University of Sussex

International Study Centre


University of Sussex International Study Centre

Sussex has been at the forefront of change since it was founded in 1961. The opportunity to learn at Sussex gives you the opportunity to change the world.

Sussex is a highly-ranked and forwardthinking university with a strong reputation for innovation and inspiration. As a research-led university Sussex attracts leading academics who will inspire you to make your education count. The campus is full of energy, yet it is surrounded by countryside and and located just nine minutes by train from Brighton.


The benefits for you

  • Teaching underpinned by research, so you will be at the forefront of knowledge in your subject
  • Inspiring degrees taught by some of the best university teachers and researchers in the UK
  • Modern campus with fantastic labs and facilities, surrounded by a beautiful national park
  • Inspiring location, close to the vibrant city of Brighton, famous for its seafront, culture and entertainment

Living and Accommodation

The campus
The International Study Centre is located on the University of Sussex campus, where you will experience a unique combination of energy and tranquillity. You will find everything you need to live and study comfortably on campus, from modern classrooms and labs to cozy coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

The Students’ Union arranges fun events and activities throughout the year, including comedy, quizzes, gigs, live music and student-led DJ nights. There are also over 200 societies and 30 sports clubs on offer.

The location

The University of Sussex is located just nine minutes by train from Brighton, one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Brighton is famous for its beautiful seafront with a pebble beach, independent cafés, restaurants and shops and thriving music and art scenes. Each year, millions of tourists and open-minded individuals visit this inspirational city to experience its friendly atmosphere.

Top visitor attractions in the city include the Pier, dating back to 1899, and the Royal Pavilion, an instantly recognisable symbol of Brighton. Creativity is celebrated in Brighton throughout the year with colourful art, comedy, music, film and food festivals..

How to get here

With great transport links, you’ll find central London is less than an hour away by train and Gatwick airport is just 30 minutes away.


Students at the International Study can apply for accommodation in International Study Centre-managed houses, University-managed accommodation, or you can independently arrange your own accommodation.

University-managed accommodation is located oncampus, within a 10-minute walk from University facilities and the International Study Centre, and off-campus in the residential areas of Brighton and Hove.

International Study Centre-managed houses are located in safe, residential areas of Brighton and Hove. The houses have excellent transport links to the University and the International Study Centre.

Singe en-suite rooms in university-managed accommodation on campus cost from £144.92* per week, based on a 39 week tenancy. Standard rooms in International Study Centre-managed houses cost from £163* per week, based on a 44 week tenancy.

* These prices are subject to change. Please visit for the latest information.

Average living costs – Sussex

  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant £12.00
  • Cappuccino £2.45
  • Bottle of water (0.33 litre) £1.00
  • Monthly travel pass (regular price) £67.00
  • Petrol (1 litre) £1.21
  • Monthly internet (10 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL) £19.00
  • Fitness club monthly fee £39.00
  • Cinema ticket £10.00
  • Monthly rent for a city centre apartment with one bedroom £875.00

Please note that all prices are approximations of averages sourced from and are subject to change.

Why choose the University of Sussex?

  • 20th in the UK
    (The Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 27th in the UK
    (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • 147th in the world
    (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)
  • Celebrating 12 years of the Sussex ISC (2006-2018)

University of Sussex

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