International Study Centre

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Why choose the University of Sussex?

Find success at the University of Sussex

Studying at the University of Sussex gives you the opportunity to change the world. Since its foundation in 1961, the University has been at the forefront of change – having pushed for development and demanded more, creating a better future for individuals and communities around the world.

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Research that delivers

Research at the University of Sussex makes a difference. Sussex's research is internationally recognised for drawing together leading academics from different disciplines – an approach that delivers the most powerful and meaningful results. 89% of the University’s research activity is considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

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Teaching that counts

By studying at the University of Sussex you will learn from some of the best university teachers and researchers in the UK, who work at the forefront of their fields. Our teaching staff includes recognised Academicians and Fellows. In addition, three Nobel Prize winners and one prestigious Crafoord Prize winner have taught at Sussex.

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Locations that inspire

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. Brighton has fantastic transport links, with easy access to major airports, so you'll easily be able to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

Consistently highly ranked

The University's impressive rankings speak for themselves. Sussex is consistently highly ranked in the major UK and world league tables:

Joint 26th

out of 104 UK institutions

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024


in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024


in the world for Development Studies

QS World University Rankings by subject 2023

Award winning University

The University of Sussex has won awards that celebrate the diverse student body and the strength of the student support services

Student Diversity Winner

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

Best in the UK for Student Mobility and Openness

World's Universities With Real Impact (WURI) 2021

University of the Year for Student Retention

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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The University of Sussex is located just a short train ride from Brighton. Find out more about what it is like to live in one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

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Campus life

You will find everything you need at the University of Sussex. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a lively Students’ Union, as well as a number of food, drink and entertainment options.

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Apply now

The University of Sussex offers application support every step of the way. Discover today how to get support with your application.

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Explore our range of pathway programmes at the International Study Centre and get prepared for your degree of choice at Sussex.

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How to apply

Ready to apply? Discover how to submit an application and learn more about fees, semester dates and entry requirements.

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Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!