Scholarship for African students in Economics (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 on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.

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.

Type of award

Fee waiver and maintenance grant.

Award amount

The full Masters fee will be waived plus the student will receive a £10,000 maintenance grant, paid in installments


To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa
  • have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2018
  • hold or expect to achieve the equivalent of a good, upper second class UK degree
  • be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, 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 are not eligible for this scholarship if you have another Sussex scholarship (i.e. the Sussex Nigeria Scholarship or Chancellors International Scholarship)

Application procedure

You need to fill in our online application form to apply for the scholarship, after you have secured an offer of a place.


The deadline to apply is 1 May 2018. All applicants will receive a decision by 1 June 2018.

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