Sussex Alumni Award (2023)

Sussex offers a £2,000 fee waiver for previous Sussex students, choosing to return to study a full time Masters degree. There are unlimited awards available and any Sussex graduate is eligible, however long ago you first studied at Sussex.

What you get


Type of award

Tuition fee reduction

Funding type

Sussex funded


  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Have graduated from Sussex with a bachelors, masters or PhD degree
    • have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible full time Masters course to start in September 2023
  • Who isn’t eligible

    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
    • Studied at one of our Partner Institutions (i.e. BIMM)
    • Studied at a UK University’s overseas campus or external programme
    • Already hold another University of Sussex scholarship (i.e. Sussex Graduate Scholarship)
    • Are studying one of the Excluded courses listed below.
  • Excluded courses

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

    • Certificates and Diplomas (including PGCE)
    • Courses at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
    • 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
    • Degrees in Social work (if receiving an NHS bursary)
    • Online courses
    • Schools direct teaching courses
    • Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. ESRC 1+3 funding)

Number of scholarships available



30 September 2023 23:59

How to apply

There is no application form, instead you need to register your interest via PG Apply after you receive an offer of a place on a Masters. If you have received an offer of a place on an eligible Masters, you will be asked to agree to the terms of the award when you accept your offer of a place at Sussex.

“What stands out about my MA is the multicultural learning environment in which different languages and experiences are brought into the discussion.” Daniel Manning
Applied Linguistics MA

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The award is paid as a tuition fee discount when you register on your Masters in September 2023. The award is not automatic, you will need to register online in order to receive it.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
30 September 2023 23:59 (GMT)


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