Engineering and Informatics BAME Scholarship (2024)

The School of Engineering and Informatics invites applicants to apply for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Scholarship. The scholarship aims to address the under-representation of Postgraduate Researchers from BAME backgrounds.

What you get

You will receive a tax-free stipend at a standard rate of £19,237 per year and your fees will be waived (at the UK, EU, or International rate). In addition, to a one-off Research and Training Support Grant of £2,000. 

Type of award

Postgraduate Research

PhD project

We invite applicants to propose their own research project, which closely aligns with the work in one (or more) of our research groups or centres.

Our Engineering research groups can be found here 

Our Informatics research groups can be found here.


This scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas applicants. 

Eligible candidates will have an upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field. 

Eligibility is restricted to candidates who are This award is for candidates from a BAME background, as defined by the Higher EducationStatistics Agency: Black or Black British –Caribbean; Black or Black British –African; Other Black background; Asian or Asian British –Indian; Asian or Asian British–Pakistani; Asian or Asian British –Bangladeshi; Chinese; Other Asian background; Mixed –White and Black Caribbean; Mixed –White and Black African; Mixed –White and Asian; Other mixed background; Arab 

The University of Sussex believes that the diversity of its staff and student community isfundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge, and theinterdisciplinary approach to research and learning. We celebrate and promote diversity,equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds

Number of scholarships available



31 May 2024 23:59

How to apply

Apply online for a full time PhD in Engineering or Informatics (SEP2024) using our step-by-step guide.

Please clearly state on your application that you are applying for the Engineering and Informatics BAME Scholarship, and the member of our faculty who is your preferred supervisor. 

Please ensure you application includes each of the following: 

  • A research proposal. For guidance on preparing your proposal, please see here.
  • The name of the faculty member(s) you wish to nominate as your supervisor(s). Our Engineering faculty can be found here. Our Informatics faculty can be found here. You may nominate up to 2 potential supervisors. Please contact any prospective supervisor prior to nominating them to ensure that your research interests align and that they are currently accepting new PGRs. 
  • Degree certificates and transcripts. 
  • 2 references, including a minimum of 1 from any institution studied at within the last 5 years.
  • If your first language is not English you will need to demonstrate that you meet the University’s English language requirements, see here for details of our accepted documentation.

Contact us

For general enquiries, please email OR 


Application deadline: 31st May 2024 12:59 GMT 

Interviews: June 2024

Offers issued to successful candidates: By the 1st July 

PhD entry: 16th September 2024


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
31 May 2024 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from these specific countries: