EU Excellence Scholarship (2020)

This scholarship is for EU-domiciled undergraduate students, to reward excellent academic performance before taking up a place at Sussex. There are a limited number of awards available, so only the strongest applicants should apply.

Type of award

Cash Maintenance


You receive a £2,000 cash award, paid as two separate payments of £1,000.


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

  • be domiciled in the EU (non-UK)
  • have achieved/are predicted excellent grades (see table for minimum grade required to be considered for the scholarship) 
  • if your qualification is not listed please contact



Minimum grades required to *apply* for the scholarship


Austrian Reifeprüfungzeugnis

Overall mark of 1.6

European Baccalaureate

Overall average of 85%

French Baccalauréat /Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB)

Overall mark of 15

German Abitur

Overall mark of 1.6

 International Baccalaureate

 37 points

Romanian Diplomă de Bacalaureat

Overall average of 9

Spanish Titulo de Bachillerato

Overall average of 8.5

Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato


Greek/Cypriot Apolytirion


Number of scholarships available



26 April 2020 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

The deadline to apply has now passed.


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You receive the scholarship during your first year, as two identical payments of £1,000.   The first is paid in November 2020 and the second in March 2021.


At level(s):

Application deadline:
26 April 2020 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: