University Guide

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is based in Falmler, a few miles away from the vibrant, student friendly city of Brighton. A founding member of the 1994 group of research intensive universities, it attracts around 17,000 students every year.

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University of Sussex

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Sussex.

  • Rankings

    The University of Sussex ranks 160th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.

  • Employability

    The University of Sussex has a Careers and Employability centre that works both in person and online to help students wherever they may be. They help with academic skills, career choices, finding jobs and improving the CV.

  • Fees

    The university publishes an overview of the current fees here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Sussex provides up to £2000 for first year students and offers 5 undergraduate scholarships from £500 to £5000.


The University of Sussex helps students with on campus homes, off campus homes, private homes and family and holiday accommodation. For students wishing to live in Brighton check out the latest AFS listings.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union has student advice and wellbeing hubs and over 180 societies and over 40 sports clubs as well as running a student media service where students can take part in writing, tv and radio.

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University of Sussex Students' Union
University of Sussex Students' Union

Famous for

Alumni of the University of Sussex include President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, director of the BBC Helen Boaden, and novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan.


The University of Sussex had a successful Festival of Doctoral Research from 15th to 19th June 2020, being committed to students and running the event online to host workshops, competitions and other events.

AFS says

"Boasting a tremendous foodie community, Brighton has something to offer everyone. Discovering the best places is an enjoyable quest – and will keep you occupied well into your final year at university".

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