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Student Accommodation

  • Students who firmly accept an offer of a place at Sussex as a new full-time undergraduate, and submit an online housing application by the deadline, are guaranteed a place in university-managed accommodation.
  • The university offers a large selection of flats and houses to suit different tastes and budgets, including accommodation particularly suited to families and people with disabilities.
  • All accommodation is self-catering, allowing students to prepare their own food in shared kitchens, or take advantage of the many cafés and restaurants on campus.
  • From self-contained flats to single study bedrooms, the choice includes both on and off campus housing options. 45% of accommodation is en-suite.
  • The university's Housing Services team can assist students if required, and residential advisers are always around to help sort out any problems. There is also a 24-hour security team.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £91 to £162 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • The University of Sussex is the only UK university surrounded by a national park, and yet it's just a stone's throw from the seaside city of Brighton & Hove. Brighton is one of the UK's most iconic cities and it's no surprise that students fall in love with it. It's the sort of place where you can completely reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be.
  • In 2018 the city was voted the hipster capital of the UK. It's a hive of creative companies, fantastic places to eat, quirky shops and diverse culture.
  • Brighton is probably the most famous seaside destination, and one of the sunniest places in the UK. Beach life is integral to Brighton – stroll along the prom, take a plunge in the sea or just grab a deckchair and relax.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Often described as bohemian, diverse, and even eccentric, Brighton is a city unlike any other. By night, the city really comes to life. With over 300 pubs and bars ranging from mega-clubs to cool beachfront venues, there's a pub, club or venue for everyone.
  • Brighton is home to the biggest arts festival in England – each May the streets are full of theatre, music, art and comedy. Internationally, Brighton is known for The Great Escape, the UK's leading festival for new music, showcasing hundreds of emerging artists from across the world.
  • The city offers a shopper's paradise of independent shops and boutiques and is crammed with cafés, restaurants and coffee shops. The usual big-name stores can be found in Churchill Square. In the laid-back bohemian area of town – the North Laine – there are scores of tiny independent clothes shops, record stores and vintage markets.
  • On the doorstep of the campus, students can cheer on Brighton and Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium, go for tea and cake in historic Stanmer village, or head into the heart of the Downs for a picnic.


  • The University of Sussex campus is well-served by train, bus and road and it is only 9 minutes away from central Brighton.
  • From Brighton, it's only 1 hour to London and just 30 minutes to London Gatwick, one of the UK's major international airports.