Weeks per Term
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Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Brighton, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The University of Sussex was the first of the new British universities created in the 1960's. The school offers a unique environment for interdisciplinary study and world-class research. Students from over 100 countries are attracted to the university by its academic reputation, excellent facilities and beautiful campus. There are over 11,000 students including both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
The campus is set in an 18th century park on the fringe of the South Downs, close to the village of Falmer (in the country of Sussex). It is six kilometers from the center of Brighton and about the same distance from the East Sussex county town of Lewes.
HOUSING AND MEALS
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
- host-families (arranged privately)
Sussex has a high demand for on-campus housing and will not be able to guarantee placements for exchange students. Exchange students are advised to secure housing independently, in the private sector. For information on accommodation options, click here.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
All courses are taught in English.
For detailed course information: click here
When reviewing the course offerings of Sussex, pay particular attention to the term(s) the course is offered. For example, if you choose to participate for fall term only, you must be careful not to choose any classes offered during the spring/summer nor those that run for the entire academic year. The autumn semester is quite shorter than the spring semester as you have a small break in between classes and your final exams in the spring.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Sussex uses the following credit transfer system:
60 = 15 GT credits
30 = 8 GT credits
15 = 4 GT credits
Sussex Grade = US Grade
65-100 = A
50-64 = B
40-49 = C
0-39 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.