I take every opportunity to mix with students from all over the world, by going to events organised by international student support… I want to meet as many people as I can whilst I am here!

Kana Yurugi, JYA student 2016

At Sussex, you will join a community of students and staff from across the world – our students come from over 100 different countries.  There are over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer at the University, taught by world-leading academics with a huge range of expertise.


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.

There are around 120 Japanese students at the University of Sussex, studying a wide range of subjects: from Development Studies to Mathematics to Business to Law.  We have welcomed Japanese students to our campus for many years, and some of our oldest student exchange partnerships are with institutions in Japan.  There is a popular Japanese society at Sussex, and a Brighton-Japan group in the city, and you may want to get involved and meet fellow Japanese students, as well as students of other nationalities with an affinity for all things Japanese.  As there are a huge number of Japanese-Sussex alumni, there is a popular association in Japan which holds events across Tokyo and Osaka.

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.



For more information about studying at Sussex as a student from Japan, please contact Cathy Drew (c.j.drew AT sussex DOT ac DOT uk).  Cathy travels to Japan twice a year for events, in the autumn (fall) and in the spring.