UK-based international students

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

University of Sussex campus: Live and Learn

Year 1 and year 2 entry

You can progress to a Sussex degree through routes such as studying an International Foundation Year or International Diploma at:

Find out more about entry requirements through these study centres and colleges.

Entry requirements

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

Fees and scholarships

If you want to study in the UK, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships:

You can also search for other sources of PhD funding by region or country.

Cosmopolitan, friendly and brimming with energy -  this was my first impression of the University and the city.”camelia Mocanu
Neuroscience BSc

Clubs, groups and societies

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


You can buy international products from our weekly on-campus market, food markets in Brighton and international supermarkets in the city.


On campus, there is a multi-faith chaplaincy, Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility. There are also churches, mosques, and other world religion centres in Brighton & Hove.

Get in touch

Talk to Kevin

Kevin McDonnell is our International Officer for UK-based international students. 

Having worked with international students for several years, Kevin is ready to share his experiences with you and help you on your educational journey.
Unibuddy: Kevin McDonnell

Book a one-to-one appointment with Kevin via Zoom.

Ask a student

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

Ask a question.

Come to an Open Day

Book a place at an Open Day to discover more about our courses, the campus, and Brighton & Hove.

Meet us in the UK

Meet our International team at an event in the UK.

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Talk to a Sussex representative in the UK

Our representatives can provide professional information and advice, and guide you through the admissions process.