SYLFF Fellowships (2017)

Two fellowships for Home UK/EU students and one fellowship for an International student are available through a trust funded by the Tokyo Foundation. The fellowships are offered with the objective of educating graduate students who have high potential for future leadership in international affairs.

Type of award

Postgraduate Masters

Award amount

Fee waiver of up to £8,000 for Home UK/EU students. Fee waiver of up to £15,000 for International students.

Eligibility

You are eligible to be considered for a SYLFF Fellowship if you are national of and resident in one of the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia (Russian Federation)
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

In addition, you also need to be applying for one of the following masters degree courses:

  • Anthropology of Development & Social Transformation
  • Anthropology
  • Development Economics
  • Environment, Development & Policy
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Political Economy
  • Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Relations
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Strategic Innovation Management

There are three fellowships available:

  • Two fee waivers of up to £8,000 for Home UK/EU students
  • One fee waiver of up to £15,000 for an Overseas student

Students in receipt of the SYLFF Fellowship can not also hold the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship, the Sussex Graduate Scholarship, the Chancellor's International Scholarship or the Sussex MBA Scholarship.

Application procedure

Application deadline: 15th May 2017 (23:59 BST).

Scholarship applications must be submitted online here. Confirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.

Please note that you must have submitted your application on the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system.

Timetable

Applicants will be informed of the outcome (both successful and non-successful) by 20 June 2017.

Further information

Criteria Low Score High Score
Has clearly defined goals relating to the pursuit of leadership in international affairs Limited goals specified AND/OR goals are purely for personal gain and have little relevance to international affairs Goals are less personal but remain undefined e.g. only relating to a general field of interest such as Law or Politics 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 but demonstrates little drive for later goals in international affairs Has high levels of drive for a future in international affairs 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 international affairs or in related extra-curricular activities
Academic excellence in previous study Poor academic record Has some achievement in academia Has excellent grades

Contact details

Scholarships Office
Sussex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
BN1 9RH


Email: scholarships@sussex.ac.uk

Availability

Available to:
UK, Europe (Non-UK), International (Non-UK/EU)

At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
15 May 2017
the deadline has now expired

Countries

The award is available to people from these specific countries:

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan