UK University of Essex Africa Scholarships for Africans

UK University of Essex Africa Scholarships for Africans

The University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 – If you’re an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, 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.


  • 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)

    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) or from any of the following countries:
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Vietnam


  • 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) and ordinarily resident in an African nation (see the full terms and conditions for definition of “ordinary residence”)
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be a graduate of any African country, or any of the countries specified above
    for 2019-20 entry: be applying for a full-time
  • Masters
    course starting in 2019-20 (excluding MBA)meet the academic criteria in the table above

    Payment arrangements

  • These scholarships will only be made available as a reduction on the tuition fee that is payable on registration at the University.
  • If you intermit from your course, you may, with the agreement of your department and at the discretion of the Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment, be entitled to a pro-rata payment of the remainder of your award on your return to study.

    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 more information and scholarship application details, see; application details, see; UK University of Essex Africa Scholarships for Africans

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