How to apply

Find out how to apply to Sussex Undergraduate Summer Schools this summer.

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  1. Decide which undergraduate summer programme and length of study is right for you

    You can choose from our two summer programmes for 2020:

    Undergraduate Summer School – credit-bearing modules from a variety of subject areas. You should decide if you want to study at Sussex for three weeks (one session) or six weeks (two sessions). You will then get to choose one module per session earning 15 credits per module.

    Physics Undergraduate Summer School – Two 4-week modules covering the foundation of physical concepts and principles over an 8 week period.

  2. Choose your modules

    For the Undergraduate Summer School, you must select three modules per session in order of preference. Browse our undergraduate summer school modules.

    View module details of the Physics Undergraduate Summer School.

  3. Check our entry requirements

    For the Undergraduate and Physics Undergraduate Summer Schools you must be academically qualified to take the modules you apply for. You should be currently studying in higher education.

    You must have:

    • a current GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4) or equivalent
    • an IELTS level certificate of 6.5 or equivalent.

    Visit our Entry Requirements page for details of other qualifications we accept.

    English language classes

    Take a language course at Sussex to improve your English, organised by the Sussex Centre for Language Studies. You can undertake this either before or after your Summer School studies. Courses last for between one to ten weeks across June, July and August.

  4. Check fees and funding

    You should check our fees before submitting your application to Sussex.

  5. Prepare your application documents

    You need to have:

    • evidence showing that you meet our academic entry requirements
    • evidence of suitable English language qualifications, if English is not your first language.

    Please ensure that you upload all necessary documents with your application form, as we may not be able to process your application without them.

  6. View your accommodation

    You will live on campus in our newest student accommodation, East Slope residence. Our rooms are single occupancy with a mix of ensuite bedrooms and bedrooms with a shared bathroom.

    All rooms are self-catered, have a shared kitchen and common room.

    Find out more about our accommodation.

  7. Apply to Sussex

    You must apply for a place at the Summer School using our online application system.

    You will need to set up an account with us and then fill in the application form and tell us:

    • your personal details
    • address
    • module choices (for the Undergraduate Summer School you must choose one module per session. You’ll be asked to include two alternative modules in order of preference in case your first choice is unavailable)
    • education details
    • evidence that you meet our academic requirements
    • evidence that you meet our English Language requirements if English is not your first language

    When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email from us confirming receipt.

    Note: There is a high demand for places on our Physics Summer School. A waiting list is in operation.
  8. Receive your offer letter

    Around two weeks after submitting your application, you’ll receive a decision from us. If you are travelling from a partner institution, we will contact your home university’s study abroad office, as we can’t process your application until they approve your participation.

    If you’ve been successful you'll receive an offer to confirm your place on the programme that you can accept online. You will also be asked to pay the tuition fee for one session to secure your place. You will then receive your official offer letter.

    You will receive confirmation of your module allocations in May when you begin Pre-Enrolment.

  9. Apply for a visa

    You will need your offer letter, that contains your candidate number, as well as evidence that you can support yourself financially to enter the UK. You will also need this offer letter with you if you intend to travel outside of the UK while you are studying at Sussex.

    Visa nationals

    If you are a visa national (US passport holders should look at non-visa nationals below), you will need to apply for a short term study visa at your nearest British Embassy or High Commission before you travel to the UK. There is a fee for this.

    You may be asked to provide details of an accommodation officer. You can use:

    Charlene Lade, Summer Programmes Team
    Hastings Building
    University of Sussex
    Falmer, BN1 9RJ, UK

    Non-visa nationals

    If you’re a non-visa national you don’t need to apply for a visa, you can apply to enter the UK as a short-term student on arrival at the port of entry, free of charge. You are not allowed to have more than six months of short-term visitor leave in any 12-month period.

    Find out more about applying for a visa.

  10. Pre-Enrolment (Registration)

    This is often referred to as registration. From 26 May, you will need to begin pre-enrolment to confirm your details and pay the remainder of your fees.

    You will receive further details of pre-enrolment closer to the summer.

  11. Enrolment

    Your enrolment is complete when you arrive on campus and visit one of the team to scan your passport and check your visa details.

    You will receive further details of our enrolment closer to the summer.

    By submitting an application and paying fees, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. These cover application, payment terms, cancellations, and non-attendance.


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