If you’re an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,500, paid as a discount on your tuition fee.

Application Deadline: 

  • 14 July 2023 (for October 2023 start) or
  • 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start)

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: £4,500

Duration of Program: 1 Year

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Interested applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be a national of an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union) and ordinarily resident in an African nation
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be a graduate of any African country, or any of the countries specified above
  • be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2022-23 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria in the table below:
    • Ghana: CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
    • Nigeria: CGPA 3/5 or above
    • Other member states of the African Union: 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)
  • You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:
    • from a recognized UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, or
    • from a recognized university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

How to Apply: If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for this award. You don’t need to complete an application form. The University will assess your eligibility based on your country of domicile and fee status that you submit on your application for your place at Essex.

Source: www.essex.ac.uk