Sussex GREAT Scholarship Ghana (2023)

The GREAT Britain Campaign is the UK government’s initiative to promote the UK internationally as a GREAT place to visit, study and do business. The British Council is a partner in the campaign to raise awareness and promote the UK’s strengths in education, English language and the arts. The GREAT Scholarships scheme is jointly funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign, the British Council and the University of Sussex.

What you get


Type of award

Fee waiver

Funding type



  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have received and accepted an offer of a place to study an eligible Masters degree at the University of Sussex. You must also:

      • be a citizen of Ghana
      • have excellent grades
      • have clear and specific goals with defined links to your course
      • be prepared to attend networking events as part of the GREAT scholarships programme, sharing your experiences, ambitions on how you and your home country can benefit from your UK study

    Priority will be given to those who have accepted an offer to study in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology.

  • 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
    • Are studying an online course
    • Are studying one of the Excluded courses listed below
  • Excluded courses

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

      • Postgraduate diplomas (including CPE Common Professional Examination)
      • Corruption, Law and Governance LLM (delivered in Qatar)
      • Development Studies MA
      • Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status) MA
      • 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 a NHS bursary)
      • PGCE courses
      • Schools direct teaching courses
      • any Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding are not eligible)
      • any Masters at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

    As this scholarship is partly funded by the University of Sussex, it is not possible to combine this with other Sussex scholarships (e.g. Chancellor's International Scholarship).

Number of scholarships available



15 May 2023 23:59

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Funding partners

Funded with support from the British Council.

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Applications that meet the required criteria will be referred to the scholarship panel for a decision, after the deadline. The Scholarships Office will contact all applicants when a final decision has been made. All applicants should receive a final decision by 1 July.

The scholarship is awarded as a fee reduction when you register in September. The scholarship information will also be add to your CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) for your visa application.  Applicants must be able to fund the remainder of their tuition fee and cover their living expenses for the duration of the course. 


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
15 May 2023 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from the following country: