Climate Leaders Scholarship (2024)

Sussex is offering five £3,000 scholarships to new applicants starting courses in September 2024. Sussex has an ambitious strategic goal: to be one of the most sustainable universities in the world and show global leadership in demonstrating and promoting all forms of environmental, social and economic sustainability at a local, regional, national and international level.

What you get

£3,000 cash per year of full time study.

Scholarships recipients will be supported to develop a high level project plan and provided with mentoring support.

Type of award

Cash award

Funding type

Sussex funded


  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a UK student classified as 'Home' for fees and have accepted a place on an eligible Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at the University of Sussex, commencing in September 2024
    • be able to demonstrate their personal track record of being an environmental influencer and bringing about real world change in relation to the climate crisis
    • be able to commit to collaboration with the University and local community to encourage pledges to net zero and tackling the climate crisis
  • Excluded courses

    You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are a current student at Sussex or will be going to study any of the following in 2024:

    • 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



15 July 2024 23:59

How to apply

To be considered for the Climate Leaders Scholarship, you will need to have received and accepted an offer of a place on an eligible course at Sussex. To apply for the scholarship, you will be required to provide a statement of academic interests.

Applications now open:

  • To apply for the Undergraduate scholarship, please click here.
  • To apply for the Masters and PhD scholarship, please click here.

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The cash award is paid in 3 termly installments per year; in October, January and May. This is for each year of full-time study and is not available for placement years. Part time recipients will receive the award in £500 installments across the duration of the course.

Terms and conditions

We are aware AI has been used by some applicants to produce statements for their scholarship applications. Please be advised these applications are often unsuccessful. Any personal statement submitted needs to be written by you, to demonstrate your suitability for the scholarship.


At level(s):
UG, PG (taught), PG (research)

Application deadline:
15 July 2024 23:59 (GMT)


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