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Student Accommodation

  • University-managed housing is guaranteed to all full-time, first year and foundation year undergraduate students applying through UCAS who have firmly accept the university's offer and applied for accommodation before the deadline.
  • The university houses over 5,000 students each year (including about 1,000 postgraduates) mostly on campus but also in Brighton & Hove, or in Lewes. 
  • 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. The university can also offer advice on renting in the private sector.
  • The university offers 39-week tenancies to students, for the duration of their course; private rental contracts are typically 52-weeks so annual costs may be higher.
  • Please refer to the university website to check eligibility for university-managed housing.

Accommodation Costs

Falmer Campus, Falmer

Number of university/college beds 4,050
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,430–£5,806
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,940–£5,700

Living Here

  • City Population: 277,000
  • Student Population: 31,000
  • Sussex is a friendly university, set in an exciting and picturesque location. Nestled next to Stanmer Park, with its vast open spaces and woodland walks, the campus is surrounded by the beauty of the South Downs National Park but isn’t far from Brighton & Hove, one of the most lively places in the UK. This famously cosmopolitan seaside city is less than an hour from London, and within easy reach of international airports and other transport links to mainland Europe.

Getting Around

  • Brighton & Hove is a compact city which is easy to get around on foot.
  • Bus services are regular and plentiful, running between the university and the city centre 24 hours a day.
  • Trains between the campus and Brighton station take just 9 minutes, and you can then be in London in less than an hour, or Gatwick Airport in 30 minutes.
  • Cycling is very popular, with a network of cycle paths to and from campus and across the city and seafront.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The university is rated as one of the top locations for student nightlife: when the sun goes down, Brighton’s legendary nightlife bursts into life with a huge and eclectic range of pubs, clubs and live music venues to choose from, many offering student discounts. As well as a relaxed café culture within the city, the Students’ Union runs 2 bars on campus, and one in the city centre, offering great places to eat, drink and catch up with friends.
  • There are a whole range of cultural treats on offer throughout the week at the city’s many cinemas, theatres and comedy clubs. Brighton also hosts the biggest arts festival in England each May as well as other large-scale events throughout the year.
  • If students want to wander further afield, there is stunning countryside in every direction. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, paraglide off Firle Beacon, or have a cream tea in a picturesque Sussex village.
  • The American Express Community Stadium, located just opposite the campus, is home to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and also hosts a variety of exhibitions and other events throughout the year.