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University of Sussex

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    The University of Sussex is just a few minutes away from the seaside city of Brighton, and under an hour away from London. Excellent travel options make it an ideal base for exploring Britain and continental London.  Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, and attracts leading thinkers and researchers. 

    The Sussex International Summer program welcomes international students from over 30 countries and offers more than 60 modules in the sciences, business, humanities, and social sciences.

    As part of the summer program students will be able to enjoy an exciting social program that includes events on campus, in and around Brighton, and other places within the UK, such as London, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Oxford, and the Making of Harry Potter.

    Location East Sussex, England
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates

    Session One

    26 June - 14 July 2023

    Session Two

    17 July - 4 August 2023

    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement (Dormitory style residence coordinated directly with the partner university)
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Sophomores and above

    Application Deadline March 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    The Sussex International Summer (ISS) program runs from June to August and is divided into two sessions, each spanning four weeks. Students can choose to attend one or both sessions, selecting one module per session. All students study one 4-credit course per session. 

    Session One

    26 June - 14 July 2023

    Session Two

    17 July - 4 August 2023

    Students must indicate which session they are applying for as part of their study statement in the SBU study abroad application.

    Participants enroll in regular university classes, however some disciplines may have restrictions.

    ISS offers modules covering several different subjects, including

    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Business and management
    • Drama
    • Economics
    • English
    • Gender Studies
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • And many more…

    Academic Policies

    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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