University of Sussex

The Fulbright University of Sussex Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university.

The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s. Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution.

Sussex is a research intensive university, considered to be among the leading 20 research universities in the UK. Sussex is ranked number one in the world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2015, 2017, 2018) and it is in the top 50 in the world for Business and Economics, Media and Communications, International Relations, Geography and Politics (THE World Rankings 2018).

Sussex emphasises interdisciplinary teaching and research and has particular strengths in:

  • Humanities (American Studies, English Literature, History)
  • Social Sciences & Cultural Studies (Development Studies, Business and Management Studies, , Education, International Relations, Law, Media Studies)
  • Life Sciences (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Psychology)
  • Science & Technology (Computing Sciences, Engineering & Information Technology, Science & Technology Policy)

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £13,200

This is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).