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University of Sussex Admission 2024

Brighton, UK

University of Sussex
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University Ranking

  • The university has a QS World University Ranking of 240 (2023). 
  • It also has a U.S. News ranking of 163 for 2022.

Acceptance rate

With an average acceptance rate of 92%, the University of Sussex has a less selective admissions process as compared to other colleges in the region.

Undergraduate acceptance rate

The UG program is easy to get into with an acceptance rate of 90% if all grade requirements are met by the applicant.

Postgraduate acceptance range

The postgraduate acceptance rate is close to 70% as the university is more selective in its master’s program.

Admission eligibility criteria

  • Students must maintain a minimum percentage of 75 at the University of Sussex in order to have a fair chance of being admitted.
  • Additionally, students would need to show that they have a strong educational background in both English and mathematics.
  • If you have just graduated from high school or college, you must have at least the University's standard entry requirement of two A-levels (or equivalent).

Documents required

  • High School Transcripts 
  • Personal Statement / Essay
  • Test Scores for English Proficiency 
  • Passport-size photographs
  • An original and valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Recommendation Letter 
  • Professional work experience (for students applying to graduate programmes)

Test required/ Average score

  • GPA: minimum of 2.8 out of 4 or equivalent
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing.
  • IELTS: 6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component
  • Duolingo: 105 overall, with no component score below 90

Popular courses

  • International Relations
  • Economics and International Relations
  • History and International Relations
  • Geography
  • Social sciences
  • Sports Science
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Media and Communication

How the university evaluates applicants

The UCAS admissions panel's main focus while selecting an applicant is based on the overall historic performance of the student in his or her previous academic courses as well as the minimum test score requirements. For international students, English proficiency assessment test scores such as IELTS or TOEFL are also given priority.

Tips for applying to the university

  • Make an account and apply for the desired course through the UCAS admissions portal available on the official university website. International students can also apply via a designated agent for ease. 
  • Fill in all necessary information and documentation details along with a valid ID.
  • Submit the application after reviewing all information.
  • Pay the application fees and keep the receipt for further processing. The amount is a non-refundable figure of 18 GBP for one program, and 24 GBP for multiple programs. 
  • Check the status through the portal and wait for confirmation, which may take up to 3-4 weeks. If selected, the university will get in touch with the applicants.

Application deadline

The final Wednesday in January is when most courses' initial application deadlines fall. Furthermore, UCAS accepts applications that are submitted after the deadline until June 30 although some courses might close sooner.

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Queen Mary University of London Acceptance Rate43.6%
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University College London Acceptance Rate26%
University of Strathclyde Acceptance Rate42%
Sheffield Hallam University Acceptance Rate43%
Manchester Metropolitan University Acceptance Rate80%
University of Sussex Acceptance Rate92%
Glasgow Caledonian University Acceptance Rate23%
University of South Wales Acceptance Rate95%
Liverpool John Moores University Acceptance Rate23%
Goldsmiths University of London Acceptance Rate67%
Robert Gordon University Acceptance Rate22%
Bath Spa University Acceptance Rate12%
Birkbeck University of London Acceptance Rate76% 
Liverpool Hope University Acceptance Rate85%
University of Manchester Acceptance Rate70%
University of Edinburgh Acceptance Rate47%
Falmouth University Acceptance Rate26%
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