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Brighton: University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, International Relations, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     



The University of Sussex is located only a few miles from Brighton, a lively seaside resort on the south coast of England. London is only an hour away by train, and from Gatwick airport or the nearby channel ports, it is just a short journey to the rest of Europe. Though relatively small, Brighton is surprisingly cosmopolitan and has often been dubbed "London-By-The-Sea." There is plenty to do in and around the town, with a variety of shopping centers, markets, and cafés. 

Founded in 1961, the University of Sussex is a relatively new university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and for innovative and effective teaching styles and methods. Sussex differs from most universities in that it is organized by schools (rather than departments of study) that bring together a number of related subject areas.

 
This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in anthropology, art history, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English language and literature, environmental science, history, international relations, math, media studies, physics, political studies, psychology, and sociology. You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. For more information about the range of courses on this program, please visit the Sussex website. 

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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

Course registration for this institution is on-line so you can register for classes prior to arrival, although any problems with on-line registration-if relevant-would have to be handled after arrival on-site. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits). A full time credit load at University of Sussex is 60 credits. 

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Brighton Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu
 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 3.0 minimum grade-point average
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Students will arrange their housing directly with the University of Sussex. You will live in either a dormitory or a student apartment, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.

Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 09/18/2014 12/12/2014
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/19/2015 04/17/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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