About the Location
There’s nowhere quite like Brighton, our historic seaside city that’s become a hub for music, culture and creativity. Get traditional fish and chips on the beach, take a stroll around the quirky shops in the Lanes, or enjoy the incredible Sussex countryside that’s just on our doorstep. London’s just an hour away, and easy links to the rest of the UK and Europe make weekend travel adventures a breeze.
Sussex is a research-led university with a global reputation, and our work is transforming lives around the world. You’ll live and study alongside our students from the UK and around the world, choosing modules designed to challenge and inspire, led by teachers at the forefront of their fields. Outstanding facilities and learning support will help you develop skills that will have a lasting impact on your career. Our flexible and interdisciplinary approach gives you a huge range of subjects to discover, choosing from more than 1,000 modules across the University.
Students may take a variety of courses in subjects such as history, religious studies, international studies, English, psychology, and many others.
- Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
- Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
- To see course listings for this semester program, click here.
- Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.
- Courses in the humanities generally meet one to two times per week, whereas courses in the sciences generally meet more frequently for lectures, workshops, and labs. Courses may meet Fridays.
Fall students need to choose courses for both Sussex the Autumn Term for a total of between 48 and 60 Sussex credits. Spring students need to choose courses for the Spring Term for a total of between 48 and 60 Sussex credits. Note that some courses may take place during the Spring Term only while others may last through both terms. Students should refer to the following credit equivalency chart:
Sussex Credit 6 12 18 24 30 36 60
Elon Equivalent Credit 2 3 4 6 8 9 16
View information from the University of Sussex on how to choose courses.
General Program Dates
Fall semester – Mid-September to Mid-December
Spring semester – Mid-January to Mid-June
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
When it comes to where you’ll live at Sussex, there are many options to help you feel at home. These include university-managed residences on and off-campus which students for the full year can apply for, and options such as homestay and private housing in Brighton and Hove.
This friendly campus puts everything on your doorstep, everything you need is just a short walk away. And we’re surrounded by the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park.
Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the University of Sussex.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
View the semester program's pre-departure orientation schedule.
Additional Information and Links
Connect with other prospective students and chat with alumni on the Global Education Center Facebook page.
Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources
Global Ambassadors (GAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current GAs via email.
Read more on the "Suss It Out" guide for life at the University of Sussex for North American students.
Transportation & Airport Connections from London
General Travel Resources