About the University of Sussex
The University of Sussex in Brighton is one of England’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded in the 1960’s it is a “new” university characterized by innovative approaches to learning. Studies at Sussex are interdisciplinary in focus, encouraging students to explore their academic interests from the perspective of more than one subject. There are over 2,300 international students and faculty from 40 nations. The campus borders Sussex Downs, an area of rolling hills, farms, villages and vineyards, a popular landscape for students who like to bike or hike!
Brighton (pop. 165,000), known as “London-by-the-Sea”, is less than one hour from London. It is a vibrant community offering café culture, beaches, and a relaxed pace of life, with a student population from three major universities in Brighton.
Fall Semester: September to mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January to early June
Courses & Credits:
60 Sussex credits per semester earn 4.0 Wheaton credits
Honors level courses may be limited to majors only, with appropriate academic backgrounds.
Housing & Board:
Students reside in university halls in single rooms. Meals are “self-catered.”
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322