At the University of Sussex International Study Centre, you will have the opportunity to improve your English language skills, develop your academic knowledge and grow in confidence. Our courses are designed to prepare you to succeed in your degree, your career and in the world. 96% of International Study Centre students who completed their programme in 2018 were offered a place to study at the University of Sussex.
About the International Study Centre
University of Sussex is ranked 161st in the world in The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018. Here, you will work with some of the best university teachers, academic and researchers in the UK – three Nobel Prize winners have taught here.
The University is ranked 3rd for graduate prospects in The Guardian University league table 2018. You will find everything you need to succeed in your future academic and career goals. Sussex is the perfect place to achieve your dreams.
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.
"The International Study Centre was one of the best experiences of my life; I really enjoyed it. It was one of the major things that brought good changes to my life."
Talal from Pakistan
International Foundation Year in Engineering and Mathematics
Progressed to BSc Mechanical Engineering
At the University of Sussex International Study Centre, you can choose from a range of academic courses that will help you prepare for studying at the University of Sussex. Depending on your interests, career plans and level of education, you can choose from the International Foundation Year, International Year One or the Pre-Master's Programme.
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Settle in to life in the UK and study a preparatory year before starting an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex. The International Foundation Year is an option for those looking to build their English language and study skills before applying for university.
Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, the International Year One aims to provide extra support. It prepares you to join the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex with confidence.
Prepare for studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Sussex. Our Pre-Master's programme prepare you for the future, with a combination of English language tuition, study tips and subject-specific content. You have the opportunity to choose modules based on your interests and future career goals.
View the entry requirements for all of our courses, including country-specific requirements.
Learn more about the tuition fees for your course, as well as any additional costs for studying at Sussex.
The University of Sussex campus is an exciting, unique and welcoming place to live and study. See what life is like on campus in the video below.
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Brighton is a coastal city famed for its individuality and creativity. While studying at Sussex, you can enjoy a beautiful seafront and beach, unique shops and markets, and a vibrant music and arts scene.
Brighton is only 9 minutes on the train from University of Sussex campus. From there, you can reach Gatwick airport in 30 minutes and central London in one hour.