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 one of the following qualifications before you start studying at Sussex:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 and not less than 5.5 in each of the four components
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL (iBT). The standard requirement is an overall score of 80, with at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

The TOEFL iBT institution code for the University of Sussex is DI 9166.

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

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

If your qualifications are not listed above, 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 first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the University's English language requirements. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • Provide us with an IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) with a score of 6.0 overall and at least 5.5 in each of the four components
  • Provide us with the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL (iBT). The standard requirement is an overall score of 80, with at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing. We will accept TOEFL (iBT) Special Home Edition Test.

The TOEFL institution code for the University of Sussex is DI 9166.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before enrolling on our study abroad program.

Email 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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