International Study Centre

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University Preparation Programmes

Take the first step

At the International Study Centre, we teach a range of different academic courses that will help you prepare for studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Sussex. Once you find the perfect course for you, we will guide and support you throughout the entire application process by providing access to experts on the study abroad journey. In 2022, 94% of students who completed their programmes at the University of Sussex International Study Centre were offered a place at the University of Sussex.

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Succeed at Sussex

As part of your International Study Centre course, you will benefit from university-style teaching, small class sizes and tailored support. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive individual attention, allowing you to grow in confidence and achieve your goals.

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Focus on your career

We know that you may already be thinking about your future career, which is why we have integrated a careers element into our academic courses at the International Study Centre. Gain the the tools you need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market.

Academic programmes

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International Foundation Year

Gain the skills you need to confidently study a three-year undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex with the International Foundation Year. Find out more about the programme today.

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International Year One

Prepare to join the second year of an undergraduate degree with the International Year One pathway programme. Experience a seamless transition into studying a degree at the University of Sussex.

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Pre-Masters Programme

Study the Pre-Masters Programme at the International Study Centre to prepare for postgraduate study at the University of Sussex. Discover more about the Pre-Masters Programme today.


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English language courses

Our online English Language preparation courses will help you develop your English language skills to the level required to begin your chosen pathway programme.

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Prepare for Success

Join our online preparation course at no extra cost, so that you are ready to thrive academically and culturally in your new environment.

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Enhanced Induction

Get a head start on your studies with our 3-week Enhanced Induction programme, designed to help you settle into your new home – at no extra cost.

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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.

Join us today

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!