University of Brighton


Location Brighton and Eastbourne, England
Established 1992
Percent International Students 13.70
Famous For Art and Design, Fashion, Architecture, Engineering, Health Sciences and Sport Sciences
International Fees £13,416-15,156


Just like the city we call home, the University of Brighton is a place where different ideas meet. A place where opinions and visions of the world come together to inspire creativity. We encourage our students to discover the topics that excite you the most, then give you the tools and support to explore them in depth.

Courses are innovative and globally relevant, informed by the latest research and industry partnerships. We emphasise hands-on learning, have excellent connections to businesses, and offer salary paid placements and work experience opportunities in the UK and overseas.

With over 50 professional organisations that accredit our courses, students also have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification, a licence to practice or exemption from professional exams. These learning experiences and our environment helps give our students a competitive edge in their chosen career paths.

We are a multi-campus university based across the beautiful south east coast of England, just one hour from London. Brighton was recently ranked in the UK student cities top ten (QS Best Student Cities 2019) and was also named as the happiest city in England for students. 93% of University of Brighton and University of Sussex students surveyed in the National Student Survey 2018 also said they’re “very happy” with their education and city life.

Explore the University of Brighton. A place like no other.

Services for International Students

Brighton recently ranked in the global top 20 for student mix in the QS rankings, an assessment of how welcoming and well equipped we are as a location for international students. Before and after your arrival we provide dedicated services and advice from trained specialists about visas, accommodation, careers, support, health and welfare to provide a smooth transition into the university. We also provide guidance on day-to-day living in the UK and access to use our free English language support service throughout your time with us.

In addition, all new international students are invited to attend an orientation program to help you adapt to life in the UK. The programme includes an airport pick-up service, talks and workshops to help you settle; and plenty of opportunities to meet other new students, get to know the university and join in with social events.


  • 120th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 102nd in the Guardian University Guide 2021

Following the last Research Excellence Framework in 2014, Brighton was ranked 27th out of 128 UK universities for our world leading research impact. We are also widely renowned for our arts and design programmes and a recent ranking placed us 8th in the UK and top 40 globally for art and design programmes (QS World University Rankings 2019).

Brighton is also ranked 25th in the People and Planet University League tables for its commitment to and progression towards sustainability.


There are over 2,000 places available in university halls around Brighton and Eastbourne, and prices begin from £131 self-catering. The University manages a further 400 rooms in the private sector and independent housing is available. Find-a-home days help students find private rented accommodation and housemates.


The University of Brighton has four campuses along the south east coast of England in Brighton and Eastbourne, within reach of the beach, the countryside and within an hour by train to central London and less than 30 minutes to Gatwick International Airport*.

Brighton is famous for being independent and welcoming to a mix of cultures, nationalities and religions, meaning you’ll be at home no matter what country or background you are from. It’s also a true student city, with 14% of people living here being students. Its reputation for fun goes without saying but it is also known for being forward-thinking, leading the way in the arts, creative technology and the environment.

*Brighton city - Eastbourne is 90 minutes from London.


  • Dato Ir.Abdule Rahim Abu Bakar (former Vice-President of Petronas Petrochemical Business, Malaysia)
  • John Pasche (Art Designer, including Rolling Stones’ Tongue & Lip motif)
  • Lin Cheung (Designer of the London 2012 Paralympic Medals)
  • Cressida Cowell (Children’s author of “How to Train Your Dragon”, subsequently made into a series of animation films)
  • Julien Macdonald OBE (Designer)
  • Dr Hong Lu OBE (Chairman of the Trustees, Chinese Education Development Project)
  • Rachel Whiteread CBE (Artist and Turner Prize winner)


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