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Studying in the UK is a new experience, and living with other students is the best way to experience student life. You’ll be able to make new friends from around the world, settle into life at Sussex and enjoy everything the city of Brighton has to offer.

Options to suit you

We have a range of inviting accommodation options to suit your needs, lifestyle and budget. You can live in University-managed accommodation, or you can independently arrange your own accommodation.

  • University-managed accommodation is located on-campus as well as off-campus in residential areas of Brighton and Hove.

University-managed accommodation is located on-campus and off-campus, in the residential areas of Brighton and Hove. All University-managed accommodation is allocated based on availability. If you secure University-managed accommodation all associated fees will be payable to the university.

On-campus accommodation

A variety of rooms are available on campus, in eight modern student residences: Brighthelm, Lewes Court, East Slope, Park Houses, Park Village, Stanmer Court, Swanborough and Northfield.  

  • Single and ensuite room options (standard rooms have a shared bathroom, en suite rooms have their own bathrooms)
  • Rooms have secure locks and include: bed, wardrobe and drawers, desk and chair, bookshelves and a mirror. They also have telephone and internet access
  • Located within a 10-minute walk away from the International Study Centre, academic buildings and facilities
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside and walking distance away from campus restaurants, shops and cafés.

Off-campus accommodation

Living in Brighton is a great way to experience city life. Rooms in off-campus accommodation are located in shared flats and houses in Brighton and Hove. They benefit from excellent transport links to the University and the International Study Centre.

  • Modern and comfortable room options, with a shared kitchen and a bathroom
  • Rooms have secure door locks and include: bed, wardrobe and drawers, desk and chair, bookshelves and a mirror. They also have telephone and internet access
  • Kings Road flats are located on Brighton’s beautiful seafront, and some rooms have beautiful sea views
  • Houses are located in safe, residential areas of Brighton and Hove
  • Located close to everything the vibrant city of Brighton has to offer, including shops, restaurants, cafés, and the beach.

Explore your University of Sussex student accommodation options on the University's website.

How to book your accommodation

  1. Request your accommodation when you apply for your course at the International Study Centre*
  2. Confirm your place at the International Study Centre and make any payments that are due
  3. The Accommodation Team will contact you with a room offer, usually 4-6 weeks before the course starts
  4. Accept the room offer by following the confirmation steps. Please read the Terms & Conditions and cancellation policy carefully
  5. Start planning for your exciting student journey to the UK!

Guideline costs for 2017/18

Accommodation Room type Tenancy length Room cost per week*
Brighthelm standard 39 weeks from £131.29
East Slope standard
39 weeks
from £86.82
Lewes Court standard
39 weeks
from £126.22
  en suite 39 weeks
from £144.92
Northfield en suite
39 weeks
from £148.88
Park Houses standard
39 weeks
from £113.60
Park Village standard
39 weeks
from £96.60
Stanmer Court  en suite
39 weeks
from £142.47
Swanborough en suite
39 weeks
from £150.01
Kings Road flats standard
39 weeks
from £124.13
University-managed houses standard
39 weeks
£109 to £126

* Accommodation is subject to availability. Room costs listed are intended as a guide only, and are subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Good to know

  • Before you arrive, make sure you've arranged your accommodation in the UK. This will ensure that there are no difficulties with confirming your course at immigration, and that you have a place to live.
  • Check where and when to collect your room keys. Key collection details are outlined in your room offer.
  • Visit our Before you arrive page and download our pre-arrival guide to help you plan your exciting journey to the UK.