SYLFF Fellowships (2017)

Country: United Kingdom;

Deadline: 15.05.2017



Two fellowships for Home UK/EU students and one fellowship for an International student are available through a trust funded by the Tokyo Foundation. The fellowships are offered with the objective of educating graduate students who have high potential for future leadership in international affairs.

Type of award

Postgraduate Masters

Award amount

Fee waiver of up to £8,000 for Home UK/EU students. Fee waiver of up to £15,000 for International students.


You are eligible to be considered for a SYLFF Fellowship if you are national of and resident in one of the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia (Russian Federation)
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

In addition, you also need to be applying for one of the following masters degree courses:

  • Anthropology of Development & Social Transformation
  • Anthropology
  • Development Economics
  • Environment, Development & Policy
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Political Economy
  • Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Economics
  • International Relations
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Strategic Innovation Management (Previously Technology & Innovation Management)

There are three fellowships available:

  • Two fee waivers of up to £8,000 for Home UK/EU students
  • One fee waiver of up to £15,000 for an Overseas student


Students in receipt of the SYLFF Fellowship can not also hold the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship, the Sussex Graduate Scholarship, the Chancellor's International Scholarship or the Sussex MBA Scholarship.

Application procedure

Application deadline: 15th May 2017 (23:59 BST).

Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Confirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.