study abroad in England with IFSA
Brighton
, England

University of Sussex: Standard Summer Program

Program Overview

Pick and choose or hone in on your favorite subject at University of Sussex Undergraduate Summer School. This university offers an impressive range of classes across many subjects. Find your favorite reading spot on this environmentally award-winning campus, explore the surrounding South Downs National Park, or stroll by the sea at the famous Brighton Pier.

University of Sussex offers two summer sessions. Enroll in one three-week session or both. Select one class per session.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Summer: April 1

Minimum GPA

2.80

Credit load

4 - 8

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database—if the University of Sussex Summer Program is preapproved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

You may only enroll in the classes that are posted in the summer catalog and for which you have met the prerequisites. You will enroll in one course per three-week session for 4 U.S. semester credit hours each. Students who enroll in both sessions will earn 8 U.S. semester credit hours.

Level 4 and Level 5 classes are available in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Business and Management
  • Education
  • Engineering and Informatics
  • English Literature
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Media and Film
  • Psychology
  • Politics

You may also consider the University of Sussex: Physics Summer Program.

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter
Not required.

Visa Requirement
Not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.

TRANSCRIPT
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.
Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As a result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.
  • Windsor and Eton: Roughly half an hour by train from London, the beautiful Berkshire towns of Windsor and Eaton occupy opposite sides of the Thames. There’s no shortage of history here, with Windsor Castle—an imposing architectural study, built by Norman the Conqueror and now a residence for the British Royal family—and Eton College—a prestigious all-boys public school with a long list of famous alums.
  • London’s Southbank Walk and Borough Market. Wander the River Thames then nosh on fish and chips, Thai curry, and more­—there are hundreds of produce and street food stalls to choose from. Soak up some history as you refuel—food markets have stood here since the Middle Ages.
  • Get to know the real London with Unseen Tours. No one knows London like the locals. Explore the East End’s Brick Lane—known for its street art and multicultural heritage—or the West End’s Covenant Garden—once orchard garden for Westminster Abbey, now home of theatre, opera, shopping, and food galore.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe: In London’s Southbank, travel back to 1599 and explore what’s arguably the world’s most famous theatre. Along the way, learn about Shakespeare and the history of this legendary open-air structure.
  • Buckingham Palace. On the bucket list for countless UK visitors, here’s your chance to see the majestic London home of British monarchs since Queen Victoria in 1837. (Look for the Royal Standard’s yellow, red and blue squares that signify the king is in residence.)
  • Thames River Boat Cruise. Get a perspective on London you can’t find from land. See why England’s longest river has long been a vital link for trade and transport as you take in icons like Big Ben, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the House of Parliament, and the London Eye, and more, depending on route.
  • Independence Day BBQ. You may be in the UK, but you can still celebrate the fabulous U.S. Independence Day with a festive get-together and meal.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

You'll live in the brand new East Slope residence. Rooms are single occupancy with a mix of ensuite bedrooms and bedrooms with a shared bathroom. You must supply your own towels, but bedding and bed linens are included. Accommodation is self-catered and you can buy groceries from the supermarket on campus. You'll share a kitchen with other students, with each kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. You will also receive a weekly meal allowance which can be redeemed in food establishments on campus if you prefer not to cook.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Summer 2024 - Session 1

Late June 2024

Mid-July 2024

$9,000 (estimated)

April 1, 2024

Summer 2024 - Session 2

Mid-July 2024

Early August 2024

$9,000 (estimated)

April 1, 2024

Summer 2024 - Sessions 1 & 2

Late June 2024

Early August 2024

$11,650 (estimated)

April 1, 2024

Term

Summer 2024 - Session 1

Term begins

Late June 2024

Term ends

Mid-July 2024

Program costs

$9,000 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1, 2024

Term

Summer 2024 - Session 2

Term begins

Mid-July 2024

Term ends

Early August 2024

Program costs

$9,000 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1, 2024

Term

Summer 2024 - Sessions 1 & 2

Term begins

Late June 2024

Term ends

Early August 2024

Program costs

$11,650 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1, 2024

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Kevin Cañas

Kevin Cañas

Admissions Counselor

Kevin Cañas

Kevin Cañas

Prearrival Counselor

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