Eligible students will receive bursaries of £3,000 in the first year of their courses with further bursaries and support available in subsequent years.
The university is contributing £4.4 m in support and a further £0.6m will come from the government's National Scholarship Programme
The university offers a range of bursaries which support students from lower income families and from groups and backgrounds which are under-represented in universities.
Further university support will be provided in subsequent years of study through student support and discretionary funds, as well as expert money and budgeting advice.
Professor Stuart Laing, the university's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: "We also reward achievements that students make here at the university through a range of scholarships which recognise academic and sporting excellence.
"We have a long-standing commitment and track record of success when it comes to widening participation:
- University of Brighton Compact Plus Programme – through our network of schools and colleges in Sussex and beyond we deliver one-to-one support and activities to students, who for all kinds of reasons may need additional support in applying to university. Compact Plus students qualify for a range of financial and other support once they are at the university.
- Lead partner in academies in Hastings, and regeneration of the town and surrounding area.
- In the past five years we have provided millions of pounds in funding to lower income students.
"The university has a long-standing commitment to widening participation in higher education and this is evidenced by our work with individual students, and with primary and secondary schools in Sussex and beyond.
"We are very pleased that our strong academic reputation and our distinctive commitment to economic and social purpose continue to make us one of the country's most popular universities."
The Checkland Building on the Falmer campus at dusk