Welcome to Sussex

Located in one of the UK's most inspiring cities, the University of Sussex is a progressive, top-ranked university that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity and prepare you for making a real difference in the world.

Top ranking

  • in the UK
  • in Europe
  • in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15

Inspiring city

The Sussex campus is located close to Brighton, one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.

  • 82% (highly rated) for student satisfaction
  • 88% (highly rated) for diverse local nightlife

The Which? University Guide


Sussex is a research-led university with a strong reputation for innovation and inspiration.

  • 4th in the UK
  • 34th in the world for research influence

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015


Our new careers service is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident and extremely employable graduate.

Discover what CareerAhead can do for you.

Welcome to your International Study Centre

The University of Sussex International Study Centre (ISC) is here to help you
succeed at university and beyond.

Our courses will give you the opportunity to go on to study at the prestigious
University of Sussex.

Find out more about us

We offer three types of courses:

International Foundation Year

This one-year course will give you the confidence and skills to excel in your undergraduate degree at Sussex whilst also helping you to adjust to your new life in the UK.

International Year One

Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, this advanced one-year course will prepare you for entry to the second year of your chosen degree at Sussex.


If you need some help to meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree, or want to refresh your language skills and academic knowledge, our specialist Pre-Masters course will give you the confidence to succeed.

News and events

Vibrant, colourful, fun and free

09 Oct 15

From shops and sea creatures to parks and pantomimes, there's plenty to see and do in Brighton this autumn.

Why choose Brighton in the UK for your study abroad experience?

08 Oct 15

Why engineering foundation courses are so popular among international students
Welcome to a real student city. Find out why international students love Brighton, with the University of Sussex International Study Centre.

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