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  • Locations: Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/28/2020 06/18/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 10
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: Homestay, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  Late September – Mid December
Spring semester:  Mid January – Mid June  (Sussex Spring and Summer terms)
Academic Year:  Late September – Mid June  (Sussex Autumn, Spring and Summer terms)

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.

  • 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.   
  • 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 full-time 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).

Academic Info

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.

Sussex uses the following credit transfer system:
Sussex          US
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 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Depending on how long you will be in the UK and whether or not you intend to work, you may or may not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Visa regulations and interpretations can change, so be sure to check the UK Border Agency web site frequently: click here.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis