Students Staff

The Ronald J. Hill Fund

The department of Government is offering a bursary of £3,000 to assist one postgraduate student within the department of Government to assist with tuition fees or living costs.

We have been extremely fortunate to offer this award due to the kind donation from one of the departments early graduates, and it’s first Masters student to earn his PhD at Essex.


You must meet all of the following conditions.

  • You are applying for an eligible postgraduate course in the department of Government
  • You achieve a 2:1 or higher in your undergraduate degree
  • You are able to demonstrate a financial need
  • You have received a conditional firm or unconditional firm offer to study full time at the University of Essex starting in academic year 2021/22. You need to have accepted your offer by 31 May 2021.

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.

How to apply

You can apply for the award by completing an application form and submitting it to

The deadline to apply for this fund is Monday 31 May 2021.