University of Sussex International Summer School offers the opportunity to experience life in the famous seaside city of Brighton & Hove.

Venture across the channel into Europe. Spend the day exploring London. Whatever you want to do, our International Summer School gives you the chance to study at a top-25 ranked University. 

Fields of study

  • Biological sciences
  • Business
  • International Business
  • English literature
  • Sociology
  • History
  • International relations
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Management
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
  • Electronic engineering
  • Writing
  • Development
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Film, TV & Media
  • Music

More information regarding courses can be found on the 'Courses' tab. 

Credit Equivalent 

15 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 30 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

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

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Sussex entry requirements. Session 2 of the University of Sussex Summer School impact on UQ semester 2 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

Apply to UQ  Apply to host


The tuition fee is approximately $2,900 AUD. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is available at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following sessions:

Session 1
  • Start date: 29 June 2020
  • End date: 17 July 2020
  • For-credit or not-for-credit
Session 2
  • Start date: 20 July 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only
Sessions 1 & 2
  • Start date: 29 June 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Program dates vary - See Courses tab

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Brighton, England
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate*

*Postgraduate students are able to participate in this program as not-for-credit only. 


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.