Climate Leaders Scholarship (2024)

Sussex is offering five £3,000 scholarships to new applicants starting courses in September 2024. Sussex has an ambitious strategic goal: to be one of the most sustainable universities in the world and show global leadership in demonstrating and promoting all forms of environmental, social and economic sustainability at a local, regional, national and international level.

What you get

£3,000 cash per year of full time study.

Scholarships recipients will be supported to develop a high level project plan and provided with mentoring support.

Type of award

Cash award

Funding type

Sussex funded


  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a UK student classified as 'Home' for fees and have accepted a place on an eligible Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at the University of Sussex, commencing in September 2024
    • be able to demonstrate their personal track record of being an environmental influencer and bringing about real world change in relation to the climate crisis
    • be able to commit to collaboration with the University and local community to encourage pledges to net zero and tackling the climate crisis
  • Excluded courses

    You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are a current student at Sussex or will be going to study any of the following in 2024:

    • Certificates and Diplomas (including PGCE)
    • Courses at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
    • Courses at IDS
    • Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher status)
    • Degrees in Social work (if receiving an NHS bursary)
    • Online courses
    • Schools direct teaching courses
    • Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. ESRC 1+3 funding)

Number of scholarships available



15 July 2024 23:59

How to apply

To be considered for the Climate Leaders Scholarship, you will need to have received and accepted an offer of a place on an eligible course at Sussex. To apply for the scholarship, you will be required to provide a statement of academic interests.

Applications now open:

  • To apply for the Undergraduate scholarship, please click here.
  • To apply for the Masters and PhD scholarship, please click here.

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The cash award is paid in 3 termly installments per year; in October, January and May. This is for each year of full-time study and is not available for placement years. Part time recipients will receive the award in £500 installments across the duration of the course.


At level(s):
UG, PG (taught), PG (research)

Application deadline:
15 July 2024 23:59 (GMT)


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