Students Staff

Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship

If you're an international student, took your undergraduate degree overseas or in the UK and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you have a degree from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

Country Academic requirement Scholarship award
Bahrain CGPA 3.0 or above £4,000
Bangladesh CGPA 3.2 / 60% / B in a 4-year degree £5,000
Brazil 7.5/10 or B+ £3,000
Brunei CGPA 3.0 or above £4,000
Cambodia CGPA 3.2 or above £4,000
Canada A, or CGPA 3.5/4, or CGPA 8/9, or 85% (where pass mark is 60%), or 84% (where pass mark is 50%) £2,000
Chile 75% £3,000
China 75% from Tier 1, 80% from Tier 2 and 85% from Tier 3 universities £2,500
Colombia 4/5 £3,000
Ghana CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above £4,000
Hong Kong CGPA 3.0 or above £2,000
India Tier 1 and 2 - 60% £5,000
Tier 1 and 2 - 55% £3,000
Tiers 3 - 65% £5,000
Tiers 3 - 60% £3,000
Indonesia CGPA 3.0 or above £4,000
Iran 14/20 £3,000
Japan B £3,000
Jordan CGPA 3.0 or above £3,000
Kazakhstan 5 (excellent) OR 3.75/4.0, 4/4.33 and 4.0/5.0 £3,000
South Korea CGPA 3.0/4 or 3.20/4.5 £4,000
CGPA 2.75/4 or 3.00/4.5 £2,500
Lebanon 16/20 £3,000
Malaysia CGPA 3.25 or above £4,000
Mexico* 80% £3,000
Nepal 70% (first division) or CGPA 3.50/4 £5,000
65% (first division) or CGPA 3/4 £3,000
Nigeria CGPA 3/5 or above or 2.50/4 £4,000
Norway B £3,000
Pakistan 70% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 87% or above where the pass mark is 50% £5,000
65% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 82% or above where the pass mark is 50% £4,500
60% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 77% or above where the pass mark is 50% £3,500
55% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 72% or above where the pass mark is 50% £3,000
Russia CGPA 4.5 or above £2,000
Singapore GPA 3.25 / 4.0 or above £2,000
Sri Lanka A or 1st £5,000
B+ or 2:1 £3,000
Taiwan 70% (national institution), 75% (other institution) £3,000
Thailand CGPA 3.5 or above £5,000
CGPA 3.0 or above £4,000
CGPA 2.75 or above £2,500
Turkey CGPA 3.00+ OR 75% £4,000
USA CGPA 3.25 or above £2,000
Vietnam CGPA 8/10 or above £4,000
CGPA 7/10 or above £2,500

* excluding ITESM partnership funded students

If you are a national of one of the countries listed above and you have a degree from a recognised UK university other than Essex with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours, you may be eligible for an award worth £2,000.

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • for 2019-20 entry: be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2019-20 (excluding MBA)
  • for 2020-21 entry: be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2020-21 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria in the table above
  • be available for promotional activities

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.

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 30 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 the end of October 2020.
  • For 2019-20 entry: If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 13 September 2019 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 2019.