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United Kingdom Exchange Programs: Sussex and York

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Study at University of Sussex

Located in a national park and just 20 minutes from the seaside city of Brighton by train or bus, the University of Sussex received its Royal Charter in 1961 and was one of the first UK universities to emphasize interdisciplinary studies and international exchange.  In order to encourage these, the University of Sussex recently shifted some programs to a four-year curriculum from a three-year curriculum to permit students to either study abroad in their third year of study or undertake an internship.  This is an exchange program, which means that some University of Sussex students will spend an academic year at Beloit College.

  • Fall, Spring, or Academic year
  • Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
  • Curriculum:

Direct enrollment in University of Sussex departments.  While Sussex students are limited to studying their major subject, exchange students enrolling in the University can  choose from more than one discipline. Depending on prior experience in the subject, they will take second or first-year modules (courses). It generally is not possible for exchanges students to take third year modules.

Departments that maybe of interest to Beloit College students include, but are not limited to: 

  • Global Studies (anthropology, geography, and development)
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Global Studies (anthropology, geography, and development)
  • Music
  • Psychology

Housing in single rooms on the University of Sussex campus. Purchase meals in the restaurants and cafes on campus or cook in dormitory kitchens.

Costs: Beloit College tuition, the Beloit College activities fee, $50 Overseas administrative fee, and a $90 wellness fee. Room fees paid directly to University of Sussex (check website for current rates), and meals purchased on your own.

Sussex has strong supports for international students, including housing on campus and assistance with practical matters.  The campus, although much larger than Beloit College's campus, is easily navigated, has a number of cafes and dining facilities, a large library, and many student activities.  London is an hour away by train and hiking paths connect to the campus.  Nearby Brighton is well known for its historic pier/amusement park, the Georgian terraces above its beach, and Royal Pavillion as well as for its small lanes and shops and nightlife.



Study at University of York 

Located on the edge of the city of York, the University of York is just 20 minutes from the city of Leeds, 1.5 hours from Manchester, and 2 hours from London by train, and was founded in 1963.  Located in a parkland with a large lake, the University of York is a research intensive university with an emphasis on "development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies."   It has a national and international reputation for quality in teaching and research, and enrolls approximately 11,000 students. 

The city of York is a destination itself and is routinely named one of the best places to live in the U.K.  With a population of 200,000, it is both cosmopolitan and easy to navigate.  Its winding medieval streets, Gothic Minster, and remnants of a Viking past mark is as an attractive destination for anyone those interested in England's past, while galleries, clubs, cafes, and sports accommodate more contemporary interests.

As an exchange partner, the University of York will place at least one of its students at Beloit College each year.

  • Fall, Spring, or Academic year. Note:  Some subjects require fall or academic-year study.
  • Minimum GPA : 3.0
  • Junior or senior status at the time of enrollment
  • Curriculum: Direct enrollment in University of York modules.  Beloit students generally enroll in modules offered by two academic departments and are assigned to an academic advisor.

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Departments that might be of interest to Beloit College students include but are not limited to:

  • Computer science
  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Economics (no spring start)
  • Environmental studies
  • History/medieval studies
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy(no spring start)
  • Sociology
  • Theater (acting, acting for the camera) 

Students will be placed in one of the University of York's 9 residential colleges, which combine student accommodation in single rooms with shared social spaces, including kitchens, and some classrooms and offices.  This placement facilitates integration into student life.  Visiting/exchange students are encouraged to become involved in campus life by joining athletic clubs and student societies.

Costs: Beloit College tuition, the Beloit College activities fee, $50 Overseas administrative fee, and a $90 wellness fee.  Room fees paid directly to University of York. 

Information on accommodation and other relevant information about studying at York as a visiting/exchange student can be accessed through these pages.