This exchange is situated in Brighton, England. Just nine minutes by train from Brighton city centre and around an hour from central London, the Sussex campus is located on the edge of the South Downs – a National Park offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in England. Brighton was found to be the UK's 'healthiest' city, and cycling is central to the city's transport planning. You can ride from the city centre to the campus in around 30 minutes using the cycle paths, and cycle stands are available on campus.
Surrounding the campus you'll find stunning views, quiet walks and plenty of opportunity for hiking, mountain biking or paragliding. The rural setting means you can enjoy the best of both worlds – peace and tranquility while you study, but with the buzz of Brighton and London within easy reach.
As with all exchanges, you will be largely independent during your exchange, but you have plenty of support and social events, clubs and societies. Essex, with one of the top Students' Unions in the UK, offers a vast range of other opportunities and services to our students - from volunteering to advice.
Nestled between rolling hills and the blue sea, it's easy to feel at home in Brighton. Described by Lonely Planet as 'one of England's gems', the city is lively and cosmopolitan with a friendly, relaxed vibe. Brighton has one of the UK's most popular beaches – a place to hang out with friends, play sport, eat and drink, or just relax. The vibrant seafront is home to an artists' quarter, sports venues, lagoon, pier and marina, as well as a host of funky bars and cafés. Brighton also has excellent links into central London.
This college exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A undergraduates an opportunity to benefit from many high-ranking academic programs for a semester or year, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Students may choose courses from almost all departments found in the Fulbright College of Arts and Science, as well as limited options in business, engineering, and law.
Students can search Sussex' website here
for classes (called "modules" in England). They can also find a list of courses that the U of A has predetermined for this exchange here: https://waprd.uark.edu/web-apps/regr/courseequiv/Main
(Search for the name of the University under Foreign Colleges). Students can find a list of courses that the Walton College has predetermined for this exchange here:http://waltoncollege.uark.edu/studyabroad.asp#tab4
Students will be assessed U of A tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. And all students should read through our scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid
to help finance your semester in England.
Housing assistance provided by the international office at Sussex, with many options available to students in and around campus.
For assistance with applications, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact:
U of A Study Abroad Program Manager and Exchange Coordinator