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.)
University of Sussex
- Leading research university
- 2,300+ international students from 100 countries
- 12 600+ undergraduate students
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND 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
- International students who are nationals from countries not listed on the UK Border Agencies list of majority English speaking countries (list of approved countries) will have to submit TOEFL or ILETS scores. Expired scores will not be accepted.
- International students who graduated Secondary School from a country on the UK Border Agency list can provide a copy of the diploma/certificate in lieu of test scores
- Semester 1: Late September to late Mid January
- 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
* 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
- Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Sussex's exchange website
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’ for Federal 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
- 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
- All University accommodation is self-catering, with cooking facilities in communal kitchens, share by 5-12 students
- All the housing on campus is equipped with telephones and internet access
- 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)
- For more information on housing options, consult the university's general accommodation website