In case you’re a international student from an African country and are self-financing your studies, you could be qualified for a grant of £4,000, paid as a markdown on your educational expense.

Application Deadline: 18th September 2021

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: £4,000

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 2020-21 (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, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

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.

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