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  • Locations: Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Summer 2020 study abroad programs are canceled. Contact your GEC program manager for more information.

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Academic Program

The University of Sussex is located in Brighton, a friendly city by the sea that could have been designed for students. Brash, buzzing, and lively all year round, Brighton is an eccentric, tolerant, and cosmopolitan place. The award-winning green campus is a refreshing contrast, set in South Downs National Park, with an excellent range of social and academic facilities. The University of Sussex Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures and take a variety of classes. The Sussex Summer Programmes team oversees the University of Sussex Summer School program and works closely with students to ensure an excellent experience.

Sussex offers a student life programme, with on campus social events and activities throughout each session. On Fridays & weekends, students will have the opportunity to explore the local area and more of England on the programme’s excursions and trips.

Courses are offered in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to Global Studies, Business and Management, Engineering and Informatics, Life Sciences, English Literature, History and Philosophy, Law, Mathematics, Media & Film, Physics and Psychology.

Students take one course (4 credits) per session for a total of 8 credits.
Check out a virtual tour of the campus and student testimonials.


The course(s) also satisfy(ies) the Experiential Learning Requirement for the General Studies requirement.

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.

View the program's course listings.

Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).

General Program Dates

Session I – late June to mid-July

Students are required to arrive on/by the first day of the program and be in attendance until the final day.  Consult the program calendar for complete details. Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements and for getting themselves from the airport to the University of Sussex in Brighton.


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 summer budget sheet.

Program fee includes:
• Student life programme consisting of health and wellbeing activities, history and cultural excursions, on-campus social events, and tours to nearby Brighton, voted the happiest city in the UK for students.
• Excursions in and around Sussex
• Weekly meal allowance

Scholarships/Travel Grants

GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA) program.  The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application.  Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification. 

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester.  Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.  

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 global engagement program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


All Summer School students living on campus will be housed in the brand new state-of-the-art EastSlope residence. Rooms are single occupancy with a mix of ensuite bedrooms and bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Linens are provided. Rooms include equipped kitchens in which students can prepare meals.

Residential Advisors from the team will be housed in East Slope residence and will be on-hand to help you settle into life at Sussex.


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.


A successful semester and summer 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.

Additional Information and Links

Learn more about the International Summer School at the University of Sussex.

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni.  Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement.  They are looking forward to hearing from you!

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The University of Sussex is located just a quick train or bus ride outside of the center of Brighton, a city which I quickly fell in love with. The shopping and restaurants are wonderful and there is always something to do, whether during the day or at night. There's the gorgeous and historic Royal Pavilion which is a must see, the touristy Brighton Pier for an endless supply of ice cream, donuts, and crepes as well as carnival rides, and the pebbly beach which is the perfect place to relax with friends.
     — Stefanie Miller, Summer 2014
Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/13/2020
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NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 8 to 11:59 p.m., November 14. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 3 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Revision Period begins December 3. Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status "revise and resubmit" or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: December 6 to 11:59 p.m., February 13. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by March.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.