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Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for undergraduate students

2017-18 entry

If you're an international student from outside the EU and are funding your own studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5,000, which you'll receive as a tuition fee discount in your first year.

Our Vice-Chancellor established a major fund to pay for these scholarships.

Country/subject Scholarship amount Details
International Foundation Programme/Year 0 Four £1,500 scholarships For international undergraduates for our International Foundation Programme / Year 0 of a 4 year Bachelor’s degree.
Canada Five £3,000 scholarships To support applicants to Senior Status Law degree
China Two £3,000 scholarships For undergraduates from China in their first year of study from specific schools
India Four £5,000 scholarships For undergraduates from India in their first year of study from specific schools
Malaysia Seven £3,000 scholarships For undergraduates from Malaysia in their first year of study from specific link partners
Nigeria Four £5,000 scholarships For undergraduates from Nigeria in their first year of study from specific schools.
Norway Five £3,000 scholarships For high achieving undergraduates from Norway in their first year of study
Singapore Two £3,000 scholarships For undergraduates from Singapore in their first year of study from specific schools
UK schools Three £2,000 scholarships for specific schools For international undergraduates in their first year of study from specific UK schools who achieve AAB or 70% in an approved foundation programme
USA Three £3,000 scholarships For undergraduates from USA in their first year of study from specific schools


You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be fully self-funding your studies
  • where a country is specified, to have completed relevant school or university studies in that country

Students who aren't eligible

You are are not eligible for this award, even if you meet the criteria above, if you:

  • defer your entry (if you defer entry to the following year, the award will be withdrawn, though you may be considered again under the following year's terms and conditions)

You can only receive one award and it can't normally be held in conjunction with other University of Essex awards.

Full details

  • 2017-18

    Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships terms and conditions

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    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

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and all academic applications from students who meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

  • We will use official transcripts and certificates, submitted as part of the original application, as evidence of grades achieved and no alternative supporting evidence will be accepted.
  • Applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 30 June 2017, and met the academic conditions of entry, will be considered for these scholarships. Applications submitted after that date may be considered, depending on availability of funds.
  • Successful applicants will be informed, in writing, by the end of August 2017 of any award to be offered.