Entry requirements

Find out about our admissions and language requirements.

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Our entry requirements

If you are studying for the summer, semester or year, you can see our entry requirements below.

Academic requirements

You should be currently studying at university when applying for the Summer School, however you don’t need to have completed a full year of study. 

We require students to have a minimum of 2.8 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.

You’ll be asked to provide evidence of qualifications with your application. We assess each application individually and may contact you to request further information.

If you have any questions on accepted qualifications, please contact summer@sussex.ac.uk for advice.

Module requirements

Some modules have specific entry requirements, so you should also check these on our module pages before you apply. 

If your module counts towards your degree, you should make sure it is approved by your home institution for transfer of credit.

Proof of English language ability 

If your native language isn’t English, you must have a good level of English and evidence that you’ve successfully completed an approved English language qualification before you start studying at Sussex. Common qualifications are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic): 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each of the four components (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL (iBT): 80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing (the TOEFL iBT institution code for the University of Sussex is DI 9166)
  • Duolingo English test: 105 overall, with no component score below 90

Check out the University's full range of English language requirements.

We would expect English language qualifications to have been achieved within the two years before the start of your course.

You will also meet our English language requirements if your current medium of teaching is in English and you meet our academic requirements stated above.

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact us at summer@sussex.ac.uk for advice.

Academic requirements

You must be academically qualified to take the modules you apply for and have completed at least one year of higher education in your own country.

You are required to provide an official transcript and have a minimum of 2.8 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.

We assess each application individually and may contact you to request further information.

Proof of English language ability 

If your native language isn’t English, you must have a good level of English and evidence that you’ve successfully completed an approved English language qualification before you start studying at Sussex. The main qualifications are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic): 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each of the four components (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL (iBT): 80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing (the TOEFL iBT institution code for the University of Sussex is DI 9166)
  • Duolingo English test: 105 overall, with no component score below 90
  • Danish studentereksamen, Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) grade 10 or above in English (applicants with grade 7 or above will still be considered)
  • German Abitur score of 12 or above in English

Check out the University's full range of English language requirements.

We would expect English language qualifications to have been achieved within the two years before the start of your course.

If you are applying to study abroad at Sussex for one semester only, you will also meet our English language requirements if your current medium of teaching is in English and you meet our academic requirements stated above.

Email inbound.sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk for information on other qualifications we accept.

Module requirements

Some modules have specific entry requirements, so you should also check these on our module pages before you apply. 

If your module counts towards your degree, you should make sure it is approved by your home institution for transfer of credit.

Visas and immigration

You may need a visa to study in the UK. Sussex offers immigration and visa support to all international applicants, so check the latest guidance before you plan your trip to the UK. 

Find out how to apply for a visa to study in the UK.

Contact us

If you are studying at Sussex for a summer and have questions, email summer@sussex.ac.uk.

If you are studying at Sussex for a semester or year and have questions, email sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk.


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