The University of Sussex is located in Brighton, on the south coast of Great Britain. It is about one hour outside of London and 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport. The city has excellent links to the whole of the U.K. and Europe.
The University of Michigan has a bi-lateral exchange agreement with The University of Sussex. This agreement allows the CGIS office to offer both exchange and visiting (study abroad) student opportunities to University of Michigan students. Visiting students will not pay tuition to the University of Michigan; instead they will pay tuition to Sussex. Exchange students, in contrast, pay their normal University of Michigan tuition, and they will not pay Sussex tuition fees. Both Visiting and Exchange students will pay on-site for housing, food and other academic expenses as listed on the budget sheet (see link below). Both Visiting and Exchange students are considered in-residence by the University of Michigan during the duration of their program. For more information, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.
All Michigan students (visiting or exchange) are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the University of Sussex and follow the same courses as degree-seeking students enrolled at the University of Sussex
Minimum of Sophomore standing by program start date
Good academic standing
Minimum GPA 3.0
Open to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students only
Students choose a full load of courses which are taken alongside degree-seeking British and International students. Students are able to select a wide range of over 1,000 courses spanning the arts, social sciences, humanities, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, and technology. Please see the website for more information on subjects and courses available.
Instruction is in English.
LSA Students: All grades earned abroad will factor into the cumulative GPA.
Non-LSA Students should check with their home school or college to determine whether the grades will be calculated into their cumulative GPA, and what type of credit they will receive for the program (in-residence credit or transfer credit).
Students paying for their university experience via a Michigan Educational Trust (MET) plan may use this plan towards a CGIS study abroad program.
Program costs vary greatly among all CGIS programs and the CGIS staff recommends that you carefully review the most recent budget sheet for any program you may be interested in to see what fees/costs are involved. Please note that the itemized budget sheets are per term estimates accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change. Please check back regularly to see the most recent term costs available. If you have any questions about the costs involved for a program or how to read the budget sheet or interpret the notes, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor for more details and information.
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study encourages all students to share this information with people in your life who help you make decisions (such as parents, guardians, family members, etc.).
Scholarships and Funding
LSA Study Abroad Scholarship: Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need.
Prior to departure, it is each student's responsibility to research and obtain entry/exit requirements. The consulate or embassy of your country of destination determines the visa requirements and application process for each type of visa. You can locate consular information and read about entry/exit requirements on the U.S. Department of State website.
When determining your exit/entry requirements, be sure to check each country in your travel itinerary, even if you will only be visiting for a short period. Requirements, visa types, and application fees can vary greatly based on your citizenship and individual travel plans. Please note that most consulates will require a passport to be submitted as part of the visa application. The amount of time required can also vary greatly. We recommend beginning your research early and being aware that independent travel plans may be affected by the process.
For more information on travel documents and pre-departure preparation, visit Students Abroad, a website created by the Department of State just for students, or contact your CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.
Detailed application instructions for your program will be provided when you begin an application.
Recommendation Forms (Academic and/or Language) - short questionnaire is sent via the online application to recommender's e-mail, recommender submits online
Application Questionnaire (short essay questions)
Official Non-U-M Transcripts (if you have attended courses at another institution)
Partner Institution Application (paper form)
Statement of Purpose
Course Study Plan
Housing to Sussex University
Throughout the remainder of the semester and when you return, you will be required to submit additional documents and attend CGIS program events.
University offers student residences with single study bedrooms with shared or private facilities. All University accommodation is self-catering, with cooking facilities in communal kitchens usually shared by five to 12 students. For more information on housing options, please visit the Sussex website.
CGIS provides resources and information on its website to help students understand policies, procedures, and how to navigate the experience from start to finish. Refer to the Students for information related to the topics listed below, and more:
Note:The decision date listed is not necessarily reflective of when you will hear back about admission. After acceptance, students will have one week to commit to a program. Upon commitment, your participation will be considered financially and legally binding. Deadlines will not be extended for students waiting on decisions for multiple applications.