University of Sussex

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

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university which broadens its students’ perspectives. Home to 17,000 students, Sussex is ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2017-2020) and is in the top 100 in the world for Business and Economics, Social Sciences and Psychology (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021).  

Interdisciplinarity, intellectual challenge and creative thinking have always been fundamental to a Sussex education, with 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) 

American graduates from Sussex have gone on to exciting ventures post study. From prominent roles in the media, social enterprises and political influencers. 

The Sussex campus has one of the most beautiful locations in Britain. Situated in rolling parkland, Sussex combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces. Sussex is well-served by train, bus and road while cycling is also popular. It is just nine minutes from the bustling city of Brighton, an hour from London and 30 minutes away from an international airport. 

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £14,000 living stipend

The living stipend 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).