Junior Year Abroad English Plus

The Junior Year Abroad is a unique programme which combines English language courses with academic studies. The programme is designed to meet your needs according to your level of English and academic interests.

My tutors clearly explain the difficult sides of the English language and I’ve been really happy to meet students from different cultural backgrounds.SAYA KICHIJI
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

English preparation and academic course packages

You can study a range of different online or on campus English language preparation courses, which upon successful completion continue onto academic study for either the autumn semester only or the full academic year.

  • English preparation courses

    16 weeks online English course
    Dates: 25 April to 19 August 2022
    Requirement: IELTS 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in each section
    Tuition fee: £6,112

    16 weeks on campus Intensive English and Pre-sessional English courses
    Dates: 25 April to 26 August 2022
    Requirement: IELTS 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in each section
    Tuition fee: £5,878

    10 weeks on campus Pre-sessional English course
    Dates: 20 June to 26 August 2022
    Requirement: IELTS 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in each section
    Tuition fee: £3,820

    8 weeks online English course
    Dates: 27 June to 19 August 2022
    Requirement: IELTS 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in each section
    Tuition fee: £3,056

    5 weeks on campus Pre-sessional English course
    Dates: 25 July to 26 August 2022
    Requirement: IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.0 in each section
    Tuition fee: £1,900

    Fees are subject to change.

    Our online courses have been developed with the expertise of our Technology Enhanced Learning specialists to ensure that you receive the same high level of flexible, tailored English learning support that you would receive in-person, but from the comfort of your own home.

  • Academic semester and year courses

    Autumn semester 2022
    Dates: 19 September to 9 December 2022
    Requirements: Successful completion of English preparation course and at least one year of undergraduate study with a GPA of 2.8 or above
    Tuition fee: £9,250

    Full year 2022/23
    Dates: 19 September 2022 to 27 May 2023
    Requirements: Successful completion of English preparation course and at least one year of undergraduate study with a GPA of 2.8 or above
    Tuition fee: £18,500

    Fees are subject to change.

You can find further information about the English language courses at the website of the Sussex Centre for Language Studies (SCLS).

You can find our selection of academic modules for you to choose to study during the academic semester of year – and you can mix and match courses from across disciplines.

Check our guide for advice about how to choose your modules and the academic course structure of the Junior Year Abroad programme.

Student life

Our single-site campus is home to great facilities in a stunning location. You’ll find all you need from shops, a medical centre, sports centres and cafes.

Brighton is a beautiful seaside city located just a few minutes away from campus. Known for its sense of inclusivity – there can be few better places to be a student than Brighton.

Find out more about Student Life at Sussex.

How to apply

You must complete the Junior Year Abroad application form [PDF.3.03MB] and return it to sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk with supporting documents:

  • transcript
  • IELTS
  • academic reference
  • copy of passport

You will be asked to complete a separate application and to pay a fee deposit for the English course.

You can apply for the programme through your home university or one of the following agents:

BEO

Email: study@beo.jp

Address: 5th Floor Forecast Shinjuku South Building, 4-3-17, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

SI UK

Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp

Address: 3F Takagi Building, 2-15-14 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo 141-002


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