Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2021)

Chancellor's Masters Scholarships are available for Masters applicants that hold, or expect to achieve a First Class UK Bachelors degree. There are only 100 scholarships available, so there is a competitive application process. You will receive £3,000, awarded as a tuition fee reduction if you are assessed as 'Home' for tuition fees, or £5,000 if considered 'Overseas' for tuition fees.

Type of award

Tuition fee reduction


£3,000 for UK students or £5,000 for international students


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have studied a Bachelors (Hons) at a UK university and hold, or expect to achieve, a First
  • have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible full time or part time Masters course to start in September 2021

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • Are applying for a Masters at a university that is not at the University of Sussex
  • Are progressing into the final year of an integrated Masters at Sussex
  • Are a 2021 Sussex graduate
  • Studied at a UK University's overseas campus or on an external programme
  • Already hold another University of Sussex scholarship (i.e Sussex Graduate Scholarship)

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are going to study any of the following:

  • Postgraduate diplomas
  • Development Studies MA
  • Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher status)
  • Globalisation, Business and Development MA
  • Governance, Development and Public Policy MA
  • Power, Participation and Social Change MA
  • Poverty and Development MA
  • Masters degrees in Social work if receiving an NHS bursary)
  • PGCE courses
  • Schools direct teaching courses
  • Any Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. ESRC 1+3 funding)

Number of scholarships available



1 August 2021 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are now closed, it is not possible to consider late applications. The Scholarships Office will contact all eligible applicants by 1 September.


To be considered for the Chancellors Masters Scholarship, you need to have received and accepted an offer of a place on an eligible Masters at Sussex and hold, or expect to achieve, a First Class UK Bachelors degree. To apply for the scholarship, you are required to provide a statement of academic interests.  You should include information about:

  • Your previous academic achievement and excellence
  • Your academic and career aspirations after you have completed your Masters
  • Any work or extra-curricular activity you have undertaken that relates to your Masters                 

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As there are limited awards available, you are advised to apply as soon as possible as all awards may be allocated before the final application deadline is reached. Priority will be given to those that have not already completed a postgraduate qualification. We will notify you of the outcome of your application by email.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 August 2021 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: