IFSA University of Sussex Partnership

Brighton, England


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Sussex Partnership

Pick and choose or hone in on your favorite subject at the University of Sussex. This university offers an impressive range of courses across many subjects. Find your favorite reading spot on this contained campus or stroll by the sea at the famous Brighton Pier.

University of Sussex Partnership Benefits

  • Sussex has an international reputation for top quality research and innovative styles of teaching with a wide variety of academic offerings meant to be mixed and matched from several departments
  • The university is organized into schools of study, which bring together related subject areas and provide academic, social and advising services
  • Enjoy sports facilities and club activities for more unusual sports such as aikido, canoeing, parachuting and windsurfing
  • Program is especially good for STEM majors
  • Enjoy easy access to downtown Brighton, four miles away, and its twin city of Hove and it is seaside

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Sussex Partnership

To view available courses at the University of Sussex, visit the Sussex online course catalog.

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full course load abroad. A full load at Sussex is 60 Sussex credits for the semester and 120 Sussex credits for the year.
15 credits= 4 U.S. semester credit hours
30 credits= 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Fourth-year (Level 7 and higher) are Masters Level and are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Sussex Partnership
American/Canadian Studies Animation/Illustration Anthropology Arabic Art History Astronomy Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Economics Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History Film Production Finance French Genetics Geography Health Studies History History/Philosophy of Science Information Technology International Business Italian Law/Legal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Music Education Music Performance Music Studies Philosophy Physics Poetry Political Science Public/Global Health Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Theater/Drama World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
All university housing at the University of Sussex is self-catering. No meals will be provided. However, you will have access to shared kitchen facilities where you may prepare your own meals. These facilities are equipped with a stove and refrigerator, but you must provide your own cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Lynne Alvarez

Senior Resident Director, England

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 28, 2018
Program End Date
June 16, 2018

Program Fees

Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
An additional fee will be charged each semester to students placed in Brighthelm Houses [$575], Northfield Flats [$1,175], Stanmer Court Flats [$950], Swanborough Flats [$1,200] or Lewes Court Flats [$400 - $1,050].

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
December 15, 2018

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs