Entry requirements

Find out about the admissions and language requirements for our Summer School.

Student studying at the University of Sussex

General entry 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 3.0 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.

We also accept the qualifications from the following countries. You’ll be asked to provide evidence of qualifications with your application.

Australia                GPA of 3.0 out of 4 or 2:1 or 70%

Brazil                      7 or higher

China                      GPA of 3.0 out of 4 or 80% or above.

Denmark                 7 or above

France                     2 out of 20 or higher

Germany                 ‘gut’ or better

Greece                     6.5 out of 10

Hong Kong             GPA of 3.0 or above.

India                        55% or higher

Japan                      3.0 out of 4

Italy                         22 or higher

Korea (South)        GPA 2.8 (out of 4.30) or 3.0 (out of 4.0)

Mexico                    7 out of 10

Netherlands           Minimum of 7

Norway                   C or better

Russia                    4 or higher 

Singapore              GPA of 3.0 out of 4 or 3.5 out of 5

Spain                      6 or higher

Turkey                    CGPA of 2.8 out of 4 or higher

USA                        GPA of 3.0 or above

If your country isn’t listed above, contact us at summer@sussex.ac.uk for more advice.

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

Module Requirements

Some modules have specific entry requirements, so you should also check these 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:

  • Cambridge Certificate in ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE): grade B
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: grade B
  • CEFR, with a minimum score of C1
  • CET-4 (China) – 550
  • CET-6 (China) – 493
  • GRE (verbal score) 140 (please note this is for tests taken after 1 August 2011)
  • International Baccalaureate- Standard Level 4
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5 and not less than 6.0 in each of the four components
  • iTEP – Level 5
  • Pearson’s Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with at least 56 in all four skills
  • TEM, minimum score of 70
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The standard requirement is an overall score of 88, with at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 23 in Writing.

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

  • TOEIC, minimum score of 685 in all skills
  • UEE (University Entrance Exam (China) – score of 110

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

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

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.


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