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University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
Rolling Admission 09/12/2016 06/09/2017
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates. Start Date is the first day of orientation.
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
Rolling Admission 09/12/2016 12/09/2016
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates. Start Date is the first day of orientation.
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Greg Spear
Language of Instruction:
Suggested G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of Credits per Semester:
Program Type:
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
The Program
  • Founded in 1961, the University of Sussex is located on a campus four miles outside Brighton and adjacent to the rolling Sussex Downs. The University of Sussex is a well-regarded research university that ranks very high in American Studies, Chemistry, Politics, and Art History
  • You need never be bored at Sussex. As well as the variety of activities and sports facilities offered in Brighton, there is a wide range of on-campus opportunities to fill your spare time
  • The best thing about the campus is that everything is so convenient, with lectures and social and sports facilities just a short walk away. The campus has most of the facilities you will need, including a supermarket with a post office and a newsagent, a weekly market, launderettes, banks and a bookshop.
Your Host City: Brighton
Brighton is a lively seaside city on England’s south coast, an hour by train from London. It grew to prominence in the late eighteenth century when it was a popular destination for members of the royal family. Today the city remains popular with day-trippers from London who come to enjoy its seven miles of beaches, pubs, and nightlife. In recent years the city has flourished, giving rise to stylish boutiques and restaurants, festivals, music, and a vibrant arts scene.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Sussex website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. If you will be studying in the fall term only, you need to choose courses that are offered in the “autumn” term. If you will be studying in the spring term only, you will choose courses in the “spring” and/or “summer” terms. The spring and summer terms together constitute one spring semester, so do not worry if your course is listed as part of the “summer” term: this simply means that it takes place after your spring break in March-April. Do check that your selected course is not a year-long if you only plan to study abroad for a single semester.

United Kingdom Universities are typically on a three-year system; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2.  Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Sussex and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 Sussex credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester.  The credit translation system between Sussex and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at the University of Sussex will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Late September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Sussex web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences.  Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Sussex.  There are no meal plans at the University of Sussex. All residences are self-catering, which means that you will have access to kitchen facilities in your residence and can cook for yourself. Your residence hall will have a refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, and food storage areas.

You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University of Sussex Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.

For more information about accommodation options, please visit the University of Sussex web page.

Financial Information

Program Cost: 2015-2016
  NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
Fall/Spring $11,887 $15,087
Academic Year $21,164 $27,564
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•Travel to/from England •Meals
•Major Medical Insurance •Supplemental Course Fees
•Housing •All Personal Expenses
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis.  For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

AASAP Scholarship - Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website. 

BUTEX Scholarship- Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.