Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2024)

Chancellor's Masters Scholarships are available for First Class graduates from institutions in the UK or Ireland. There are only 100 scholarships available, so there is a competitive application process.

What you get

£3,000 for applicants assessed as 'Home' for fees or £5,000 for applicants assessed as 'Overseas' for fees

Type of award

Tuition fee reduction

Funding type

Sussex funded


  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • have studied a Bachelors (Hons) at a UK or Irish university and hold, or expect to achieve, a First
    • have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible full time or part time Masters course to start in September 2024
  • 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 a 2024 Sussex graduate
    • studied at a UK University’s overseas campus or external programme
    • 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


*As of the end of March, a quarter of available awards have been allocated*


1 August 2024 23:59

How to apply

To be considered for the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship, you need to have received and accepted an offer of a place on an eligible Masters at Sussex and hold, or expect to achieve, a First Class UK or Irish Bachelors degree. To apply for the scholarship, you are required to provide a statement of academic interests. You should include information about:

  • your previous academic achievement and excellence
  • your academic and career aspirations after you have completed your Masters
  • any work or extra-curricular activity you have undertaken that relates to your Masters
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Applications for the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship for 2024/25 entry will open in January 2024. As there are limited awards available, you are advised to apply as soon as possible as all awards may be allocated before the final application deadline is reached. We will notify you of the outcome of your application by email.

Terms and conditions

Priority will be given to those that have not already completed a postgraduate qualification.

Sussex 2024 graduates are not eligible for this scholarship, instead they will automatically be eligibe for either the Sussex Graduate Scholarship or Sussex Alumni Award, depending on the final degree classification. As the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship is funded by the University of Sussex, it is not possible to combine this with other Sussex scholarships (e.g. Chancellor's International Scholarship).


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 August 2024 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from these specific countries: