Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Over 90 per cent of Sussex research activity was rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK, on a simple average across all scores. 18 subjects rank in the top 20 for research in the UK, across the arts, sciences and social sciences, with American studies ranked number 1 in the UK, Politics number 2, and Art history number 3.
The University of Sussex has over 13,000 students, of which over a third are postgraduates. Creative thinking, pedagogic diversity, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education.
Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.
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 120 different countries across the world. Nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK.
Our research tackles major world issues, with leading areas of expertise such as climate change and development studies. The University has extensive links with many institutions worldwide, such as Peking University, National Taiwan University and the Harvard-Sussex programme.
In England, international students and UK/EU students pay different tuition fees as UK/EU fees are reduced by grants paid from taxation. If you are not sure whether you should be classed as an international or UK/EU student, you may find it helpful to refer to the UKCISA website on tuition fees to see if any of the categories for 'home' students apply to you. UKCISA also have a student advice line, if you are applying to a number of universities and need general assistance (+44 20 7107 9922).
If there is any uncertainty over your fee status when you apply to Sussex, you will be sent a questionnaire by our Admissions team. This helps us to collect more information on your personal circumstances, so we can make the most appropriate decision on your fee status.
While costs vary with lifestyle and from student to student, we estimate you should allow between £820 - £1,175 each month to live on, in addition to your tuition fees
- guaranteed accommodation for all new undergraduates who firmly accept and meet the terms of our offer, subject to certain conditions
- affordable rents: our costs for University-managed accommodation are highly competitive when compared with other universities in the South East
- all newly built accommodation has en-suite facilities (private bathrooms)
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