Overview

University of Sussex

City: East Sussex
Language of instruction: English
  • Leading research university with over 2,300 international students from 100 countries
  • The only UK campus to be surrounded by a national park
  • 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
  • Located only a 9 minute train ride from the beautiful seaside town of Brighton
  • World renowned staff, including three Nobel Prize Winners

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

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
     

Term dates

  • 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
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Sussex credits divided by 4 = UBC credits

Passing grade

40%

Grading scheme

  • 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.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Full course load information

  • Normal Courseload: 60 credits per term / 120 credit per year

Courses for Exchange Students at US

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 1st
Title: Anthropology of Exchange, Money and Markets
Partner course code: L6070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-22
UBC course: ANTH 1st
Title: Anthropology of Kinship and Relatedness
Partner course code: L6069
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-22
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Politics and Power
Partner course code: L6071
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-22
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Culture and Performance
Partner course code: ANTH L6075
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-05
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Gender Across Cultures
Partner course code: L6088
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-05
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Anthropology of the Body
Partner course code: IS 219
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-08
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Principles of Cognitive Science
Partner course code: G5118
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-07
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Financial Accounting
Partner course code: BUSINESS N1526
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-14
UBC course: CRWR 409
Title: The Art of Short Fiction
Partner course code: ENGL Q3052
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-06
UBC course: ENGL 4th
Title: Special Author: Thomas Hardy
Partner course code: ENGL Q3036
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-06-07
UBC course: ENGL 4th
Title: Travel and Transgression
Partner course code: Q3130
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-04-16
UBC course: FIST 336
Title: Locating Cinema: British Cinema
Partner course code: P3044
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-16
UBC course: FMST 2nd
Title: Sociology of childhood
Partner course code: SOCI L4082B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: GEOB 207
Title: Genetics and Ecology
Partner course code: C1145
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-07
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Cultural Geography
Partner course code: L7020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-02-18
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Environmental Perspectives on Development
Partner course code: L2103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-10
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: History Short Period: South Asia Since 1880
Partner course code: V1322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: Time and Place1926: The General Strike
Partner course code: V1372
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: American Cities: New York
Partner course code: T7048E
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Fascisms
Partner course code: HIST V1342
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Time and Place: 1838: The Coronation of Queen Victoria
Partner course code: HIST V1368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Time and Place 1851: The Great Exhibition
Partner course code: HIST V1373
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: POLI 110
Title: Research Skills & Methods in Political Science
Partner course code: M1045
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Issues in Development
Partner course code: AF002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Development and the State
Partner course code: L2128
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 323
Title: Politics of Governance: India
Partner course code: L2093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: Politics of Governance: International Institutions and Issues
Partner course code: POLI L2134
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-20
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Introduction to International Political Economy
Partner course code: L2024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Reign of Rights in Global Politics
Partner course code: L2140
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-02-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Politics of Foreign Policy
Partner course code: L2090
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Classical Political Theory and International Relations
Partner course code: L290
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Far Right & the Politics of Immigratio
Partner course code: M1545
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Applied Psychology
Partner course code: C8101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-19
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Research Skills in Psychology 2
Partner course code: C8891
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Partner course code: C8846
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-14
UBC course: PSYC 314
Title: Health Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC IS248
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-17
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Crowds and Collective Action
Partner course code: C8817
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-12
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Altruism and Helping: the psychology of caring about and for others
Partner course code: C8014
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-12
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychobiology of Cognitive Ageing and Dementia
Partner course code: Q 8833
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-21
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: C8002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Economic and Consumer Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC C8021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: PSYCH PERSPECTIVES ON SELF AND IDENTITY
Partner course code: PSYC C8027
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-19
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Organizational psychology
Partner course code: PSYC C8041
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-20
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: C8512
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-19
UBC course: PSYC 4th
Title: The Social Psychology of Prejudice
Partner course code: C8822
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-12
UBC course: PSYC 4th
Title: Individual Differences in Attention
Partner course code: C 8895
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-31
UBC course: SOCI 250
Title: Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 2nd, L4104B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Criminological Classics
Partner course code: L 3122
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-27
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Sociology of 21st Century Britain
Partner course code: L4070E
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-12
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Everyday Life: Ordinary and Extraordinary
Partner course code: V3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: SOCI 302
Title: Race: Conflict & Change
Partner course code: L3074B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Theory, Taste, and Trash
Partner course code: V3051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-03
UBC course: THTR 4th
Title: Early Modern Drama and Contemporary Theatre
Partner course code: Q 3091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-17
UBC course: VISA 310
Title: Creative Production: Digital Media
Partner course code: P 4067
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-16
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Animal and Plant Diversity
Partner course code: LIFESCI C1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Conservation Biology I
Partner course code: LIFESCI C1148
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
Medicine
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Haematology and Anatomy
Partner course code: C 7138
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-20
Music
UBC course: MUSC 323
Title: Popular Music Cultures
Partner course code: W 3052
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-01
Science
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Evolution and Behaviour
Partner course code: LIFESCI C1135
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-20
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Introduction to Metabolism and Pharmacology
Partner course code: LIfe Sci C7135
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: BIOL 458
Title: Principles of Neuroscience
Partner course code: C 1016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Endocrinology and Disease
Partner course code: Life Sci C7119
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Post Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression
Partner course code: Life Sci C7131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: PHYS 474
Title: Condensed State Physics
Partner course code: F 3230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-30
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Applications of Organic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
Partner course code: CHEM F1128
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-16
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Applied Statistics for Finance and Economics
Partner course code: N/A L1064
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-21
Social Work
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Contexts of Social Work
Partner course code: L5088
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-20

