A welcoming home to thousands of students, the University of Sussex is a leading royal charter, research-intensive university.
We offer degrees in over 50 different subject areas, ranging from Development Studies (1st in World, QS 2020), to Chemistry (8th in UK, Guardian 2020), and Business and Economics (top 10 in UK, THE 2020 & 2021).
Sussex is the only UK university wholly located in a National Park, but we are also just 9 minutes from the vibrant city of Brighton, which was recently named the happiest city in the UK, and the famous Brighton beach. Our friendly, safe and beautiful campus is called ‘home’ by over 16,000 students from over 140 countries.
Innovative research and scholarship
Sussex is a leading research university, over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Overall, the University was placed 36th (of multi-disciplinary institutions) by grade point average (GPA).
Teaching and learning
The University of Sussex has 16,820 students (2017-18 full-time equivalent figures), of which around a quarter are postgraduates. 76% of our student population are UK or EU students and 24% are non EU overseas students. Creative thinking, diversity in our teaching, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education. Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by current research, attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.
Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, and attracts leading thinkers and researchers. In 2018/19 the University employed 3,925 staff, which is equivalent to 2,564 full time employees. We have had three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on our staff.
From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. We attract staff and students from more than 100 countries to our campus, and 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. We have extensive links with institutions worldwide, such as Peking University, National Taiwan University and the Harvard-Sussex programme.
Sussex enjoys one of the most beautiful campus locations in the UK.
Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.
The campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes away from the lively city of Brighton & Hove.
Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the buildings that make up the heart of the campus were given listed building status in 1993. Falmer House is one of only two educational buildings in the UK to be Grade I-listed in recognition of its exceptional interest.
We have a wide range of scholarships available for students from around the world.
- Chancellors International Scholarship Awards x60: £5000 Tuition Fee Discount (Merit based)
- Outside Business school and Engineering & Informatics) Chancellors Scholarships x100: £5000 Tuition Fee Discount (1st class UK degree)
- Chancellors International Business and Engineering & Informatics Scholarships x40: £5000
- Sussex alumni award: £2000 (for alumni from any year)
- Sussex graduate award: £3000 (for those progressing directly from a Bachelors with a 1st or 2.1)
Please visit our website here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding#funding for full information on these and a range of other scholarships. Our scholarships database, updated throughout the year with the full central offer for 2021 updated by start Dec, 2020