University of Sussex

Falmer, Brighton
United Kingdom

Language of instruction


The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university with a unique location. Sussex is ranked within the Top 20 UK universities and among the Top 200 worldwide.

The campus is situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton. Though surrounded by the South Downs National Park, Sussex is just 10 minutes out of the city and is within easy reach of London.

Semester dates

UQ Semeseter Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring & Summer Terms Late January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Term September–January

View the University of Sussex academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Sussex has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits at Sussex is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at Sussex.

Find courses

Search the Sussex course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Political science
Social work
Software engineering

Course restrictions

You should aim to enrol in mainly 2nd year courses. 3rd year courses are final year courses intended for students with a strong background in a relevant subject area.

Single-degree law students cannot attend Sussex as most 2nd and 3rd year law courses are full-year courses. Dual-degree law students can attend if they plan to study in both of their subject areas.

The following Economics courses are full-year courses and therefore are not suitable for single-semseter exchange students:

  • L1058
  • L1022
  • L1079
  • L1068

Spaces in Creative Production and Creative Media courses are very limited and are only available to exchange students from a media-related degree at UQ.

There are no 3rd year Drama courses available in Spring Term (UQ Semester 1).

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


The University of Sussex provides a number of resources to help students find suitable accommodation on their housing webpage. If you are studying at Sussex for the full academic year, you are guaranteed University-managed accommodation (which might be on- or off-campus) if you apply by the relevant deadline. Single-semester exchange students are not guaranteed accommodation.

Cost of living

The University of Sussex provides a breakdown of estimated average living costs which students can expect to encounter while on exchange in Brighton. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students studying at the University of Sussex can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Information relating to NHS entitlements can be found on the University of Sussex's Health and Welfare webpage

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

The University of Sussex provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.