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 252
Title: Visual Anthropology
Partner course code: ANTH L6074
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ANTH 312
Title: Religion and Ritual
Partner course code: ANTH L6072
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: The Anthropological Imagination
Partner course code: ANTH L6001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Culture and Performance
Partner course code: ANTH L6075
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ANTH 407
Title: Ethnographic Methods
Partner course code: ANTH L6046N
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ANTH 414
Title: Anthropology of Kinship and Relatedness
Partner course code: ANTH L6069
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Investigating Language in Context
Partner course code: ENGL Q1076
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-15
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Child Language Acquisition
Partner course code: ENGL Q1079
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-15
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: Advertising and Social Change - A
Partner course code: MEDIA P4008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-30
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Altruism and Helping - The Psychology of Caring about and for others
Partner course code: Psychology C8014
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-07
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Health Psychology
Partner course code: Psychology C8017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity
Partner course code: PSYCHOLOGY C8027
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
Partner course code: Psychology C8512
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: The Social Psychology of Prejudice
Partner course code: PSYCHOLOGY C8822
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-02
UBC course: SOCI 216
Title: Questioning The Media - A
Partner course code: MEDIA P4006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-27
UBC course: SOCI 376
Title: IDENTITY AND INTERACTION
Partner course code: Sociology L4066A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-27
UBC course: STATS 3rd
Title: Linear Statistical Models
Partner course code: Statistics G1107
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-28
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Art of the Modern Era (c1700 - the present)
Partner course code: V4146
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Art in Context: Michelangelo and Raphael: Art of the Papal Court in the 15th and 16th centuries
Partner course code: V4109 Final Year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: ENGL 319
Title: Primitivism at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
Partner course code: Q3188
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-27
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Sense and Sexuality: Women and Writing
Partner course code: Q3097
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-20
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Staging the Renaissance: Shakespeare
Partner course code: Q3059
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-10
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Special Author: Jane Austen
Partner course code: Q3083 Final Year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-20
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Special Author: J.M. Coetzee
Partner course code: Q3194 Final Year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-27
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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
  • For more information on housing options, consult the university's general accommodation website

Information on accommodation

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