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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
University of Sussex
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Price Details
Tutition fees stated below relate to previous programme fees.

The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2,250. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so. This is made up of:

Tuition – £1,500 per session
Accommodation and campus programme fee – £750 per session

Physics Summer School fees

The full cost of one 4-week Physics Undergraduate Summer School session is £2,800. If you wish to study for both sessions you can do so.Programme fees include:

Tuition – £1,600
Accommodation – £1000
Lab fees – £200
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Some Meals
Jan 23, 2023
Jan 24, 2023
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About Program

Study abroad at the University of Sussex for a summer school experience with a twist. Step onto our beautiful and welcoming campus, and be inspired by renowned lecturers this summer.

Sussex's undergraduate summer school offers over modules across several schools of study including Psychology, English, Media & Film studies and Global studies . You'll enjoy an exceptional study abroad experience through our innovative research-led teaching, a remarkable location, and a series of campus and social events, local activities and excursions.

Sussex is just nine minutes by train from the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove, one of the UK's most loved cities, while London is only an hour away by train so you can experience our capital for the evening or weekend (without the high cost of living there). We're also 30 minutes away from Gatwick, one of Europe's largest airports, serving over 90 countries and 200 destinations including Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Copenhagen.

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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

  • Sussex is ranked 1st in the world for development studies for the fourth year running (2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • Constantly ranked among the top universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 placed Sussex joint 141st in the world overall.
  • Top-tier modules to choose from- designed, delivered and taught by faculty. 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.
  • Our campus is 10 minutes from Brighton's diverse nightlife (pubs, clubs and music venues) and political activities.
  • Sussex campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, so you can step off campus and explore the hills and woodlands.

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

4.78 Rating
based on 18 reviews
  • 5 rating 77.78%
  • 4 rating 22.22%
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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

Sussex Review

In terms of academics, it is challenging but sufficient resources are provided to offer students’ success. The university has a friendly environment and everyone feels welcome. Housing was overall okay, there were problems with appliances and electricity.

37 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Natalia.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Excited Opportunity for Personal Growth

Studying abroad was probably on of the biggest highlights in my undergraduate career. It was an opportunity not only to get college credit but I felt like it helped me have the chance to discover who I was as an individual. Being thrown into a new country with a different culture and norms can be overwhelming yet it gave me a great appreciation for the world around me and realized how much of the world I have yet to see. Also traveling independent helped me mature and just be able to explore things I might not have been able to with other people.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Travel more during my time off and work on developing more meaningful relationships with people from the University
82 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

It sounds like you've got a lot out of your experience, Nicholas!!
Thanks for your great review.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Sussex Summer School

Studying at the University of Sussex's summer program was the best decision I have made when it comes to academics. I instantly felt at home with the Sussex community and easily made friends on campus. Brighton was one of the most welcoming, bustling, and happy cities that I have ever spent time in. It was impossible to have a dull moment either at the University or in Brighton, especially since the World Cup was going on while I was in England. I received endless kindness from the locals and the staff at the University of Sussex. I would love to study at the University of Sussex again, preferably for a longer period of time!

What would you improve about this program?
I would make the optional activities more accessible to students who may struggle to afford them.
88 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thanks Rachel for your review! We're so pleased to hear you felt at home on our campus - we'd love to have you return for a longer period of time, please do check out our postgaduate study options!
Thanks for your feedback on social activties too, we're always looking to improve the student experience.

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Hector Eduardo
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer School 2017

Everything was awesome. I really liked it. Campus was like a forest, enjoyed the walks to the gym at night through the tall trees. My teacher, Toby, had lot of experience in the subject, he always made sure we understood everything and he was always at our disposal for any doubt.
Classrooms were fully equipped, comfortable and modern. Brighton has bars, nightclubs, malls, cinemas, that made this experience even better because I always had something to do. Maybe if classes were from Monday to Thursday, that’s my only suggestion.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe if classes were from Monday to Thursday, instead of twice per week, that’s my only suggestion.
80 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thanks for your review Hector - great to hear that enjoyed exploring the South Downs National Park and all that our city has to offer!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great school in an interesting city!

I really enjoyed my time at the University of Sussex in their Summer School. I was there for one session (roughly a month), which was a nice amount of time to acclimate to England. Classes were insightful and it was easy to travel into Brighton to sightsee, find places to eat, and explore the area. There is also a nice system of trails connected directly to the university that are nice to walk down. It was also fairly easy and quick to travel to other cities in England with the rail system. I would recommend to anyone looking to study in Europe!

79 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Colin! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the walking trails surrounding campus and Brighton.

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Yes, I recommend this program

UCEAP Physics @ Sussex

The program is fast paced and the content isn't easy. The midterms have 10 questions in an hour all multiple choice. The final is 20 multiple choice questions.
Every other week you have an exam.
The TA's are helpful and knowledgeable. They are shy compared to American ones but are very friendly once spoken to.
The flats are very nice, spacious, clean, and private. I really enjoyed the accessibility to public transportation which is really reliable.
Tour groups cater to university students and will leave from campus to countries like France and the Netherlands so traveling is convenient.
The Gatwick airport is close to campus and is 2 trains away.
The study abroad directors plan multiple excursions to places like Oxford, Stonehenge, the Royal Pavilion, etc.

What would you improve about this program?
The food offered is not very tasty (bland) and is pretty repetitive.
85 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your detailed review Kaelie - it's great to hear that you settled into the Physics programme and were able to experience England and Europe outside of class!

Thanks for your feedback on the food - we'll pass this onto our catering team.

Wishing you all the best for the future!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Pace was difficult, experience worthwhile

I did the Sussex program for physics through UCEAP and it is by far the most academically challenging task I have had to date. The learning pace was much too fast for me and some personal issues came up during my trip that caused my focus to waver. There is quiz after quiz, test after test and I had no chance to grasp concepts before it was too late it felt like. The social life was great, everyone around was friendly and even though I struggled, I wouldn’t change that experience for the world. If you have second thoughts or if money is a concern, know that money can always be payed back and experiences are forever!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Future travelers, plan ahead around your exams so you can sort out where you are staying and where you are going. You’ll save a lot of money. Also ask for recommendations from people that have already gone!
76 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

"If you have second thoughts or if money is a concern, know that money can always be payed back and experiences are forever!" - we feel the same Carina, it's an experience that will stay with you through life.
Thank you for your review, and we're pleased to hear that although initally you found the programme challenging, you were able to find your feet.

Wishing you all the best in your future studies!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Physics Summer Abroad - The best experience ever!

I did the physics summer abroad program through UCEAP at my school, which allows you to complete 3 quarters of physics lab and lecture in 8 weeks! It sounds crazy but it's really not, because your only focus is school when you're there. Lectures were recorded, review sessions were offered, the book was helpful. I recommend this to everyone - Brighton was also a great place to go out at night or during the day. There were lots of cute shops to walk around, and the pier reminded me of Santa Monica.

I made a lot of friends through this program, a lot from California that I still keep in touch with, and a few from Brighton that I still keep in touch with. One of my friends from Brighton visited LA just a few weeks ago! This program helps you get ahead in school and gives you the time to make friends and build lasting relationships.

84 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thanks for your review Sabrina - we're pleased to see that the Physics resources helped you during your studies.

"This program helps you get ahead in school and gives you the time to make friends and build lasting relationships" - it's so lovely to hear that our programme gave you a lasting impression.

All the best!

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