MSc Scholarship for African Students in Economics at University of Sussex in UK, 2018

The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is delighted to offer an annual Masters scholarship for suitably qualified candidates from selected sub-Saharan African countries. The full master’s fee will be waived plus the student will receive a £10,000 maintenance grant, paid in instalments.

The focus on selected African countries is motivated by a dearth of existing funding opportunities for well qualified African students. Our Master’s programmes in both economics and development economics also benefit from having students from African backgrounds who bring important personal experiences from developing countries that can be shared with other students from more developed countries.

The University of Sussex is a public research university situated in Falmer, near Brighton in Sussex. The University of Sussex will be extending a limited number of scholarships for participation in the International Summer School 2017. These come in the form of fee waivers and accommodation costs to students from developing countries, who have a high potential for future leadership in their field of study or career.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes the full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000 but does not include travel expenses to and from the United Kingdom.
  • Nationality: Students from Sub-Saharan African countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: You must be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

You must be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

You must have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa.

You must have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2018.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a Scholar’s Agreement provided by the Development & Alumni Relations Office.

English Language Requirements: It is assumed that all students in the summer program will be fluent in English. The modules are intensive, and they will need good language skills to keep up. For students whose first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of suitable English Language qualifications as follows:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • Pearson’s Test of English (Academic) with 62 overall with at least 56 in all four skills
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE): grade B
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based (TOEFL IBT): 88 overall with 20 in listening, 19 in reading, 21 in speaking and 23 in writing

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications open late January 2018. The deadline to have received your Master’s offers in order to be considered for the scholarship is 1 May 2018.

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