University of Sussex, UK

The University of Sussex, based in Brighton on England's south coast, was founded in 1961. Approximately 18,000 students from over 120 countries are currently enrolled, and the University frequently ranks high in the International Student Barometer, with paid work placements as part of its student support and degree programmes. It is the United Kingdom's only institution located within a National Park.

Times Higher Education ranks the University of Sussex as the 160th best university in the world, with a number of subjects ranked in the top 100 globally, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology, and law.

According to the National Student Survey, 82 percent of Sussex students are satisfied with their experience, while Brighton is the happiest city in England for students, with 93 percent of University of Sussex and University of Brighton students surveyed saying they are'very satisfied' with their education and city life.

Sussex's research is a core strength, with Nobel Prize winners and Royal Society and British Academy fellows on its faculty. The University recently completed a £100 million redevelopment of the main campus, adding more facilities to accommodate the growing student population. Recent investment has boosted Sussex's research profile even further, with the establishment of institutes for the study of consciousness science, corruption, and Middle Eastern studies. Sussex is ranked fourth in the United Kingdom for research impact.

Services for International Students

New international students are given a handbook with useful pre-departure advice, as well as a free pickup service from London Heathrow Airport and an event schedule at the start of the year. For students who have not yet met the English language requirements for entry, pre-sessional courses lasting up to ten weeks are available.

For degree course students, academic support from the International and Study Abroad Office is provided free of charge, and includes note taking, academic writing, referencing, and general and intensive English courses.


  • Ranked 47th position in the Times University Guide 2022
  • Ranked 44th position in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Ranked 226th position in Quacquarelli Symonds' World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 151st position in  the THE World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 101st-150th position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021


During their first year of study, all international students are guaranteed university-owned housing by the University of Sussex. There are currently 5,500 available rooms, the majority of which are on campus, with some student houses in Brighton.

All accommodation is self-catering, with most rooms having en suite bathrooms and some having shared rooms. Off-campus housing has a regular bus service to and from campus, and the Student Union can also assist students in finding private rented housing.


Brighton, dubbed "One of England's Gems" by Lonely Planet, is lively and cosmopolitan, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It is known as 'London by the Sea' for its vibrant nightlife and social scene, and is one of the UK's most popular seaside towns. Because of its long association with the arts, Brighton has more galleries, theatres, and cinemas than any other city outside of London, as well as more restaurants per resident than any other city outside of London. The city hosts the Brighton Festival (England's largest arts festival) every year, which brings together film, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, music, street performances, and art.


  • Ian McEwan (Author)
  • Ian Cullimore (Computer Scientist)
  • A. C. Grayling (Philosopher)
  • Frankie Boyle (Comedian)
  • Rebeca Grynspan (Former Under-Secretary General of the United Nation)


Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, United Kingdom





International Students

BSc (Hons), MMath, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSci, MChem, MComp, BEng (Hons), MEng, LLB (Hons), MPhys, MSc, LLM, MBA, MA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip

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International Fees

The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on University of Sussex's website.

Arrivals Weekend September 18, 2021
Autumn term begins September 20,2021
Welcome Week September 20 to 24, 2021
Semester I
Semester One begins September 27, 2021
Teaching begins September 27, 2021
Teaching ends December 10, 2021
Autumn term ends December 10, 2021
Winter vacation December 11, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Spring term begins January 4, 2022
Semester one assessment period begins January 4, 2022
Semester one assessment period ends January 15, 2022
Semester One ends January 15, 2022
Intersemester week January 17 to 21, 2022
Winter graduation January 24 to 28, 2022
Semester II 
Semester Two begins January 24,2022
Teaching begins January 24, 2022
Spring term ends April 1, 2022
Spring vacation April 2 to 24, 2022
Summer term begins April 25, 2022
Teaching resumes April 25, 2022
Teaching ends April 29, 2022
Revision week May 2 to 6, 2022
Semester two assessment period begins May 9, 2022
Semester two assessment period ends May 28, 2022
Summer term ends May 28, 2022
Semester Two ends May 28, 2022
Summer vacation May 29 to September 18, 2022
Summer graduation June,July and August, 2022
Resit assessment period (all modules) August 8 to 20, 2022


In the academic year 2021/2, be enrolled in Year 1 of an undergraduate study at the University of Sussex.
Attained a BBB or equivalent qualification at A-Level.
Have a certified household income of less than £25,000
You must be a British citizen.

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