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Program Highlights for Brighton, England

The city

Language spoken:

Great British Pound (GBP, £)

Marine West Coast

City type:
Metropolis (Population >500,000)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
University of Brighton

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
36 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
June 1

Spring 2025:
November 1


  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore
  • Yearlong applicants must be degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at time of application

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Live and study in an inclusive and creative community, centrally located on the sea with easy access to London and the rest of Europe
  • Experience the U.K.’s “hippest city”, also known as “the happiest place to live in the U.K.” and the nation’s “unofficial gay capital”
  • Learn why Brighton is in the top 10 U.K. best student cities and the top 100 worldwide, according to QS rankings
  • Benefit from outstanding international student support
  • Study at a university with one of the best teaching quality ratings in the United Kingdom
  • Integrate with British students in courses and university activities
  • Enjoy exciting field trips of London, East Sussex, Bodiam Castle and Rye, Stonehenge and Bath, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and more
  • Choose from over 100 societies and more than 60 sports clubs, and enjoy access to modern sport and fitness facilities on campus

Why Study In Brighton?

A student painting pottery in class at the University of Brighton in Brighton, England.Royal Pavillion in Brighton, England.Brighton’s colorful character, history, architecture, and cosmopolitan culture all combine to make it an exciting and vibrant place to live and study. The Brighton program allows you to enroll in a range of University of Brighton courses in a variety of disciplines for one semester or a full year. All semester and yearlong students will take a required British History and Culture course, which provides excellent opportunities to learn about contemporary approaches to the study of British Culture, while drawing on social, political, literary, and media analysis and offering hands-on experiential learning experiences.

Despite being small enough for you to bump into friends in the city center, Brighton is lively and sophisticated, often dubbed “London-by-the-Sea.” With the sea on one side and the South Downs on the other, the city has an open-air feel.

There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in the United Kingdom. Courses at British universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and tutorial work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although the U.K. shares a common language with the U.S., it remains a foreign country, with diverse traditions, values, and views of the world. Time in the United Kingdom will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current problems of the world and enable you to directly experience the wonderful culture and history of the European continent.