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The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s. Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution.

In The Times, Guardian and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 Sussex is ranked 19th in the UK, and for Development Studies QS World rankings 2015 ranked them as the number one university in the world! Setting Sussex alongside some of the world's most prestigious institutions.

Innovative research 
Sussex is a research intense university, and is considered to be among the leading 20 research universities in the UK. Sussex’s Science Policy Research unit was ranked by the Research Policy Journal second only to Harvard University in terms of its research impact in innovation studies. 

International Sussex
From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. The university attracts staff and students to its campus from over 130 different countries across the world. Nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK.

Campus life
Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain. Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.

City life
Nine minutes by train from campus is the wonderful city of Brighton - Quirky, colorful, different, unique – and never boring – Brighton is one of the UK's most vibrant and young cities in the UK.   

For all of its energy, Hove – Brighton’s twin city- is still very much a classic, beautiful and relaxed English seaside town.  

And if all that’s not enough to keep you entertained then central London is just 55 minutes and Gatwick International airport only 25 minutes by train! 

A vibrant, welcoming student experience awaits you… Let’s change things! 

  • 1st in the World for Development Studies (QS world ranking 2015) 
  • 9th overall for graduate prospectus 
  • 19th in the UK overall. (THE Times 2015) 
  • Vibrant, seaside city location.
  • Less than an hour from central London
  • Beautiful, friendly and safe campus environment
  • World leading research
  • Quality assured teaching
  • Home to 14,000 students including more than 3500 international students from 130 countries

If you are interested in studying at Sussex University, please contact one of our Across The Pond Advisors.

Student population: 18,000

Number of international students: 6,000

City population: 275,000

Location: The City of Brighton (Urban setting surrounded by a National Park)

Closest airports: Gatwick International Airport (20 min away)

Date of establishment: 1961

Areas of expertise: Development Studies (ranked 1st in the world by QS world rankings), Engineering, Economics, Life Sciences (Nobel Prize) and Physics.

Cost of Tuition per year: from £15,500 (2018/19)

Accommodation cost: from £90 per week

Notable alumni: 

  • Zhang Xin
  • George Saitoti
  • Shamshad Akhtar
  • Guy Scott
  • Dimitri Nanopoulos
  • David Clary
  • Ruwan Wijewardene
  • Kamau Brathwaite
  • Calestous Juma
  • Mateusz Szczurek
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Thabo Mbeki
  • Billy Idol

Graduate Scholarships at Sussex for Fall 2016!

Scholarships now available for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Taught programs at the University of Sussex. If  you have applied to or are considering applying to an undergraduate program at Sussex, you may qualify for the first-year Sussex Excellence Scholarship, valued at £3,000. Students applying to Post-Graduate Taught programs may qualify for one of twenty-five Chancellor's International Scholarship, which amounts to a 50% tuition fee discount.

Study at Sussex in 2016. It's your chance to change things.

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