Chancellor's International Research Scholarship (2018)

The University of Sussex welcomes applications from outstanding international applicants, from across all subjects, for 11 fully funded Chancellor's International Research Scholarships.

Scholarships are tenable for one year in the first instance, renewable annually for a maximum of 3 to 3.5 years, depending on the subject.

The scholarship covers international fees and provides a stipend that matches that provided for UK doctoral students by the UK Research Council. Find out more about latest stipends levels. The scholarship also provides a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG).

What you get

Fees, stipend plus a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

Type of award

Postgraduate Research


Applicants must be classified as an international fee paying student and able to commence their PhD in September 2018 or January 2019.

Applicants must meet the University's academic entry requirements and the IELTS English Language Requirements contained in the postgraduate prospectus.

BSMS students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.


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How to apply

There is no separate application form.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should enter the title of the scholarship in the finance section of their PhD application.

If you have any queries regarding the scholarship, contact Dean Brooks at


Applicants must meet the University's academic entry requirements and English language requirements.

Successful applicants will be expected to support the University's international strategy. This might involve supporting international partnership development and promotional or ambassadorial activities. This would involve up to a maximum of 6 hours per week and would not exceed 180 hours in any one academic year.

Contact us

Email Dean Brooks at if you have any queries.


Monday 9 October 2017 - Applications open

Friday 2 February 2018 - Deadline to apply for a Chancellor's International Research Scholarship (CIRS)

Friday 9 March 2018 - All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their scholarship application


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
2 February 2018 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired