University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Sussex House, Falmer Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom



The University of Sussex is a research-intensive campus university located within the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove, on the UK’s south coast. Sussex has an excellent international reputation and we are ranked in the top 30 UK universities (The Guardian University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019), and we are proud to currently be placed in the top 200 (#161) in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment. At Sussex you will be encouraged to open your mind, deepen your thinking and leave your mark on the world.

Where city, countryside and coast meet

We shape the world from a fantastic location that combines both tranquillity and energy.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, and yet we’re only a stone’s throw away from Brighton, one of the top-10 city beach destinations in the world (Lonely Planet). Brighton is a vibrant place to live in with its artists, activism, politics and music, and it has been voted the happiest city in England for students (Student Living Survey, Sodexo).

Our campus is well served by train, bus and road and we are only nine minutes away from Brighton.  We’re also only an hour away from Central London by train and 30 minutes from London Gatwick, one of the UK’s major international airports.

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Why choose the University of Sussex?

Studying at the University of Sussex gives you the opportunity to change the world. Since its foundation in 1961, the University has been at the forefront of change – having pushed for development and demanded more, creating a better future for individuals and communities around the world.

Research that delivers

Research at the University of Sussex makes a difference. Sussex’s research is internationally recognised for drawing together leading academics from different disciplines – an approach that delivers the most powerful and meaningful results. 75% of the University’s research activity is considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Teaching that counts

By studying at the University of Sussex you will learn from some of the best university teachers and researchers in the UK, who work at the forefront of their fields. Our teaching staff includes recognised Academicians and Fellows. In addition, three Nobel Prize winners and one prestigious Crafoord Prize winner have taught at Sussex.

Locations that inspire

The University of Sussex campus offers a unique combination of tranquillity and energy. We are surrounded by a beautiful national park, yet at the same time we are a short train journey from Brighton. Brighton has fantastic transport links, with easy access to major airports, so you’ll easily be able to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.


Work While Studying

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.

Post-Grad Work Permit

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

Conditional Offer Letter

Even if you do NOT meet our minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), you still can get conditionally accepted in the program of your choice with the condition of completing our English program prior to starting your chosen program.

Type of Accommodation 

Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival in Canada & the USA as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations: On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations: The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.



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Our courses are designed to enable you to go out in the world and make a difference. We offer more than 500 courses and some of them are internationally recognised, such as our Development Studies course which is ranked 1st in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018).

From American Studies to Zoology, International Business to Astrophysics, Media Practice to Social Work, we have stimulating courses – and world-respected academics – across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.


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