's blog.

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.

“I spent the most important years of my life at Sussex. It improved my academic skills and helped my personal growth.” Osama Ashraf
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

Alumni and careers

A degree from Sussex is internationally recognised and our Pakistani alumni have gone on to do incredible things.

Notable alumni include Shamshad Akhtar, appointed by the UN Secretary-General as United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in December 2013.

Dr Akhtar also served as Governor of the Central Bank of Pakistan from 2006 to 2009; Vice President of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region; and held a range of senior posts in the Asian Development Bank.

We have an alumni network based in Pakistan who can chat with you about their experiences of studying at Sussex. Get in contact.

Muhammad’s story

Muhammad’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree at Sussex led to him creating Meraki, a self-help journal designed to spread awareness of mental health in his local community.

Read his story.

Get in touch

Talk to Leo

Leo Cutting is our Pakistan expert based on campus. 

Having worked with international students for several years, Leo is ready to share his experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 877567
Unibuddy: Leo Cutting

Book a one-to-one appointment with Leo over Zoom.

Ask a student

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

Ask a question.

Find a representative in Pakistan

Sussex is represented by a number of professional agencies in Pakistan.

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.

Our representatives in Pakistan are:

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