• England
    • Brighton
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
University of Sussex
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters PhD.
Dormitory Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Autumn / Spring semester: £10,750

Full year: £21,500
What's Included
Some Activities Classes
Apr 03, 2023
Jul 24, 2023
43 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The University of Sussex is one of the United Kingdom's top universities and a world-renowned higher-education institution, consistently ranked among the best universities around the world and ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies.

Sussex provides one of the largest study abroad programs in the UK - boasting more than 1,000 modules across almost 30 major areas.
Only one hour from central London and 30 minutes from London Gatwick international airport, Brighton is a sunny seaside city on the South Coast of England, famous for its festival and arts scene, and having a dynamic, cosmopolitan and vibrant sense of inclusivity.

Outside of the excellent academia, at Sussex you can explore any of 200 societies, cafés, bars, and events on campus, visit the famous Brighton beach and pier or take in the shopping centers and festivals.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

The University of Sussex offers comprehensive support for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students through various initiatives, resources, and student organizations. These efforts aim to create an inclusive and equitable campus environment, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for BIPOC individuals within the university community.

LGBTQIA+ Support

The University of Sussex is committed to providing robust support for LGBTQIA+ students, creating a safe and inclusive campus environment. Through its dedicated LGBTQ+ society, counselling services, and educational programs, the university works to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. These efforts contribute to a vibrant and respectful community that celebrates LGBTQIA+ individuals and their contributions.

Neurodivergent Support

We offer comprehensive support for neurodivergent students, recognizing the unique strengths and challenges they bring to the academic community. Through its Disability and Dyslexia Support team, specialized accommodations, and tailored resources, the university ensures that neurodivergent students can access an inclusive and accommodating learning environment. By promoting awareness, providing assistive technologies, and fostering a culture of understanding, Sussex strives to empower neurodivergent individuals to excel in their academic pursuits.

Accessibility Support

The University of Sussex is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all students, offering a range of support services to accommodate diverse needs. With a commitment to inclusivity, the university provides accessible facilities, assistive technologies, and personalised accommodations through its Accessibility Services team. These efforts contribute to an environment where every student can fully participate in academic and extracurricular activities, promoting equal opportunities and fostering a sense of belonging for all members of the university community.



We are deeply committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship, actively integrating eco-friendly practices into its operations, curriculum, and campus development. Through initiatives such as sustainable transportation options, waste reduction programs, and renewable energy projects, the university strives to minimise its ecological footprint. By engaging students, faculty, and staff in sustainability efforts, Sussex creates a culture of environmental responsibility that prepares future leaders to address global challenges.

Ethical Impact

The University of Sussex places a strong emphasis on ethical impact by fostering a culture of social responsibility and ethical awareness among its students and staff. Through interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and partnerships with ethical organizations, the university addresses pressing societal issues and seeks innovative solutions for a more just and sustainable world. By integrating ethics into academic programs and encouraging critical thinking, Sussex aims to empower individuals who are equipped to make positive ethical contributions to society.

Program Highlights

  • Constantly ranked among the top universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 placed Sussex 201-250th in the world overall, 74th for Social Sciences.
  • 'University of the Year for Student Retention' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • Sussex is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Brighton's diverse nightlife (pubs, clubs and music venues) and political activities.
  • Over 1,000 top-tier study modules to choose from - Sussex is known for its Humanities and Social Sciences field, with its Development Studies program being placed at number 1 globally in the QS World University Ranking.
  • City of Brighton ranked 1st in England for student happiness

Popular Programs

Students in lecture theatre

The University of Sussex has one of the UK's largest schools of Psychology, with specialists in every area of psychology. Our faculty has been recognised for their outstanding teaching & we have over 40 classes to choose from.

The School has approximately 600 m2 of laboratory space, well equipped to support the needs of research groups, and an extensive range of general facilities, including 18 cubicles (for individual testing) and a large room used for the simultaneous testing of groups.

Students in campus building

Sussex's School of Global Studies offers over 60 modules for students in the world-ranked disciplines of Development (1st globally) and IR (world top 100).

You will learn from experts making a difference across the world who are committed to social justice and challenging global inequality, addressing the most pressing global issues of our time – global inequalities & justice, climate/environmental change, war & peace.

About University of Sussex

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The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.

