Santander Scholarship (2016)

There are two University of Sussex Santander Postgraduate Scholarships for 2016. These scholarships are available for students starting their postgraduate taught masters degree in any academic school, excluding the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, at the University in September 2016. Each scholarship will take the form of a £5,000 tuition fee reduction for one year only.

The University of Sussex Santander Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a short personal statement demonstrating an interest and passion in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sussex.

Where awards are made in relation to a fee waiver no fee award will exceed the total fee payable.

Type of award

Postgraduate Taught courses only

Award amount

£5,000 fee waiver for one year only

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the Santander scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be permanently domiciled in one of the following countries:
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Mexico
    • Peru
    • Puerto Rico
    • Uruguay
    • USA
    • Venezuela
  • Hold an offer of a study place on a full time Masters course for entry in September 2016. Please note courses in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School are excluded.
  • Remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.

Application procedure

Please note that you must have submitted your application on the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/

Please fill out the application form.

This can be emailed to:

scholarships@sussex.ac.uk

or posted to:

Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
Bramber House
University of Sussex
Falmer
East Sussex
BN1 9QU

Timetable

Sunday 2 May 2016: Close of Applications at 23:59 (BST)

By 3rd June 2016: Successful applicants informed

Further information

Scoring Grid

Criteria Low Score High Score
Has clearly defined goals relating to enterprise and entrepreneurship Limited goals specified AND/OR goals are purely for personal gain and have little relevance to entrepreneurship Goals are less personal but remain undefined e.g. only relating to a general field of interest such as business Clear and specific goals with defined links to the course of study being undertaken.
Has the ambition and drive to reach the stated goals Has little or no drive. Has shown themselves to be apathetic in reaching previous targets or in taking opportunities Has enthusiasm for the course and the area of study and demonstrates some drive for later goals in entrepreneurship Has high levels of drive for a future in entrepreneurship and connects enthusiasm for their course with wider goals
Has relevant work experience or extra-curricular activity Limited or unrelated work experience Some relevant work experience or activity Significant experience in business or in related extra-curricular activities
Academic excellence in previous study Poor academic record Has some achievement in academia Has excellent grades

For further information, please email: scholarships@sussex.ac.uk

Award Conditions

Scholars contact information and personal details will be provided to Santander Universities. Scholars are required to meet with a Santander Universities representative. By signing the application form, applicants are consenting to these terms.

Contact details

Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
Bramber House
University of Sussex
Falmer
East Sussex
BN1 9QU

E: scholarships@sussex.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1273 872994

Availability

Available to:
International (Non-UK/EU)

At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
2 May 2016
the deadline has now expired

Countries

The award is available to people from these specific countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela