The diversity of international students and social activities made me want to study at Sussex and meeting people from around the world will benefit my social and communication ability

Julie Lao, Technology and Innovation Management MSc



Our campus in the only one in the UK located in a national park, and it is just nine minutes from the central buzz of vibrant Brighton on the train.

We think that you will settle into life here at Sussex.  We have students from China studying a huge range of subjects, from business to anthropology, from maths to English language teaching.  Currently at the University of Sussex, there are around 980 undergraduate students and 1,100 postgraduate students, on both taught and research courses.
We have strong academic links with prestigious universities across China, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University and Beijing Normal University, in partnership on a wide variety of teaching and research programs.  In 2015, the Sussex China Internship Scheme was launched, and will give 300 students the opportunity to work in China in 2018. Sussex is also working with the International Student Internship Scheme, to help our current Chinese students find work following graduation.

In 2015, there was a graduation ceremony in Beijing, which saw 127 alumni from all over China and surrounding countries attend a special graduation surrounded by their friends and family.   During the ceremony, Professor Chen Yulu, President of Renmin University, received an honorary degree and Zhang Xin, world famous property developer, appeared via video link during the event.
In March 2017, another graduation ceremony will be held in China, this time in Shanghai.

The city of Brighton is vibrant and diverse, and the perfect place to be a student.  There are shops, cafes and bars to suit every taste, as well as a busy sporting and arts calendar.  Brighton is one of the top 10 city beach destinations in the world (according to the Lonely Planet) and the seafront is a great place to spend lazy summer afternoons in the sun or enjoy the wild winds of a British winter.



We have two offices in mainland China, in Beijing and Shenzhen which can offer guidance to you and your parents in Mandarin.

Members of the international office based in the UK frequently visit China, and information about these visits be found of the country pages on the Sussex website.