Program Details: University of Brighton
Is this program for me?
Brighton Business School is based at Mithras House on the outskirts of Brighton and covers a range of business subject areas including: business strategy, accounting, economics, finance, operations management, marketing, business information, law, human resource management, management development, and innovation management. This program is best suited towards students who have been admitted into the Seidman College of Business. Students are allowed to take courses through the Brighton Business School. This exchange offers students a full immersion into a UK University for either one semester or an academic year.
Brighton is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with great architectural character and a lively atmosphere. The city is only an hour from London and half an hour from Gatwick Airport. The town offers a range of diverse entertainment including Theater Royal, Brighton Centre, Gardner Arts Centre, and the Dome theater.
A PIC Partnership Grant is available for this program.
Any student studying abroad for a semester is automatically considered for the Study Abroad Semester Grant, click here for the grant guidelines.
The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant's personal spending habits and lifestyle.
As of August 2017, students applying for one semester at Univ. of Brighton can enter the UK as a student visitor without securing a student visa prior to departure (some restrictions do apply). A student visa is required for students who will study at the University of Brighton for the academic year or longer than 6 months. The student visa guide provides information regarding the visa application process for both semester and academic-year students. Please note that the appropriate consulate or embassy must be consulted for the most up-to-date visa information.
Housing and Meals
Students can apply for University residence halls with a single bedroom and shared washing and toilet facilities. Space in halls are limited and is not guaranteed. Students may also be placed in private lodging where accommodation is rented from a private home owner. Accommodations website.
Additional information can be found on the Brighton School of Business website.
Academic Year: September - June (40 weeks)
Fall: September - February (19 weeks) * Students needing to return home in December are allowed to do so bring the number of weeks to 14.
Winter (UB's Spring): February - June (19 weeks)
Academic Program & Courses
Courses available at Brighton School of Business
Access the Brighton school of Business Course Modules for a list of available courses and course descriptions. While a variety of courses are now available to students, the primary sponsor is the Brighton School of Business, therefore, students must still be business majors to participate in this program.
How will the courses I take at UB will transfer back to my GVSU Transcript?
If the course you wish to take at UB appears on the "Existing Course Equivalencies" list, you do not need to secure approval for that course. The courses on this list have already been approved by the academic department.
Note: This is not a full list of courses offer at this Partner Institution
Brighton Application Process
Step 1 - Students must apply and be accepted into the GVSU OASIS application system.
Step 2 - The Padnos International Center will provide all applicants with application instructions after the OASIS priority deadline.
Step 3 - Students must complete all required application materials for University of Brighton.
Step 4 - Students receive admission into the program and are provided with additional pre-arrival instructions.
Find more information about student life on campus at this link https://www.brighton.ac.uk/current-students/my-student-life/index.aspx
The main airports in the South East region are London Gatwick and London Heathrow. London Gatwick is closest to Brighton (approximately 30 mins by road) whereas Heathrow is further away on the west outskirts of London (approximately 1 ½ hrs by road). You can then travel to Brighton from either airport by either coach or train.
National Express coaches run from both Gatwick and Heathrow and tickets can be booked on their website www.nationalexpress.co.uk.
Direct trains run from Gatwick to Brighton regularly via Southern Railway (www.southernrailway.com) and the Gatwick Express (www.gatwickexpress.co.uk) whereas you can travel from London Heathrow through London on the Underground (www.tfl.gov.uk) and then take a Southern Railway train from London Victoria train station.