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. 75% of the University’s research activity is considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

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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.

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Discover Brighton

One of the UK’s most vibrant cities, studying at the University of Sussex offers you a unique university experience. Whether you prefer the beach to the countryside, or its creativity to its rich history, Brighton has something for everyone.

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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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Admissions support

Once you apply to study with us at the International Study Centre, you will be allocated a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor to help guide and support you throughout the admissions process, free of charge.

Consistently highly ranked

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

21st

in the UK

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

151st

in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

1st

in the world for Development Studies

QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

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