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

Why us?

"I'm now studying an International Business degree - with globalisation happening at an increasing rate, the need to foster our global awareness is ever more apparent."

Nitin from Singapore
International Year One in Business and Management
BSc (Hons) in International Business

Welcome to the
University of Sussex International Study Centre

The International Study Centre (ISC) is here to help you succeed at university and beyond. Our courses give you the opportunity to go on to study at the prestigious University of Sussex.

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

Dreams come true at Sussex

31 Jul 15

Congratulations to all of the International Study Centre students who graduated this year!

Two great ways to help you settle in at Sussex

01 Jul 15

Practice your language skills and make new friends with the Language Cafe and the Buddy Scheme

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