University of Sussex
Brighton,East Sussex , South East, United Kingdom

The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. There are currently around 18,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries and the University consistently performs well in the International Student Barometer, offering funded work placements as part of its student support and degree programmes. It is the only UK university located in a National Park.

The University of Sussex is ranked the 160th best university in the world by Times Higher Education and has a number of subjects ranked in the global top 100, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology, and law.

International Students - 35%

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Described by Lonely Planet as 'One of England's Gems', Brighton is lively and cosmopolitan with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. One of the UK’s most popular seaside towns, it is known as ‘London by the Sea’ for its strong nightlife and social scene. A historic association with the arts means that Brighton has plentiful galleries, theatres, and cinemas, as well as more restaurants per resident than anywhere outside London. Each year the city hosts the Brighton Festival (England’s largest arts festival), which brings together film, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, music, street performances, and art.

The University is also within easy reach of London and major international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow.

Student Guide

New international students receive a handbook with useful pre-departure advice, as well as a free pickup service from London Heathrow Airport and a programme of events at the beginning of the year. Pre-sessional courses of up to ten weeks are available for students who have yet to meet the English language requirements for entry.

Academic support from the International and Study Abroad Office is free for degree course students and includes note-taking, academic writing, referencing, and general and intensive English courses