- University of Sussex Masters funding: wide range of scholarships available. Apply now!
We provide a range of full and partial awards for our students:
Sussex Graduate Scholarships
We are delighted to announce the launch of a prestigious new scholarship scheme for Sussex undergraduates. All Sussex students who achieve a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in 2013 and who are offered a full-time place on an eligible Masters course will receive a scholarship worth up to £3,000 to help towards tuition fees. Students with a first-class degree will be eligible for a £3,000 award and students with an upper second-class degree will be eligible for a £2,000 award.
For more information, visit Sussex Graduate Scholarships (2013).
Chancellor's Masters Scholarships
We are delighted to announce the launch of a prestigious new scholarship scheme for UK and EU students. We welcome applications from students who have achieved or expect to achieve a first-class honours degree from a UK university and who are offered a full-time place on an eligible Masters course at Sussex. There are over 100 scholarships available, each worth £3,000 to help towards tuition fees.
Apply now at Chancellor's Masters Scholarships (2013).
25 Chancellor's International Scholarships
The University of Sussex is pleased to offer 25 scholarships to international (non UK/EU) students applying for a postgraduate taught course in 2013.
The scholarships are available across most courses and are equivalent to 50 per cent of the international student tuition fee. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. The application deadline is 1 May 2013.
Apply now at Chancellors International Scholarship (2013).
To find out about all our funding sources, visit Search funding opportunities.
Kseniya's student perspective
‘The Chancellor’s International Scholarship gave me a chance to really focus on my degree and academic growth without being constantly worried about finding a part-time job and balancing my studies with work.’
MA in Journalism and Media Studies
Sandra's student perspective
‘Funding was a major concern for me but the Digital Documentary Scholarship scheme made it possible for me to take up my place. The scheme allowed me to combine my studies in documentary practice and theory at Sussex with an internship at Brighton-based production company back2back. I've been doing work experience there for nearly a year, during which I've also involved in organising two editions of See: The Brighton Documentary Film Festival.
‘What's more, the best is yet to come. With the help of the Digital Documentary Scholarship, I've had the unique chance of a first step in the industry and I'm already in the position of choosing between several job offers.’
MA in Digital Documentary
- University of Sussex PhD funding: 100 studentships available. Apply now!
100 PhD studentships
The University of Sussex is investing up to £6 million to support 100 PhD studentships across the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering for outstanding research students in the academic year 2013-14.
The funding is primarily made up of University-matched Research Council studentships, collaborative doctoral studentships, school-based awards and University-wide scholarships. The breadth and scope of the awards available will enable the University to attract the most talented students from around the globe.
For details of our PhD scholarships and to find out what awards are available in your subject area, visit our online funding database at Search funding opportunities.
Chancellor's International Research Scholarships
The University of Sussex is investing £5 million in 50 new Chancellor's International Research Scholarships to support development of our key interdisciplinary research areas:
- Culture and Heritage
- Digital and Social Media
- Environment and Health
- Global Transformations
- Mind and Brain
- Security and Social Justice.
The scholarships are open to international (non-EU) students from any discipline and include payment of international tuition fees (non-EU rate) and living costs (£13,500 annually). The scholarships are for three years. Ten scholarships are available in 2013 and applications should demonstrate outstanding research potential/ability and identify with one of the above research areas.
For further details (including how to apply), visit Funding: Chancellor's International Research Scholarships (2013) or email our Doctoral School at E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Research Council funding
The main sources of funding for UK/EU postgraduate research students are the Research Councils. The seven Research Councils cover a wide range of subjects in arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and medicine, and provide awards for postgraduate taught and research degrees.
Applications for Research Council studentships must be made through the University. For details of Research Council funding available at Sussex, visit Search funding opportunities.
- Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding 2012-13
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- American loans
The University of Sussex participates in the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Applicants should follow the process outlined in the application flowchart at American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid.
- Funding for disabled students
Postgraduates can apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance from their Local Education Authority. For more information, contact the disability advisors in the Student Support Unit:
T +44 (0)1273 877466
- Professional and Career Development Loan
To help fund your studies, a Professional and Career Development Loan is available to UK-based students. You may be eligible to borrow between £300 and £10,000 to fund your studies.
For further information, refer to Professional and Career Development Loans or freephone 0800 100900. Our learning provider registration number is 8432.
Non-UK applicants should check out what loan schemes are available in their respective countries.
- Part-time work
You can earn extra cash and gain valuable work experience by working part time. With a thriving tourist industry, Brighton is a good place to look for part-time work, and students often apply for jobs in shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and offices, as well as on campus.
The UK has a minimum wage – £6.31 per hour for adults aged 21 and over and £5.03 per hour for those aged 18 to 20 – from 1 October 2013.
If you are a non-EU student, you will normally be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during vacations. However, we recommend you always put your studies first and avoid working more than 15 hours per week during term time. If you require a visa to come to the UK, you are granted it on condition that you can pay your tuition fees and living expenses (for you and your family) without having to depend on finding work in the UK.
You can find part-time work by looking in local newspapers and asking in shops and restaurants. Our Careers and Employability Centre advertises over 3,000 jobs annually. About half of these opportunities are for part-time work (300 on campus) and vacation work experience.
For more information, refer to the Careers and Employability Centre.
- Additional sources of information
The following websites provide a range of information about postgraduate funding:
Masters funding: FindAMasters
Research funding: FindAPhD
Masters and research funding: Postgraduate Studentships
The British Council website provides information on the main UK scholarship schemes for overseas postgraduate students.
Information about a variety of scholarships, fellowships and research grants is available in The Grants Register, published by Macmillan and available in public libraries.