Program Reviews

4.62 Rating
based on 111 reviews
  • 5 rating 64.86%
  • 4 rating 32.43%
  • 3 rating 2.7%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.3
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 3.75
  • Safety 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad Uni of Sussex

22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Fun (Academically, Socially and Locationally)

Overall, I had an awesome semester and made some unforgettable memories. I fell in love with Brighton the moment I got there. Though disappointed by the on-campus housing (it was not as clean or new as the videos made it seem) and the extent of construction on campus through the term, I had a wonderful semester. I LOVED taking modules (classes) at Sussex Uni, as well as exploring Brighton with my flatmates and new friends, also on the exchange program. As a woman, I felt very safe on the campus and in the surrounding area. It was nice to be in such an international community, where you were never the only one from abroad! The BEST part was being so close to the South Downs (literally in my backyard) so that I could hike in the morning, then take the bus into town and sit on the beach in the afternoon! Brighton also has great vegan/vegetarian-friendly food options and amazing, unique independent shops. The atmosphere is so inclusive of all kinds of people!

  • small class sizes
  • great location (hiking, shopping, the beach, close proximity to London)
  • Everyone I met was so friendly and helpful!
  • tons of construction on campus -- loud and obnoxious
32 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for the lovely review Samantha. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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Great environment for a semester abroad!

Was a fun and sociable semester, and the course itself was very interesting and had great tutors! Would recommend to anyone, and Brighton is lively as. Only issue was that Sussex itself was undergoing a lot of construction for new housing, but hopefully that doesn’t go on for too long. Living on campus was easy and the bar in Northfield definitely helped! Stanmer Park also surrounds the campus and we did many walks up the hill, gorgeous views always. Overall it is now one of my favourite memories going to Sussex and hope to return soon.

  • Sociable
  • Pretty national park
  • Construction
27 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Great to hear you enjoyed your time at Sussex Lara. Thank you for the review.

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Life Sciences

It was an incredible experience. I really enjoyed all of the teaching modules. Accommodation on campus is also a good option. Due to the strikes, some of the lectures were canceled, unfortunately. The only thing that bothered me was rebuilding of roads and blocks, it was noisy and inconvenient some times. Prices are quite high, but reasonable. I would recommend buying most of the groceries in big supermarkets in Brighton, as coop on campus is too expensive. I would definitely recommend to study here.

  • Knowledge
  • Campus
  • Location
  • Strikes
  • Prices
42 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for the positive review Julia. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

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Sussex Review

Studying at the university of sussex was made to be overall such an easy experience. With such a stressful event such as studying abroad for the first time, the Sussex staff made the transition very easy and offered any support that you might need as well. The academics matched that level of enjoyment too. The diversity of people that you are able to meet at Sussex is unmatched. The housing is clean and overall a really great experience. Overall I would say that the ease of it all is what makes Sussex great.

  • Community life
  • Night life
  • Diversity
  • Travel to main city
  • Not for city lovers
47 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Jada. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!

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Study Abroad Direct Enroll Semester

A university that embraces students from diverse backgrounds. I come from an Asian university where there is a more conservative culture. I’m pleasantly surprised to see that there are toilets that accommodate to a greater diversity of gender identifiers. Additionally, there is a strong culture that emphasises on students’ well-being. This is very encouraging because it is my first time coming to a school where I feel valued as a student. I appreciate the university very much for that and I recommend others to come as well

  • Welcoming
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Helpful staff
  • Wish that there was more food variety served on campus
50 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Great to hear your positive review Swan. All the best for the future.

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My semester abroad at Sussex

Being able to study abroad in the midst of a global pandemic didn’t seem possible after many cancelled applications and I’m forever thankful we were given this opportunity despite everything.

The people of the University of Sussex (staff, teachers and students) make this an unforgettable experience and are there for you every step of the way. I really appreciated having professors from all over the world and meeting people from many different cultures in class, the language cafe or the events hosted by Sussex abroad.

Brighton is an amazing city to live in a a student and the University really makes sure you have all the resources available to have the best living experience.

  • Beautiful city
  • Lovely and open minded people
  • Excellent academic level
  • Weather
  • Seagulls haha
  • You won’t want to leave
75 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

It's really great to hear you enjoyed your time at Sussex.

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Study Abroad at University of Sussex

It was at first difficult to adjust to the academics, my home university grading criteria and Sussex’s is very different or at least I think it is. I didn't get grades that I expected at first but once I started getting feedbacks and discussing more with the tutors it was really helpful. I love how seminars are always interacting, at least for almost all of my class. I love how the students are not afraid to voice their opinions and how the tutors wouldn’t just shoot down ideas. They’ll accept the ideas even if it’s different from their own which I really appreciate and something I didn’t experience in my home university. I love that participation is not a requirement but optional which really makes it feel like it’s all up to us. I wasn’t particularly happy about the strikes because it really messes up some things but I like that the tutors take that into account when assigning assignments and teaching us the materials. Overall, it’s such an amazing experience, like a breath of fresh air.

  • The tutors who welcome opinions
  • The tutors who encouraged participation
  • The tutors who are very helpful when you needed help for your assignments
  • The strikes
81 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Jesslyn. Hope to see you back here one day!

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