The University of Sussex is in the top 25 UK universities (The Complete University Guide 2019). It welcomes more than 16,000 students from over 120 countries to study; almost a quarter of its students come from outside the UK. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of the campus means it is the perfect place to make new friends from across the world.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

5,650 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • Before international students start at Sussex, the university will email a pre-arrival guide with information on a range of useful topics, including: visas and immigration, health and insurance, UK culture, and how to meet other students.
  • Friendly student representatives visit Heathrow and Gatwick airports at certain times during the main September arrival weekend, to meet and greet arriving students.
  • The university also helps international students settle into Sussex life during Freshers' and Induction Week with a welcome talk, information sessions, and the opportunity to join campus tours, trips to London, and the international students' welcome party.

English Language Requirements

  • To be accepted onto most undergraduate courses, international students need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each section). A small number of specific courses may require higher or lower scores.
  • The university also accepts other English language qualifications.
  • Please refer to the university website online prospectus for course-specific requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed a place in university-managed accommodation for the first year of their undergraduate course, provided the university receive their housing application before the deadline.
  • University-managed housing is also guaranteed to full-time PGT (postgraduate taught) or PGR (postgraduate research) students from outside the EU who are studying for the full year, so long as they submit a housing application and prepayment of £300 by the relevant deadline.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 15,500–19,200 15,500–19,200
Mixed 15,500–19,200 15,500–19,200
Laboratory 15,500–19,200 15,500–19,200
Clinical 30,450 14,580
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.