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  • Locations: Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 College: College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business
Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study in Brighton for a Semester!


The University of Brighton has an enrollment of more than 21,000 students on its campuses in Brighton, Falmer and Eastbourne. The university attracts not only British students but also students from around the world.  Most classes are held on the Falmer or Moulsecoomb sites, just a short bus or train ride away from the student residence halls. The campus lies between Brighton and the historic old hill town of Lewes. Both can be reached by frequent bus and train services which run directly from the campus. The main train station is in close proximity to the Falmer campus, making downtown Brighton a mere eight-minute train ride away. The Falmer campus has a newly built sports centre equipped with studio space, gymnasium, cafe, fitness suite, dance studio tennis courts and football and rugby pitches.


Brighton, located on the southern coast of England, developed as a holiday resort and spa city in the early nineteenth century. Today it is a hub of activity year round, with a lively bohemian feel. It's more than just a university town; its European atmosphere attracts all kinds of people with an enduring affection for the city, its community, and its quirks. Brighton is conveniently located only 30 minutes from London’s Gatwick airport and 30 minutes from Newhaven, which has ferry crossings to France.  

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Late January to Early June
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the USAC Brighton web page.


The University of Brighton secures your housing in residence halls, which are apartment-style housing comprised of six to eight single rooms per apartment, each with its own shower/toilet. There is a shared kitchen and a separate washing/drying room. These are all self-catering (you cook for yourself); however, cafeteria facilities are also available. Residence halls are typically located on the Falmer campus, which has an excellent library system, audio-visual facilities and computer labs.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
1USAC Tuition See USAC
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
1Tuition and fees are charged at the USAC rate.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Housing $4282 - $4480 $7049 - $7510
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500
Meals $1000 - $1500 $2500 - $3500
1Essential Living Expenses $800 - $1200 $1600 - $2400
Books and Materials $150 - $300 $300 - $600
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $300 - $600
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $400 - $500
Passport $150 $150
2Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110 $2220
Estimated Total Additional Expenses    
3Personal Travel and Spending $1500 - $2000 $3000 - $4000
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


USAC Scholarships
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


The USAC Brighton program allows students to access an array of course options through the University as well as a required British History and Culture class. This program may be of particular interest to Biology, Business, Environmental Studies, English and Creative Writing, Geography, Geology, History, Literature, Communication, Government and Justice Studies, and Sociology students. All students are required to take the British History and Culture course which provides a strong foundation for the study abroad experience.

For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Brighton website.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC Brighton program will be required to enroll in 12-16 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.


How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.