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Scholarships and bursaries

We're proud of the comprehensive package of scholarships and bursaries we offer. We want an Essex education to be accessible to all who have the potential to succeed, regardless of their financial circumstances.

You don't even need to complete an application form for many of our scholarships and bursaries. We'll get in touch with you automatically if you're eligible, so you won't need to do add this to your list of things to do.

To be eligible for some of our bursaries, you'll need to have applied to Student Finance for your funding package.

International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship

We're awarding scholarships of £2,000 for the first year of study to students who enter the University for the first time in 2017 having achieved 34 points or above in their International Baccalaureate.

You don't need to complete an application form for this scholarship. If you meet the criteria, you'll be identified by our Undergraduate Admissions Office and informed in writing that you've been awarded the scholarship.

University of Essex Bursary

We are offering students entering the University in 2017 a generous support package aimed at meeting financial need. Under our bursary scheme, all eligible UK undergraduate students are entitled to receive a cash bursary worth £2,500 over three years:

  • year one: £1,000
  • year two: £1,000
  • year three: £500

You don't need to complete an application form for this bursary. If you meet the criteria, you'll automatically qualify for this award and we'll contact you with further information once your place at Essex has been confirmed.

International Experience Bursary

If you're from a low income household you may be eligible to apply for a bursary to help fund an international internship, placement or voluntary activity.

University of Essex Sports Scholarships and Bursaries

Our sports scholarships package is open to first team squads for both men and women in our three focus sports of volleyball, basketball and rugby sevens. An adapted scholarship package may be available to exceptional individual athletes outside these sports. We also offer a range of sports bursaries.

Care Leavers' Bursaries

If you're an undergraduate student who was in local authority care in the UK prior to starting your course at Essex, you may be eligible for this bursary, worth up to £1,000. For application details, contact the Funding Team at funding@essex.ac.uk

Refugee Bursaries

If you're an undergraduate student with UK refugee status or are the dependant of a UK refugee, you may be eligible for this bursary, worth up to £1,000. For application details, contact the Funding Team at funding@essex.ac.uk

More sources of funding

Choose a course

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Choose your perfect course. We offer a wide range of subjects and flexible modular structures so you can follow your interests.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Got your place at Essex? Make sure you apply for accommodation as soon as possible. We offer a range of accommodation options.

How to apply

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Follow our step-by-step guide to the Clearing application process. Switching to Essex is simple and we're here to help throughout.

Clearing Open Days

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Find out why Essex is your new home at a Clearing Open Days.
Colchester: 19 August.
Southend: 18 and 21 August.