University of Sussex Chancellor's Masters Scholarship
The University is delighted to offer up to 100 £5,000 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK, EU and non-EU students who have accepted a full-time place on a Masters course at Sussex in 2016 and who have, or who expect to achieve, a first-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK higher education institution or who have, or who expect to achieve, the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree with the highest grades from a university within the European Union.
Type of award
Taught full-time Masters
- All applicants (UK, EU and non-EU) who either hold or expect to achieve a first-class undergraduate honours degree from any UK higher education institution or who hold or expect to achieve an excellent undergraduate degree from a university within the European Union (see attached table for criteria) are eligible ;
- You must apply for an eligible Masters course (see list below) and receive and accept an offer by 1 August 2016;
- You must meet all the University's general entrance requirements.
Eligible Masters courses
All full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex are eligible (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 MA Gender 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.
You should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course via the University's postgraduate application system in time to receive an offer of a place by 1 August 2016.
You should complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. We cannot consider the scholarship application until an offer has been received and accepted for an eligible Masters course.
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 the required degree classification later in the summer.
Selection for a scholarship
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.
The application deadline is 1st August 2016.
Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds in February, April, June and August and successful applicants will be notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.
If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you may 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 copy for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may also 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?
Yes, if you hold a first-class honours degree.
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?
Yes if you either hold or expect to achieve a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution or hold or expect to achieve an equivalent degree, with the highest grades, from a university within the European Union.
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 take up a place at Sussex, but temporarily withdraw, can the scholarship be carried over to the next term?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to carry over the scholarship. The scholarship is for the duration of the 2016/17 academic year only.
7. 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 funded scholarship (including the Chancellor's International Scholarship, the Economic and Social Development Scholarship, the HESPAL 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.
8. Can I apply if I only intend to undertake Masters level study and do not intend to pursue doctoral study?
Yes, the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship seeks to reward excellence at undergraduate level.
9. Are the scholarships available to study at research (PhD) level?
No, however, there are a range of PhD scholarships for research students and you can find details on our Funding Database.
10. 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 12 September.
11. How will I receive the scholarship?
The scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction when you register.
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