Visas and immigration

You may need to apply for a visa to study at Sussex. You can get immigration and visa support throughout your time with us – from when you apply to when you graduate.

Contact our immigration advisers

We run a drop-in immigration advice service, offering advice on Tier 4 student and short-term study visas as well as general visa and immigration issues.

We can help with:

Tip: If you want to see an immigration solicitor, ask how much they charge for their services first.

How to book an immigration adviser appointment

You can book an appointment with one of our advisers, based on campus, by:

You can also email to get general advice by reply, usually within four working days.

We also offer Quick Question sessions throughout the year. The drop-in times for these are usually between 2pm and 4pm. See the schedule.


Appointments are confidential. However, we are obliged to notify UK Visas and Immigration about certain issues, such as breaches of your working conditions.

We’re regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).

European nationals

If you’re a student from a country which is part of the European Economic Area (EEA), find out the latest information on our Brexit hub.

See a list of EEA countries. Switzerland is not part of the European Union or EEA but does have a bilateral agreement with the EU which provides certain rights to students.