Sussex Alumni Award (2024)

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, regardless of how long ago you studied at Sussex, any graduate of the University – who graduated with either a Bachelors, Masters or PhD – is eligible.

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 2024
    • 2024 graduates from Bachelors degrees at the Sussex Artificial Intelligence Institute, Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) are eligible for the Sussex Alumni Award
  • 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 or ISC)
    • 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)
    • Courses at IDS
    • Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher status)
    • 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 2024 23:59

How to apply

You can register your interest in the Sussex Alumni Award via the PG Apply portal after you receive an offer of a place to study on an eligible course.

When you are asked to accept the offer of a place, you will be invited to register for the award. If you have applied via one of our overseas representatives, you will need to ask them to do this on your behalf.

You must declare your interest in the scholarship via PG Apply before you register on your Masters degree.

Contact us

You might also be interested in


The award is paid as a tuition fee discount, applied when you register for your chosen Masters in September. If you require a visa to study at Sussex, the scholarship and fee reduction will be included on your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study), provided by Admissions for your visa application.

Terms and conditions

The scholarship is subject to the following:

  • Applicants must have accepted an offer to study an eligible Masters course in 2024
  • Applicants must have also met any conditions of their university offer
  • Applicants who are awarded another University of Sussex scholarship will no longer be eligible for the Sussex Alumni Award
  • Applicants must have sufficient funds to cover the balance of academic and living expenses
  • Applicants may be invited by the University to assist with promotion (to a maximum of 40 hours per year)


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
30 September 2024 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from these specific countries: