Chancellor’s International Scholarship (2018)

There are 25 scholarships available to international postgraduate students who can demonstrate academic excellence.

What you get

50% tuition fee reduction

Type of award

Taught full-time Masters


Who is eligible

To be eligible for this scholarship you need to be classified as overseas for fee purposes.

You must have received an offer of a place at the University of Sussex.

As there are limited scholarships available, this scholarship is extremely competitive (for 2017 entry we received more than 800 applications for only 25 awards).

To be considered, you must demonstrate that you:

  • have excellent grades
  • have clear and specific goals with defined links to your course.

Who isn't eligible

You are not eligible to receive this scholarship if you have received another Sussex scholarship (such as the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship or Sussex Graduate Scholarship).  You can apply for multiple awards but will only be able to accept one.

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

  • Corruption, Law and Governance LLM (delivered in Qatar)
  • Development Studies MA
  • Early Years in Education 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.

Number of scholarships available



1 May 2018 0:00

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

You must provide a personal statement to support your application. The personal statement needs to provide information about the following:

  • your drive and ambitions
  • your potential for positive impact when you return to your home country
  • any relevant work experience, skills or extra-curricular activity that relate to your ambitions and/or chosen course

To be considered, you will need to demonstrate excellent grades in your most recent qualification (i.e. a first class degree if you are studying in the UK). You do not need to have completed your qualification, however, as we can make conditional scholarship offers.

Contact us


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 1 May 2018 (23:59 GMT)

Applications that meet the required criteria will be referred to an academic 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 August.

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.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 May 2018 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: