Students Staff

Africa Scholarship Programme

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.

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)

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

Eligibility

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 2018-19 entry: be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2018-19 (excluding MBA)
  • for 2019-20 entry: be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2018-19 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria in the table above

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 2018-19 entry: If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 30 September 2018 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 2018.
  • 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.