Study Abroad at Sussex

Study for a summer, semester or year. The tranquility of the South Downs and the energy of Brighton - we've got it all.

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    Music playing, sound of seagulls

    (Woman) - Hey dad, Just thought I would check in and let you know how uni is going in Brighton.

    (Man) - Hey mum. Just wanted to let you know how my study abroad programme is going. Where do I start? I absolutely love living by the sea.

    (Woman) – Brighton feels so connected to like everywhere. It’s only an hour from London

    (Man) – and its so easy to get around.

    (Woman) – There’s just so much history and culture around here I had to invest in a new camera. And my uni is literally right next to a National Park, so when I want a little me time, I sneak off for long walks in the countryside.

    (Man) – or bike rides along the coast…where you can ride for miles and miles. And Brighton Lanes are so cool, packed full of art and culture and quirky little shops. And my university is so impressive, with plenty of space to study.

    (Woman) – and the campus is really quite beautiful and so green.

    (Man) – and after a long day’s studying.

    (Woman) – There are some really cool spaces on campus for that much-needed chill time. My life here is so much fun. It feels like the city is made for us.

    (Man) – I’ve made such an amazing group of friends from all over the world. I am so happy to say.

    (Woman) – That this, feels like home.

Find out how to apply

Why Sussex?

Welcome to our pages for overseas students applying to study abroad for a summer, semester or year at Sussex.

  • Study at a world-renowned university with an academic focus on global sustainability and innovation
  • Find space to breathe with a national park on your doorstep
  • Discover a home away from home, surrounded by a vibrant international community
  • Feel safe and secure in our state of the art accommodation
  • Chat to our current students and find out why they chose Sussex, what it's like to study here and how they socialise on campus.

Our rankings

The quality of the teaching you will experience at Sussex is reflected within our rankings, whether it's being 1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022) or joint 37th globally for world impact (Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2022).

Find out more.

Study liberal arts at Sussex

We’re proud to offer the only Liberal Arts course in the UK designed in partnership with specialists from activist organisations, think-tanks, NGOs, journalism, broadcasting, PR and communications.

As a Study Abroad at Sussex student you will have the opportunity to choose modules from our new Liberal Arts course, which brings together perspectives from the arts, humanities and social sciences to create new forms of understanding and future-facing solutions.

Find out more about our liberal arts modules.

Junior Year Abroad

If you are a university student from Japan, you can spend a year or term at Sussex as part of our Junior Year Abroad programme.

You study academic and/or English language courses, and for some programmes, you receive credits that you may be able to transfer to your university.

Study abroad as a Sussex student 

Are you already a Sussex student looking to study abroad? If you are a current or prospective Sussex student you can study at a number of locations around the world as part of your degree. 

Find out about studying abroad as a Sussex student.

Contact us

If you are studying at Sussex for a summer and have questions, email

If you are studying at Sussex for a semester or year and have questions, email

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