University of Sussex

Rank 201
Established 1961
Famous for

Development Studies, History, English

Fees £16,750.00 - £19,200.00


The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 in Brighton on the south coast of England. For over 60 years, Sussex’s courses, research, culture and campus have aimed to stimulate, excite and challenge. So, from scientific discovery to global policy, student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes the lead. And today, in every part of society and worldwide, you will find someone from Sussex making an original and valuable contribution.

There are currently around 18,000 students enrolled from over 100 countries at the University of Sussex. Sussex is ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide and has several subject areas ranked in the global top 100, including business, economics, and social sciences. The University of Sussex is also 1st in the world for Development Studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Sussex offers various scholarships for students of all backgrounds, and a full list can be found here.

Research is a core strength of Sussex, and the university has had three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on its staff. The Times Higher Education has ranked the University of Sussex 27th of all UK institutions for both ‘Research Power' and 'Market Share', based on its analysis of the REF 2021 results.


The University of Sussex will help you prepare for Sussex, welcome you when you arrive and support you during your time at the University. This support includes:

  • Expert visa advice
  • Support with travelling to campus from airports during Welcome Week in September
  • Induction events for international students, including how to open up a UK bank account
  • Activities to help you meet people and make new friends
  • Year-round support to answer any questions you may have about life in the UK or studying at Sussex


  • 48th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 65th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 246th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 201-250th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

For REF 2021, 89% of the research submitted by the University of Sussex was categorised as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In addition, 93% of Sussex’s research impact was assessed as ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ – up from 80.7% in 2014.



The University of Sussex offers a range of on- and off-campus accommodation options and guarantees university-managed accommodation for specific groups of students, including international students. To learn more about the accommodation guarantee, visit the University of Sussex website.


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