If you are from South Africa and thinking about studying at Brighton you can find information to help you decide, and make your application on this page.
Students from South Africa choose the University of Brighton because of our strong standing in key subject areas of interest.
- Our degree and masters courses in business, management and economics benefit from the internationally recognised research at our Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM). The latest Research Assessment Exercise determined that 70 per cent of our research in business management is of international standing.
- Business studies students benefit from the training and consultancy work of professors. Students gain practical and leadership skills in a research active community.
- Management studies courses provide entrepreneurial skills training and connection with a network of industry partners. Become an independent thinker through collaboration with experienced Professors who share real world knowledge with students.
- We offer pre-registration nursing and midwifery students the chance to experience nursing and midwifery in another country.
We do not currently have any scheduled visits to South Africa.
If you have any questions, please message our International team who will be happy to help.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from South Africa to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require a Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) with minimum grades BBBCC or a National Senior Certificate with minimum grades of 66655. If you have not achieved these results, you should supplement your Senior Certificate with an international foundation year or equivalent.
|A-level||Comparable offer (alpha)||Comparable offer (numeric)||Comparable offer (per cent)|
||95–100 per cent
||90–94 per cent
||85–89 per cent
||80–84 per cent
||75–79 per cent
||70–74 per cent
||60–69 per cent
We require a bachelor’s (honours) degree, Professional bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in technology (BTech) when awarded after a minimum of four years of study.
The marking scheme used at university-level differs depending upon the institution. The two systems in operation are included in the following table:
|South African degree classification||South African degree classification (per cent)||Alternative name||English translation or equivalent|
|2nd class division 1
|2nd class division 2
English language requirements
Find out more about our English language requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Degree preparation courses at the International College
If you complete your pathway course at the International College at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to a degree at the University of Brighton. Available degree subject areas include accounting and finance, art and design, business management, international hospitality management, law with business, international event management, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from South Africa. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in South Africa, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in South Africa.
Students from South Africa are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships: