Fees and costs

Find out how much fees are if you're studying abroad at Sussex for a summer, semester or year and when you need to pay.

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Our fees

You can see our fees and living costs for studying here for a summer, semester or year below.

Fees table
  Undergraduate Summer School Physics Undergraduate Summer School
Tuition fees

£1,500 per session

£1,600 per session

Accommodation and campus programme fee

£750 per session

£1,000 per session

Lab fees

-

£200 per session

Total cost £2,250 per session £2,800 per session

Note: Tutition fees stated above relate to the 2020 Summer School. We will confirm our 2021 program details in January, register here to be kept up to date when applications open for 2021.

What do the fees include?

Undergraduate Summer School

The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2,250. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so. See our Undergraduate Summer School session dates. 

  • Tuition fees of £1,500 per session
    • Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
    • A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
    • A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).
    • All teaching and assessment for one module of study.
  • Accommodation fees of £750 per session
    • Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
    • Weekly meal allowance from Monday – Friday
    • Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.
  • Additional fees

    Some of our modules have field trips included as part of the delivery. The cost of this is included in the tuition fees, however you may be asked to pay travel costs. Any additional will be outlined in Your offer letter.

    See our module pages for further information.

    Additional leisure or social, campus activities beyond the Programme events may incur an additional cost. These are optional and will be advertised nearer to the start of the Summer School.

    Some of our modules have field trips included as part of the delivery. The cost of this is included in the tuition fees however, you may be asked to pay travel costs. See our module pages for further information.

Physics Summer School

The full cost of one 4-week Physics Summer School session will be £2,800. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so. See our Physics Summer School session dates.

  • Tuition fees of £1,600 per session
    • All teaching and assessment for one module of study
    • A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 82 class/teaching contact hours
    • Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3–4 US credits
    • A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (includes meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).
  • Accommodation fees of £750 per session
    • Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
    • Weekly meal allowance from Monday – Friday
    • Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.
  • Lab fees of £200 per session include
    • All laboratory sessions and full use of Sussex laboratory equipment
    • Customised textbook that covers all material in our physics modules
  • Additional costs
    • Any additional will be outlined in Your offer letter. See our module pages for further information.

    • Additional leisure or social, campus activities beyond the Programme events may incur an additional cost. These are optional and will be advertised nearer to the start of the Summer School.

Note: In the event of government restrictions preventing students from attending the Summer School due to Coronavirus (COVID 19), we will provide a full refund of any fees that have been paid.

When do I pay the fees?

If you’re offered a place at our Summer School, you will be asked to pay the tuition fee for one session. You are asked to pay this within four weeks of the offer to secure your place. Any remaining fees are paid at registration before 8 June 2021.

Any remaining fees will include: 

  • outstanding tuition fees – for example if you are studying the Physics Undergraduate Summer School or if you are taking two sessions
  • accommodation and campus programme fee 

See our Refund Policy for more details on when you’re entitled to apply for a refund.

Applicants from partner universities or via intermediaries

If you are applying from a partner institution or via an agency, you may be asked to pay your fees or a portion of your fees to them instead of Sussex.

If you’re not sure who to pay your fees to check with the study abroad office at your home institution or contact the Summer Programmes team at summer@sussex.ac.uk.

Note: If you are a Summer School student applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact summer@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

Exchange students

If you are an exchange student, you do not usually pay tuition fees or accommodation and campus programmes fees to study on the Summer School

Email summer@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

Living costs and budgeting

See living costs as a Sussex student.

Use the international student calculator to work out how much you need to study and live in the UK and take in account exchange rate changes.

Fees table
  EU students non-EU students
Autumn term

£4,625

£9,250

Spring term

£4,625

£9,250

Full year

£9,250

£18,500

What do the fees include?

The fees listed include registration, tuition and exams

They do not include accommodation costs, extra-curricular language tuition, use of the sports facilities, club and society memberships, photocopying and printing.

See our accommodation pages for further information.

Some modules include a compulsory requirement for you to take part in a field trip (e.g. art history). You must pay the whole cost of the field trip if this is the case.

When do I pay the fees?

You normally pay fees in full when you register. If you are studying at Sussex for the full academic year, you can pay your fees in instalments.

All fees are liable to review and change without notice. Email sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk for more information

Applicants from partner universities or via intermediaries

If you are applying from a partner institution or via an agency, you may be asked to pay your fees or a portion of your fees to them instead of Sussex.

If you’re not sure who to pay your fees to check with the study abroad office at your home institution or contact the Sussex Abroad team at sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk.

If you are an exchange student, you do not usually pay tuition fees to study term-time modules. However, you are liable to pay for special programmes.

Email sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

Living costs and budgeting

See living costs as a Sussex student.

Use the international student calculator to work out how much you need to study and live in the UK and take in account exchange rate changes.

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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