International Study Centre

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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.

We will be open for your studies (subject to satisfactory completion of our detailed health and safety risk assessment) and supportive staff at the International Study Centre will help you adjust to living and studying in the UK. If you cannot travel to the UK for the start of the first term, you can start your studies online from home. 

About the International Study Centre


Highly ranked

University of Sussex is ranked 160th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021.


Graduate prospects

96% of the University’s graduates in work or further study according to Which? 2019. 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.

In order to create the safest possible learning environment, and whilst social distancing restrictions are in place, you will benefit from a mixture of as many face-to-face interactions as possible, supported by online learning. You will also receive one-to-one support, giving you help and guidance every step of the way.

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Sussex by the sea

Brighton is a coastal city famed for its individuality and creativity. When you transition to studying on-campus 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.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.