University of Sussex
Sussex is a leading research university with an international reputation for its innovative styles of teaching and for the quality and range of its research work. Academic links with every continent, over 2,300 international students from 100 countries, and teaching staff from 40 nations give the University a strongly international feel.
Sussex is the only university in England which is entirely located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain. 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 only a few minutes away from the lively city of Brighton and Hove.
Situated on the edge of the Sussex Downs, the University campus is like a large, self-contained village, with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries, labs, accommodation, restaurants, bars, shops and sports facilities all within easy walking distance.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Student must have a minimum of 70% cumulative average to attend this partnership. Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Sussex's exchange website. Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Sussex-LAW' on their Go Global application.
US semester 1: Late September to late Mid January**
US semester 2: Early January to Late June
** Students needing to leave Sussex before Christmas will be able to take alternative exams 5 days AFTER the Sussex term ends.
Course equivalency formula
Sussex credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
At Sussex the pass mark is 40% and your grades will be calculated according to the grading scheme relevant to your level/year of study.
Each percentage awarded corresponds to a class of degree and your final overall percentage and credit total will determine your degree classification.
First Class = 70-100%
Second Class, Division I = 60-69%
Second Class, Division II = 50-59%
Third Class = < 50%
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Courses are found within the Study Abroad Guide
Law students - must go for a full year as most law courses run the full year. If you would like to only apply for one semester then be sure that there are enough single semester law courses for you to take.
Full course load information
Normal Courseload: 60 credits per term / 120 credit per year
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
All University accommodation is self-catering, with cooking facilities in communal kitchens. Kitchens are shared by five to 12 students. You will need to provide cutlery, crockery, saucepans and kitchen utensils, though it may be more practical to buy these in the UK than to bring them with you.
All the housing on campus is equipped with telephones and internet access, so keeping in touch with family and friends is easy.
Many students live off campus in private, rented accommodation, mainly in Brighton & Hove.
The Housing Office has a web-based database of available properties on the Sussex Studentpad website, but it cannot arrange your housing for you. Contact the Housing Office for a password if you would like to use this facility.
If you decide to study at Sussex for the full academic year or the autumn term only (September/October to December), you are guaranteed University-managed housing.
Accommodation for visiting and exchange students for the spring and summer terms (January to June) is limited, though rooms are usually available. You may need to consider alternative housing options, including host family accommodation.
If you are coming to Sussex for the autumn and spring terms only (September/October to March), you are likely to be placed with a host family, although University rooms off campus are sometimes available as an alternative.
The International and Study Abroad Office writes to successful applicants to give pre-arrival information and details about accommodation.