University of Sussex

Falmer, England


The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, Sussex, England. Its campus is located in the South Downs National Park and is a short distance away from Central Brighton.

It has more than a third of its students enrolled in postgraduate programs and around a third of its staff is drawn from outside the United Kingdom. Sussex has a diverse community of over 17,000 students, with around one in three being foreign students, and over 2,600 academics, representing over 100 different nationalities. In 2017, over 25 thousand students applied to the University of Sussex, with around five thousand joining the institution.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed Sussex 147th in the world overall, 39th in the world for Social Sciences and 49th globally for Business and Law studies. Sussex is particularly known for its Humanities and Social Sciences departments, with its Development studies program being placed at number 1 globally in the QS World University Ranking.

Sussex counts 5 Nobel Prize winners, 15 Fellows of the Royal Society, 9 Fellows of the British Academy, 24 fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences and a winner of the Crafoord Prize among its faculty.

25 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1958
Size Large
19,319 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

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.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Theology
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.5 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
CAE, CPE, TOEFL, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline for Medicine Applications
Deadline for all other courses
Late Application Deadline

Cost and Scholarships

£ 17,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Sussex Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: Be taking up your place as an undergraduate student at Sussex in September 2019 Have achieved the following grades: A*AA at A level An overall score of 36 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) 45 level 3 credits with Distinctions in the Access to HE Diploma
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline September 1
Other Details This scholarship is for new undergraduate students who achieved excellent academic performance before joining the University.
EU Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must: be domiciled in the EU (non-UK) have achieved/are predicted excellent grades
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline April 7
Other Details This scholarship is for EU-domiciled undergraduate students, to reward excellent academic performance before taking up a place at Sussex.
Article 26 Scholarship
Total Worth Full overseas tuition fee waiver plus £3,000 maintenance per year of study
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex. You must also: Be an asylum-seeker; or Have been granted temporary form of leave to remain as a result of an asylum application (e.g. limited leave to remain, humanitarian protection); or Be a partner/child of an asylum seeker or an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child; and Have a household income of under £42,875
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline April 7
Other Details This undergraduate scholarship supports forced migrant students in UK higher education. It is offered to an asylum seeker or applicant granted a temporary form of leave, to provide financial assistance in order to enable them to take up a place on an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex.