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Scholarship in Economics for African Students at University of Sussex in UK 2019/2020

The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is offering a Masters Scholarships for a suitably qualified candidate from a selected African country, applying to study Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.

The scholarship is extremely competitive and only the strongest candidates should apply for consideration. The University of Sussex has several scholarships for various categories of study for international and African students.

Launched in Autumn 2008, this scholarship is funded thanks to the support of economics alumni and the Department of Economics.

Award Value

This scholarship is awarded as a full tuition fee waiver and £10,000 maintenance.  The scholarship includes full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000 but does not include travel expenses to and from the UK.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • have been offered and accepted a place on either Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2019
  • hold or expect to achieve the equivalent of a first class UK degree
  • have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa
  • be classified as overseas for fee purposes
  • be a national of one of the following African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Application Procedure

  • This is a very competitive scholarship, so only the academically strongest applicants will be considered.  Unqualified or ineligible applications will not be considered.
  • To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online application form after you have received an offer of a place:

Applications Deadline: April 1, 2019.

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