Global Studies Scholarships for Black and Minority Ethnic Students (2023)

There are two scholarships for applicants to the School of Global Studies. In support of our commitment to widening participation in higher education at all levels, we are concerned to address the current under-representation at the University of Sussex of Masters students from UK Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

What you get


Type of award

Tuition Fee Waiver

Funding type

School funded


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to be UK students classified as 'Home' for fees.

The scholarship is for Black and minority ethnic applicants*, this information will be verified using the Masters application and is separate from the academic assessment of the scholarship application.

Scholarship applicants need to have accepted an offer of a place on one of the following courses in the School of Global Studies:

*Black and minority ethnic includes: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other), Asian; Mixed- Asian and White, or Other mixed background, Any other Mixed or Multiple ethnic background, Gypsy or Irish Traveller. 


Applicants are not eligible for this scholarship if they are going to study any of the following:

  • Certificates and Diplomas (including PGCE)
  • Development Studies MA
  • Globalisation, Business and Development MA
  • Governance, Development and Public Policy MA
  • Power, Participation and Social Change MA
  • Poverty and Development MA
  • Online courses
  • Schools direct teaching courses
  • Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. ESRC 1+3 funding)

Number of scholarships available



1 July 2023 23:59

How to apply

Apply for the scholarship after accepting an offer of a place on an eligible course. Applicants are required to provide a personal statement, this will be assessed on the following:

  • Examples of your previous academic achievements.
  • Why have you chosen this course at the University of Sussex?
  • How this scholarship will make a difference to your ability to undertake this course
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Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application after the application deadline. It is not possible to consider late applications.

Terms and conditions

Sussex graduates can combine this scholarship with the Sussex Graduate Scholarship or Sussex Alumni Award.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 July 2023 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from the following country: