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International students

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International students

BSMS and the two universities provide an array of student support, academically and socially, and the universities have dedicated offices to advise those coming from abroad.

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Why study at BSMS?

You will study for a UK primary medical qualification recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC). You will work alongside an enthusiastic faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching breaking the boundaries of medical research. As part of a small year group, you will receive personal teaching to ensure you get the best education possible. 

Seminars will be complemented by your work in laboratories and lectures, where you will undertake group work, dissection and research projects to give you the skills you will need as a doctor. Right from the start, you will also meet patients in the community and on the wards, developing your clinical skills.

Based on reportedly the sunniest campuses in the UK, you will have the tranquil Sussex countryside and picturesque villages minutes from your door. Brighton's beach and vibrant social scene are four miles away; Gatwick is half an hour by train and London is an hour's train journey away.


International fees for 2019/20 will be £35,517 per annum; Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will pay £19,000 per year. In subsequent years, fees for Channel Island, Isle of Man and international students may rise with inflation (RPI) or 5% per year (whichever is greater).

If offered a place to study at BSMS, you will be required to pay a £3,000 tuition fee deposit when you accept your offer. You need to ensure that you have the means to cover the cost of your fees and other expenses for the whole five years before you begin your course. Some financial help is available from the universities. Details are liable to change and application deadlines vary, but as a guide, the University of Brighton offers a total of around 50 international scholarships based primarily on merit. These are currently worth a £5,000 tuition fee reduction for new, full-time entrants. For up-to-date information, please check

Read more about the University of Brighton's international scholarships >

Read more about the University of Sussex international funding and other essential information > 

English language requirements

In order to meet with our English language requirements, international students must hold one of the following qualifications:


7 overall and not less that 7 in each of the 4 sections. This must be achieved no more than three years before the date that you intend to enrol with BSMS. 

Please see the full list of English Language requirements using the link below.

Full list of international entry requirements > 

Support for international students

Advice ranging from immigration procedures to cultural information about the UK is available on the two university websites, so that you will feel well prepared when you arrive.

Falmer is easily accessed by bus and train, whether you have arrived in the UK by air, sea or land. Providing you submit your housing application by the deadline, you will be guaranteed on-campus accommodation for the first year only. The first weeks of term will be full of opportunities to meet local and international students from the two universities, through parties, walks, shows, balls and much more, organised by the internationals support offices.

You will meet your academic tutor and the student support coordinators, who will be your first points of contact if you experience any difficulties settling in. You will get to know your way around BSMS and have time to explore the campus and Brighton.

The universities' international students' societies provide a supportive environment to help you integrate into university life in the UK. They are open to all nationalities and, together with the universities' international support offices, they arrange a diverse range of events during the year.

Read more about student support >