The International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The preparatory courses aim to provide you with the necessary academic skills and English language tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Success starts here

Preparing for university is one of the most important things any student has to do. Making sure you have the academic and language skills you need to succeed will make your transition to university life a lot easier. The International Study Centre at the University of Sussex teaches you these skills, as well as ways to enjoy living and studying in the UK.

Your first day at university

From the day you start at the International Study Centre, you are a student of the University. You will study and learn on campus, and have access to University facilities such as the Library, sports facilities and Students’ Union.

Welcoming students from around the world

Being an international student means you are part of a wide community of different nationalities. At the International Study Centre we know how to help you adjust to your new environment and make the most of your time in the UK.

Supporting you

Many of the students who study with us are new to the UK and will be studying English language as well as academic subjects that are most relevant to their chosen subject area. We monitor and support you to encourage your development throughout your time with us.

University-style teaching

The International Study Centre at the University of Sussex introduces you to the style of teaching that you will experience on your degree. Taking part in tutorials, seminar-style classes and larger group lectures means you’ll be well prepared once you progress to your course.

Progression to your degree

After starting your course at the International Study Centre, you will receive a conditional offer of a degree place. You will be helped to nominate the degree course which you want to progress onto soon after you join. Once you have successfully completed each term and have met the required entry standards, you will proceed directly to your preferred degree course.

Management of the International Study Centre

The programmes at the International Study Centre are run by Study Group, working in partnership with the University of Sussex. Study Group is a world leader in education and training for international students. Every year, Study Group provides exceptional educational programmes for 50,000 students from 120 countries. All courses taught at the Sussex International Study Centre are run by Study Group, in partnership with the University of Sussex. The Pre-Masters, International Year One and International Foundation Year are validated by the University of Sussex, who hold responsibility for the academic standards. The English Language Preparation programme is approved by Study Group, who hold responsibility for the academic standards of this programme.