Sussex Excellence Scholarship (2020)

25 scholarships for new undergraduate students who achieved excellent academic performance before joining the University.

Type of award

Cash Maintenance


You receive £2,000 cash maintenance during your first year of study.

You receive the scholarship during your first year, as two identical payments of £1,000.   


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have been made an offer for a place as an undergraduate student at Sussex in September 2020
  • Have achieved excellent grades in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, e.g. at least all 7s or As or above at GCSE and at least A*A* A at A level  or all 7s or As or above at GCSE and D*D*D* at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Be taking a UK based qualification e.g. A levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, Access, City and Guilds, UAL Extended Diplomas 
  • Be a UK applicant

Who isn't eligible

Who isn’t eligible

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • are going to study a Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) degree
  • if you are repeating your first year at Sussex or have previously received the Sussex Excellence Scholarship
  • do not accept the University of Sussex as your firm choice
  • defer your place to 2021, as you would need to be considered again in 2021

Number of scholarships available



26 April 2020 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

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Applications will be considered by the scholarship selection panel and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2020.


At level(s):

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


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