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University of Sussex

  • About the Program

    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 1: June 22, 2019-July 20, 2019

    Session 2: July 21, 2019-August 17, 2019

    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.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    The program will have a broad selection of courses. Students will also have the opportunity to interact and make friends with their peers from around the globe.

    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. Information about course can be found in "Course Information" under the "Links and Resources" Tab.

    Session One: June 22 - July 20, 2019

    Session Two: July 21 - Aug 17, 2019

    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…

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    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.


    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement  (Dormitory style residence coordinated directly with the partner university)

    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.

    Additional Information

    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.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Sophomores and above

    Application Deadline March 1, 2019 (Extended to March 17)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $250 per session
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance $55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.
    Other Fees $4,000-$5,000  (approximately per session; Students pay room, board, Sussex tuition, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)
    Travel Costs $1,300-$1,500  (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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