In acknowledgment of its efforts to accept and support forced migrants, the University of Sussex has been named a University of Sanctuary. This sanctuary scholarship is one way in which the University assists students who are unable to get student loans in order for them to enroll in their desired degree program at Sussex. The scholarship is based on Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that “everyone has the right to an education.”
About the Scholarship:
The University of Sussex was founded in the 1960s and is located near Brighton in south England. It is a premier higher education research institution. It was the first of the new wave of United Kingdom universities to acquire its Royal Charter in 1961, and it is considered to have one of the most gorgeous campuses in England. The University of Sussex boasts one of the most picturesque campuses in the United Kingdom. The campus, which is set in rolling parkland on the outskirts of Brighton, combines award-winning architecture with green open areas. The buildings that make up the center of the campus, designed by Sir Basil Spence, were designated as listed buildings in 1993. Furthermore, Falmer House is one of just two educational buildings in the United Kingdom to be Grade I-listed for its extraordinary interest.
There are 12 schools and research divisions within the institution. It offers over 500 undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. Around 16,820 students attend the University of Sussex, with one-fourth of them being postgraduates. Home/local students make up 76 percent of the student population, while international students make up 24 percent. Over 2,200 persons make up the teaching faculty, with 1,803 teaching positions and over 300 research positions. Students and faculty members come from over 100 countries to participate in university programs. Approximately one-third of the university’s employees are from other countries. The university’s Social Science and Humanities departments are particularly well-known. It has a local and international perspective, and it engages in community acts and services on a regular basis.
The university’s worldwide perspective has resulted in alumni working in practically every field both inside and beyond the country. Diplomats, chiefs of state, politicians, famous scientists, and activists are among the proud alumni. It also features a faculty that includes Nobel Laureates, members of the British Academy, and a winner of the famous Crafoord Prize. Sussex’s research is a major strength, having Nobel Prize winners and Royal Society and British Academy fellows on its faculty. The University recently completed a £100 million makeover of the main campus, adding new facilities to accommodate the rising student population. Recent investment has boosted Sussex’s scientific prominence even further, with the establishment of centers for the study of consciousness science, corruption, and Middle Eastern studies. Sussex is ranked fourth in the United Kingdom for research impact. Book with important pre-departure guidance, as well as a complimentary pick-up service from London Heathrow Airport and an event calendar at the start of the year For students who have not yet met the English language criteria for entrance, pre-sessional courses lasting up to 10 weeks are available. For degree course students, academic support from the International and Study Abroad Office is provided free of charge, and includes note taking, academic writing, referencing, and general and intensive English courses.
During their first year of study, all overseas students are guaranteed university-owned housing by the University of Sussex. There are now 5,500 available rooms, the most of which are on campus, with some student homes in Brighton. All accommodation is self-catering, with most rooms having en suite bathrooms and others having shared rooms. Off-campus housing provides a frequent bus service to and from campus, and the Student Union can also assist students in finding private rental housing.
Brighton, dubbed “One of England’s Gems” by Lonely Planet, is lively and cosmopolitan, with a friendly, casual environment. It is regarded as ‘London by the Sea’ for its vibrant nightlife and social scene, and is one of the UK’s most popular beach towns. Because of its long relationship with the arts, Brighton has more galleries, theaters, and cinemas than any other city outside of London, as well as more restaurants per resident than any other city outside of London. The city holds the Brighton Festival (England’s largest arts festival) every year, which brings together film, theater, dance, comedy, literature, music, street performances, and art. The University is also close to London and the main international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Sussex
Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £11,500
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- Full international tuition
- fee remission of £11,500 per year of undergraduate study (up to 4 years)
- Membership in Sussexsport
Eligibility for Scholarship
You must have been offered a place to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants can apply at the Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2 levels. In addition, you must:
- Have applied to the UK Home Office for recognition as a refugee, or are the dependent of someone who has applied; or
- Have been granted temporary leave to remain in the UK as a result of an asylum application (e.g. limited leave to remain, humanitarian protection) and are ineligible for funding from Student Finance England; or
- Be a partner/child of an asylum seeker or an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child;
- and Have a household income of less than
- Because of your current immigration status, you are unable to get UK government student financial aid.
The University of Sussex 2022 Article 26 Scholarship is open to all international student
Are you interested and qualified? To apply, visit the University of Sussex’s website at www.sussex.ac.uk.
- To be considered for the scholarship, you must first have been offered a place on a course at Sussex. Unless your application to Sussex includes an interview (for example, Social Work applicants), in which case we would consider applicants for the scholarship even if they have an upcoming interview.
- Once you have secured a spot or an interview at Sussex, please apply for a scholarship online:
- Visit the University of Sussex website for further information.
The application deadline forUniversity of Sussex 2022 Article 26 Scholarship is May 15, 2022