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Sussex Bursary at the University of Sussex, UK 2024

Application is now open for the Sussex Bursary at the University of Sussex. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Sussex and Scholarship

A public gathering was held in December 1911 at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion to discuss funding options for the establishment of a university to serve Sussex; however, World War I put a stop to the project, and the funds raised were instead used to purchase textbooks for the Municipal Technical College.

In the 1950s, the concept was brought back to life, and in June 1958, the government accepted the corporation’s plan for a university in Brighton, which would be the first of a new series of institutions that came to be known as plate glass universities. A Royal Charter for the university was given on August 16, 1961, after it had been founded as a business in 1959. The university’s organizational model set a new standard by creating Schools of Study on campus so that students might benefit from interdisciplinary instruction.


The university would place a strong focus on cross-disciplinary activities so that graduates would have a variety of background or “contextual” knowledge to go along with their specialized “core” talents in a certain academic field. For instance, first-year science students studied the sciences, whereas first-year arts students studied the sciences. Professor Asa Briggs is renowned for coining the phrase “a new map of learning” to characterize this innovative multidisciplinary educational strategy. From 52 students in 1961–1962, the university rose to 3,200 in 1967–1968. The Falmer site was progressively constructed, with Falmer House opening in 1962, after beginning at Knoyle Hall in Brighton.

Undergraduate students who qualify for the Sussex Bursary and have a family income of less than £25,000 will automatically be given the grant by Student Finance England. For students enrolling at Sussex in September 2020, the Sussex Bursary will take the place of the First-Generation Scholars program bursary.

Details about Sussex Bursary at the University of Sussex:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Sussex, UK

Scholarship Value: Less than £25,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Sussex, UK


  • You will get £1,000 in your first academic year (either Year 1 or Foundation Year).
  • The following year, £500.

Eligibility Criteria for Sussex Bursary

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for Sussex Bursary at the University of Sussex:

  • Started in your undergraduate program in September 2023 or later
  • 2023–2024 funding as a home student
  • Have a household income that is estimated to be less than £25,000
  • Not receiving a non-means-tested grant component to your financing (such as students financed by Wales or students in their second or third year of social work study).
  • Registered as a full-time student at Sussex in 2023–2024 (i.e., not enrolled in a placement year or a year abroad).

Your household’s income must be verified by one of the following to qualify for the bursary:

Find out more about your household income and Student Finance England’s validation process

As you pay a lower tuition cost to the university during a year abroad or placement year, you will not be qualified for the award during that year. You may qualify for the £500 prize if you complete the other qualifying requirements and repeat a year due to health or personal reasons. For additional information, please get in touch with the funding team. If they are eligible, students who began their studies before September 2020 will continue to receive the First-Generation bursary.

Please Note: The bursary award will be withheld if your family income is reassessed and found to be higher than the £25,000 cap before it is paid. The prior entitlement letter won’t be useful anymore. If you satisfy all requirements, the bursary will be instantly paid to you through Student Finance.

Application Procedure for Sussex Bursary

As the university receives the data directly from Student Finance, the application for bursaries is automatic. To reach the funding team, contact (

The Application Deadline is: June 10, 2024

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