Chancellor's International Research Scholarship 2017, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Aug 12, 2016

The Scholarships

The University of Sussex welcomes applications from outstanding international applicants across the arts and humanities for 10 fully funded Chancellor's International Research Scholarships.

Scholarships are tenable for one year in the first instance, renewable annually for a maximum of 3 years.

Type of award

Postgraduate Research

Award amount

Fees and stipend


Applicants must apply for a PhD in one of the following Schools at the University of Sussex:

  • School of English
  • School of Media, Film and Music
  • School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Applicants must be classified as an international fee paying student and able to commence their PhD in September 2017.

Application procedure

Applicants will need to complete TWO online applications in order to be considered for a scholarship:

1. Applicants must apply online for a PhD at Sussex (the deadline for applications has yet to be confirmed).

2. Applicants must complete a separate online application for the scholarship (the deadline for applications has yet to be confirmed).

When completing the scholarship application applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • Project Summary (no longer than 2 sides of A4 and needs to outline the overall goals and proposed timeline of the proposed research project. It must contain details of any language training and fieldwork that will be necessary to carry out the proposed research.
  • Two references (at least one must be an academic reference)

In addition, applicants will need to provide their University of Sussex application number when completing the scholarship application form (the application number will be provided once applicants have applied for a PhD).


The deadlines to apply for this scholarship are yet to be announced.

If you would like to register your interest or learn more about the scholarship then please contact:

Anna Izykowska at

Further information

Applicants must meet the University's academic entry requirements and English language requirements.

Successful applicants will be expected to support the University's international strategy. This might involve supporting international partnership development and promotional or ambassadorial activities. This would involve up to a maximum of 6 hours per week and would not exceed 180 hours in any one academic year.

Contact details

Please email Anna Izykowska at if you have any queries

General entry requirements for international students

At Sussex, our usual entry requirements for UK and international students are: 

  • at least an upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree or equivalent international qualification
  • a Masters degree if you are applying for research degrees in the arts or social sciences, or an equivalent international qualification.

We may also consider professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing when making offers.

Specific entry requirements for international students 

You must also meet our specific entry requirements for each research degree. These are listed with each PhD degree.


  • the grade required for your course
  • if you need to have an undergraduate qualification in a specific subject
  • if you need to have a Masters qualification. 

If you live outside the European Economic Area or if you are a Swiss national, there may be additional entry requirements, for example, you may need clearance by the UK Government's Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS).

You can also get advice from Sussex representatives in your country.

English language qualifications 

All teaching at Sussex is in English. You must be sufficiently fluent in English to be accepted on to your PhD, and this may form part of your offer.

Find out more about our English language requirements

You can also apply to study our Pre-sessional English course.


For some research degrees we may ask you to attend an interview. 

If you are an international student, you may be interviewed over the phone or via Skype.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Further Official Information

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