Applying to university – help and advice

From helping you decide if university is for you, to tips for choosing a course – if you’re a student thinking about university, watch our video guides to help you make your choice. If you’re a parent or carer of someone applying, or a teacher looking for information about higher education for pupils, we’re here to guide you.

Our grades for 2021

We know you've had your education massively disrupted due to the global pandemic, that's why we've reduced our entry requirements for 2021.

For A-level students we have generally lowered our typical offers by one grade and our contextual offers by two grades, and we’ve made similar adjustments to other qualifications.

You can see our new requirements on each undergraduate course.

You can also browse our Foundation Year courses or find out more about our contextual offers.

Join a virtual event

We know it’s difficult to get all of the information about university that you need at the moment. That’s why we are hosting a series of virtual events, including undergraduate live talks and webchats, so you can find out everything you need to know.

See our virtual events

Ask a student

Want to know what it's really like to study at university? Start a chat with one of our student ambassadors who can tell you all about student life, living on campus and studying for a degree.

Chat to a student ambassador

Covid-19 update

We understand this is still a complex time for anyone arriving at or planning to apply for university. 

Some universities are having to change the way they teach during the global pandemic. This means you may not have the face-to face contact time you normally would when studying. You may find you are using online tools and attending seminars and lectures virtually. Teaching methods may also vary depending on subject area or course.

Find out how we're supporting applicants during the Covid-19 outbreak

Virtual tour

Could there be a better place to be a student than our beautiful campus? Nestled in the South Downs National Park, we're just nine minutes from one of the UK's most iconic cities.

To get a picture of life on our campus and the excitement of being in the city of Brighton, take our virtual tour.

Begin your 360° journey

Contact us

For general queries, email

You can also register for updates about Sussex.

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