Are you planning to study Master degree in Great Britain this year? As you may know, UK have distinguished universities in the world. I recommend you to check the following scholarship offer. The University of Sussex is opening Master degree scholarship for international students in 2020-2021.
Keep on reading as we will give you insights and useful information for this scholarship. And the most important is how to apply for the Master degree at the University of Sussex. And make sure you read all the requirements and eligibilities.
Why choose the University of Sussex?
There are few reasons why you should choose University of Sussex. First, it is situated in a peaceful place close to many liveable parts of Europe. Principally, the advantage lies in the location. Located just 50 kilometers from the UK South Coast. It is a half-hour’s drive from Southampton and should take no more than 30 minutes by train from London Bridge.
Furthermore, the surrounding Sussex environment is very welcoming. It is right in a beautiful wooded area of Sussex located within the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove, on the UK’s south coast. This diversity is reflected in our students with over half having made the move to work in other cities or countries around the world. An international student with a strong interest in pursuing a graduate degree, may particularly benefit from this university.
The University of Sussex own influential history in Great Britain. The Sussex University has been a highly sought after place to study for international students. The geographical location makes it ideal for students from all over the world. Not to mention that University highly regarded for academics reputation and achievement.
As a research-focused university, the University of Sussex has an excellent international prominence. Currently, the University of Sussex is ranked in the top 30 UK universities. It is based on The Guardian University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019. The University of Sussex is proud to become the top 200 (number 161) in the world ranking based on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Sussex is also a distinguished university with a global outreach and alumni. The University of Sussex is pleased to have so many alumni based around the world. It includes more than 250 alumni consuls. They have volunteered as ambassadors for the University of Sussex. They are the contact points for prospective students and fellow alumni.
University of Sussex Reputation
The University of Sussex network has made a ‘First Generation Scholars Scheme’. It offers bursaries to assist students from low income backgrounds. In years, The University of Sussex has received positive recognition for its students’ success in gaining into employment.
How to Apply Master Degree in The University of Sussex
In this section, we will explain about how to apply for Master degree at the University of Sussex. Most applications for Masters courses are made directly to Sussex through the postgraduate application system. However, you may want to see some necessaries requirements below.
To find the specific entry requirements for your course, see our Masters courses.
However, you also need to meet our general entry requirements:
- Applicants should be excellent at least ai upper second-class (2:1) or lower second-class (2:2)
- Applicants possess undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) depending on the course you are applying for.
If an applicant happens to be an international student, he/she needs to meet our English language requirements. He/she can also be successfully complete our pre-sessional English course.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the University of Sussex English language requirements. This should correspond to the degree you apply for. Applicant can do this in a number of ways:
- He/she can take an English language proficiency test, such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- He/she can also provide evidence of other English qualifications that confirm your language level
- He/she can also provide evidence that you meet one of our English language exemptions, or
- successfully pass the Sussex Centre for Language Studies pre-sessional English course.
For your information, in terms of IELTS applicant should know these three levels:
- Higher: a small number of degrees have a requirement of IELTS 7.0 overall with at least 6.5 in each component.
- Standard: an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components.
- Lower: for postgraduate degrees in Mathematics and Physics (except Physics with Education MSc), and the PG Dip in International Teacher Education, the requirement is IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.
Do take note, that the University would expect English language qualifications to have been achieved within the TWO YEARS prior to starting your course.
If applicant requires a visa to study in the UK, the University provides you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You can view and download your CAS statement through the postgraduate application system.
Do read thoroughly the steps in the following sections. Make sure you understand and do all the steps correctly.
- Set up your online account
For most courses, you apply through our postgraduate application system. You need to:
- Create an account by using our postgraduate application system
- Click on the URL in the activation email to activate your online account
- Log in to your account using the email address and password you chose when you registered
- Search for a course using our postgraduate course search function
- Click ‘apply’ to begin your application. You can apply for up to three courses.
1. Fill in your personal details
Fill in all of your personal details. If you need a visa to study in the UK:
- You should complete this in your application
- Submit your passport (and previous visa(s) if you have studied in the UK) to get a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number.
- Fill in your current and mailing address
- You must provide a valid home address.
- Give a correspondence address if you want us to contact you at a different address.
2. Fill in education and qualifications
In this section, you need to include your:
- Previous qualifications: give details of any further- or higher-education qualifications (including Pre Masters courses) you have completed, or are studying
- Previous university: select your previous university from the list. If you are an international student, type the name of your university into the text box and select your country from the list
- Subject of study: include the title and level (such as BSc or MA) of the course you have completed or are studying
- Class or grade: your final grade (GPA) or Pass or 2:1. If you have not completed the qualification, give the date you’ll receive the result
- Extra information: fill in the description box if you want to give more information, such as module descriptions.
3. English language requirements
You must tell us if English is your first language. If English is not your first language, check our English language requirements and either tell us:
- The English language qualification you have and your grades. Upload a copy of your certificate
- If you will do an English language test in the future.
- If your language qualification is not on our list of accepted qualifications, give details and evidence so that we can consider it as an alternative.
4. Relevant experience
You can give information about relevant paid or voluntary experience to support your application, and attach any associated certificates or testimonials.
5. Supporting documents and references
This section requires you to provide:
- Your personal statement
- Your degree certificates
- A transcript of your grades
- Your current English language qualification
- At least one academic reference from your most recent university, or your referee’s contact details
- Your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
We offer full- and part-time courses and some courses include an integrated placement year. If you are an international student with a Tier 4 visa (students outside the UK and EU), you can only study Masters courses full-time.
Number of scholarships
The number of University of Sussex is unlimited.
Do mark your calendar, the deadline for this scholarship will be on 30 September 2020 at 0:00 (GMT)
Who is not eligible
The following studies and field of studies are NOT recommended for this scholarship.
- Postgraduate diplomas (including CPE Common Professional Examination)
- Corruption, Law and Governance LLM (delivered in Qatar)
- Development Studies MA
- Early Years in Education MA
- Globalisation, Business and Development MA
- Governance, Development and Public Policy MA
- Power, Participation and Social Change MA
- Poverty and Development MA
- Masters degrees in Social Work (if receiving a NHS bursary)
- PGCE courses
- Schools direct teaching courses
- Any Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding)
Type of award
The scholarship for Master degree in University of Sussex is in the form of tuition fee reduction.
You will receive awarded as a tuition fee reduction.
Please note the following eligibilities. And make you sure you correspond to the requirements:
- be graduating from a Bachelors Degree at Sussex in 2020
- be taking up a place on a full time Masters in 2020 (check the ‘Who isn’t eligible’ tab for excluded courses)
- achieve a First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree
Contact the University
For further enquiries, contact the following email address.
And finally, good luck for your application.