Scholarship for African students in Economics (2019)

The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is delighted to offer this scholarship to a suitably qualified candidate from a selected African country, applying to study Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc. Extremely competitive, only the strongest candidates should apply for consideration.

Type of award

Full tuition fee waiver and maintenance


This scholarship is awarded as a full tuition fee waiver and £10,000 maintenance.  The scholarship includes full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000, but does not include travel expenses to and from the UK.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • have been offered and accepted a place on either Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2019
  • hold or expect to achieve the equivalent of a first class UK degree
  • have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa
  • be classified as overseas for fee purposes
  • be a national of one of the following African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Number of scholarships available



1 April 2019 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

This is a very competitive scholarship, so only the academically strongest applicants will be considered.  Unqualified or ineligible applications will not be considered.   

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online application form after you have received an offer of a place: 

Apply for the Scholarship for African Students in Economics


Launched in Autumn 2008, this scholarship is funded thanks to the support of economics alumni and the Department of Economics.

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At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 April 2019 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: