We are proud to offer 100 prestigious Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex.
Scholarships are available for first-class students joining eligible Masters courses at the University of Sussex (excluding the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and IDS). The Scholarships are available only for the first year of postgraduate studies in the case of two year full-time Masters degrees and 1+3 courses.
We welcome applications from students who have achieved a first-class honours degree from a UK university and who are offered a full-time place on an eligible Masters course at Sussex. This includes previous students from the University of Sussex. We also welcome applicants from final year students currently studying at UK universities, who have not yet graduated.
There are 100 scholarships available each worth £3,000 to help towards tuition fees. Scholarships will be allocated on a rolling basis from February onwards until the final scholarships are awarded in August (see below for more details).
Type of award
Taught full-time Masters
In order to be considered for a Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
- You must hold or expect to achieve a first-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university
- You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters course by 1 August
- You must accept and meet any conditions of your offer.
The scholarship relates to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding the following courses:
- Postgraduate diplomas (including Common Professional Examination (CPE), Law and Economics)
- Masters degrees in Social Work (if receiving a bursary)
- Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MSc Automotive Engineering
- MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender and Development and the MA in Climate Change and Development
- Masters degrees at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School
In addition, masters students funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding) are not eligible.
In order to be considered you must apply for admission to an eligible full-time Masters course by 1 August via the University’s online postgraduate application system.
To be considered for the scholarship, you must complete and submit the Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. We would encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as awards will be allocated from February 2014.
Please note: if you are still studying for your degree, you do not need to wait for your final classification before applying. Applications will be considered on the strength of current performance and, if successful, the award of the scholarship can be made conditional upon you achieving a first-class undergraduate honours degree later in the summer.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of previous or current academic performance and future potential. The selectors will pay careful attention to the information you provide in the Scholarship application form.
If you are not eligible you will not be entitled to an appeal against the decision but may ask for information as to why you were deemed ineligible.
The deadline for application to an eligible Masters course is 1 August 2014. The deadline for the submission of the Scholarship application form is 1 August 2014.
Scholarships will be awarded in a rolling basis as follows:
- February allocation (deadline for applications 31 January)
- April allocation (deadline for applications 31 March)
- June allocation (deadline for applications 31 May)
- August allocation (deadline for applications 31 July)
Each round will award a proportion of the scholarships available, with successful applicants notified after each round. If you are not successful in the initial round, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation, alongside any new applications. The final scholarships will be awarded in August, with all outcomes notified by Monday 8 September
If you accept a Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. If I am a current Sussex student am I eligible?
No, but you may be eligible for a Sussex Graduate Scholarship.
2. If I am a previous Sussex student am I eligible?
You are eligible if you hold a first-class honours degree from any UK University, including Sussex.
3. If I apply for a part-time Masters degree am I eligible?
No, the scholarship is only available for full-time study. The award is intended to enable students to complete their Masters course within one year, by reducing the fee to approximately the equivalent of the part-time fee for the first year. This enables students to save the living expenses that would otherwise be incurred in a second year and to complete the degree more quickly.
4. I am an overseas student for fee purposes am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible if you hold a first-class honours degree from any UK University or are due to graduate from a UK University this summer and expect to achieve a first.
5. If I am offered a scholarship but defer my place at Sussex, can the scholarship be carried over to the next year?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to carry over the scholarship to another year.
6. If I have funding from another source can I also apply for a scholarship?
Yes - the scholarships are available to funded and self-financing students. However, there are some exceptions:
- You cannot be in receipt of this award and any other University of Sussex award (including the Alumni Study Award, the Chancellor’s International Scholarship, the Sussex Country Scholarships or the Sussex Graduate Scholarship).
- You cannot be in receipt of this award and research council funding i.e. as part of the ESRC funded 1+3 scheme.
If you receive an additional fee waiver from a School or Department at the University the total amount of the combined fee waivers cannot exceed the total amount of the tuition fee.
7. Can I apply if I only intend to undertake Masters level study and do not intend to pursue doctoral study?
Yes, the Chancellors Masters Scholarship seeks to reward excellence at undergraduate level.
8. Are the scholarships available to study at research (PhD) level?
No - however, there are scholarships for research students. There are 10 Chancellors International Research Scholarships available for overseas fee-paying students and a range of options for UK/EU students intending on doctoral study. Details are on our Funding Database.
9. When will I know the outcome of my application?
Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis starting in February. Successful applicants will be informed after each round, with eligible (but unsuccessful) applicants automatically re-considered in the following round alongside any new applications. The final allocation of scholarships will be in August, with all decisions notified by Monday 8 September
10. How will I receive the scholarship?
The scholarship is awarded in the form of a partial tuition fee waiver. £3,000 will be automatically deducted from your tuition fees when you register for your Masters course.
11. When will I receive the scholarship?
Your account will be credited with £3,000 when you register for your Masters course.
If you have any questions regarding the scheme please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.