International Study Centre

Ambitious students
belong at Sussex

Why choose the International Study Centre?

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


Highly ranked

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.


Graduate prospects

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.


Exciting location

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.

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SUSSEX ISC alumnus stands on Brighton seafront in graduation gown

"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

Preparation programmes at Sussex

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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Student life 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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Sussex by the sea

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.

Find us

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.