If you’re an African foreign student self-funding your postgraduate education, you could be eligible for a £4,500 scholarship provided as a tuition fee discount.
Awards will be determined based on your undergraduate grades, thus all applications for appropriate courses will be examined automatically. The grant is a partial tuition price waiver for students enrolled in postgraduate taught Masters courses (excluding MBA).
About the provider:
The University of Essex, established in 1964, is one of the most prestigious universities in England. In the same year, 122 students enrolled at the institution, which increased to over 1,000 students over the next 50 years. Colchester Campus, Southend Campus, and Loughton Campus are the university’s three campuses. The three faculties of the university that are responsible for teaching and academic advancement are the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science and Health, and Faculty of Social Sciences. The University of Essex was awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its commitment to students’ overall development.
The Colchester Campus is the largest of the three campuses, with over 15,000 students representing approximately 130 countries.
The university, which is spread out over 200 acres, provides several lodging alternatives in addition to maintaining a gym and indoor/outdoor courts.
It presently houses over 20 businesses as well as the carbon-neutral Essex Business School. In addition, the university operates 30 research institutes and institutions in a variety of subjects.
The university provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, management, biochemistry, sciences, finance, writing, criminology, journalism, human rights, drama, data analytics, and engineering, to meet the needs of students from all over the world.
Additionally, students have the option of taking short-term courses in a variety of specialized disciplines. The institution also employs people in a variety of sectors, including research, hospitality, administrative, and management work. It has also formed partnerships with over 300 institutes throughout the world to achieve excellence in teaching and research.
The institution has around 95,000 graduates worldwide, including some well-known alumni in sectors such as journalism, humanities, politics, and architecture. Oscar Arias (ex-President of Costa Rica), Nick Broomfield (documentary filmmaker), David Yates (filmmaker), Tom Raworth (writer and graphic artist), Kee Thuan Chye (Malaysian Poet), Brian Hanrahan (BBC correspondent), Jonathan Wilson (novelist), John Etheridge (jazz guitarist), John Bercow (Speaker of the House of Commons), Mark Watson-Gandy (writer and graphic artist), Kee Thuan Chy (award-winning barrister)
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Essex
Host Institution(s): United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £4,500
Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)
Nationality: Open to All Member States of the African Union
The University Of Essex would provide for successful applicants £4,500, paid as a discount on their tuition fee.
Eligibility for Scholarship
- These scholarships are only available to international students who are fully self-funded*.
- Students must be habitually resident (for a definition of ordinary residence, see the terms and conditions below) in an African country (defined as a member state of the African Union).
- Applicants who have finished relevant high school or university studies in one of the countries listed above may be eligible for these scholarships.
- Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree with a grade of B or above. It is not possible to use a better Masters grade to make up for a lower Bachelors grade;
- Courses that begin in October 2022 and January 2022 are full-time taught Masters courses leading to MA, MSc, LLM, MFA, or MRes degrees are eligible.
6.. These scholarships will be considered for applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by September 16, 2022 (for a start in October 2022) or January 6, 2023 (for a start in January 2023) and have met the academic entry requirements.
- Each student can only receive one scholarship award, and the award cannot be combined with any other University of Essex scholarships.
- This grant is only available for the first year of master’s study; successful applicants must be willing to participate in promotional activities.
*Students receiving a repayable loan to fund their studies will be considered as self-funded.
- CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
- 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)
Students Who Are Not Eligible
The following students are NOT eligible for the Africa Regional Scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria:
- Those who have graduated from the University of Essex
- Students who are totally or partially funded, as well as those who are not classified as international fee payers.
- Students pursuing a Masters degree that is typically offered entirely online Students pursuing The Essex MBA
- Deferred admission is not eligible for this scholarship. If a student is given a scholarship and then defers enrollment to the next academic year, the award will be revoked, and the applicant will be examined again under the terms and conditions that apply in the new proposed year of entry.
You will also be considered for this award if you are ordinarily resident in Africa 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) from any of the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
- All academic applications will be automatically considered for these scholarships, which will be awarded based on academic merit.
- Official transcripts and certificates, submitted as part of the initial application, will be used as evidence of grades earned; no other supporting documentation will be considered.
- Applicants who have firmly accepted a place offer by September 16, 2022 (for a start in October 2022) or January 6, 2023 (for a start in January 2023) and have met the academic requirements for admission will be considered for these scholarships.
You must have been normally resident in an African nation (designated as a member state of the African Union) for the three years prior to beginning your degree to be considered for the scholarship. Ordinarily resident means you must have been habitually, normally, and legitimately dwelling in an African country of your choice for the required amount of time. For courses beginning in October 2022, the three-year period is calculated as 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2022. Temporary absences may be granted within this three-year period at the discretion of the appropriate University authority. You must have been normally resident in an African nation (designated as a member state of the African Union) for the three years prior to beginning your degree to be considered for the scholarship. Ordinarily resident means you must have been habitually, normally, and legitimately dwelling in an African country of your choice for the required amount of time. For courses beginning in October 2022, the three-year period is calculated as 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2022. Temporary absences may be granted within this three-year period at the discretion of the appropriate University authority.
Admission deadline: The deadline for Africa Regional Scholarship 2022-23 (Postgraduate) is 16 September 2022