University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme for Postgraduate Studies

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship opportunities

Deadline: September 18, 2020.

Are you’re an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, then you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

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)

Degree qualification
You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:

  • from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, or
  • from a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) from any of the following countries:
    Bangladesh
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Hong Kong
    India
    Indonesia
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Malaysia
    Mexico
    Nepal
    Norway
    Pakistan
    Russia
    Sri Lanka
    Taiwan
    Thailand
    Turkey
    USA
    Vietnam
    Eligibility

You 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)
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be a graduate of any African country, or any of the countries specified in the Terms and Conditions below
    for 2020-21 entry: be applying for a full-time taught Masters course starting in 2020-21 (excluding MBA)
    meet the academic criteria in the table above.

How to apply
We’ll assess your eligibility based on the information that you submit with your application for your place at Essex.

If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You don’t need to complete an application form.

For 2020-21 entry: If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 18 September 2020 then you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You’ll be notified of your award when your place at Essex is confirmed or by end of October 2020.

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